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Old 02-17-2009, 02:23 PM   #1
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$77 speedo gear!!!!!!!!

i ordered a 38 tooth speedo gear for my '99 from quadratec and just recieved an email telling me that don't carry them anymore. the only other place i can find one is from 4wd and they want $77 for it. quadratec was only $20. am i missing something here?

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Old 02-17-2009, 02:39 PM   #2
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supply and demand..

ex] a month ago gas prices was 1.61 now its 2.25..

I can live without a speedo gear if its 77 bucks.. call them and ask

tell them its plastic for sh#t shakes

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For some reason, all the prices for Jeep speedometer gears took a HUGE jump late last year... like 300% or so. It's ridiculous but it's not just the aftermarket suppliers, it's coming right from the OE manufacturer of them.
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Try the dealer perhaps.. gosh mine was 14 bucks or so a few years ago..
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Try the dealer perhaps.. gosh mine was 14 bucks or so a few years ago..
Out of disbelief on the pricing I read several months ago, I called a friend in my local Jeep dealer's parts department. She was as astonished as I was, my "discounted" price for a speedometer gear was like $79. I too paid $13-14 5-6 years ago for a speedometer gear from the very same parts department.
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Clearly I am in the wrong line of work....lol
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Call around to your local transmission shops also. When I was looking for my 31tooth gear about 2yrs ago they were on indefinite back order everywhere.

Called some of the local tranny shops and found one for $5. Most tranny shop also keep alot of used speedo gears in a box or bucket. And will sell them pretty cheap.
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Guys... I just had to purchase a 39 tooth from the dealer and it was....... Yeah..... $95 LOVE THAT MONEY!!
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Guys... I just had to purchase a 39 tooth from the dealer and it was....... Yeah..... $95 LOVE THAT MONEY!!
Wow, the lady in my parts department didn't mention that $95 list price, she just said my price (they give me wholesale) was $79 so I had no idea it was actually $95. Someone is ripping us off big time.
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Wow, the lady in my parts department didn't mention that $95 list price, she just said my price (they give me wholesale) was $79 so I had no idea it was actually $95. Someone is ripping us off big time.
You sure got that right Jerry.. They found the most popular configuration under the sun for Jeeps (4" lift, 33" Tires, and 4:56 gears) and just gouged us.. I am still waiting on the replacement for the gear which was messed-up.. My Jeep hasn't moved in well over a week.. I haven't even had time to begin breaking-in my new gears.. Off my soapbox.

Man, $79 wholesale sure doesn't leave a whole lot of room for Margin. I am sure that actual Jeep dealers make a little more than 17points GM.. I sure wouldn't carry anything where I made 17 points unless we were talking about high dollar items.
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Man, $79 wholesale sure doesn't leave a whole lot of room for Margin. I am sure that actual Jeep dealers make a little more than 17points GM.. I sure wouldn't carry anything where I made 17 points unless we were talking about high dollar items.
It took me a long time to get them to start giving me parts at wholesale pricing levels but then they're a good dealership and I send them business whenever it's appropriate. Making friends with and being really nice to the parts department manager lady didn't hurt.
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It took me a long time to get them to start giving me parts at wholesale pricing levels but then they're a good dealership and I send them business whenever it's appropriate. Making friends with and being really nice to the parts department manager lady didn't hurt.
I couldn't agree with you more Jerry.. it is amazing how far a little kindness will go..

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