Originally Posted by busizem718
I have a 95 YJ and a kit on the way from Superior Axle and gears for my rear axle but cant find anyone i trust to install, i live right in between long island and queens and most places are quoting me almost 1000 or more for the install and that just sounds outrageous as i know it should be about 300 bucks as i have all the parts ready to go. Can anyone shed some light or help me out?
Setting up a ring and pinion IS NOT for the average person. To do it properly takes 8-10 hours and that is with the axle already removed and set up on stands. It requires many special tools, some of which can cost a bit, and custom parts will also need to be made. It took me 12 hours to set up the new gears on my Dana 30.
Many professional mechanics won't even do this job. $1000 for setting up a ring and pinion is an average price even if you have the parts. If you find a shop who will setup a ring and pinion for $300: turn, run away, and don't look back.
In the first sentence of your post you mention that a kit is on the way, is that a ring and pinion install kit? If not you will need one of those too.