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Old 01-30-2014, 09:27 AM   #1
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how much did you gears cost to install

Okay so Iam ordering 4.10 gears.
I am going to go to a transmition shop today and get a quote on how much to do the install for me.
My question is how much did you pay
and AM offers Traction-LOK Rebuild Kit w/ Carbon Discs for an additional $100. should I pick that up as well or is it not necessary.
also is a tune necessary after having the gears installed or could I run the car for a few months before I order my tuner.. Don't really care for a tune until at least spring.
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:31 AM   #2
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It's gonna be a lot. There is no universal price tag. Some charge a couple of hundred others charge a lot of hundreds


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okay, how much did yours cost lol would like to hear how much everyone paid and then when I get a quote I will know if I should check another place out or if it seems somewhat reasonable.
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I would suggest getting the tuner first though. If your hit tuned for the gears, your speedo will rack up false mileage and if your auto, the revs and shift points will be completely off and useless. If your a manual.. Than idk lol a lot of 5speed people can live with it


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I paid $350 + $25 for some bearings not included in the AM kit. And I believe you'll spend about $50 or so dollars on the differential fluid if you didnt buy them along with the kit. I'm located in Houston cause I know different parts of the country tend to have different quotes.
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I would suggest getting the tuner first though. If your hit tuned for the gears, your speedo will rack up false mileage and if your auto, the revs and shift points will be completely off and useless. If your a manual.. Than idk lol a lot of 5speed people can live with it

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I got quoted $350 assuming i provide all parts and such.
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Late Model restorations, complete kit, free shipping $259.00 it will cost you an extra $100.00 if you do the clutch pack. I do my own work so can't tell ya what is should be. If the shop has a lift it shouldn't take more than 3 or 4 hrs that being the case $300.00 to $400.00 would be somewhat reasonable.

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Yeah my gear install price was $350 and I provided all parts and fluids
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$200 and I provided an extra set of hands and parts. But mine is also a lot tougher than an SRA
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$200 and I provided an extra set of hands and parts. But mime is also a lot tougher than an SRA
For the money thieves, I mean irs¿
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You think it would be a good idea to open the diff up, run a magnet and some air to clean it out¿ while I'm there new bolts for sure maybe a new lid or just a brace. I don't launch pass 3, usually 2 1/2 plus Im eh over the drags, tracks with turns is where its at.
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Figure 300-800 for labor (Parts will be separate). But I would also recommend the tuner first.
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You think it would be a good idea to open the diff up, run a magnet and some air to clean it out¿ while I'm there new bolts for sure maybe a new lid or just a brace. I don't launch pass 3, usually 2 1/2 plus Im eh over the drags, tracks with turns is where its at.
Just to do a diff service? Most of the metal shavings should come out with the fluid. If you're installing new gears then it's always a good idea to clean the case. You shouldn't need a new cover unless you're going aftermarket. I would definitely do a brace though
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If I may toss a related question into this thread, between a dealer, a dyno shop, a transmission shop, and a regular auto repair shop, which is most likely to offer the best price? And is a gear swap something you'd feel confident having the cheaper shop do?
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Okay so Iam ordering 4.10 gears.
I am going to go to a transmition shop today and get a quote on how much to do the install for me.
My question is how much did you pay
and AM offers Traction-LOK Rebuild Kit w/ Carbon Discs for an additional $100. should I pick that up as well or is it not necessary.
also is a tune necessary after having the gears installed or could I run the car for a few months before I order my tuner.. Don't really care for a tune until at least spring.
Hi Kraft, don't you work at a dealership? Cant they do that for you?
How old is your car, that for me depends on if you use a trans shop, speed shop, or Ford dealer in that order of old to new; just sayin'

I had my dealer do it for keeping my full axle warranty, and I bought the extra kit of all new bearings/seals, and put a Ford Racing rear end cover on so I could have top and bottom drain plug holes.

Back in the '70s cheap gear jobs whined after a while and some blew out in 15-20K miles.
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$350 labor only from a very reputable shop.
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Just to do a diff service? Most of the metal shavings should come out with the fluid. If you're installing new gears then it's always a good idea to clean the case. You shouldn't need a new cover unless you're going aftermarket. I would definitely do a brace though
Ah good to know. Yeah just service. I'm sure she needs it
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Well odk the year of your car but I've never paid more than 200 and I provide all the parts. And that was new 31 spline axles and new diff, gears bearings. .the whole works. But I also took my rear end off the car and took just that to the shop. They wanted 450 if I brought the whole car. I saved 250$ by doing an hours worth of work on the removal and install.
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Well odk the year of your car but I've never paid more than 200 and I provide all the parts. And that was new 31 spline axles and new diff, gears bearings. .the whole works. But I also took my rear end off the car and took just that to the shop. They wanted 450 if I brought the whole car. I saved 250$ by doing an hours worth of work on the removal and install.
Yea, thats what I will do if I get that 4-eye Fox I lookin' at. But I don't see "most" folks with new 2013 or 2014s doing that however.
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Yea, thats what I will do if I get that 4-eye Fox I lookin' at. But I don't see "most" folks with new 2013 or 2014s doing that however.
Well I wouldn't either if I had a car with a warranty. But I never have so its not something I need to worry about...lol
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Yes I do, however our mechanic doesn't do gears or any real work to be honest haha nothing the average guy couldn't do himself!.. We are a small lot that sells used cars and source out to other shops for any warranty type repairs.
I would never get my car worked on by our shop mechanic haha actually now that you mention it, He has done gears once. He packed the rear with saw dust to stop the noise.
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Yes I do, however our mechanic doesn't do gears or any real work to be honest haha nothing the average guy couldn't do himself!.. We are a small lot that sells used cars and source out to other shops for any warranty type repairs.
I would never get my car worked on by our shop mechanic haha actually now that you mention it, He has done gears once. He packed the rear with saw dust to stop the noise.

Woah! Did he really do that??????

Also I got my gear install at a mustang-specific specialty shop. The owner had a super clean gold 5.0.

I had the entire rear end rebuilt because when I bought my car it had NO paperwork whatsoever (auction) with 4.10 the clutch packs and it was a little worn and low on fluid.

So it's pretty brand new now lol


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haha Yes!... saw dust in the diff and 90 weight in the engine.. keeps the car quiet long enough to sell.
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haha Yes!... saw dust in the diff and 90 weight in the engine.. keeps the car quiet long enough to sell.

That's horrible and dangerous. I hope that person doesn't end up killing somebody on the road because of that ******* garbage *** mechanic


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Hey, I just work there
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Hey, I just work there

Lol I know it's not your fault. It's that guys. He must have no morals or sense of shame/guilt. He can't even do a proper job that he gets paid to do


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lol this one truck, needed new cab corners. He filled the hole up with spray foam, trimmed with knife.. lil bondo... lil paint... all good
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I'll never buy a car from a carpender.. Lol

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Oops... I meant.. Ill never get a price from a carpender to install my gears...

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Put them in yourself! It really is not hard just take your time shim it right no worries .
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