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Old 10-28-2013, 03:52 PM   #1
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Help from fellow MD'ers, Shop to re-gear

Can anyone recommend a quality shop that is well versed and well priced at re-gearing? Want to re-rear my 13' JKU. Thanks!!

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X2 on Appalachian. Mike uses Yukon gears. Excellent work! Search for "hubdeep" on this subject. He has a master list of shops for the entire state of MD.
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Where in Md are you?
I'm just east of Hagerstown. But am willing to go anywhere/far within reason to a well priced quality shop. Thanks!
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4wheelin and wheeler bob thanks for the info on Appalachian off-road! I sent them an email and inquired about n estimate. I was quoted over $3G from one shop and thought that was extremely too high. From many other members on this forum, it sounds like the job should be half of that!
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X2 on Appalachian. Mike uses Yukon gears. Excellent work! Search for "hubdeep" on this subject. He has a master list of shops for the entire state of MD.
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Give Justice Racing engines a call in Frederick. They quoted me $550 for labor which is a pretty aggressive price. You can also check out Chaos Fabrication in Winchester VA...they build some bada$$ rigs and they quoted me $500 for install.
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Hubdeep thanks for the list, I will definitely get some prices! BB1857 I will check out that Frederick shop, heck probably only 20 mins away! Winchester is also fairly close, I had engine upgrade done to my Harley at a shop in Winchester. Thanks! Yeah 3G sounded way out of line to me.
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Well, I thought I could give you all some feedback, but none of my three emails were answered by the chosen shops. Maybe tomorrow. I will call tomorrow to follow up the emails.
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Knowing those guys, I'd call them. Hard to get to a computer when you're always under someone's rig. Lol
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Knowing those guys, I'd call them. Hard to get to a computer when you're always under someone's rig. Lol
Lol, it was easier from work to email, but I'm off tomorrow! Definitely calling!
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Appalachian 4X4 it is

I am all set up to re-gear at Appalachian! Psyched! Thanks for all the recommendation and info!!! They recommended 4.56 or 4.88 gears due to my being a DD with a lot of highway interstate travel. 4.56 would be similar to my 3.73 with 33"s, 4.88 would offer more performance, but the former may be the way to go due to the commute. Can always change up to install day, he has both on hand! lol
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I am all set up to re-gear at Appalachian! Psyched! Thanks for all the recommendation and info!!! They recommended 4.56 or 4.88 gears due to my being a DD with a lot of highway interstate travel. 4.56 would be similar to my 3.73 with 33"s, 4.88 would offer more performance, but the former may be the way to go due to the commute. Can always change up to install day, he has both on hand! lol
I have a 12 and I am on 4.56 gears. I am close to 3000 RPMS at 70. 4.88 in my opinion would be pretty high.
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Make sure you guys are comparing the same transmission in your vehicles when discussing gear options in differentials. Different gearing recommendations for auto versus manual.
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Make sure you guys are comparing the same transmission in your vehicles when discussing gear options in differentials. Different gearing recommendations for auto versus manual.
I hear ya on the transmission making a difference! I know my current set up of 3.73 and 33"s only turn 2500 rpms at 80. I know I will be nowhere near that with 35" and 4.56, but was hoping to be near those rpms around 70 where I drive at most anyway. Or even 2700.

But my issue too is that I live in a mountainous area and there are some spots where my current set up struggles, so I think 4.10 are out of the question with 35"s for me.
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X2 on Appalachian. Mike uses Yukon gears. Excellent work! Search for "hubdeep" on this subject. He has a master list of shops for the entire state of MD.
Yup, he said he will be using Yukon gears, will take about a day and a half, and has worked on plenty of Jeeps!
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Let us know how everything works out! I'll eventually regear, but not in the near future haha!
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:58 AM   #19
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Thoughts on re-gearing

Ok, I kinda put the cart before the horse and put the 35"s on. What I found today on my 40 mile commute was that the performance is nearly identical to the 33"s, mph actually gained 1 mile/gal (even know our elec dash guage is not accurate, it is a guage and the 33's usually showed 17.4, now it showed 18.5 after about 150 miles on the 35's), my rpms at 68mph was just a hair above 2000 on the tach. 70-72mph it looked like 2100rpms.

