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how much did you pay labor for gear swap for 60 & 14bolt?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ryanNC, Jun 15, 2002.

  1. ryanNC

    ryanNC 1/2 ton status

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    just got my 5.13's for my axles and now i'm shopping around for a good installer or i'll just buy the tools and do it myself. /forums/images/icons/mad.gif
     
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    The cheapest place here was $250 each axle, and that was just to install the gears, no machine work. I have to press all of the bearings and races myself. The most expensive was $800.
     
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    holy crap, theres a guy in near me that does it for 100 an axle if the axles arent in the truck and 150 for the axles if they are in the truck, (cuz he has to crawl under the truck) he does good work to, he is friends with Brian Waddel (winner of TTC last year if somone didnt know which im sure you do)
     
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    A friend just had his rear done and is going to have his front done this week at West Coast Differentials. I think they're charging him ~$180 per axle to install and set-up the gears.
     
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    Steve, where is West Coast Differential? I take it he supplied the parts and was only charged for labor.
     
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    They're in Rancho Cordova, CA. A couple of the 4x4 rags send their gear work to them, so my friend figured they'd be pretty reputable. I was just quoting the labor cost he told me. He did supply some of his own parts and bought some of them from WCD.
     
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    best price i can get in mid nc is about 300 for the front and no one will give me a price on the rear. nobody knows what to do on the rear.might have to do this myself /forums/images/icons/mad.gif
     

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