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Old 03-23-2007, 10:03 PM   #31
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I was quoted about $600 an axle for parts and labor about 2 weeks ago. That was enough to make me choke.

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Old 03-24-2007, 09:24 AM   #32
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Here in the upper midwest, there is a shop called Burnsville Off Road, they are very reputable (Done some pretty incredible swaps, and mods Jeeps for a local dealer and fall under Mpars warranty) and have recommended 4:56 for my TJ w/33's.
He will do it for $1500 complete, and says it will feel like an added 25hp out of the box.

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Old 03-24-2007, 11:51 AM   #33
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I was quoted about $600 an axle for parts and labor about 2 weeks ago. That was enough to make me choke.
For all parts and labor to regear both axles without talking lockers, that's a typical price. My first re-gear was just over that amount and my last re-gear was just under that... after some negotiating.

So far as Truetracs go, I ran front and rear Truetracs for 4-5 years and then converted to lockers. Truetracs are superb on the street and superb on flat muddy/icy/snow-covered trails. But when the trail gets tough enough that a tire is lifted, even applying the brakes doesn't help enough to really hook them up. I got very good at that technique and taught a few others how to do it but, really, it still doesn't help all that much when a tire is up in the air on a Truetrac-equipped axle.

If you need 4wd to drive during the winter, I wouldn't recommend an automatic locker (Detroit Locker, Aussie, No-Slip, EZ-Locker, Lockrite) as they can really make your handling difficult/unpredictable when the streets are slick and you're in 4x4. In those conditions, a selectable locker like an ARB Air Locker would be a great choice.
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Old 03-27-2007, 02:10 AM   #34
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going from 3.07's to 4.10's w/ a tru trac install and alloy's axle seals 1450$ That's for my front d30 alone .
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Old 03-27-2007, 02:28 AM   #35
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Yeah, that sounds a little high bro. You need a new carrier which is about 70 bucks. Gears and bearings about 250. Locker is what like 450? Then an install price of like 300 is pretty going rate right now. Assuming you are talking about the AUSA outer seals (Which I don't really think those are necessary as the inner seal should be just fine. So you are talking in the neighborhood of like 1100 for the front and then tax.
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Old 03-27-2007, 11:01 AM   #36
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the tru trac is the new carrier and they are 350$ best case scenario. I thought it was high but seeing how you broke it down it's seems about right .
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the tru trac is the new carrier and they are 350$ best case scenario. I thought it was high but seeing how you broke it down it's seems about right .
HA, you are absolutely right, I don't know what the hell I was thinking last night when I said that about the carrier. However I still think that your quote was pretty high for what you are having done.

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