From Topeka. I'm Randy, met some but not all. On a side note, just back from Gilmer Tx wheeling some buddies, we trailered down a friends rig so I didn't take mine, but man was I jealous of their trails!! Very good time if you guys ever get a chance to head down there, just remember that red clay isn't fun when you get it all over your clothes.
ive just never really heard about anybody buying used lockers. would it be worth it or is it a risk, i know the detroit is like an $800 locker and it would replace the weak carrier. also my plans for the rear suspension has changed....again, im going to do a triangulated 4 link like the claytons kit
Hey guys, Skyler here from Wichita. Hey I guess this is a good place to ask this, are any of you skilled and experienced enough to do a regear? I asked over at JF but nobody around our area seems to be able to.
I am great with just about all parts of automotive work and have 4 years of mechanic experience in High School and the last two years were spent as an independent study because they couldn't offer an advanced enough class for me, that being said, differential regearing was never tought in high school probably do to the extreme percision needed.
I have the turrible 3.07's and im done. I want 4.88 now but cant afford 2 grand to have a shop do it. Anyone have any experience?
Holzmans is the way to go, I had both my axles done by them. They do great work, are reasonably priced, but just a heads up... They do get a bit behind this time of year due to all the drag car's they usually have piled up in the shop getting ready for race season, so it might take a little while for them to gear a set of axles.
X3 for holzmans. I've done 15 or so my self but for the last couple my time has been worth more than 125 they charge. Pull the axles and take them in. I won't even do my own with the axles in the vehicle...
I got the gears put in my 8.8, in the truck, for about $300 labor. The axle also needed new axle bearings/seals, they had to do some grinding on the ring gear, and they thoroughly cleaned the inside of the axle.
When I did my D44, I brought just the axle and I had already cleaned the hell out of it. $150 in labor.
Well, I thought that since yesterday was so nice, I would replace the front axle shaft U-joints in preparation for Tuttle Creek next month. I just finished about an hour ago... Both Warn manual lock out hubs, Standard Conversion Kit, needed completely redone. New bearings, seals, spindle nuts, then an outer shaft needed replaced. O, and no one carried the kits. So...after hours of just finding the parts, a late night and a few brews, ITS DONE! Plus new U-joints. Bad news, my ARB locker in the front isn't locking properly and I think my drive shaft U-joints need replaced along with a good balance. Anyway, its been a busy couple of days.