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AZ guys, best place to buy gears and lockers?

Discussion in 'Rocky Mountain Region' started by blazenwhip, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. blazenwhip

    blazenwhip 1/2 ton status

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    Hey fellas. Where is the best place/deal to buy gears and lockers? I have a 14ff and d44. I'm wanting 4.56 gears. Detroit for the rear not sure about the front. For now I'll be running 35s eventually 37s at the max.

    AND is there someone that can teach me and install them with me? Or will I need to fork over the big bucks for the labor at a shop? Will you work for beer, food?

    Thanks for any info and/or help
    Dustin
     
  2. NateInChandler

    NateInChandler 1/2 ton status

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    Dustin, I get a pretty good discount at 4 wheelers supply and desert rat and can help/teach you how to set these things up the right way... let me know. 480-209-2949.. nate
     
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    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    blazenwhip 1/2 ton status

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    I dunno Nate it looks as though you have challenger.
     
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    errrrr, never used them but if you wanna wait for shipping and get a unknown brand set of gears lets do it.. haha.. nate
     
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    My Yukons got quieter after the long drive to and from Parker . Break in is over :bow:
     
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    I hope I dont open a can of worms here.. But the brand of gears doesnt much matter for 99% of us. As long as its a brand you have heard of, theyre all good and carry a decent warrenty as long as they were profesionally installed.
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Didn't really matter to me I got mine for waaaaay less than new , the Yukons came from right here off CK5 from a guy who didn't use them , NIB too . The fronts are richmonds from an old axle outta Marvs yard , I am a cheap bastid :thumb:

    Open cans of worms ......... we need good tech argume.......I mean discussions here to liven it up :deal:
     
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    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    Oh yeah, if you use PORC you should call them (their website kinda sucks). No cheap crap, seriously they are the best (they are a big vendor on pirate). It's not like I have any vested interest in the company, just very impressed with their prices and customer service.
     
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    Tellico sells Superior R&P's for less than PORC wants for Yukons :deal:
     
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    blazenwhip 1/2 ton status

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    Ok so it sounds like as far as quality goes any gear will do.
    Can you all recomend a front locker? I can't remember what was recommended to me in the past.

    Thanks for the help fellas

    Dustin
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    10 bolt or D44 = Lockright . Actual Lockright , not a Quic Loc or EZ Locker . The latter doesn't hold up as well .
     
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    blaza, after doing many gear swaps and ratio changes ive found it the ins and outs of gear vendors, im not putting down anyone or any company but i havent had good luck with a few, i do gear changes all the time at work and have never had a problem with yukons or superior.. Genuine gear on the other hand i have had a few problems with, the face of the teeth have little scratch marks in them from the machining process, ive talked this over with 4 different companys and 2 other gear guys (one at desert rat, and one at 4 wheel supply) and they all agree that its a crappy gear... Im not starting a war here over some gears, but i do know what im talking about... as we all know gears have to be broken in right to last a long time and not make noise, but you half to realize that most of your noise your hearing when a gear is inproperly set up is from backlash or preload...... The only set of gears i ever had make a ton of noise were a 8.8 ford with the genuine gears, we warrentied them out twice for the same set and had the same results and amount of noise.. i pulled it apart again and took em back for yukons and the noise was gone (same preload and backlash, pattern was dead on also like before) Dustin can buy whatever gears he wants but im just recommending the ones ive had good results with.. (BTW, for a complete front and rear diff overhaul with gear changes runs about $2100 at 4 wheelers supply), so just keep that in mind... Nate
     
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    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    Yeah, run far, far away from Genuine gears. Pretty much everything else is good.
     
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    Ill agree with that.. Also agree about the lockright! I expodafied my EZ locker twice before I went to a lockright up front and never looked back. Nate, you have a PM.
     
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    Hey- If you guys set up the gears on a weekend I'd like to watch and learn.

    Dustin: Still haven't mounted the AT's, I'll get those old tires to ya soon.
     
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    Not sure how set you are on the 4.56's, but a lot of guys on here say even with 35's, to go with 4.88's or 5.13's because of how deep the OD is on the 700.
     
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    What he said. If you are staying with the 700R4 & plan to stay with an OD tranny with 35+" tires then go at least 4.88's. If you plan on 37's with OD then go with 5.13's. I have 4.56's with 700R4, & I have had both 35 & 37" tires. I wish I would have went deeper. In OD I am lacking a little bit that they 5.13's would solve. It would also have helped my crawl ratio.

    Harley
     
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    Thanks guys. I still need to call N8 on that. I've been so busy since I got back from overseas. Lot's of projects. I need to fix the heater core, it's freakin cold!
     
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    whatever sounds good to u dustin, 4.88's would be awesome for torque and your powerband on the highway... either way let me know... nate
     

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