Am I stingy?

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by kinson33, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. kinson33

    kinson33 Member 1 Year 100 Posts

    Or is $3000 ridiculous for ring and pinion swap? Asked my shop for a quote and they outsource axle work, one shop told them 2600 and another 3100 for parts and labor.

    I smirked and said thanks anyways...
  2. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Holy cow!

    I had my 4x4 regeared for a bit over $1500 -- including all parts and labor. All work was done in one day (I dropped off in the morning and picked up in the afternon) ... and everything is warranted for 5 years as long as break-in procedures were followed and a diff fluid change was done at 400mi (which I had the same shop do for me, just to remove any doubt).

    $3000. Wow, just wow...
  3. kinson33

    kinson33 Member 1 Year 100 Posts

    Yeah... "wow" is all I could say too. Not sure what it is out here, but mechanics seem to be very expensive in Colorado. The shop I use is pretty reasonable, and they have a race team so thats cool.

    I am a little disappointed though that they dont do axle work and the best deal they could find is $2600.
  4. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    There must be some major markup on their part. I regeared an 1995 silverado. It cost me around $1500. That was new gears front and rear and a new Detroit locker for the rear, all bearings, seals and labor included. I also dropped mine off in the morning and picked it up that afternoon. Check a phone book or google search rearend or ring and pinion shops near your home. You will save some money going directly to them. They guy I use charges around $300 to tear down a rearend and rebuild it and around $400 for a front diff. For $3000 you can drive to Michigan, use my guy, and hit the Casino with the cash you have left over! Weekend road trip??
  5. The Heater

    The Heater Rockstar 100 Posts

    Try buying a lift ticket in Aspen. Yeah, some things in Colorado are expensive.
  6. kinson33

    kinson33 Member 1 Year 100 Posts

    Tempting! Haha

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    Mountains. Yes very expensive.
  7. dsfloyd

    dsfloyd Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Dang. I think mine was around 1200 front and rear.

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