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Old 06-03-2013, 09:59 PM
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I'm just about done getting my lift on my 98 XJ and am planning on getting a set of 4.88 gears soon. I know I won't be able to install them myself without screwing them up, anyone wanna help me out? I live in Stafford, VA, I'll bring the Jeep to you and I don't mind driving a long way.
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:43 AM
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I hate to bust your bubble.. most if not all ppl who know how to do gears won't do them for free. A lot of time goes into learning how to do them, plus the tools to do them right.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:36 PM
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Yep, I don't set up axles for others anymore, just myself, not worth the extra money then have to pay for liability insurance.

When I was setting gears for others I charged $200 per diff and I would only set them up with the differential out of the vehicle and on my work bench. I won't even bother with one in a vehicle.
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I dont do it for several reasons. One.. I barely have time to work on my vehicle, and if I am working on yours one of my projects is getting neglected.

Then there is the liability factor.. I do carry an umbrella policy on myself.. but not sure if it would cover that.

Lastly no one wants to pay what I feel my time is worth.. Where I work ( a paper mill) I can work as much Overtime as I want. So my off time is worth at least as much as I can make at work... and I guarantee you I work harder in my yard then I do at work.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:42 AM
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I didn't expect anyone to do it for free, but I'm sure any shop around me would charge an insane amount to do it.
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Expect 200 per axle as a minimum.
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Originally Posted by Xj88 View Post
Expect 200 per axle as a minimum.
ANd that is if it is out of the vehicle.. most in axle installs start at 350.. at least in my area. Also most installers charge you more if you help... I know I can work faster when I dont have to explain things.
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