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Lookig to regear... any good shops near me?

I am in Illinois, the Kankakee area (Braidwood actually), and am looking for a shop to do a regear for me. The closest shop, Begler's in Wilmington, wants $2900 (parts and labor) for a 3.21 to 4.10/ 4.56 swap front and rear. That's seems high from what I've read. So I'm looking for other options. I would not mind doing them with a fellow Jeeper who knows their stuff, but I don't know any so I'm looking for shop recommendations near me. All I find when I search are shops up north of Chicago or near the city.

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Almost 80 views and no one has had gear work in my area... oh poop.

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Sometimes it's tough to find a place in this manner ,oddly .
What about napierville,il "Wildside Motorsports"? About an hour from you ,right ?

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I've met John, the owner at Wildside. He works solely on Jeeps, from what I understand. He did a couple of quotes for me... I'm cheap, so I didn't actually have him do anything yet, but it's worth contacting him for a quote.
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Sometimes it's tough to find a place in this manner ,oddly .
What about napierville,il "Wildside Motorsports"? About an hour from you ,right ?

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Sent them a message via the contact page a weeks ago now... no reply.

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[email protected] is John's email at Wildside. He or his assistant Kelly have responded to me quickly.
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I am in Illinois, the Kankakee area (Braidwood actually), and am looking for a shop to do a regear for me. The closest shop, Begler's in Wilmington, wants $2900 (parts and labor) for a 3.21 to 4.10/ 4.56 swap front and rear. That's seems high from what I've read. So I'm looking for other options. I would not mind doing them with a fellow Jeeper who knows their stuff, but I don't know any so I'm looking for shop recommendations near me. All I find when I search are shops up north of Chicago or near the city.
I called Wildside Customs in Naperville and he sent me over to A&G Automotive in Naperville. Just got Jeep back today. 4.56 gears front and rear with new carrier in front. I supplied all the parts (he told me to round up the parts as I could prob get a better price than he could) including master install kits and gear oil (got a good deal from Northridge 4x4 - $668 to my door).
$1100 for the install. So just under $1800 installed. Only 50 miles so far but no humming or other noises.
Great guys to do business with.

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GY Duratrac 315/70R17 tires on Willys rims w/ 1.5" wheel spacers,
Smittybilt XRC Side Armor, Drake locking hood latches

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