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gear install question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dbltapp, Aug 24, 2001.

  1. dbltapp

    dbltapp 1/2 ton status

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    i am having 4.10's put in my 10 bolt(i know,i know!) and the mechanic is telling me that it is going to take almost twice as long to do the front then the back. does that sound right? the axles are out of an 86 blazer.

    "Luck, often enough will save a man, if his courage holds"
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    I was told that it would take 1 hour more for the front. This is because removing the rear is easy and the front has some additional stuff (steering components). I was told 4.5 hours for the rear and 5.5 for the front. So, I am doing mine myself tonight!

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  3. HarryH3

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    To even get the diff out of the front housing requires you to first remove:

    Wheels
    Brake calipers
    Locking hubs
    Outer wheel bearings
    Hub/rotor assemblies
    Spindles
    Now you can finally pull the axleshafts out of the housing. [​IMG]

    So yes, it is a lot more work to do the front than the rear.

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    Ditto to what HarryH3 said. In OKC it will run you about $350 for the front and $250 for the rear.
     
  5. dbltapp

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    thanx guys!

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