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Old 06-13-2013, 09:34 PM   #1
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Labor for gear install?

Hey guys, I searched the threads but none directly answered my question. So I want to install 3.73 gears on my 98 gt but I don't really have the proper tools or equipment at my house to do it. Has anyone gotten it done at a shop? what should I be expecting for labor cost? Luckily mine has 3.27 already so its not totally worthless lol
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Hey guys, I searched the threads but none directly answered my question. So I want to install 3.73 gears on my 98 gt but I don't really have the proper tools or equipment at my house to do it. Has anyone gotten it done at a shop? what should I be expecting for labor cost? Luckily mine has 3.27 already so its not totally worthless lol
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Very time consuming and alot of. Trial and error
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Yepp it's not cheap and you have to factor in fluid and seals.. That's 150$ there
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Thanks for the input guys. I figured it would be pricey but someday ill be better equipped too do it myself. I can live with the 3.27 for now until I save up, can still break the tires loose and smoke ricers super easy
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I payed $350 for just install, I supplied all the parts, fluid and seals
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Thanks for the input guys. I figured it would be pricey but someday ill be better equipped too do it myself. I can live with the 3.27 for now until I save up, can still break the tires loose and smoke ricers super easy
Guys that have been working on cars for 30yrs can't do it. It takes a lot of skill to set one up right. Anything less than $500 is a good deal if it doesn't whine. As 2300 said, its a lot of trial an error, putting it together and taking it back apart. After a time or two, most guys say
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I am currently in the procces of doing mine with a friend, I am preety good mechanically and my friend is a mechanic. I'm almost done taking the diff down just need a few more bolts and bam. 350+ is what they will most likely quote you
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I am currently in the procces of doing mine with a friend, I am preety good mechanically and my friend is a mechanic. I'm almost done taking the diff down just need a few more bolts and bam. 350+ is what they will most likely quote you
Where's your jack stands brother.lol
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It does not take a lot of skill to rebuild a rear end nor is it difficult to do. This is a very basic necessity to being a mechanic and if you are one and can't do it that's just sad but yes you do need proper tools and some patience for trial and error to properly set it up. If you've done it once you can do it 100 times. 8.8s are also one of easiest ones to do besides a 9 inch labor is expensive though as well as parts simply because rear diff fluid is high. And a whine is usually caused by improper pinion bearing preload or from re using a crush sleeve which is an absolute "no no" even though I've seen it done
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Where's your jack stands brother.lol
Their right behind the jacks lol.
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Hey guys, I searched the threads but none directly answered my question. So I want to install 3.73 gears on my 98 gt but I don't really have the proper tools or equipment at my house to do it. Has anyone gotten it done at a shop? what should I be expecting for labor cost? Luckily mine has 3.27 already so its not totally worthless lol
150-200 should be right
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For labor? Not anywhere I have worked for , at 75 to 100 an hour at any given shop these days 300 to 400 is more likely for labor.
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250 is the lowest ive seen for this install. If you can find for 150 go for it! But make sure they know what they're doing
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250 is the lowest ive seen for this install. If you can find for 150 go for it! But make sure they know what they're doing
I got mine done for 150 at a mustang dyno shop..he quoted me 150 labor again for the mach 1,

Well I'm in a mustang crew, and we sometimes chill with the tech. When we have Fundraisers or track nights, so that may be why..

I was going to do my gears by myself next time. It's easy it's just the back lash you have to get correct.
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Yeah that's a good buddy for sure but backlash an your bearing pre loads and correct contact pattern
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I got mine done for 150 at a mustang dyno shop..he quoted me 150 labor again for the mach 1,

Well I'm in a mustang crew, and we sometimes chill with the tech. When we have Fundraisers or track nights, so that may be why..

I was going to do my gears by myself next time. It's easy it's just the back lash you have to get correct.
You can have the correct back lash, and the wear pattern be way off.
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I've never had experience doing gears or anything like that so i figure im spending a good bit for the gears and kit might as well have it done properly than me f'ing something up
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Thanks everyone. So from the sounds of it the price will vary depending on the skill of the guy working on it, labor is typically 95/hr here
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Thanks everyone. So from the sounds of it the price will vary depending on the skill of the guy working on it, labor is typically 95/hr here
Just make sure they are ford gears and you will be alright,
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I plan on getting ford racing gears unless anyone has a better suggestion
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Thanks everyone. So from the sounds of it the price will vary depending on the skill of the guy working on it, labor is typically 95/hr here
Labor should be no more than 4hr.
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Guys that have been working on cars for 30yrs can't do it. It takes a lot of skill to set one up right. Anything less than $500 is a good deal if it doesn't whine. As 2300 said, its a lot of trial an error, putting it together and taking it back apart. After a time or two, most guys say
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Especially on the 8.8 if it was a 9 inch it would be a piece of cake
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