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Labor costs for gears

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TXsizeK5, Oct 4, 2001.

  1. TXsizeK5

    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

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    About how much does install labor charges go for installing 4.11's thanks.

    6in 87' K5 w/ 35" BFG muds.
    305/Sm465/ NP208, 4.11's coming soon.
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    I got a bunch of quotes, most were around $200

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    When i had mine done last year i paid $250.00 per diff.

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    90k5, 200 per diff... or togetehre...

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    <font color=purple> I've been looking at new gears a lot lately and I've found that you're going to pay about the same as you'll pays for the gears and install kits themselves ......... so let's say the parts are around 450 -500 bucks ,then the labor to put them in will be about the same ......... I was lucky enough to find a friend who's done them many times before and will do it for nothing ! Thank God !

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  6. TXsizeK5

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    parts for 500? Its like 130 for ring and pinion+instal kit like 30... so 160 x2= 320... plus i know a shop that should do it for cheap... so like id be spedning 400 -600 total =)
    Im guessing... if not then [censored].

    6in 87' K5 w/ 35" BFG muds.
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  7. riz

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    <font color=purple>All the quotes I've got say the install kits are around 95 bucks a piece ! I've called Summit, Reider Racing, Drivetrain Wharehouse and Randy's and that's the quotes I got just last week ..........granted mine were for 4:56 gears but they can't be that far of of 4:11's .......... What's the real deal guys ???? Mine are for 10 bolts too.

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    Here in Calif.. $375.00 to $400.00 for the front and $300.00 to $350.00 for the rear. And that was threw 4 diffrent places..... I got a friend of my brothers to come over and do them and I paid him $400.00 to do both and I stayed there and helped and learned a lot....Dan

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    And that was labor alone.. I had already bought the gears and install kits...Dan

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    It cost me about 3 1/2 weeks and 3-4 cases of beer alot of yelling from the wife about spnding too much time in the garage more beer some tools I wanted anway , 150 bucks, the pleasure of actually swappin gears on my own rig for the first time ever!!!!
    Do the reserch and tryit it's one heck of a feeling to actually pull it off!!!
    Good luck

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    <font color=purple> Hey Dan, What ratio did you get and where ? How much for the gears and instal kits as well ?

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    I got them from 4wpw.... I think I paid 155.00 a axle with the install kits.. But the guy gave me a good deal our so I thought. Two weeks later they went on sale.. Buy one set and get the second set free.. One good thing about going into 4wpw.. Go in with a advertsed price and they will beat it...Dan

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    Sorry.. I went with 4.56's........And I love them...Dan

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    In Colorado Springs it was $300 an axle. Here in Tulsa, it's $150 an axle! I guess it's not too bad being in OK for some things.

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    <font color=purple> What axles ya got ,Dan ?

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    Got mine done locally for $125 per axle.

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    I am keeping the 10 bolts.. But I did have a Auburn posi in the rear. And I just put one in the front....Dan

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    Install kits vary significantly sometimes. I found some for as little as $40 when I did mine, but all the big gear places (Randy's, Reiders, etc.) run around $90-95. Randy's (My Jimmy with all her projects!
     
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    Well, I am reserching this verry much myself lately. And have found this, for a cheap set of gears expect to pay around 130, for an expensive set of gears, expect to pay as much as 190. Install kits averagew 80.labor is going to be for 10-11 (10.2 to be exact) hours times the hourly rate of your shop.the shop I am going withs hourly rate is 60 an hour so thats between 600 and 660 for labor. However, I the guy at the shop is cutting me a discount on labor becuase he did my tranny for me a few months ago also. So he is going to round down to 10 hours, and charge me 50 an hour, so 500, or 250 an axle. The other thing you may want to look at is package deals. drive train direct sells, both sets of gears and both install kits for 469. Not bad for Superior or Precision gears... My problem is on trying to find good prices on a limited slip. cheapest i can find on eatons is 344. I hate to spend that much. I want a lock right, but I drive in the snow a lot and dont want the extra driving hassle in the snow and ice that you get with a locker...
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