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post #16 of 25 Old 04-10-2013, 07:06 PM
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I looked in to this the one I wanted was 1700.00 shipped to the door. It not that much more than doing all the work yourself. I took me two days to set up my dana 30 and 35. So I look at it like this what your time worth and a 2 years warranty.
I played along and was quoted a hair shy of three grand at $2936. I surely didn't put that much into my identical axle and I paid for all the labor on it.


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post #17 of 25 Old 04-10-2013, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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I played along and was quoted a hair shy of three grand at $2936. I surely didn't put that much into my identical axle and I paid for all the labor on it.
You were quoted $2936 on the exact same setup as yours?

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post #18 of 25 Old 04-10-2013, 08:26 PM
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You were quoted $2936 on the exact same setup as yours?
Exactly the same.

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post #19 of 25 Old 04-10-2013, 08:37 PM
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I did my own for less than $500, a whole lot cheaper than $1700.
I saved so much I could afford to pay a shop to regear the front to match the 3.73 rear.

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Did you regear it to 3.73 w/limited slip or was it already geared?

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post #20 of 25 Old 04-10-2013, 08:41 PM
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Already geared. I cut the brackets off of it, sanded it all clean, tossed under the jeep with perches laid on top, set pinion angle, tacked perches, burned perches, remoed speed sensor and relocated the breather to the speed sensor position, ran a 12" piece of brake line to the stock brakes. I did not hook up e-brakes, but that is stupid simple

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post #21 of 25 Old 04-12-2013, 06:10 PM
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Did you regear it to 3.73 w/limited slip or was it already geared?

My 8.8 came with 3.73's and a lsd. I paid for a locrite locker and gears to be installed in the front and still came in under $1100.
I really like having the lsd out back and a lunchbox in the front. It may not be great for hard core crawling but I don't do hardcore crawling. I get most places in 2wd the lsd is much much better than an open diff in the sand. I only engage 4lo for the hard stuff.

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post #22 of 25 Old 04-12-2013, 11:53 PM
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Glad to see all this positive feed back on them, I was looking into purchasing an 8.8 from them to accommodate my new 5.3 vortec here shortly. Built to what I want was just shy of $2600.
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post #23 of 25 Old 04-12-2013, 11:58 PM
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I can attest to ECGS and their top notch service. My 8.8 is not from there but I have seen their work first-hand and I can tell you it is nothing short of top notch.
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Looks like they will have my business!
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post #25 of 25 Old 04-13-2013, 07:01 AM
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Plan to use them myself,

Much cheaper to do the build yourself, but you have to ask and know your limits. The axle from them will come basically ready to bolt right in, if you do it yourself well who knows. I know some guys here can rebuild a rear end weld up perches and have it ready to roll in a day. I wish they were my neighbors! For me with limited welding ability and not the first clue on how to properly re gear a rear end its the most sound choice.

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