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Old 03-04-2011, 09:14 AM   #1
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just my luck

On my way home from work this morning my rear drive shaft snaped in half right at the axel
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:23 AM   #2
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To be specific...Your pinion gear snapped.

Say hello to rear axle rebuild.

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To be specific...Your pinion gear snapped.

Say hello to rear axle rebuild.
Yea and how much does that run for a rubicon
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New gear set bud....and install depends on your local shops.

Now is the time to regear though if you have not yet. Front and rear installed can run (depending on location/shops) $1000 to $2500.

Just doing the rear back to where it was...Depends again on local pricing...but $500/$700 to purchase and install.

This is IF...it didn't also jack your locker.
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:32 AM   #5
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New gear set bud....and install depends on your local shops.

Now is the time to regear though if you have not yet. Front and rear installed can run (depending on location/shops) $1000 to $2500.

Just doing the rear back to where it was...Depends again on local pricing...but $500/$700 to purchase and install.

This is IF...it didn't also jack your locker.
Ill be doing the woork myself with some help so I'm hoping it don't cost to much
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:36 AM   #6
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new ring, pinion, bearing set,325. out the door at valley truck,that is if you live in mich. dont know if they are nation wide.
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:37 AM   #7
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oh ya, nice carnage pics!!!
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Have you ever or do you know how to correctly set gears? Have the correct tools?

It isn't for a novice, or really something you'd want to attempt as a novice unless you want to change them out again. It takes a bit of time to set them up.
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Have you ever or do you know how to correctly set gears? Have the correct tools?

It isn't for a novice, or really something you'd want to attempt as a novice unless you want to change them out again. It takes a bit of time to set them up.
Yea my father in law has done them before and he's gonna help me
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oh ya, nice carnage pics!!!
The drive shaft beat up the muffler I hope it don't need replaced too. Lol
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damn

how many miles on it?
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:51 AM   #12
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damn

how many miles on it?
Like 133000 but I bought it used so who knows what it has been through
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:09 AM   #13
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Dam that thing sheared right off... no twist or nothing by the looks of the pics.
Definately get the master install kit with the bearings as well to enure you have good new ones.

Since you already bought it built, make sure you order the right Ring & Pinion for it. You might have to do a tear down if your not sure off hand what it is. Hopefully the guy before you atleast put 4.88s in there.

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Old 03-04-2011, 02:03 PM   #14
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Dam that thing sheared right off... no twist or nothing by the looks of the pics.
Definately get the master install kit with the bearings as well to enure you have good new ones.

Since you already bought it built, make sure you order the right Ring & Pinion for it. You might have to do a tear down if your not sure off hand what it is. Hopefully the guy before you atleast put 4.88s in there.

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Yea I don't know what hears are in my d44 and it came rumimg 35s on it. And yea it sheered right off
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:22 PM   #15
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So we just looked at it and we ain't doing the work ourselves. Called three places they said about $1000 to replace the ring and pinion gears and that's if they don't find anything else wrong when they pull it apart
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not that hard to do your self i've done it. i reused the shims to all the preloads and etc.would be very close and run it. there was no howls or other bad sounds and its still up and goin', got about 30,000 mi. out of it so far.
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looks like a clean break did it lock up on you ???
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looks like a clean break did it lock up on you ???
Yes it was a clean break and no it didn't lock up still drives. Had to put it in four wheel to get it the last half mile home and had no issue. But its gotta sit now till I get the money to have it fixed
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Yes it was a clean break and no it didn't lock up still drives. Had to put it in four wheel to get it the last half mile home and had no issue. But its gotta sit now till I get the money to have it fixed
if inside stuff is all good, no metel chunks in side i'd just replace the pinion shaft and save a few bucks!
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not that hard to do your self i've done it. i reused the shims to all the preloads and etc.would be very close and run it. there was no howls or other bad sounds and its still up and goin', got about 30,000 mi. out of it so far.
This is BAD advice IMO, you can get luck or you can get down the road and be buying all new again.

If you haven't done a rear end before, you need to have someone who is very familiar with them. You have shim it, set backlash, etc...

As stated above, this is not a beginner job.
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I am taking it to someone to have fixed so I know its done right
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:23 AM   #22
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Finally i got the money saved up. My jeep gets dropped off on june 6th and they'll be working on it the 7th and 8th. The estimate they gave me was $1142 to replace my ring and pinion gears and also hook my control arm back up and weld the one mount tight on the axel again

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