: Good Gear shop?


Breathegood
06-29-2007, 08:59 AM
I've been seeking a shop to re-gear my diff's and I've been getting labor estimates anywhere from $700-4000:eek: The $700 esitmate seems like the most realistic and is the closest to my home in Castle Rock, but he said he's never done a Totota diff before.

Anyone have a place they have used or trust to do gears in the south metro area (basically between I-25 and Colorado Springs)?

RedRunnertc
06-29-2007, 12:29 PM
between I-25 and Colorado Springs)?

Last time I checked, I-25 went right through Colorado Springs .... so that's not much of an area! LOL

You should be looking about $200/axle if you take the diff/third out and into the shop. About $1500 if you drop the truck off.

harpenc
06-29-2007, 03:37 PM
yeah that 4grand is pretty high considering you can buy an entire third already assembled with 5.29's and an arb for like 1300 on trailgear.

Son of Mayhem
06-29-2007, 04:41 PM
Astro automotive. 100 per diff on the bench(you take it to them) probably more if you just take in the truck.

RedRunnertc
06-29-2007, 08:33 PM
yeah that 4grand is pretty high considering you can buy an entire third already assembled with 5.29's and an arb for like 1300 on trailgear.

You know, that's a good point - you can buy thirds from TrailGear or Randy's and install them yourself for only slightly more than buying the parts and paying for setup...

Breathegood
06-30-2007, 02:01 PM
Last time I checked, I-25 went right through Colorado Springs .... so that's not much of an area! LOL

You should be looking about $200/axle if you take the diff/third out and into the shop. About $1500 if you drop the truck off.

Oops! I-70 & Colorado Springs.

I was looking at a drive it in - drive it out situation. Transportation to and from the shop is limited. Sounds like $350/axle isn't too bad of a deal and within biking distance of the house. Too bad I just spent the ARB money on a downpayment for my wife's new FJC!!!