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What approximately would it cost to regear my truck to 4.88's? Cost of gears, and cost of labor? Just an idea is all i am looking for
 

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M3Man02 said:
What approximately would it cost to regear my truck to 4.88's? Cost of gears, and cost of labor? Just an idea is all i am looking for
I'd guess about $500-550 for two sets of gears & master install kits, replacing bearings would be more. If they have to do the complete removal & teardown of both diff's I'd figure about 5 -6 shop hours at about $75-90 per hour.

All in all, figure about a grand. You can save money by bringing your junk in and also check here for current gear deals: http://www.northwestoffroad.com/overstock.asp

A little work & smart shopping you could cut that estimate in half. Good Luck!
 

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gears are about $200...master install kit ~$150 plus labor $60-$75 an hour.
 

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I just got a quote on front and rear PG 4.88's with the pinion install kits from reider racing. It ends up being $531 plus about $25 shipping.
 

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My costs broke down as,
Front 4.88 r&p w/std. install kit, rear 4.88 r&p kit w/master install kit = 560.00
I pulled the 3rd members myself and took them in to the shop to get geared and they charged 160 per diff. 320.00
So a grand total of $880.00.
 

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How bad would it be to only re-gear the back (4.56s) for now if I don't use my 4WD very often?
 

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How bad would it be to only re-gear the back (4.56s) for now if I don't use my 4WD very often?
it would tear your transfer case apart the first time you hit 4wd. DON'T DO IT.

Boheefus...

or, if you do, be sure to take some video to share with the class:)
 

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I spent about $1,400, buying my gears and install kits from Randy's Ring & Pinion and having Six States distributors install them.
 

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from All Pro Offroad in Hemet, CA it cost me $360 for 4.88's and the master install kit, then $150 for setup from California Mini Trucks in Monclair, CA.

They say use a crush sleeve eliminator. I think that means they shim it. Right?
 

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i forgot to add, that was only the rear w/ open diff.
 

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I just had my 95 done about 2 weeks ago. I don't have the receipt with me, but I had mine done by Drivetrain Direct in Corona Ca. The Labor was $650.00. The bearing sets actually cost more than the gears and I also had them intall a TRD Eaton Limited Slip. Total was around $1600. I bought my Diff from TRDparts4u.com $199.00 shipped...save me over $200..
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$650 is alot for labor, wow! :eek:
 

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I know when I wanted to regear my old truck it was going to cost me $850 but that included the gears/install kits/labor. I think that is a great price for everything considering what I have seen on just labor for some.
 

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How mechanically inclined to you have be to regear it yourself?
It's it like a installing a lift kit?
Or is it something left to the pros?

If you have to ask, don't do it unless you plan on buying a few sets of gears to "test" yourself on, LOL!
 

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My front and rear gears were $340(precision gear). The master install kit for the rear was like $150 I think. I'm only getting the rear set up right now, and its $175 a diff at a local gear shop here in Ms called Jackson Powertrain. The front master install kit is going to be about the same as the rear, if I remember correctly.... Anyways, I'm looking at around $850 give or take after taxes and what not. Its not cheap, but its the best bet if you're looking to regain near/equal to stock power back, as well as gas mileage(which we're all semi-concerned about these days). I can't wait to have my 4.56's at back so I can at least see what its like to do 70+mph w/ anything larger than a 29" on an incline HAHA!

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the $175 a diff is w/ me taking them the diffs and re-installing the diffs in my garage :D
 

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How bad would it be to only re-gear the back (4.56s) for now if I don't use my 4WD very often?

I'm only regearing my rearend right now due to cash flow reasons. If you don't plan on using 4WD, go for it. Me personally, I'm going to pull my front driveshaft out until I get the front regeared in June. :D
 

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soundstudio315 said:
So plan on spending $1,000

Yes, at least, but.... If you can take your diffs in to be done, it generally knocks off at least $250 on the overall cost.
 
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