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Question Are Yukon Gears Good Quality?

I just got a quote for 5.13 front and rear gears with installation for $1500. The brand of the gears are Yukon. Are these top of the line gears? What quality are they? I just want to know if I'm getting good quality for what I'm paying. The guy told me that the gears are $900 dollars plus $600 for install.
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They are top-notch. That being said- so are Superiors.

I didn't really want G2 gears....but I got them anyway, and they seem to be holding up fine. At 500 miles, I will be interested to see how they are wearing. Also haven't had them off road yet....

IMO- Most gears are good. Generally it is the install that causes problems...and a bad install can kill ANY gear-set.

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FWIW- $900 seems a little high...

In comparison- $555.00

$170 rear d44 Superior
$170 front d44 Superior
$100 front d44 install kit
$115 rear d44 install kit

This is more realistic.

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Yukon has 2 grades of gears, one with limited warranty & one with a lifetime if I'm not mistaken, Send Robert @ (Jeep_fab_&_Gears) here on the forum the question, for he is the gear guy, P.S. his price is around $850.00 installed for gears normal priced installed.

Superior boxes up other companies gears & labels them with their name.
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Yukons are as god as it gets. I got my Yukon ring and pinions, and master overhaul kits from motive gear, along with install for $800 total. Gears installed shouldn't cost more than $1200 on the high side.

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Yeah a little high IMO. My Yukon gears plus install was $950.


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Yukon has 2 grades of gears, the price you got should be for the better set, make sure that is what you are getting. I tell people all the time, you get what you pay for, also ask about the guy doing the install, how many years has he been doing gear installs.

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Yukon has 2 grades of gears, the price you got should be for the better set, make sure that is what you are getting. I tell people all the time, you get what you pay for, also ask about the guy doing the install, how many years has he been doing gear installs.

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The guy doing installs, Willy, has been doing them a long time... he has done 4 sets for me and is about to replace my rear 5.38's next week plus the countless JK's of friends and normal customers.. So on that aspect the OP should feel confident.


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The guy doing installs, Willy, has been doing them a long time... he has done 4 sets for me and is about to replace my rear 5.38's next week plus the countless JK's of friends and normal customers.. So on that aspect the OP should feel confident.

Sorry I'm new to JKO, I have seen good gear set's go bad because of a bad install. Just saying...
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There's no excuse for screwing up a jk gear install. They're so easy to do...

31 jeeps in... still have issues
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Sorry I'm new to JKO, I have seen good gear set's go bad because of a bad install. Just saying...
You are absolutely right.... Especially on the Rubicons, the lockers are very sensitive to n00bs installing gears.

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There's no excuse for screwing up a jk gear install. They're so easy to do...
Yes Sir they are, I did a set yesterday.
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You are absolutely right.... Especially on the Rubicons, the lockers are very sensitive to n00bs installing gears.

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I bought 5.13 Yukon gears with Install kit for $500 from northridge.
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Thanks everyone. I just called the guy at Rocco and told him about the price I got from Northridge 4x4. Waiting to hear back from him. I emailed Northridge and they have the following kit for $549.00 which includes Yukon gears and new bearings.

http://www.northridge4x4.com/proddet...VERHAUL&cat=27
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Got my Yukon 4.88s with Timken overhauls for $500. Average price for gearsets here is $600 for both axles. Should be in the $1,100-$1,300 range, TOPS.

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The higher grade gears from Yukon are excellent, Almost no noise for first 1000 miles then quite as stock.

I have the 5.13

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Aren't Yukon, Superior, and AlloyUSA made by the same company? Or have the Margaritas taken control ...again?

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I was quoted 1900 for gears front and rear, sleeved front axle and guessets...was also told that Yukon is no good...and was suggested another brand...forget what ones though...I'll get back to you guys on that.
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I was quoted 1900 for gears front and rear, sleeved front axle and guessets...was also told that Yukon is no good...and was suggested another brand...forget what ones though...I'll get back to you guys on that.
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Aren't Yukon, Superior, and AlloyUSA made by the same company? Or have the Margaritas taken control ...again?
Used to be that the USA Standard Gear, Value Gear, Yukon Dura-lock, and Yukon Gear and Axle all came from Superior Axle & Gear (at least the D44's). They were all branded as USA Standard Gear. Superior was also known as Foote Axle Forge LLC....and they claimed to be a 100% in-house manufacturer. They claimed to forge, CNC, heat-treat, grind, and spline their gears in the US.

.....but........I have no idea now.

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Umm nope Bear from Beartrax 4x4 told me this...jkowners is my only mentor!
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Yukon, as I understand it has gears made in the USA and gears made in korea. Guess which ones are the better quality metal? Hint...it'll be stamped with Made in the USA.

I got my Yukons and they have been just as quiet as stock since day one. When we were checking tolerances the tooth contact was dead on. Yukon are great gears, right along with Superior axle gears. They are the only 2 I would consider buying. G2 are good korean gears and they will probably hold up, but when it comes to something as important as ring and pinions, why go cheap? They are really something you don't want to fail.

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I have Motive gears.. not real happy with them at the moment.

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I have Motive gears.. not real happy with them at the moment.
What ones are you going with this time? found out wensday that mine got some cracked ring gear teeth

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