How much did he charge you?Had mine done by Martin from Mobile Gear installers. I provided all the parts, Front and rear locker ARB locker and 4.88 Yukon gears with master installs. They only do the axle work and drop in the arb connection line. All the wiring and air lines to axle need to be run by your mechanic or do it yourself. They are used by Rebel Offroad and other high end shops in SoCal, why pay a markup when they will higher the same guy. As far as Premier gears is concerned, it is the nephew who started his own gig after quitting Mobile Gears.
Next time you are at your local off-road shop and know someone is getting a regear, check out what truck is parked outside... You might be surprised it is one of these two companies has been hired to do the job.
if you dont mind asking how much they charged you for whole upgrade ?Just posting a follow up for anyone interested. I went with Brothers 4x4 and had a good experience. They got the parts quick and got the work done quickly too. Paid less than I was budgeting for. Just finished the 500 mile break in and they changed the diff oil today (included in the price). Took about 20 min. I'd definitely use them for work in the future.
I'm very happy with 4.88s for my 6 speed with 35s. The overall gearing is a bit lower than what the Jeep had on stock tires, but I think it's what the 6 speed needs anyway. First gear is a little low, and at empty weight on level ground I can start in 2nd easily. I think it will be perfect when loaded up and with the drag from the RTT. At 80 mph I'm at about 3k rpm. At 70 the engine is right at the point where it begins making good torque, so I don't really need to downshift to accelerate slowly or go up hill. Before the regear I had to cruise in 4th gear at 65 and use 3rd for inclines. With the tent and a little headwind I would sometimes need 3rd just to maintain 65. Not fun lol.
To anyone with a 6 speed Sport on 35s, do the gears. You will not be disappointed.
I used these guys based on reviews. Bad decision. they quoted me labor only (I had the parts) and required a $100 deposit to make an appointment. thought this was very unusual, but based on the reviews I went ahead and paid it.Havent had an experience with them yet but Premier West Gears in Riverside seem to be a good bunch of folks, many fb groups recommend them. They'd be on my short list when my JLUR arrives.
They wouldn't work with me at all other than me making more long distance trips, based on how I was treated, and the price suddenly being double, I wont return, takes 2 vehicles and its a long drive to top it off. If they hadn't made it my responsibility and picked up/repaired, I would probably be positive about them... except the price deception...I am looking at these Southern California shops to regear my JLUR since I live in the San Gabriel area. Anyone have an experience with any of these shops.
- Offroad Customz (Glendale)
- Crunch Offroad (Temple City)
- Saint Offroad (Glendora)
- RockTech Offroad (La Habra).
- Premier West Gears (Riverside). @bikenutty I just read yours. So they haven't tried to fix it anyway? Their website states they offer a 1 year warranty on their labor.