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laoch

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Shop recommendations for gear work
« on: August 12, 2014, 06:37:45 pm »
So, I need to get my CJ7 re-geared.  Any recommendations for a good shop? Good work for a fair price is all I want.
The Hanover or West York area would be best.

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Re: Shop recommendations for gear work
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2014, 06:48:02 pm »
Not trying to sound like a PITA, but with parts and labor it can run $1,000 per axel. In your area either Hoak's or maybe Know Where 2 Jeep in Maryland. I know people but are far out of your circle. Good Luck. Gears are needing knowledge, it's a shame you can't do them yourself and save $600-$800
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Re: Shop recommendations for gear work
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2014, 07:29:07 am »
Not trying to sound like a PITA, but with parts and labor it can run $1,000 per axel. In your area either Hoak's or maybe Know Where 2 Jeep in Maryland. I know people but are far out of your circle. Good Luck. Gears are needing knowledge, it's a shame you can't do them yourself and save $600-$800

Thanks. I know the cost, but it needs done and it's beyond my scope.

Bruce
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Re: Shop recommendations for gear work
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2014, 02:56:11 pm »
Just got a price from hoaks $400 per axle not bad
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Re: Shop recommendations for gear work
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2014, 07:15:27 pm »
Just got a price from hoaks $400 per axle not bad

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Re: Shop recommendations for gear work
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2014, 08:03:24 pm »
it's a shame you can't do them yourself and save $600-$800

Thanks. I know the cost, but it needs done and it's beyond my scope.

You can do them yourself - you just need to accumulate the right tools.  A dial indicator, plastigauge and a micrometer are your friends for establishing pre-load and engagement patterns.  In 1978 I worked as a mechanic in a Plymouth dealership - I spent days just rebuilding differentials that had not been set up correctly at the factory - it took some patience and tools, but I set up many differentials at the dealership while keeping my 1963 SS 409 Impala screaming down the drag strip running a spool and a variety of gears - read up on whats required, accumulate the tools (sadly my dial indicator disappeared when my garage was broken into years ago or I'd lend it to you) and do the job - heck - even if you muck it up the howl will alert you to the mistake before any significant damage takes place!

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