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How much does it cost to get gears installed

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazentank, Jan 24, 2002.

  1. blazentank

    blazentank 1/2 ton status

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    In a few months i will be getting my gears changed from 3.42's to 4.10's or 4.56's how much does it cost to get them installed and where do i get the gears from. I live in south texas does anybody know what the going price is to get them installed.

    "When you say i drive a fullsize are you calling my wife fat."
    J/K i was bored and made that up i don't even have a wife i'am only 17.
     
  2. kilroy

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    Look for shops that specialize in transmissions and gears. (Yellow pages) costs can vary widely, and some shops give discounts installation if the gears are purchased through them. I suggest making a couple of calls.
     
  3. Burt4x4

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    Anywere from 500 for both front and rear to 1100 for both front and rear, NOT including parts!! I called and called and that was the range of quotes I got JUST for labor.
    I ended up doing it my self and to this day I am very proud of my abilites to slam beer and do a gearswap. Of coarse it took me almost a month to complete the project but I still did it[​IMG]
    Good luck

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  4. TheLakeRat

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    Where are you in South Texas?
    We are in San Angelo, Tx.
    We charge 250 for the front and 200 for the rear. Plus the price of the parts.
     
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    blazentank 1/2 ton status

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    i live in houston

    "When you say i drive a fullsize are you calling my wife fat."
    J/K i was bored and made that up i don't even have a wife i'am only 17.
     
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    We'll that may be too far for you to drive but if you can't find anyone else, I 'll be glad to do it for you.
     
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    "When you say i drive a fullsize are you calling my wife fat."
    J/K i was bored and made that up i don't even have a wife i'am only 17.
     
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    why don't you do them yourself? my friend adam and i (both only 17 yrs old) did his 4.56s ourselves with a little help from his grandpa.

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    Not to start a war hear or anything but from what i hear self installed gears 75% of the time don't last for more than 3000 miles because of how precisely they have to be installed. But maybe i'm wrong. Plus i don't have the time or tools to do it. Plus i just had back surgery monday due to a herniated disc. Yea i know i'm way to young to have one but i did. I need to get them done soon so i don't destroy my transmission again

    "When you say i drive a fullsize are you calling my wife fat."
    J/K i was bored and made that up i don't even have a wife i'am only 17.
     
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    I paid $1100.00 here in so cal parts &amp; labor for 4.56's frt &amp; rr.
    Droped it off in the morning before work &amp; picked it up after
    work. Prices should be close to that at any good shop.
    Jim

    88 Silverado K5 5.7-700R-208-10 bolts-4.56-35in
    Procomp AT's- some ORD stuff & a CV driveshaft
     
  11. 2Dogs

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    New R&amp;P, labor front and rear, should be around $1000. More labor for installing lockers prolly.....

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    i had a 4wd mechanic come to my home. I tore apart the rear end. when he showed all he did is set the backlash. 80 bux. then i put everything backtogether. the front he did an exchange for some springs i had for his truck. normally he would charge 250.
     

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