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Beers and Gears

Discussion in 'Colorado' started by thefatkid, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. Jul 29, 2019 at 9:12 PM
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    thefatkid

    thefatkid [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well, as some of you know already I build differentials. I'm a 20 year Master Diagnostic technician with Toyota and have moonlighted at a couple off road shops in my day. I started building differentials out of necessity for my rock crawlers and progressed into the madness you see today.

    So what is beers and gears? A business? Well, I'm not a business. I build differentials when I have free time between family time and house projects. I prefer to just build differentials but do full installs also. I have a full time job at a local dealer so that plays into my timeline also.

    What services do I offer?

    I build core differentials I have on hand to replace your differentials.

    I can install those differentials if you require a "drive in/drive out" type service. I typically only like to have the vehicles down 1 full day.

    I could possibly be talked into lifts and stuff.

    I'm not looking to perform the same work I do, day in/day out.

    I will not install other peoples built differentials for you.

    I do not ship or have any interest in Shipping differentials. I don't want to get into that madness. Face to face transactions with payment after work complete only.

    Scheduling, well being side work, I don't really schedule. I work on a 1st come, 1st served basis. That will be determined by parts received. I'm not holding spots in line or holding cores in hopes of whatever. Honestly, it takes me long enough to get through these when I have time, it isn't fair to someone who has parts in hand to wait for someone who doesn't.

    Finally, this is "side work" for me. Life can get in the way (as the start of 2019 have proven big time). Expect some time to get these done, just know I don't like to rush through, I chase a quality setup. If this sounds like a path you like. Respond here and shoot me a PM.

    This section below will update, just to show who/what is on the bench. I might add separate pictures of patterns in the latter comments

    Current build(s) on the bench.

    Bill not on the forum

    @SilverGhost 8.4 with air locker and 4.56s

    Waiting for time to drop truck off for install



    In Que



    Delivered

    @Night Eagle is getting a front ARB (8" reverse rotation thick gearset) with matching e-locker rear.

    @Kappes03 is getting gears front and rear (8" reverse rotation front and e-locker rear)
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2019
  2. Jul 29, 2019 at 10:25 PM
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    teamhypoxia

    teamhypoxia MichelinMan

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    So how is this different than "Steers and Queers"?
     
  3. Jul 29, 2019 at 10:27 PM
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    Matic

    Matic The "OFG" Baby!!!

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    OME 881 coils with OME nitrochargers shocks up front. TC UCA's OME Dakars with extra leaf in the rear. Warn 8000 winch with 80ft custom braided synth line. Custom 60ft synth extension. All pro tube bumper, Hi-lift jack, Safari Snorkel, Wilco tiregate.
    Can you post your certificates and....stuff?
     
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  4. Jul 29, 2019 at 10:28 PM
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    thefatkid

    thefatkid [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've only driven through Texas in a Dodge truck with the tow mirrors down.
     
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  5. Jul 29, 2019 at 10:30 PM
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    thefatkid

    thefatkid [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry, I forgot to note that I don't ship and I'm local only. You could drive by and check out my YouTube certification patches though
     
  6. Jul 29, 2019 at 10:48 PM
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    Matic

    Matic The "OFG" Baby!!!

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    OME 881 coils with OME nitrochargers shocks up front. TC UCA's OME Dakars with extra leaf in the rear. Warn 8000 winch with 80ft custom braided synth line. Custom 60ft synth extension. All pro tube bumper, Hi-lift jack, Safari Snorkel, Wilco tiregate.
    Just trying to help out a bit if you posted your Toyota ASE master tech certs or patches.
     
  7. Jul 30, 2019 at 2:36 AM
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    Red Baron

    Red Baron Let's call it livabetes, no more die

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    Most of the locals have unfortunately met or talked to him on here numerous times in need of mechanical advice. Wait I meant fortunately... :cheers:

    Brian's a good dude with the skills and proven work.

    Ohhh and subbed for when I get to do mine and lokkas!
     
  8. Jul 30, 2019 at 6:06 AM
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    GoldenBrew

    GoldenBrew Over-Geared according to the "Math"

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    110% all in for Brian on this. He did my 4.88's and I can speak to his work and professionalism - the only way you will find this at a dealer or other shop is if Brian is there and the one doing the work. We are very fortunate that Brian if offering his expertise and service to us. Top notch person and top notch work!
     
  9. Jul 30, 2019 at 6:55 AM
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    DaWillDaBeast

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    When I’m not poor from redoing my suspension I’ll be hitting you up for regearing.
     
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  10. Jul 30, 2019 at 7:16 AM
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    odomandr

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    Better have some scale stuff on the bench too.........
     
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  11. Jul 30, 2019 at 7:29 AM
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    CO MTN Steve

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    Congrats Brian on going "Official" with this.
     
  12. Jul 30, 2019 at 7:57 AM
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    johntoyota

    johntoyota "I'm higher than you'll ever be." -Treetop

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    I have to throw my thumbs up for Brian in here as well. He did my 5.29s and was a fantastic dude to work with. My Nitro install kit was missing a shim and a seal and he was able to source them for me to not create any additional downtime during the process. I got them all installed and will be cruising down the trail with a smile on my face in about 110 more miles! You wont find a nicer guy to work with and the guy just flat out knows his shit.

    Im glad to see this page created! :cheers:
     
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  13. Jul 30, 2019 at 8:20 AM
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    Coop68

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    Sub i am thinking of doing my gears this winter for next year. Just trying to decide on 4.56 or 4.88 and if i am staying 33” tires or going for dirty fives.
     
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  14. Jul 30, 2019 at 8:37 AM
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    CO MTN Steve

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    Sweet you will be first one I know running 40's! :D
     
  15. Jul 30, 2019 at 8:40 AM
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    johntoyota

    johntoyota "I'm higher than you'll ever be." -Treetop

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    If you have any inclination of going bigger, do the lower gear. Just my 5 cents.
     
  16. Jul 30, 2019 at 9:24 AM
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    The_Black_Pearl

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    Brian did my 4.88’s fr/rr and air lockers! Quality work. In and out same day!
     
  17. Jul 30, 2019 at 11:15 AM
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    CharlieCafe

    CharlieCafe No Mas MTB (formerly iRideMTB)

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    Brian and I were just having this discussion over the weekend. I've convinced myself I will never go over 33's...but I also know how this shit works so I will most likely go 4.88's :anonymous:
     
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  18. Jul 30, 2019 at 11:16 AM
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    johntoyota

    johntoyota "I'm higher than you'll ever be." -Treetop

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    A lot of times people lie to themselves to say what they think they want to hear.
     
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  19. Jul 30, 2019 at 11:42 AM
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    Coop68

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    This is true!

    so for second gen just go 4.88 for auto.
     
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  20. Jul 30, 2019 at 12:51 PM
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    Wulf

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    You'll never regret deeper gears on the trail even if you don't go bigger.
     

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