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Old 05-02-2014, 12:51 PM   #1
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2 grand for regear?

Wondering what ya'll payed in total for regear front and back first quote I got was 2000 don't know if that's close or way off , 3.73 to 4.10

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Time to look for a new guy unless you are including some lockers in that price...you should be looking at somwhere around half that.

Also, why are you only going to 4.10s? What is your overall plan with the jeep? Typically, it's not worth your time or money to only go to 4.10s. Practical regearing usually starts around 4.56 depending on the setup.

If you are dead set on 4.10s, consider picking up some junkyard axles with 4.10s already in them. Some 2.5L have 4.10s, or if you can find them...rubicons had 4.10s (and better axles than 'MOST' stock jeeps).

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I paid a little under $1300 for my first regearing and $1087 for my last regear job when I pushed harder for a bigger discount. Many shops will quote unreasonably high prices on such jobs hoping you'll agree without pushing for a discount. And 3.73 to 4.10 is not much of a change of ratio for as much as the job costs, what size tires do you have? Also which engine, model year TJ, and what transmission?
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not knowing anything about your jeep... I would not pay to go from 3.73 to 4.11. a jump to 4.56 would be far better,

I pay here about 250 labor per axle.. so 500 labor and parts cost.. so figure around 1000-1200 ball park..
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Alright well I didn't want to start another thread on this but figured id just search and learn like everyone says.
05 wrangler tj sport 4.0 litre
6 speed stick with 373 and stock everything pretty much , worn out 30 inch tires

Looking into dpg ome kit from dirk. Says fits 32 to 33 think I will go with 32 for extra clearance look but don't want the tires to look to small ?

Why I said 410 is just what I've read I really don't know what I need. Edit: my quote on 32x11.5x15 bfg all terrain kos were 204 a tire mounted and balanced. Is 15x8 rim the correct choice ?
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He quoted me on the phone 6 hours per Axle at 80$ an hour , then said around another 1000 for gears , oil , lube all that stuff
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He quoted me on the phone 6 hours per Axle at 80$ an hour , then said around another 1000 for gears , oil , lube all that stuff
If it were me, I wouldnt even bother regearing if you are only going to 32s. I ran 32s on 373 gears and a 5 speed and could barely tell the difference. Youve got an extra gear on me too .

If this guy has the setup to do gears, Id guess he should be able to knock both axles out in 6 hours. As far as parts are concerned, gears and master install kits would run you "roughly" 500-600 bucks for the axles depending on brands. So hes marking those up pretty good...because 5 or 6 quarts of gear oil and a tube of RTV (or even fancy gaskets) isn't gonna cost you 500 extra bucks .

If you are really wanting to go up gears, Id definitely do some more shopping for a new guy.
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Edit: my quote on 32x11.5x15 bfg all terrain kos were 204 a tire mounted and balanced. Is 15x8 rim the correct choice ?
15x8 is the correct choice Are you going with new wheels too?
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gear sets (front and rear together) with install kits on line for dana 30/44 $500 bucks... call another shop and get some prices..

what rear axle do you have? I would say go with the 33's.. 15x8 rim is fine backspacing of round 4.0 to 3.75 works well on 11.50 to 12.50 wide tire..

on a side note I ran 33's on 3.73's for a few years.. it was fine...
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15x8 is the correct choice Are you going with new wheels too?
Yes would like new wheels too any black alloy recommendations ?

Also I read that people had a huge power loss just going up a couple tire sizes. Maybe I will try it out with stock gears at first. I do live in one of the flattest places on earth so climbing hills aren't an issue
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gear sets (front and rear together) with install kits on line for dana 30/44 $500 bucks... call another shop and get some prices.. what rear axle do you have? I would say go with the 33's.. 15x8 rim is fine backspacing of round 4.0 to 3.75 works well on 11.50 to 12.50 wide tire.. on a side note I ran 33's on 3.73's for a few years.. it was fine...
D44 rear , what gears for 33 ?
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Yes would like new wheels too any black alloy recommendations ?

