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Checking my options on re-gearing.I can buy a complete 3rd for the front for aprox $1200 open or $1800 with arb and just re-gear the rear electric locker.
Option 2 , Re-gear front and rear with my carrier's.I have a manuel trans open for the front without bearing's etc so a new carrier will not be needed just a master kit.What should I expect to pay to have new gears set up and installed versus buying a complete 3rd for the front and dropping it in myself and re gearing the rear at a local shop.Im leaning towards the comlete 3rd for the front and paying to have the rears installed.Any suggestions ?
 

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My total to do my AT with the gears from JT's in 4.56's will be right around $1100 parts and labor. I'm going with their "new" gear for the front which is physically wider such that I don't have to get a new front carrier in order to re-gear the front.

Parts will be under $600 and the labor will be between $500-550 depending on how the front goes...
 

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That sounds even better.What dia tire's are you running with those gear's ?IM thinking 410 gears with 34'' dia tires.
 

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Mark call the guys at Rear End Specialties in Santa Clara. They recently did my F250 front and rear, parts + labor + tax was $1400. They did it in about 4 hours. If you don't mind driving a little you can have Jim at Inchworm do them for you. He is probably in the same price range as JT's.
 

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That sounds even better.What dia tire's are you running with those gear's ?IM thinking 410 gears with 34'' dia tires.
I'm running 33's (255/85/16). One of the main reasons I'm doing this is to remove the "questionable" early build rear gears I'm running now. Before I take on a month long trip, I wanted to eliminate one potential cause for having a bad experience...
 

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Thank's guys.I'll give rear end specialist a call.Hard to beleive they did it in 4 hrs.IM going to hit the Tahoe side of rubicon in 2 weeks if the snow has melted.
 

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Rear end specialist quoted me $750 for install plus parts.One day job.I think I might go for jt's new 456 gears since I"M running 34.1'' tall tires I should be ok. Thought's ?
 

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I'm in the same boat, I'm freaking out about the broken diffs @ spring fling and need a solution before I get stuck somewhere far far from home. Keep us posted I need to get on this quick!
 

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I committed last week to the Nitro gears from JT's. Carl said that they would be coming in a the end of the month. I've talked to my local installer and we have an appointment to get the install done once they arrive. I opted for the "mini" kits instead of the "master" kits due to my relatively low mileage (32K) and Carl's suggestion. This put my kit price just over $500 and my installer estimated labor at $550. I'm going to try and watch the install and document with pics for those (like myself) who don't have the expertise to take on such an install but want to know exactly what it takes. I'll post results as things progress...
 

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Interesting....I will start with 4:88's then a crawler box if the gears do not do the trick. I run 33's for now but plan on 35's next and a six inch lift. I look forward to hearing how the 4:56 gears work for people. The FJ seem's to high geared in 4wheel low or 2 wheel high with 35's for my likeing. But I'm a old BJ 42 driver with a top speed of 50 mph, which seemed to fast in that machine. Still seems to fast in the Fj ....lol. Any way glad to hear there will be documented experinces.
 

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I'm looking at buying a Dana 60 for the rear and re-gearing the front with JT's thick 4:56. I'll leave the front open to keep costs down, as my ultimate goal is to SAS.
looking forward to see how you guinea pigs like those new R & P's from JT!
 

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I'm looking at buying a Dana 60 for the rear and re-gearing the front with JT's thick 4:56. I'll leave the front open to keep costs down, as my ultimate goal is to SAS.
looking forward to see how you guinea pigs like those new R & P's from JT!
From what i read so far, THERE WILL BE NO GUINEA PIGS :rofl: I am NOT going to be the first :lol:
 

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I guess you can call me a "guinea pig", something I'd rather be than a potential victim of the early build R&P rear's...
Yeah an 02/06 build date and a supercharger......you know what happened! I'm on my 2nd rear diff and I don't want to wheel hard until I get a beefier rear.
 

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I committed last week to the Nitro gears from JT's. Carl said that they would be coming in a the end of the month. I've talked to my local installer and we have an appointment to get the install done once they arrive. I opted for the "mini" kits instead of the "master" kits due to my relatively low mileage (32K) and Carl's suggestion. This put my kit price just over $500 and my installer estimated labor at $550. I'm going to try and watch the install and document with pics for those (like myself) who don't have the expertise to take on such an install but want to know exactly what it takes. I'll post results as things progress...
definitely keep us posted on how things go during install and post-install. this is going to be a consideration for me after i get some new treads. is your installer a local shop or a friend that works on cars on the side...i ask because i'm right next to you in raleigh and if your installer works out, i'd be intereseted in using him too.
 

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I committed last week to the Nitro gears from JT's. Carl said that they would be coming in a the end of the month. I've talked to my local installer and we have an appointment to get the install done once they arrive. I opted for the "mini" kits instead of the "master" kits due to my relatively low mileage (32K) and Carl's suggestion. This put my kit price just over $500 and my installer estimated labor at $550. I'm going to try and watch the install and document with pics for those (like myself) who don't have the expertise to take on such an install but want to know exactly what it takes. I'll post results as things progress...
That seems like a very reasonable price to have both gear sets replaced (P+L=$1050).

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