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dellstopjeep
June 3rd, 2004, 23:31
i just purchased gears for my xj and this is a project i cannot do. im just seeing if someone in the portland/seattle area would be able to tackle that project for me a little cheaper than a shop would do it. Im broke so i cant fork out 300 for an install.

verrive
June 4th, 2004, 18:22
There's a guy in the Seattle area that is inexpensive compared to most I have heard, his e-mail is ken@kensoffroad.com or trailhawgXJ on AIM .

- Kevin

ECKSJAY
June 4th, 2004, 18:29
Consider also that if you pull the axle shafts first you'll cut down greatly on install time/expense. Put them back in yourself after the gears are installed.

railroadjeep
June 4th, 2004, 20:52
Consider also that if you pull the axle shafts first you'll cut down greatly on install time/expense. Put them back in yourself after the gears are installed.

Heck, if you can pull the while axle and give em the housing. Then again, that may not work with a shop. But who I'm going with, I was told my rear axle will be cheaper since I'm giving them just the bare housing, the front would be bit more since it will need to be done in the Jeep. Just my $.02 worth.

ECKSJAY
June 4th, 2004, 21:04
Heck, if you can pull the while axle and give em the housing. Then again, that may not work with a shop. But who I'm going with, I was told my rear axle will be cheaper since I'm giving them just the bare housing, the front would be bit more since it will need to be done in the Jeep. Just my $.02 worth.

Both my contacts in the biz said they'd charge more if the axle was out of the Jeep...because they have to heft it around and strap it to the bench securely enough to work on it.

In the Jeep, on a lift, all they have to do is drop the tierod. Everything else is right there.

I see your $0.02 and raise you a nickel. ;) :D

dellstopjeep
June 5th, 2004, 09:59
you cant drive around with axle shafts right?
may be a dumb question but how am i going to get it somewhere if i do that
i guess i will jsut keep on looking for a place who wont jew me

ECKSJAY
June 5th, 2004, 10:19
you cant drive around with axle shafts right?
may be a dumb question but how am i going to get it somewhere if i do that
i guess i will jsut keep on looking for a place who wont jew me

Front shafts you can. Jeep will just be 2WD. Pull your front driveshaft, too. Stuff some rags in the tubes to keep the gear oil from coming out. Rear is different. It's also not a hassle to pull rears off like it is the front where you have calipers and unibearings bolted in.

Sorry for not clarifying that. ;)

cherokeekid
June 5th, 2004, 23:41
DO NOT drive without the front shafts in!! unless you have a stub shaft (outer shaft) or a 2wd bearing shaft. the unitized hubs require the shaft to hold them together. You try driving without that you'll probably lose a tire!!

ECKSJAY
June 6th, 2004, 07:21
DO NOT drive without the front shafts in!! unless you have a stub shaft (outer shaft) or a 2wd bearing shaft. the unitized hubs require the shaft to hold them together. You try driving without that you'll probably lose a tire!!

Thanks for tossing that in there. D'oh! You'd think I'd have said that...shit.

Sorry. Keep the stub in and tight (175lb-ft, methinks?), take the inner shaft out and pull the ujoint. That unibearing will come apart in a hurry if you don't...resulting in (if you're going slow enough) bent caliper brackets, broken caliper bolts, gouged rotors, broken pads. Ask me how I know. I've seen it happen. If they hold together and you go faster they'll fall apart and you'll roll the Jeep when the wheel comes flying off. Have seen pics of that...*shudder*

Crap, thanks Mike.

cherokeekid
June 6th, 2004, 22:16
yeahyou definately do not want your tire passing you on the highway, kindof a surreal out of jeep experience.

ECKSJAY
June 7th, 2004, 02:24
Especially while you're trying to figure out why you are seeing sky, then road, then sky, then road...all the while enduring a loud crunching/screeching noise, and I'm not talking about a Yoko Ono concert.

John90XJ
June 7th, 2004, 06:38
i guess i will jsut keep on looking for a place who wont jew me

I think I'll just keeping looking for the racism in your comment. What a dumbass.

ECKSJAY
June 7th, 2004, 08:56
I think I'll just keeping looking for the racism in your comment. What a dumbass.

Awe, c'mon John...we're just having a little discussion. Whatever happened to free speech? It's just a little good-natured ribbing.

:rattle:

shimmy
June 7th, 2004, 12:41
glenn, at alignments plus in bellevue has some decent labor prices. thats where i had mine done. it was cheaper than i was able to find anywhere else.

give him a call
425.746.7852

tell him i sent ya

wannabe
June 7th, 2004, 23:59
Call tony at landcruiser northwest its in NW portland 5032245115 to get a quote.