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changing the gear ratio and prices.

I was at the ford dealership yesterday because Iím an idiot and lost one of my PATS keys. As they were programming the new key I was talking to my service rep about changing to 4.88s and so on. I said I wasnít sure where I was going to have it done or how much it would cost and he mentioned "oh we can do it here." I thought to myself why did I bring it up, I donít want them to do it; I barely trust them to drive my truck into the service center. lol

Anyways he looks up the price of labor and estimated time. He told me around 8 hours and $600 for the front and about 6 hours and $500 for the rear. I just laughed at him.

he then told me the price for the parts front and rear. Both were over 500.

I figured the labor price wasnít too bad, but Iím kind of curious what some of you guys have paid. I have a couple friends that have done it so Iím prolly just going to let them do it, I donít know that I trust myself to do it.
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250-300 is the typical install cost....I would have laughed at them too!
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Wow who do they thing they are kidding. Thats a crazy amount of money.
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I would have laugh at him too, the price on the parts is about right $500 for both is an ok price.
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I just had my rear done and labor was $300. I did provide my own gearlube because I wanted to use the Amsoil gearlube and they didn't have it. The parts prices that they gave you are ridiculous. I did a little looking around and found this place http://www.precisiongear.com/ The front gears are $159.95, the rears are $199.95, rear compleat install kit $87.95, front compleat install kit $82.95 and the modified cross-shaft that you will need to make the rear work is $27.95. That gives you a total of $558.75 for everything you need minus gearlube and installation. I know the rear install should be $300, the front is $400(they are local, so I just called). I noticed that you are in Indiana, if you cannot find a decent price on installation, the place that did mine is in Detroit, if the price is that far off, the trip would be well worth it. The place that did mine was http://www.livernoismotorsports.com/product.phtml?p=495
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Lol, that is funny. My shop was gonna install gears and locker for $200.
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installing the gears with a locker is not different than changing the gears with whatever carrier you may have. You are still changing the ring gear. If someone will do it for $200 and they are repitable, you have found a very good price. $300 was the cheapest I could find after many, many calls to different shops.
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i can do the front in about 2-3 hrs and the same for the rear
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Oh yea, how about a shop was gonna charge me for putting in 4.56's in the rear for "around $900" they said. Not including parts...

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Oh yea, how about a shop was gonna charge me for putting in 4.56's in the rear for "around $900" they said. Not including parts...

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That is highway robbery!
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Oh yea, how about a shop was gonna charge me for putting in 4.56's in the rear for "around $900" they said. Not including parts...

Brenton

ill cut ya a deal and charge $800 total ... :)


thats waaayyy to much. you could buy all the tools, manuals, gears, install set, 2 cases of your fav brew and spend a few hrs and still have $$ left over
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hey scott would you be interested in changing mine this summer? since we arent that far away.

talk to me on aim sometime.
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im sure i would be able to swing it somtime this summer.. i have the week of july 12th-18th off of work.. to give you somethin to use for estimates.. with my job i can work any day of the week.. either day or night
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