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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by purple76pearl, Mar 2, 2003.

  1. purple76pearl

    purple76pearl 1/2 ton status

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    i have a dana 44 up front and 12 bolt rear, and i want to go from 3:08 to 4:56 gears, a guy in town told me he coudl get me everything for 356 bucks, is that cheap or high, what all would i need to go to 4:56 gears and what brands should i buy or not buy? /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  2. 84k5

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    That would be really cheap for new parts. You need the two sets of gears, two install kits, and you're going to need a new carrier for each axle in this case because your going past the carrier break which is 3.73 for the 44 and 3.42 for the 12 I think. Sounds like he gave you the price for parts for one axle.
     
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    Wow....$356 is very inexpensive if that includes everthing.
    A Ring & Pinion goes for about $150-200, an install kit for about $100, and labor for about $100-150 for one diff. Take that amount times two and you've got about $700-800 /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif. I would check and see what is included for $356. Good Luck! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    3.42 for a 12bolt /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif that sucks I figured it was 3.73
     
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    Sounds really cheap...I just spent just shy of 500.00 on 456's and install kit for my 10 bolts...
     
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    if your old bearings are ok it's not imperative that you get an install kit.
     
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    3.42 for a 12bolt /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif that sucks I figured it was 3.73

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    Well I don't which number you would assign to the break...3.42 and higher is one carrier and 3.73 and lower is another for the 12. Its 3.73 and higher and 3.93 and lower for the 44. Sorry for the confusion.

    You might as well change the bearings while its all apart., IMO.
     

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