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Thick or thin whats the diff?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by hunterguy86, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. hunterguy86

    hunterguy86 1/2 ton status

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    I'm looking at getting some gears for my 14 bolt FF. Its currently has an open diff with 3.73 gears. Do I need thick or thin gears?

    Also I called a shop here in town. They quoted my 1300 do install new gears and a lockright. That covers gears, the locker and an install kit.

    They said if I brought the parts to them, the labor is 350. What do yall think about these prices?
     
  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    If you currently have 3.73's, you'll need thick gears. The thick style gears allow you to run the bigger ratio on the lower (numerically) series carrier.
     
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    :shocked::shocked:

    Wow, that seems insanely high to me. I think I paid 120 to have my gears changed and locker installed a year or so ago as I didn't feel like fooling with it at the time. That was me, dropping the axle off, complete R&P, and detroit still in the box. Plus they replaced 2 bearings for me too.
     
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    sarasotausmc 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Stomper, was that here in J'ville? Where?

    Hijack OFF
     
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    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Lets see gears are about 200 the locker off the top of my head is like 425 and the rebuild kit is 100 some odd so you are like at 725. 350 for labor is high, a 14b is easy to setup. I would charge someone 100 if it wasn't in the truck and 125 if it was
     
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    Local shop here is charging me $100. I have all the parts, they are just doing the labor. Hopefully in a few weeks I'll be locked front and rear with 4.56s and twinsticked.....hehe can't wait.
     
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    I was quoted 325 for labor only per axle for 10 bolts front and rear, how is that for a 10 bolt.
     
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    Thats about the top end of what the labor is worth, should be $150 - $250, just labor, out of the vehicle. If you want to test an installer before you give him the go-ahead, ask if he has set-up bearings; a good gear man will.
    Jimbo
     

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