Also I read that people had a huge power loss just going up a couple tire sizes. Maybe I will try it out with stock gears at first. I do live in one of the flattest places on earth so climbing hills aren't an issue
Go with what you like

The most noticeable place gearing will play a factor is offroad at crawling speeds or at highway speeds. Around town you won't notice much. Regardless, in your case you probably wont notice much, if any, difference. Also, a jump from 373 to 410, wouldnt be too noticeable. Youve got the right idea though, go ahead an put the bigger tires on and drive it...then make your decision. Putting 32s or 33s on isnt going to keep your jeep from rolling haha.
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$2000 sounds high, but a lot depends on where you are and what the going rates are there. I see you're in Canada, so I can't really say. I paid about $1500 P&L in Northern CA about 2 years ago, and they wouldn't deal. That seemed to be the going rate in all the shops in this area.
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Here in NYC where everything cost a bunch I was quoted approx
$1,475to re-gear from 3.73 to 4.56.
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Another good shop guy say 2000. - 2500 depending if I want posi trac or not
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Another good shop guy say 2000. - 2500 depending if I want posi trac or not
For the states 2k is pretty steep...but if u r in canada, maybe thats the going rate for a regear
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Here in NYC where everything cost a bunch I was quoted approx
$1,475to re-gear from 3.73 to 4.56.
Mind if i ask which shop? Looking to regear at the end of summer, and the few i've tried locally seem pretty clueless about jeeps.
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I was quoted 3800.00 for replacing the axels to moly and to Regear to 488s
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Colorado $1900 to re-gear 4:88, rebuild kit & seals. Ten factory shafts in rear $350, RCV in front $1100.
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FWIW, I have an 06 4.0 manual 6 speed, 4.10s, new 31s and a 4:1 transfer case. After driving this for a few months off and on road, I have a low range that is PLENTY low, and would not mind either a 32 or 33 tire on the 4.10s. Anything larger would need 4.56s. Keep in mind that the lower the final drive ratio (4.10 is lower than 3.73), generally the weaker the gearsets become, all other things being equal. Why, I don't know. Was always told that by my old boss, who used to manage the hobbing dept at Ford Sterling Gear Plant. With the 31s, 70 mph in 6th delivers about a steady 2900 rpm. Wouldn't mind giving up some of the low in 1st to get a bit of high end in 6th. But thats with a 4:1 transfer case. Yours may be different, and off-road considerations are probably more important.
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Colorado $1900 to re-gear 4:88, rebuild kit & seals. Ten factory shafts in rear $350, RCV in front $1100.
1900 for everything I am hoping????

Cause if you paid out 3350 I wanna be your mechanic
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To the OP

If you do decide to go to 4.10 I would buy a Cherokee XJ HP Dana 30 with 4.10 gears stock. It a stronger axle, it moves the pinion 3in up away from the rocks, and bolts right in your jeep. They can be found here Car-part.com for around 300. Then you only have one axle to regear, and managed an upgraded axle for cheaper than a regear.

Also the old tj dana 30 is worth 200 so really you would only have 100 in it
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Should be able to get the rear done with a detroit locker for under 1200......Then you will really be ready.

And 32s are to small for that kit go 33s
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I looked around near me and $2000 was what everyone I could find was charging for a re-gear. I wanted ARB lockers @ $1000 each so I would have been @ $4000 using my D30 and D35. The price would have been higher adding chromoly shafts. Also 4.88 would have been the biggest gear I would have been able to fit in the D30. I ended up ordering 2 new dana 44 G2 axles with 5.13 gears, ARB lockers 33 spline chromoly in the rear and 30 spline chromoly in the front for $5600 built to my front door. I was able to sell my old 3.73 rears for $300.
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I had 33's on 4.88's TJ 6 speed manual and found it to revy. Perfect now on my 35's. If I kept 33's I would have wanted 4.56's. I had 3.73 and 33's and it sucked the power on hills all to hell.

Shop around a few places for quotes and see what you get. I think the 1500 area is reasonable. Though you are in Canada it looks so that could change things a bit.

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