Yup. I probably should have mentioned that but I presumed (perhaps mistakenly) that since he was looking into a re-gear that he knew. I will add the following what Crawdaddy said: the cost of a re-gear more than doubles when you add the front diff to the bill of doing a rear diff -- specifically because the rear diff is readily accessible for work while the front diff is more labor intensive to get to and crack open in order to conduct the work. This means more labor hours for the front diff -- it's normal, not unusual, and should be expected.
Originally Posted by Crawdaddy