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Re: What is a good Rebuild place? Long Blocks.
Personally, I think Jasper is ridiculously overpriced, at least for my application.
When it was time to rebuild the Automatic trans and replace the torque converter in my 98 Ram 1500 4x4, Jasper wanted $2600, $600 core, a shipping and skid fee, PLUS labor charges to install, and over a week to do it. My local Dodge dealer rebuilt the trans, replace the torque converter, in two days, with factory Mopar parts, for less than $2000.
When the rear axle tossed a pinion bearing, lets just say Jasper charges more for a core for that axle than the Dodge dealer charged me to rebuild the ENTIRE axle. (under $1000)
And since those prices consider DEALERSHIP labor in the ultra-expensive NYC area...I Can tell you my local dealer will continue to get my business, and Jasper can keep their overpriced remans. Maybe they're cheaper for Jeeps, but I wont forget the bad taste I had when I needed a trans.
Besides, with this being my only vehicle, that I travel with cross-country alot, I needed a nationwide, no questions asked warranty. From what I've heard, getting something repaired under warranty from jasper is like pulling teeth.