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Old 02-11-2009, 06:52 PM   #1
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I have been to Stang-Hi, and TPS in Baton Bouge, and they have given me estimates of $800 (lol) and $350 for the install alone. I know there are alot of BR natives in here. Anyone know where I could get this done for cheaper?
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Try zimmer gears or thunder racing
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i called stang-hi they told me around 900. i called zimmer gears they said the same and i called thunder racing they told me they only do gm to go to stang hi.
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350 for install is probably the cheapest you are going to get.
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where did u get 350 estimate for ur install at? im buying the gears from brenspeed for 175 the build kit for 69 and about 45 for the royal purple fluid. im think about puting them in but idk if i should.
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I have been to Stang-Hi, and TPS in Baton Bouge, and they have given me estimates of $800 (lol) and $350 for the install alone. I know there are alot of BR natives in here. Anyone know where I could get this done for cheaper?
well $350 sounds about right. mine was that price from L&S, but i wouldnt recommend them.
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The $350 estimate was from total performance solutions. The only reason I am asking around is because they gave me an estimate for $250 (also a guy I know said they did his for $275), then when they found out about the $800 estimate they said $350, and I don't really want to give them my business anymore. Maybe I will go over there with $300 cash and tell them take it or leave it.
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The $350 estimate was from total performance solutions. The only reason I am asking around is because they gave me an estimate for $250 (also a guy I know said they did his for $275), then when they found out about the $800 estimate they said $350, and I don't really want to give them my business anymore. Maybe I will go over there with $300 cash and tell them take it or leave it.
yea tps did a friend of mines gears for $250 or so. it seems a lot of these businesses just pull prices out their asses sometimes, especially stang hi. a lot of guys have problems with L&S, but you could try asking them. thats really the only other place i know of.
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TPS is a good place, Benjy is good people. He is going to have the best rates around. They do good work over there. StangHi's quote was that high for a reason.

When are you looking to do the install? I might know a place to get them done depending on when you are looking to do them. If you need them done soon, I would suggest Benjy @ TPS.
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TPS is a good place, Benjy is good people. He is going to have the best rates around. They do good work over there. StangHi's quote was that high for a reason.

When are you looking to do the install? I might know a place to get them done depending on when you are looking to do them. If you need them done soon, I would suggest Benjy @ TPS.
Yea i would agree. Benjy and i had a little misunderstanding a few weeks when i had asked him to check some stuff out when he changed out my wheel bearings, but he refunded me for it. He does good work so ill second purevenom's opinion.
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Benji will be tuning the chevelle as soon as I get back
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Damn... I paid $100 for my gear install. I guess it really does help to know people.
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dude, why do you "LOL" at the prices that every baton rouge shop gave you?, ever think that thats just what it costs. i have very close connections with tps and the customer service will never be better anywhere else, benjy often loses money to make customers happy, at the end of the day each of those buisnesses have bills to pay, before you get too upset, try going to work today and telling them you dont want to be paid for the first 3 hours you get there.gear installs take more then just bolting a gear in, if you dont believe me, try the install yourself, then call one of those shops to fix it when the ring gear teeth are broken, or when they whine like a 6 month old baby.

sorry if i come off like a jerk but i have to listen to this stuff all the time, if we dont get paid to work on other peoples cars, we would sit around and work on our own cars for free...just think about it.
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dude, why do you "LOL" at the prices that every baton rouge shop gave you?, ever think that thats just what it costs. i have very close connections with tps and the customer service will never be better anywhere else, benjy often loses money to make customers happy, at the end of the day each of those buisnesses have bills to pay, before you get too upset, try going to work today and telling them you dont want to be paid for the first 3 hours you get there.gear installs take more then just bolting a gear in, if you dont believe me, try the install yourself, then call one of those shops to fix it when the ring gear teeth are broken, or when they whine like a 6 month old baby.

