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Old 07-08-2014, 06:34 PM   #1
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Dallas Repair shop for Ford 8.8 and regear

Hello guys and gals,
I have a 99 TJ 4.0l manual, 31inch tires (eventually will go to 33" in a couple years or so). I recently moved to Dallas, TX and I'm planning on swapping my D35 rear end with a Ford 8.8 and re-gearing at the same time (4.10 or 4.56, still a toss up).

Has anybody done this kind of work around Dallas area and can make a recommendation on a repair shop? So far I have found the following, but clueless on whom to choose -
1. Baertrax
2. Diamond Offroad
3. Collins Bros (when called about this, they asked me to call Baertrax).

Any recommendations from locals will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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I'd go with Collins Bros recommendation. I haven't heard anything bad about Baertrax, but it's been a few years since I was in the area. I've never heard of Diamond Offroad.

I'd stay away from 4 Wheel Parts, just because of their prices.

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Old 07-08-2014, 07:06 PM   #3
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Thanks Lindel. I'll give them a call tomorrow. Diamond's website says they have been in business for 12 yrs but I can't even find one review of them in google or yelp for some reason. (Diamond Off Road Customs - Home)
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Dallas differential has been great to me. They set up gears way cheaper than anywhere else I got a quote at and their work is top notch and they are very honest. Hard to come by in a mechanic nowadays.

The only thing is idk if they would do a full Axle swap. Here is their number
(214) 752-6736

Also red river off road in mckinney is where alot of my friends go for swaps. It is family run
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Old 07-08-2014, 07:20 PM   #5
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Thanks KDilly, I'll give them both a call. I just found a couple other shops, anybody scoop on them?
4. Mike's Offroad
5. Rock and Roll Offroad.
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Thanks KDilly, I'll give them both a call. I just found a couple other shops, anybody scoop on them?
4. Mike's Offroad
5. Rock and Roll Offroad.
Rock and roll offroad is also a very reputable shop and they actually wheel their rigs.
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Old 07-08-2014, 07:41 PM   #7
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Awesome! Thanks RowlettJeeper!

Lots of great recommendations so far! Thanks!

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