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Wrench Day / Re: Gear Change Out
« Last post by clark123456 on Today at 05:31:37 AM »
$515 for both axles is very reasonable.  If you know they do a good job, you will likely not find a better offer.  I am pretty sure Allsouth is much higher, but you will know it is done right.  Just give them a call to find out the price...easy to do.

Buy a good master install kit, like Yukon, regardless of who does the install.  It will be worth a few extra bucks to get the good stuff.  I might even make the shop order the install kit, but prove to me it was Yukon.   Having them order the kit ensures there are no problems with you being accused of ordering the wrong thing.  It is best to let the install shop order all of the parts and tools they need to do a job instead of you bringing in a bunch of stuff and saying, "here ya go."
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Wrench Day / Re: Gear Change Out
« Last post by jeepjunky68 on Today at 12:27:14 AM »
Sorry I did not put my location. I am in Jefferson. Axles on the Jeep are Dana 30 and Chrysler 8.25

When you read up on how to do this it does not sound all that bad. But when you hear from people like on here that have done it, it sounds like a real nightmare. There is a mechanic close by that said he would do both axles for $515. Sounded good to me but there is a part of me wanting to do it myself for the learning experience.

Doug, you mentioned Allsouth. Any idea what they charge per axle?

Thanks to all that have responded.
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Hey all, I paid the paypal fee and didn't notice until it was already processing that I needed to add my username.  My name is Kyle Brown, sorry for confusion!
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$750 for tires only.
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How much for just the tires?
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Wheels & Tires / Re: Goodyear MTR Kevlar 35/12.50/17
« Last post by cru9 on July 28, 2014, 08:10:17 AM »
Bump
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Wrench Day / Re: Gear Change Out
« Last post by clark123456 on July 27, 2014, 03:30:58 PM »
Yep, I've done it and have the cool tools...but only a really swell guy I have known for a long time, or my family, would be able to get me to do it again...family would have to pay.

I may do my own some day in the future, but I would consider paying someone.  The knowledge I gained was/is priceless, but the task sucked.  I highly recommend you study what the installer will do, even if you pay someone else.

Do not unbolt the carrier unless you know what you are doing...the carrier bearing caps are location and orientation specific...don't screw this up for the person who has to do the gear swap...you may regret your involvement.

Consider making this a one time shot...get a full-case locker for both, if you can afford it.
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Wrench Day / Re: Gear Change Out
« Last post by 94xjsport94 on July 27, 2014, 11:51:27 AM »

Not only that but no one has any idea where you are or what axles.  Assuming D35 in the rear at least no carrier break.  But D30 front carrier is 3.55 down.  I'm not too well-informed on Cherokees so someone else may chime in.

Without a lift handy you have to do the work on the ground.

The rear Chrysler 8.25 has a carrier break, but it isn't relevant to anything we do. It's like 2.73 or something and down.

I agree, paying for set up is where it's at. Tools are too expensive for a one time venture.
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Wrench Day / Re: Gear Change Out
« Last post by Doug on July 27, 2014, 11:47:40 AM »
Agree.  Only a few here do gears and they use their skill to make a living.  Hire a pro to set up gears and you might save in the long run.  Allsouth dies a great job with warranty.
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Wrench Day / Re: Gear Change Out
« Last post by kvom on July 27, 2014, 10:10:38 AM »
Not only that but no one has any idea where you are or what axles.  Assuming D35 in the rear at least no carrier break.  But D30 front carrier is 3.55 down.  I'm not too well-informed on Cherokees so someone else may chime in.

Without a lift handy you have to do the work on the ground.
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