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Old 01-15-2010, 11:21 AM   #1
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Need Installation Help with Rear Axle

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?

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Re-gearing can be a difficult thing to do if u don't have the right tools or know how. I'm sorry I can't help. You are right though, $1000 for just one axle seems high. Check & see if there are any Jeep clubs in the area(just google it). Make contact with locals that way. They usually know the best shops to use.

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I would probably do trial and error were I in your situation...jeep could be outta commission for a few days that way, but atleast its free. Google on how to do it, find a nearby jeeper, or hell, do other 4 wheeling groups, a truck guy might know too. Make friends, and have them help. : ) Course, if you f it up it's really not a good thing
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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.
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IF you pay anymore then 450ish bucks to get your gears set up per axle you are getting ripped off. Yes gears are not the easiest thing to install. IF your a trained mech then shouldn't be that hard to them. I had my mustang gear changed and they charged me 150 bucks (in socal). The shop did amazing work and also it was done in under 2 hours- the 2 guys flew who where working on it. I have a good amount of track time on it with no issues.

To the doing it yourself. I would say why not. I had to recently do that too. yea it took me like 6 hours on my back but hey it is right and it works. Find some guys near ya if you can and see if you can get them to help. If not I am trying to remember the shop up there that is good and reasonable. I will get back to ya

look up/join long island motorsports assoc. They are race guys(cars) They most likely know of some shops that will do your gear install for a good price. Hope that helps.

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