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Old 09-24-2012, 11:46 AM   #1
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gears install - est. cost

Would anyone who's had 4.10 proffessionally installed be able to tell me a rough estimate of labor costs. I found a very reputable shop and was wondering on price before I called.
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Shops over here in Louisiana charge $50 a hour and it takes around 3-4 hours
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:19 PM   #3
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I Jus got a quote for 950. Does the sound right or no?
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Wow thts a lot... Places usually charge from 200-500
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Wow thts a lot... Places usually charge from 200-500
That was my thinking too. For that price I cld probably look for a differential with gears already installed.
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I payed $800 for mine.. Don't regret it at all. Totally worth it.
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That's what I would expect a dealer to charge
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That's what I would expect a dealer to charge
Probably cuz its the only shop in my area that specializes in gears.
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Probably cuz its the only shop in my area that specializes in gears.
I had a guy quote me $250 if I brought all the parts and everything lol but I have many shops in my area that specialize in rear ends
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Probably cuz its the only shop in my area that specializes in gears.
Oh ok
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Go to Midas They'll do it for a fair price and guarantee it.
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That is really high, like I said most places around here charges $50 a hour a $100 at most so $200-$400
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Go to Midas They'll do it for a fair price and guarantee it.
Do all midas do them?
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My labor was bout $250..
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Midas just gave me a quote of 350-500 might go with them
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Get a firm price then use a 10 percent off coupon

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Geo coupons has a $-30 off 300 or more bill...

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Second thoughts screw the firm prices take the coupon down there with you on your phone...

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Pull it out after they're done with the work that's what I did...
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Get a firm price then use a 10 percent off coupon

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Geo coupons has a $-30 off 300 or more bill...

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Second thoughts screw the firm prices take the coupon down there with you on your phone...

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Pull it out after they're done with the work that's what I did...
Now since my first time is there any other parts I need besides the pinion and ring gear? Do I need new Carrier?
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They should have all the other stuff such as seals, gaskets, bearings, fluid..
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That's what I would expect a dealer to charge
Yea and I had it done at the dealer lol

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Local shop quoted me $300 but when I asked if they had done gears before he said "in sure we can figure it out" lol
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Mine was 300. And they were mustang specialists.
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Yea and I had it done at the dealer lol

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Local shop quoted me $300 but when I asked if they had done gears before he said "in sure we can figure it out" lol
I asked a few shops here and got 200-300 but dnt sound too sure. They r more like the we will figure it out kinda shop lol... So I'm debating about just going to actual gear shop even though they r expensive.
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I got mine done not too long ago and called a ton of shops. Labor per hour around here is $80 plus. And the job is around 5 hours. I supplied gears, trac Loc kit, install kit, and gear oil. Then had to replace the wheel speed sensors. The shop wasn't able to get the off without breaking them, and to get them the same day was $200! I think after all said and done it cost me $1150!!
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Dang got beat that sucks bro.

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Had the same type of thing happen with my Vette a while back.
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Well I didn't get beat....do the math. Gears- $300 install kit- $100 trac Loc rebuild- $100 + gear oil. Two wheel speed sensors.. delivered that day.. $200, New York state average mechanic rate- $80 per hour.. at four hours..$320. Plus taxes...
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Oh thought that was just labor. Not bad.
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No that was everything. Still a little costly but I had to do the rebuild and all the other b.s. although I can say....IT IS FUN TO DRIVE!
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So I Jus called a few more shops today and they are all around 900-1000 everything included. Or 500-650 on labor alone. What is better the full package or shld I supply the parts? Decided to skip them 150-200 shops they didn't sound very convincing that they knew how.
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So I Jus called a few more shops today and they are all around 900-1000 everything included. Or 500-650 on labor alone. What is better the full package or shld I supply the parts? Decided to skip them 150-200 shops they didn't sound very convincing that they knew how.
Knowing 'how' is not the issue. Doing it correctly is. Before FastLane was FastLane it was True Blue, watched them install gears in less then an hour for $250 and no whine- 3.73's
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Knowing 'how' is not the issue. Doing it correctly is. Before FastLane was FastLane it was True Blue, watched them install gears in less then an hour for $250 and no whine- 3.73's
^ he's right for example, today a friend of mine wanted to get some exhaust work done.

Ford wanted $125; Midas wanted 95; Another local shop wanted $160-500; He eventually called another local place that I use, and they said $80.

And of all the places the $80 guy is probably the most honest of them all. He will call you and be like the filter is going to cost $5 more than we thought is that ok?
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IMO I say go where they supply everything with a warranty then see what she'll do with no worries!!
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Also get them to replace the rear axel seals
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Also get them to replace the rear axel seals
Yea Im just gonna go with the shop that specializes in gears. They did offer 2 yr warranty and use Ford racing gears. I spoke to the tech and he seemed very knowledgable. There is one shop who is very knowledgable also and do the labor relatively cheap but they are very busy at this point and I know it will be a while before they get to my car. And I want it the sooner the better.
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Knowing 'how' is not the issue. Doing it correctly is. Before FastLane was FastLane it was True Blue, watched them install gears in less then an hour for $250 and no whine- 3.73's
Where I'm located about 85% of the vehicles come back to shops because they weren't fixed correctly the 1st time and then 50 % of those come back a third time for the same reason. TRUE STATS BTW. You guys would be shocked by what I seen done to vehicles in my area just so the mechanics cld cut corners. There is just one shop who will do clean legit work for a good price but they are just wayyyy to busy right now to get to my car anytime soon. That's y I'm deciding to just go to gear specialists instead.
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300ish IF you have your own fluid
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^ he's right for example, today a friend of mine wanted to get some exhaust work done.

Ford wanted $125; Midas wanted 95; Another local shop wanted $160-500; He eventually called another local place that I use, and they said $80.

And of all the places the $80 guy is probably the most honest of them all. He will call you and be like the filter is going to cost $5 more than we thought is that ok?
+1 haha it's true

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Knowing 'how' is not the issue. Doing it correctly is. Before FastLane was FastLane it was True Blue, watched them install gears in less then an hour for $250 and no whine- 3.73's
What kind of car?
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