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Detroit Tru-Trac Install

Hello Everyone, new to the sight and i have gathered some great information so far! A little about my self, i am deployed at the time, and im purchasing parts for my truck *signature below* to have my dad and best friend to install and i have a little gift to my self in June for R&R. Well, one of the things I have purchased is a Detroit Tru-Trac LSD. My dad took the truck to one shop, and they quoted 1200 dollars for the install alone. I already have the LSD unit, just need the install done. My question is, is this a fair price? Im willing to pay for it to be done right, but i dont want to be raped while being over here. If anybody knows of any shops with in the Baltimore, Maryland area, please feel free to let me know. Take care every body. Tim
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That seems high to me. someone remind me if this is a lunchbox unit or not?
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Its a full carrier replacement but $1200 is about $800 to high.
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$400 would be a good price since they have to set up the gears, don't know if you will be able to find it that cheap. Sell it and buy a lunchbox style unit and put it in yourself or have your dad/friend do it. Not muh to it since you don't have to do anything with the gears.
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If you do go the lunchbox locker route, I recommend the Powertrax No-Slip. It has the best manners out of them all.
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$1200 is way to high, id shop around for a better price.
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$1200, wtf? Yeah that is overpriced!
Even $400 for the install seems steep to me.
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My dad said the one shop he found, told him that they had to take the differential out of the truck, take it to another shop, get different bearings pressed onto the unit, and reinstall everything. I think when my dad told them that I'm deployed, they saw money signs. I am in the process of shopping around right now. I want to keep with the Tru-Trac for several different reasons.
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Yep, need to find a shop who knows what they are doing. Sounds like that guy was going to pull the axle off and take it to someone else, then mark it up three times.
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damn get ARB if you want to spend that kind of money
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I got a used Powertrax No Slip for 300 dollars, installed myself. It's awesome.
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