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Gear Install

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MTBLAZER89, Apr 7, 2003.

  1. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Is there a book out there like Ring and Pinion Installation for dummies, or something like that. I really cant afford $500 which is the cheapest place I have found locally. Thanks
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    Get hold of Randy's Ring and Pinion. They have manual's, which They might sell for cheap. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Do they have a web site? Phone #?
     
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    is that 500 just for labor? or parts aswell?
     
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    I am interested in this answer as well. I have heard that the tools for setting the backlash cost as much as labor, so if you are only doing it once in a blue moon, it isn't worth it to do it yourself.

    Info is greatly appriciated.
     
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    I wa quoted $500 for labor I already have the R&P. Lockers cost more. The tools can't cost that damn much.
     
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    the bearing service kit is upwards of 350 i belive, then you need a dial indicator, which isnt too much, youll need to use a press to put the pinion bearing on, and the carrier bearings aswell,

    500 bucks is FAR FAR too much, when i got my gears done it was 150 per axle, for labor, he would knock 50 bucks off if you brought him the axle only and not the truck, his price has went up 25bucks since then, but still a good price, (and no he doesnt do shotty work he does things right)
     
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    I am military so I have access to all the tools I need at the auto shop on base. I just need a detailed instruction book.

    -Brian
     
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    Thanks everyone I found a very informative tech article (with pictures) on installation and setting R&P. Wish me luck /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Just dont forget to crush the crush sleeve!
     

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