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Info request - Gear shop for install

Discussion in 'North East' started by go2cnavy, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. Oct 28, 2018 at 5:41 PM
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    go2cnavy

    go2cnavy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Any recommendations for a good shop to install Nitro gears in my 3rd Gen Tacoma?
     
  2. Oct 29, 2018 at 2:36 AM
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    Where are you?
    My buddy has a shop local to me... I know some guys from NH and Boston area have there FJs to him for gears etc.
     
  3. Oct 29, 2018 at 2:49 PM
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    I’d just go through ECGS. Five year warranty on their diffs. I’ve used that warranty twice now. With their exchange program, you really can’t beat it.
     
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    Newport, RI
     
  7. Oct 29, 2018 at 4:23 PM
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    Their customer service reputation is great. However, two warranty claims in 5 years isn’t a great selling point.
     
  8. Oct 29, 2018 at 5:05 PM
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    Ha! I wheel my truck. It’s not their fault I break things.

    It IS a great selling point. Where else are you going to get a five year, no questions asked, warranty on diffs that are built with lockers and will obviously be wheeled?

    I called them up and said “I broke four teeth off of my ring gear at the off road park this weekend. Also, since you’re changing the ring and pinion anyway, can we go from 4.56s to 4.88s?”

    “Sure, I’ll email you a shipping label and we can do 4.88s in the front for the cost of parts and two hours labor” they also resealed both ARBs no charge.

    I think you’re looking at this the wrong way lol.

    Anyway, good luck whichever way you go :thumbsup:
     
  9. Oct 29, 2018 at 5:19 PM
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    lol I see where you're coming from but ECGS has a great reputation and I wouldn't hesitate to go through them...people who upgrade their gears and add lockers are usually wheeling pretty hard and damaging the gears is an unfortunate part of the game, nothing is indestructible. The fact that they have that kind of warranty and honor it despite knowing that most of their customers will probably push the limits of and abuse the product is a good company to do business with IMO.
     
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  10. Oct 29, 2018 at 5:40 PM
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    Did the trans and built the rear axle for my Jeep.
    They do other stuff, but, that is his bread and butter.
     
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  11. Oct 29, 2018 at 5:45 PM
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    ^^ I’ve owned KTM’s for 20 years and know all about breakage.
    I recind my comment - it is a great selling point.
    Thanks!
     
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