This all make sme hesitant to re-gear to 4.56, and 4.10 just doesn't seem worth it. I know however, I may suffer off-road performance, and that is the balancing act we must go through. It does though seem that 4.10 may actually be the best balance, as I am really an every now and then off-roader and beach rat during the summer.

Any more thoughts on this? I am scheduled for a re-gear on the 18th, so I want to research this to death before hand lol! Or not do it even. Thanks all!
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What do you have and what are you re-gearing too? I have 3.21's and want to go to 4.10's or 4.56's and received the following quotes.
Adams Xtreme Motorsports
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3485 Churchville Rd
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What do you have and what are you re-gearing too? I have 3.21's and want to go to 4.10's or 4.56's and received the following quotes.
Adams Xtreme Motorsports
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I have 3.6L, 3.73, auto and was thinking about 4.56 gears. However, after putting the 35"s on yesterday, I did not notice really any difference in performance from the 33" set-up. I'm sure that off-road performance will be less, but it seems that 4.56 may be too low for my commute. Looking forward to the drive home to evaluate it some more.
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Great work, love the new gears!

Thanks for the recommendation once again on Appalachian Off-Road!!! Mike is a super guy and it is quits obvious he knows his business.

I did go with the 4.56 gears and love them. I could tell right away around town, was concerned before I hit the interstate, and was pleasantly surprised! It was great on the interstate and will not affect my commute. I know you can't trust the computer, but the mpgs are a tad better with these gears, and the downshifting was virtually non-existent. About 2600 rpms at 70-72 with ECO light on. It was ProCal (ed) before I drove away.

Will go back to Appalachian in the future, no doubt about it!!

worth every penny.
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Thanks for the recommendation once again on Appalachian Off-Road!!! Mike is a super guy and it is quits obvious he knows his business.

I did go with the 4.56 gears and love them. I could tell right away around town, was concerned before I hit the interstate, and was pleasantly surprised! It was great on the interstate and will not affect my commute. I know you can't trust the computer, but the mpgs are a tad better with these gears, and the downshifting was virtually non-existent. About 2600 rpms at 70-72 with ECO light on. It was ProCal (ed) before I drove away.

Will go back to Appalachian in the future, no doubt about it!!

worth every penny.
After two full tanks and hand calculations, I lost 1.4 mpg with the new gearing. Totally worth it though with the overall performance and less stress on the jeep turning those 35"s.
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After two full tanks and hand calculations, I lost 1.4 mpg with the new gearing. Totally worth it though with the overall performance and less stress on the jeep turning those 35"s.
That doesn't sound bad at all. Considering the power you got back on the high gear, I think you'll be fine. When you get out on the trail, you'll really notice the difference!
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That doesn't sound bad at all. Considering the power you got back on the high gear, I think you'll be fine. When you get out on the trail, you'll really notice the difference!
Yup, totally worth the cost! And thanks again for recommending Appalachian, Mike is a great guy and did a great job!
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I'm another Moab owner in MoCo, MD and could use some advice. I AEVed my Moab on 35's and was wondering how you feel about the regear. I drive manual with the 3.73. I hated the way it drives on 32s and not in love with the 35's either. The problem, I feel, is the gear ratio. The jeep cannot go uphill at 60 mph in 6th gear. I have everything AEV on the truck. AEV 2.5", savegres and BFG ATs 315 70 17, procal, metal mulisha muffler.
I take it you drive an auto. How much did they charge and what did it involve? Did you get to keep the old gears? If you don't want to discuss this publicly I understand, and maybe you can PM me.
Or even better maybe we can get together sometime for a ride or just a beer in a parking lot. Do you belong to a club?
well anyway I live in Germantown. Happy trails !
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If I remember correctly, it was around $1400 for the re-gear. I did get to keep the old gears. The Jeep performs so much better with the 4.56s and I can still ride at 80 no problem if I want too. I could have even gone with the 4.88s because of the mountainous area I drive in daily. You will be a lot happier with a re-gear!

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