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    Alright I was quoted 300-500 for one axle to get changed and I've got 2. That price is with me providing the gears... I'm sure there are people on here that have done it a few times but anyone close to me that would be able to do it?
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    Guess it would help I said what axles I have lol. Ford Dana 60 and GM 14bolt FF 10.5" Ring Gear.
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    $300. to $500. per axle is a fair price. You may find somebody to do it cheaper but you might regret it later.

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    Do you realize how many hours it takes to do this?

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    Have no clue.
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    OK,
    I'll try to give you a fair run down. Let's assume the person who does this work does NOT have a hoist. Therefore, all work is done either squatting, sitting on the floor or laying on the floor. The number afterwards is the number of minutes to do the work. Don't forget that the person has to pull tools, floor jacks, jack stands, air hoses, etc.
    In addition, a used vehicle has greasy bolts, rusted bolts, nothing comes apart easily.

    This is one guy, working by himself, digging out his own tools, crawling on the floor, no one to help hold something, hand him something, etc. He's going to lay on the floor, realize he forgot something, get back up, etc.

    Rear axle;
    Position vehicle 5
    Jack up, set axle on jackstands and remove rear wheels 15
    Remove rear dif cover. 10
    Drain rear dif 10
    Pull first side brakes 10
    Pull first side axle shaft 15
    Repeat second side 25
    Pull carrier 15
    Pull pinion 10
    Remove ring gear 5
    Remove carrier bearings 15
    Remove pinion bearings 15
    Clean everything 60
    Install ring gear 5
    Install setup bearings on carrier 5 (these are special bearings that he must own)
    Install setup bearings on pinion. (same)
    Install pinion. (without seal) 3
    Install carrier. 5
    Install yellow contact patch paint 1
    Observe pattern and determine movements necessary 5
    Remove carrier, pinion, setup bearings and install necessary shims 15
    Test fit again. (depending on skill and luck, this will take 1-3 attempts. We will assume he is good) 15
    Remove carrier and pinion again. 10
    Remove setup bearings and press new bearings on carrier. 15
    Remove setup bearings and press new bearings on pinion 10
    Install pinion. 5
    Install new pinion seal. 5
    Don't forget lock tite and torque it to specs.
    Install carrier. 5
    Install new seals on axle shafts 5
    Install both axle shafts 20
    Install both brakes 20
    Install dif cover with new gasket 10
    Fill with fluid 5
    Install tires, remove jack stands 10
    Cleanup your mess 30

    = almost 7 hours

    Now, let's say it's a full blown mechanic who has a hoist and is efficient. You can cut a couple hours out of this.

    Let me give you a couple real world examples.
    1) I had my rear carrier (9") already pulled. Using a skilled mechanic with all the tools, it took us about 3 hours to install a new locker and R&P.
    2) We set up a new R&P on my hoist. 2 guys, it was already drained and the axle shafts were out. Almost 4 hours.


    A front axle is worse because of the hubs.

    I am sure people will pick apart my times but I tried to be realistic of what I think it would take me to do it by myself.

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    I wouldn't do a R&P for somebody for less that $300, more if there is an ARB going in, and that barely would be enough. They are a pain in the ass, with lots of liability, that's why it costs so much.

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    Okay makes a lot more sense. I did ask another shop and they said about $200
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cable810 View Post
    Okay makes a lot more sense. I did ask another shop and they said about $200
    They know what they are worth. Good shops charge more and are worth it. A friend just had his injectors changed in his Duramax. He went to a "cheaper guy" and now has issues and is going to have to go to another shop to have it fixed right. The sting of poor quality almost always out
    last the joy of a cheaper price.

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    same as buying cheap parts to repair something.... hope you liked doing it the first time.. LOL
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