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gettin gears today $$$$$

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bklynlifted, Sep 4, 2002.

  1. bklynlifted

    bklynlifted 1/2 ton status

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    ok so i head down to the local driveline shop cause ive got some noise in the rear so they pull the cover and i see metal, ok so this is what i need a new R&P,8 1/2 3.73 new auburn pro series carrier, all new bearings, seals spicer u joints master rebuild kit,etc. so i tell him do it here is the price breakdown.2 spicer u joints 40.00 auburn pro series 8 1/2 30 spline limited slip 395.00,2 axel bearing & seal kit's 36.00 gear oil 9.87,ring & pinion 195.00, labor 300.00 master rebuild bearing kit95.00 install u joints 10.00 grand total 1,081.21 the only thing not being changed is the axel shafts so is this price ok???? i have only found 2 places in brooklyn who i would let touch my truck.thanks /forums/images/icons/cool.gif /forums/images/icons/cool.gif /forums/images/icons/cool.gif /forums/images/icons/confused.gif web page
     
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    that price sounds good to me.i had my gears changed with an eaton posi,bearings,seals,gear oil,and a friction modifier(for the posi)for about $1100
     
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    <font color="green"> For that kind of scratch you could swap in a set of 3/4 ton axles with a better ratio and have money left over for wheels and a l/s... </font color>
     
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    bklynlifted 1/2 ton status

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    tires and rims are 4 months old and i don't go offroad that much and the 3.73's work fine for what i'm doing with the truck i only use it on the weekends and for hunting in the fall last year i only put 2900 miles on it and i dont have the time to search the scrap yards. and there are not to many truck's in broolkyn. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    1100 bones!!!!!

    ouch.....

    I'd get a secondhand axle for 150 and have it shipped to me if I were you...!!!

    1100... geze.....
    I guess the priice is fair but weigh your options man.... /forums/images/icons/blush.gif
     
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    i feel the pain 1100.00$$$$ is what the job is worth in NY i know i could get a 12 0r a 14sf from the for sale forum but i don't want to put in a used axel and then have to rebuild it if it detonates the cost to ship and purchase a used axel is half the cost of a complete rebuild and i get a one year warrenty and auburn gear has a program where you can send in your carrier and get it rebuilt for 85.00 including shipping only catch is the unit must have been bought in the past 4 years????? later web page /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    I'd never spend that kind of cash on a 10 bolt. That is outragous.

    $300 to set up gears? SCREW THAT!!
     
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    <font color="blue">One of my freinds in Rockland Co NY is parting out a 90 K5 with a good pair of 10 bolts. I'm not sure of the gears. Ryan's email is bigblaze90@aol.com
     
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    the labor rate in new york is 75.00 an hour i think 300.00 is fair considering they have to strip the rear down to the housing clean and replace every part in their?? a 10 bolt is all i need like i said i only put about 3000 miles on it a year and if i go with a used rear i dont want to get stuck 10 miles from the nearest paved road and another 20 to tne next town towing that far is costly. i will have peice of mind knowing my rear is 100% new, and my hunting season will not get screwed up by being cheap?? just my opinion. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif PS gonna pick up the truck friday afternoon had to work the times square concert this afternoon O.T helps pay for the toy /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    i have heared from my cousin from oklahma that we are gettin screwed ouy here in california,price of used 4x4(ecspecialy 73 and older)sterio equip.,aftermarket parts,screwed by junkyards($2000 for a dana 60)screwed, screwed,screwed.hardly hurts anymore.can i say that? /forums/images/icons/mad.gif
     
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    Here in south TX...For a grand total i got 4.56 installed wiht the rebuild kits in both the front and rear.
     
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    lets say 195.00 for each ring and pinion thats 390.00 plus rebuild kit 95.00 each 180.00 thats 570.00 so thats 340 for labor 170.00 each axel thars very reasionable, i also needed a new auburn gear posi unit 395.00 so i pick up the truck this afternoon and it;s smooth as a baby's ass can i say ass /forums/images/icons/grin.gif /forums/images/icons/grin.gif bottom line i am confident my rear will last a lone time, if i hit the irish sweepsteaks i'll upgrade&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; to a hummer. later guy's n girls /forums/images/icons/cool.gif web page
     
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    Dude! Call Hunts Point for an axle, you will probably pay about $150 for the axle. For $718.79 more you can get a Dana 60 front with 4.56's with a trac loc &amp; a 14bolt FF with 4.56's with a detroit locker from Wayne.
     
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    to late the job is done and the truck just got back from the shop it's runng perfect ?? thanks for the info /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     

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