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San Diego (or lower SoCal) shop for regearing?

Discussion in 'California' started by Spvrtan, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. Jun 6, 2016 at 2:33 AM
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    Spvrtan

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    I'm looking for a shop in, or around, San Diego that is capable of doing a regear, and ARB locker job for me. I'll provide the parts. I've heard of SD Trux (closest to me), Pro Gear (closer), and North County Gear.
     
  2. Jun 17, 2016 at 1:32 PM
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    I'd go to Jason. He mostly does work for TacomaWorld members but is an expert mechanic on pretty much any Toyota truck. I had a bad experience with some shops in the area (specifically ORW) but Jason is a man you can trust. I kept the stock 4.30 gears but had him put the ARB RD-146 into my rear axle.

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  3. Jun 18, 2016 at 11:20 AM
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    Yea, I had Jason weld some crossmembers onto my custom bed rack. He said he could do my rear diff but wouldn't be able to do the front for my 4x4.
     
  4. Jun 19, 2016 at 1:29 PM
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    Stupid front clamshells...
     
  5. Jun 19, 2016 at 5:46 PM
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    Triple likes. Very good Dirk. We need more here like you. The ARB is super high on my must have done list. What did you pay$ (including air compressor?) Labor, etc. I have a guy that is #1 here in Denver metro area. (Yukon Gears). $400 for diff install. (not air).
     
  6. Jun 19, 2016 at 9:25 PM
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    Are you 4x4? If so, where did you go for your front?
     
  7. Jun 20, 2016 at 6:17 PM
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    The ARB differential was about $1060, I got the smallest ARB compressor which was about $180, $400 for a rebuild kit from East Cost Gear Supply ((just note it doesn't contain all the parts if you want to change gears) (if you go to Randy's Worldwide you can easily find the individual parts you need if you aren't changing gears)), and about $700 for all of the labor to install the compressor, air lines, and differential. The carrier is really heavy (especially with the ARB in it) and it is quite a long job.

    I do have a 4x4 but I kept the stock gears since I'm never going to put big tires on this truck. I also don't plan on taking my truck anywhere a front locker is required. 4.30 gears are plenty deep for my 32.5" tires. I wish I had a better answer for you.
     
  8. Jun 20, 2016 at 11:07 PM
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    Are you not planning on actually using 4x4 mode? If you engage the front drive, you're most likely going to blow up the transmission and/or transfer case since they're spinning at different revolutions front-to-back (4.30-to-4.88).
     
  9. Jun 21, 2016 at 7:03 AM
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    I'll be buying the ARB from JustDifferentials.com. They cater to the 4 wheeler crowd. They will provide everything I need to do the locker upgrade. Yukon Gear here in Aurora will to the complete install. I just need to grow some more money.
     
  10. Jun 21, 2016 at 5:38 PM
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    I understand that having different gear ratios installed would immediately result in damage if I tried it; I kept the stock ring and pinion in the rear axle and have no intention of re-gearing.
     
  11. Jun 21, 2016 at 11:23 PM
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    Ah, sorry -- I misread your first post and thought you regeared also but now I see you just added a locker.
     
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