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Old 03-28-2016, 04:05 PM
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Question Colorado Axle Swap Question

I live in Winter Park and am trying to find contact information for a person that does 8.8 swaps (and regear) located down on the front range. He used to advertise on Craigslist but for some reason (probably my interweb skills) I cannot find him on there anymore.
He was in the Lakewood or Golden area and reasonably priced. 8.8 TJ swap was his specialty.
Anyone know who I'm referring to by chance?

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You have to be talking about Josh from SFF Customs...actually lives in Parker. His ads are still on CL.

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Thanks! You might be right. For some reason I kept thinking Lakewood or Golden. His prices are good.... has anyone here had any axle experience with SFF?
I would like to go with the axle pkg they offer at $1400 for 8.8 with 4:10 gears. That seems reasonable even though it's a long way from home.
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I have heard good things. Havent used him personally though
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I used him for my rear axle early on before I learned to do gears. He sets up a lot of gears and is a big redneck kind of guy. If you schedule/plan right, I'm sure he'll do it while you wait. When he did mine he was using Yukon gears so that's good too.

Be sure to find out what's included right up front though. When he re-gears, he re-uses everything except the actual ring and pinion gear. Nothing wrong with that as long as the bearings are in good shape. When I re-gear, my mentality is that if I'm going to be in there already it might as well all be new parts so I don't have to deal with it later.
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I would like to go with the axle pkg they offer at $1400 for 8.8 with 4:10 gears. That seems reasonable even though it's a long way from home.
Does that include the re-gear for the front?
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Does that include the re-gear for the front?
I was wondering that myself... I kinda doubt it. I'll obviously need that as well though. I still have a month or two to think about it so I'll cal him and get all my ducks in a row before pulling the trigger.
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Yes that includes the regear for the front...

He did the rear axle on my rig as well as the regear. Used Yukon gears on mine as well which was about 3 years ago.

Great guy...id recommend him for sure
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I used him for my rear axle early on before I learned to do gears.
I've never used him or met him, but I'm surprised to hear a few of you have had good luck with him. From what I've read in other forums and groups, it seemed like he had maybe a 50/50 approval rating, but I'd trust the opinion of this group more than the others.

It's good to know you can set up gears, Mike. You'll have a big garage when your house is done, it's close to where I live..... I feel like we should get better acquainted, maybe even be best friends.
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I've never used him or met him, but I'm surprised to hear a few of you have had good luck with him. From what I've read in other forums and groups, it seemed like he had maybe a 50/50 approval rating, but I'd trust the opinion of this group more than the others.

It's good to know you can set up gears, Mike. You'll have a big garage when your house is done, it's close to where I live..... I feel like we should get better acquainted, maybe even be best friends.
Lol, I don't offer a warranty :-)
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Yes that includes the regear for the front...

He did the rear axle on my rig as well as the regear. Used Yukon gears on mine as well which was about 3 years ago.

Great guy...id recommend him for sure
Thank you for the great feedback gentlemen, much appreciated.
Was there any extra charge for Yukon or any hidden charges? Just seems like such a great deal. $1400 for an 8.8 (4:10) installed and regear of front. I feel like I'm missing something here.
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Thank you for the great feedback gentlemen, much appreciated.
Was there any extra charge for Yukon or any hidden charges? Just seems like such a great deal. $1400 for an 8.8 (4:10) installed and regear of front. I feel like I'm missing something here.
Don't ask us, ask him! I think Yukon is his standard gear install, but again, check with him.

What about gear oil? I would also insist on new pinion nuts even if you have to buy and bring them. Re-using the old ones with loc-tite just doesn't sit well with me as they are supposed to be a one time use nut.
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Roger that, thank you. I will definitely take these things into account!
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Josh did my swap and Re-gear in January. Very satisfied.
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Josh did my swap and Re-gear in January. Very satisfied.
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