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kjeeper10 06-03-2011 01:58 PM

Anybody know of a inexpensive shop who would do a axle swap on my Tj?
This is not for sure but I might be able to get a pair of used axles with the 4.11 gear ratio. I got one quote for $1200, 13 hours in labor. Including cost of the axles I could just regear. This is my daily driver and just looking for a little bit more pep. I don't want to drop a ton of money. I here it's a pretty easy swap and with a couple techs should not take long at all.

Edit: just got the email $400 each axle. Prob just better off getting it re geared unless someone would do it for cheap :(

Thanks

Ken

XJ Knight 06-03-2011 02:17 PM

Well unless you will never go over a 33 open open and even that is risky business.. I would stick pretty hard to finding a upgraded rear axle. and then regear that with your current front axle. The last thing you want to do is blow up your turd D35 and then have to regear again on top of buying that new or new to you axle

"Paying the man once is allways better then paying the man twice" Matt aka Mh4runner


Edit: The Super 35 Kit is always a option to if you do not want to do the axle swap

kjeeper10 06-03-2011 02:36 PM

Understood. If I had the time to swap them myself, would be my best option. I really don't think I'm going to blow up my axle "mall crawling" :hide:
To and from work, a nice summer day up in the mountains is all I use my jeep for.

burton160w 06-03-2011 02:40 PM

$400 an axle sounds about right. Honestly, do the swap yourself. With an air impact gun it will take no time at all, figure a day or two at most. The rear is VERY simple, just removing the arms, shocks, and springs then redoing the lines. The front is slightly more involved, but overall very similar.

XJ Knight 06-03-2011 02:42 PM

Then my vote is to go ahead and regear for what ever tire size your planing on running, then if need be upgrade the shafts with a super 35 kit

kjeeper10 06-03-2011 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by burton160w
$400 an axle sounds about right. Honestly, do the swap yourself. With an air impact gun it will take no time at all, figure a day or two at most. The rear is VERY simple, just removing the arms, shocks, and springs then redoing the lines. The front is slightly more involved, but overall very similar.

Thanks for the price assurance, I was not sure what they went for. Its just something I want to do and I know I could do the swap myself just I work a lot, well laziness is a factor too :)
I was hoping, maybe somebody knows someone that would do the work around here. My jeep is an 01 with 160,000 miles so spending a ton of money is not what I want to do.

kjeeper10 06-03-2011 02:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XJ Knight
Then my vote is to go ahead and regear for what ever tire size your planing on running, then if need be upgrade the shafts with a super 35 kit

Keep that it mind, thanks. already got a quote around here at around $1200 without the parts so...

Irongrave 06-04-2011 12:51 PM

if you can get the axles its not hard to swap them I'd be more then willing to lend a hand and tools


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