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Yahoo... New Gears!!


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I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas!! I finally did it.... the JK goes in for a re gear ...


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Old 05-12-2010, 09:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Yahoo... New Gears!!
I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas!!

I finally did it.... the JK goes in for a re gear next Thursday, the 20th. I'm going from the crappy stock 3.21 gears to Yukon 4.56 gears, new front carrier and bearing kits. A very reputable 4x4 shop here in Phoenix is doing the install... $1,200 out the door.

Hmmm... I wonder if I can convince Beth that the JK also needs the Rubicon 4:1 transfer case?? I think I'll stop while I'm ahead....


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Old 05-13-2010, 12:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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haha sweet. well do a review when its done
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Nice. Thatll make a huge difference.


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I'm excited!! The new Yukon 4.56 gears go in tomorrow!! Then Friday a buddy and me are doing a trail run to check them out. You gotta love Jeeps and the Southwest with all of it's trails!!




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doing a trail run... better be some pics of this
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We always take pics!!


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Will the guy putting them in take pics of the work being done? I would like to see that.


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Originally Posted by Shaggy View Post
Will the guy putting them in take pics of the work being done? I would like to see that.
No, but I wish. Shops don't have time to document an install unless they're doing it for a reason. I was lucky enough they let me go in the shop to snap a few pictures. Most shops don't allow customers in the working area.

I have a strict break in period for the first 250 miles... no highway driving and vary the speed on surface streets. Also, I can't put it into 4wd. No wheeling until after 500 miles when I have to go back so they can pop the differentials open to check the gears out and change the gear oil. I had to drive 35 miles on city surface streets to get home tonight. I did notice an improvement in gearing... can't wait to check it all out at higher speed and in 4wd.

Here are a few pics with the Jeep in disarray... it's scary to see the whole front end torn apart. The back end wasn't as scary looking.

Hmmm... those look like my tires and wheels, the axles must be mine too....



The right front torn apart....



The left front....



The front end up close and personal....



The back end gutted....



The old carrier on the left, the new one with gears on the right. The new carrier looks a lot more beefy....


So.... it looks like my build is "almost" complete!!

'08 Jeep Wrangler JK X 6-speed

Completed:

- Debadged (only club decals, got groceries? sticker, and USAF emblems remain)
- Yukon 4.56 gears (replaced the crappy stock 3.21 gears)
- BFG M/T KM2 285/75-16 tires (33x11.5)
- Eagle Alloy 16" brushed aluminum wheels
- Rubicon Express 2.0" coil spacer lift w/RE monotube shocks
- JKS sway bar quick disconnects
- TeraFlex heavy duty steering stabilizer
- Optima red top battery
- Mopar Rubicon rock rails
- Mopar door sill guards
- Mopar gas cap cover
- Mopar heavy duty slush mats
- MasterCraft grab handles
- DayStar spare tire bump stops
- DayStar hood latches
- Shorty radio antenna
- Front and rear axle vent tubes extended
- Cargo stop installed behind the front seats
- Vanity mirrors permanently installed on the sun visors
- Geri 4 gallon fuel pack (2)
- Hydraulic 8 ton bottle jack
- AEV extended jack base for stock jack
- MV50 SuperFlow 12 volt air compressor
- Staun tire deflators
- ARB tire repair kit
- 30' tow strap (no metal hooks)
- First aid kit
- Snake bite kit
- 2.5lb fire extinguisher
- Cobra 29 LTD Classic CB radio peaked and tuned
- Road King heavy duty noise canceling mic
- 3' FireStik antenna
- Garmin 60CSx GPS w/Garmin 24k Southwest topo maps
- Compaq laptop w/Garmin 24k Southwest topo maps

To do list:

- Front and rear off road bumpers
- Power Tank 10# Co2 system
- 4 KC Hi Lite off road lights
- Oil pan skid plate
- Evaporator skid plate (or relocate it)
- Relocate muffler

J - Just
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E - Every
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WOW you have done alot to your JK alreadyit really looks good and congrats on the new gears.


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Originally Posted by 02liberty View Post
WOW you have done alot to your JK alreadyit really looks good and congrats on the new gears.
Thank you very much!! So far I have a little over $4,000 in upgrades and my wish list comes to a tad over $3,000


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