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So I have a 2007 unlimited rubicon and just upgrated to recentered H1 rims and 37 in tires. I now need to get some gears. I am wondering who has best prices, and best quality? I know that best price doesn't always mean best quality, and will be looking for somewhere in the middle.

I have an auto, but it is my daily driver, with occational wheeling, so I have been trying to decide between 4.88 and 5.13 and 5.38.

All suggestions are welcome.

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I would go with 5.13s and Yukon gears.
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I have a 07 JkU X - w 35'd. Just went with Yukon 5:13'd from stock 4:10's.

Day and night, and will be even better when I go with the 37's

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I'd go 5.13s too.

I can offer you front and rear G2 or Yukon at $550 delivered with master install kits. Either way you go the install kits include Timken Bearings which most prefer.

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So I have a 2007 unlimited rubicon and just upgrated to recentered H1 rims and 37 in tires. I now need to get some gears. I am wondering who has best prices, and best quality? I know that best price doesn't always mean best quality, and will be looking for somewhere in the middle.

I have an auto, but it is my daily driver, with occational wheeling, so I have been trying to decide between 4.88 and 5.13 and 5.38.

All suggestions are welcome.

Thanks
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i purchased a 5.13 kit from northridge. they send pretty much whatever is in stock because the stuff they have in stock is all made by the same supplier then just rebranded to whatever company makes the box.

i got yukon gears and motive install kits. my installer said for future reference try and get yukon install kits as his experience says that the yukon kits are more complete (has more parts) than the motive. i honestly dont know what more it has, but thats just what my guy told me.
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Yukons and Marcus at river city. Done deal
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I went with 5.38 Yukon gears ordered and installed by rwk haus supply. I had 5.13's in my first jk and like the 5.38's better.

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That seems like a good deal for the gears and install kit, is this something I can do at home? I have decent mechanical skills, just have never done a set of gears.

do I really need a housing spreader?

I have no problem getting the other necessary tools and don't mind tackling a project like this, but don't want to ruin a good set of gears
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After doing my first der of gears recently. This is something that someone can do to save a ton of cash. However make sure you have someone there helping you that knows what they are doing and have done gears before.

It's not hard. It's time consuming, and fairly tedious ... And can be very nerve wracking to hope that they are set up right.

Not something I would have even attempting without the presence of a master tech mechanic and another guy who had done a ton of gear sets directing me.

But it can be done

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After doing my first der of gears recently. This is something that someone can do to save a ton of cash. However make sure you have someone there helping you that knows what they are doing and have done gears before.

It's not hard. It's time consuming, and fairly tedious ... And can be very nerve wracking to hope that they are set up right.

Not something I would have even attempting without the presence of a master tech mechanic and another guy who had done a ton of gear sets directing me.

But it can be done

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It's not hard. It's time consuming, and fairly tedious ... And can be very nerve wracking to hope that they are set up right.
^^^ This! Tried this last summer with a pair of D44s in my truck. After fiddling with it for about three days I finally loaded up the housings and took them to a local guy I had established a decent working relationship with. He said I had the fronts close, but not ideal. But the rears were not even close, which I didn't think they were, but I had come to the point that every change seemed to make things worse. Someone with experience giving advice probably could've guided me through the rough spots, but trying it with nothing but pictures and descriptions could make you pull your hair out. YMMV.

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Well I guess I should have a backup plan before starting. I have seen a few gear install guides, and it doesn't look impossible, but having someone who has done it and can guide you is always a plus.
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from what I have been told..the jk axles are much easier than the older dana stuff, as the shims are on the outside.

started with what was there from the factory, some quick math and both front and rear were almost perfect firtst time.

pinion install is a delicate tedious process to ensure you arent wrecking the crush sleeve.

maybe i got lucky ??

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We have 5.38 gears in the shop JK and they are great. Remember that the hummer setup is heavy and you need more gear to help get it rolling.

BTW, I have G2 gears in both my tow rig and my crawler. Never had an issue with them.

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We have 5.38 gears in the shop JK and they are great. Remember that the hummer setup is heavy and you need more gear to help get it rolling.

BTW, I have G2 gears in both my tow rig and my crawler. Never had an issue with them.
X2 on the 5.38's. I run 37" on my 08 2 door with an auto. At 70mph I'm turning aprox 2100 rpm. Tranny almost never downshifts on small hills now

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