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Need a place in SoCal to do gears, and what rear do I have?

As the title says; can anyone reccomend a place in SoCal to do a gear install, and a round-a-bout figure for the labor cost assuming I provide the gear set.

Second, how can I determine if I have a 7.5" or an 8.8"? It's a 2000 5-speed 3.0.
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hmm...im goin to guess 7.5 since you have an xlt...but it could be 8.8 if its 4x4...there is a tag hanging on the differential that will tell you for sure though...and i have no idea about a shop...im waiting till i get my gears then goin to shop around for places to install that and my LS at the same time...
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hmm...im goin to guess 7.5 since you have an xlt...but it could be 8.8 if its 4x4...there is a tag hanging on the differential that will tell you for sure though...and i have no idea about a shop...im waiting till i get my gears then goin to shop around for places to install that and my LS at the same time...
It's a 2wd so 7.5" I guess. That sucks, I was hoping it'd be an 8.8". I'll check to be sure tho, I haven't even stuck my head under it. Thanks tho...

Places to install? Reccomended vendor to buy from? Anyone? Bueller?
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8.8 has a straight side (4) on each end of the diff cover. 7.5 has 2 flat sides and 2 rounded sides. There's a pic somewhere, maybe on RPS.
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i would LOVE to know too. I have my LS unit sitting there for a freakin year and a half. I need it installed!!

but check the lab. Don't just assume. I have a 2wd (but an EDGE) and i have a 8.8 rear
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Helpful links to help you figure out what rear end / gears you have so you can figure out where to go from here.
http://www.rangerpowersports.com/tech/?p=76
http://www.therangerstation.com/tech_library/Axles.html
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