Originally Posted by Townsend
Excuse my ignorance guys, but what is the process/cost of regearing to the 4.88?
A lot. Parts for a locked 80 are over a grand. Then the labor. I delivered my 3rds to the shop and got out of there for around $500 in labor. If you simply dropped off your truck at a shop expect $2K+. Unlocked trucks are a little less as the set up kits are cheaper.
While its all torn down most will rebuilt the knuckles/hubs so there is that cost too. And well if your not locked there could be the price of a set of ARB's
Most people chose Nitro gear sets. Slee is a local supplier. I did my gears during a front housing repair: http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/foru...highlight=4.88