What would you expect to pay for a re-gear?

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What would you expect to pay for a re-gear?

Post by Oilbrnr » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:22 pm

Thinking about going to 37" and wondering what the additional amount I should budget to do it right is.
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Re: What would you expect to pay for a re-gear?

Post by Will » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:07 pm

What year? New with 4.10? Or older with 4.56? A 4.56 will roll them no problem. On mine, it actually gotten better mpg on 35's because the gears were so low.
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Re: What would you expect to pay for a re-gear?

Post by KevinABQ » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:21 pm

IIRC, the Yukon seemed to be preferred over Nitro, as there isn't any OEM last I knew. It looks like ~$900 just for the ring and pinions. No idea what other parts you need, or how much it would cost if you paid something to do this for you. But I've never really looked into this much, so hopefully someone who knows what they are talking about can comment.
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Re: What would you expect to pay for a re-gear?

Post by RPS1030 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:47 pm

I ran stock on 37s for a long time.

Recently went AAM 5.13s thru Wil at Sierra Expeditions. Final tally about $2800.

Looking forward to finally towing with the lower gears.

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Re: What would you expect to pay for a re-gear?

Post by Oilbrnr » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:02 am

RPS1030 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:47 pm
I ran stock on 37s for a long time.

Recently went AAM 5.13s thru Wil at Sierra Expeditions. Final tally about $2800.

Looking forward to finally towing with the lower gears.
Ha, I was just talking to Wil at his shop yesterday. I've always gone to him for outfitting the LX. Never thought to ask about gears. Nittro did the 3rd members also in the LX.

So who did the labor?
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Re: What would you expect to pay for a re-gear?

Post by RPS1030 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:40 am

Oilbrnr wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:02 am
RPS1030 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:47 pm
I ran stock on 37s for a long time.

Recently went AAM 5.13s thru Wil at Sierra Expeditions. Final tally about $2800.

Looking forward to finally towing with the lower gears.
Ha, I was just talking to Wil at his shop yesterday. I've always gone to him for outfitting the LX. Never thought to ask about gears. Nittro did the 3rd members also in the LX.

So who did the labor?
I don’t know who did the work in the shop.

Did have to get the ring gear spacer despite all the notes saying otherwise.

Not the cheapest. But most likely to be done well and certainly going to be taken care of if issues arise.

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Post by Reloaderguy » Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:28 pm

It depends, if you use Chinese bearings and Nitro gears then probably sub $2K. For AAM gears and bearing kits probably around $3K. I'd be very suspect of any gear swap below $2500 because you're probably getting junk install kits at the least.

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Re: What would you expect to pay for a re-gear?

Post by SeppW » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:44 pm

Significant outlay, assuming you can find a competent axle shop, dealers not included. If I had the right equipment and know how it'd be a DYI for sure.

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