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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by SlyDog, Oct 24, 2001.

  1. SlyDog

    SlyDog 1/2 ton status

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    I am looking at a 14 bolt that has 3:73 gears and how much would it cost to change to 4.56 gears ? I am curious cause the axle is for a decent price .

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  2. HarryH3

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    Figure around $200 for the gears, maybe $100 for new bearings and seals, then $150-500 for labor, depending on what kind of deal you can find. [​IMG] Might as well spend $310 more for a new Detroit Locker while you're going inside. [​IMG] (Open the cover on the diff and see if it is an open carrier. The Detroit Locker won't fit the factory Gov-Loc carrier).

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  3. SAVAGE1

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    $500 for the rear sounds about right for a complete swap.. new bearings and seals. But It wouldn't hurt to shop around. I found a place that'll do mine for $400. I also agree with Harry on putting in the locker along with the gears. It'll save you an extra labor charge down the line. Also the axle you're interested in has an open carrier, no gov loc so a Detroit will go right in.

    Rod
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    85 K5 6"ProComp 35"Boggers 14Bolt/ Dana44 4.10's
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  4. SlyDog

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    hah thanks savage [​IMG]

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  5. TXsizeK5

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    200 for install 125 for gears and like 60 for master install kit wich is the bearings and all that jazz.. go to www.drivetrainwarehouse.com they have the cheapest gears ive seen on the market. And they are same brand as the ones 4wpw sells ( genuine gear)

    6in 87' K5 w/ 35" BFG muds.
    305/Sm465/ NP208
    Kn, 4.56's.
    next... off with the cat's and a single inlet dual outlet flowmaster with 4" tips =D
     

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