sorry if i come off like a jerk but i have to listen to this stuff all the time, if we dont get paid to work on other peoples cars, we would sit around and work on our own cars for free...just think about it.
Well Said !!! You get what you pay for !!!!!!! There's a hella lot of work installing gears .I helped install mine and was amazed at the tools/skills required to do gears
we removed the entire axle to make it easier. It’s tighter then a virgin underneath the car if you don't have a lift which we didn't then there's the measurements
1) Pinion Depth
2) Backlash
3) Pinion Bearing preload
4) Carrier bearing preload

and a bunch of other little ****
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dude, why do you "LOL" at the prices that every baton rouge shop gave you?, ever think that thats just what it costs. i have very close connections with tps and the customer service will never be better anywhere else, benjy often loses money to make customers happy, at the end of the day each of those buisnesses have bills to pay, before you get too upset, try going to work today and telling them you dont want to be paid for the first 3 hours you get there.gear installs take more then just bolting a gear in, if you dont believe me, try the install yourself, then call one of those shops to fix it when the ring gear teeth are broken, or when they whine like a 6 month old baby.

sorry if i come off like a jerk but i have to listen to this stuff all the time, if we dont get paid to work on other peoples cars, we would sit around and work on our own cars for free...just think about it.
$800 for the install alone..... Of the five people i have talked too the highest anyone paid to have them installed was $400, that's why i "LOL" at only the $800.....I said nothing of TPS they seem like good people (from what i have heard) and i don't think their $350 is unreasonable whatsoever. I was simply asking if anyone knew of a place that might be cheaper. Please read my post more clearly before going on a rant about how I "LOL" at the prices that every baton rouge shop gave me. And yes you did come off like a jerk.
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james you will fit in here well
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if I was you I would have TPS do it
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That's where i think i will be going.
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they are good people. I would help you out, but i don't have a press to swap the pinion bearing. I need to get one though.
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Well i appreciate that, If you have it in the next two weeks let me know, as I have to sell a BMW before I can get my gears
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will do.
Kevin (07stang) I will be helping him do his install. we used to work together at Duplessis Cadillac, and he still works their so we gonna do the install their
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ok cool well I will gladly pay you and I would love to get my own hands dirty helping....I like to do all my installs on my own.....Long tubes are coming after gears and that will be fun
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gears are not something you want to try yourself without someone that knows what their doing.
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yeah that's why I am not going to attempt the install, i will do my cams, l/t's, cmdps, and pulleys myself
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it's not really hard, but it has to be done exactly right or it won't work right
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yeah i dont want all that whine business.....my friend has a 99 GT with 3.73s and awful whine i'd almost rather walk
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what a shame. It took me about ten gear swaps before i could do it without dropping f bombs
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i assume you have the tools to set the backlash and pinion depth? $800 for just labor is rediculous, $350 for labor is about right, i paid benjy to do mine and i was working there, i didnt feel like messing with it, and i can come off like a jerk sometimes, brush it off your shoulder, i dont mean anything by it.but in all fairness, does your boss ask you if you will take less pay this week because his money is a little tight?im so stubborn on this subject because i have to deal with people complaining about my paint prices when they get perfection, $1000 cheaper than any other local painter, i got tired of hearing it.
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No hard feelings man, btw i'm about to get a carbon fiber hood (fiberglass with CF layer and gelcoat) how much would you charge to sand an paint it black??
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i assume you have the tools to set the backlash and pinion depth?
if your asking me, than yes I do.
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if your asking me, than yes I do.
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You don't have any tools....and you know it.
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I gots a monkey wrench and a BFH
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Without a screwdriver and duct tape, you're screwed...
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keep the screwdriver and duct tape in my truck at all times
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300 to scuff and shoot it...with a 1 year warranty, no bodywork included, sometimes i do a little work if its needed with no extra charge but some people take it overboard like bringing me a bumber that is cracked down the center when i was told its scuff and spray.lol

yeah i was askin you louis, i know you are pretty mechanically inclined, just didnt know if you had it.
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