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Old 03-20-2009
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MIDAS FTL.

So as the tittle says. Midas sucks. I have now been screwed by them twice. Well almost screwed the 2nd time.

1st time: I was on a trip, driveline went bad needed to be rebuilt and balanced. Cost me 685 dollars where as a new one was only 800. And i could have pulled one for even less but they took advantage of me cause i was on a trip.

2nd time: Was as some know my rear end was having issues and supposedly toast. And they wanted $$1936 to fix it. Well i took it to my mechanic who originally did the work and he said i will look at it and see what i can do.

Turns out it was just one bad bearing that needed to be replaced. My mechanic only charged me parts + 1hr labor. So total was $151. Midas charged me $136 to look at it. An hour of labor at $85 and the rest was in fluid for the rear. Yet my mechanic charged on 18 for the fluid not 60. I probably will never go to another midas again.

Midas is a rip off.
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good thing you saved urself the second time cuz it would hae really sucked. they almost ripped me off when they wanted to charge me 400 for a flowmaster and i ended up getting a megnaflow exhaust and installed for 200 bucks.
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I would be a little worried about only spending 18 on gear oil for the diff. You know the FX4 diff requires a synthetic oil that isnt cheap. I would make sure you got the right stuff. But yea, Midas sucks.
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Come on man. Midas? They are as bad as Ammco, Pep Boys or Jiffy Lube.
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I would be a little worried about only spending 18 on gear oil for the diff. You know the FX4 diff requires a synthetic oil that isnt cheap. I would make sure you got the right stuff. But yea, Midas sucks.
11.71 for gear oil. and 7.89 for limited slip additive. its on the papers.
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