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Unread 02-18-2014, 08:54 PM   #1
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SYE shop cost

I recently went in to my local 4x4 shop to get a quote on getting a SYE put in my jeep. Te quite was a little under 1400 bucks for parts and labor.

Does that sound about right? That was my first shop that I checked in with. I know different shops will have different rates and different brands. If I remember correctly the shop that I went to said they would use Advanced Adaptors for the brand.

Any info would be appreciated on what you had paid for and what brand you used.

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Unread 02-18-2014, 08:58 PM   #2
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Paid under $200 for a few of them and installed them myself. They are easy.
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Unread 02-18-2014, 09:13 PM   #3
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What all goes into puttin one in? Drop the transfer case and open it up I know but what all else?

And what brand did you pick up?
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look up a write up I'm sure it been covered many times. probably find a youtube of it for sure, i know for a fact extreme 4x4 cover it in an episode. its way to easy to do your self. definitely not worth 1400 dollars. buy the aa one, drop the tcase. remove the yokes. split it open. pull the guts out, swap all the gears in order off the old output shaft to the new supplied one. you have to cut like 1'' off the shift fork that sticks through the case under the tail housing. clean up reassemble. only hard part is making sure the oil line gets hooked back up to the oil pump. very simple job. just remember to factor in a drive shaft either new or having a xj front drive shaft cut to fit. heres a link after simply searching sye install

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Unread 02-18-2014, 09:52 PM   #5
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Sounds easy enough. I probably would get a new drive shaft.

Thanks for the link. After watching it I actually recall seeing that video when I was lookin for my lift on rough country's website.
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Unread 02-18-2014, 11:29 PM   #6
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Do you have that quote in writing? Would love to see how they came up with $1400.

I paid about $650 to have one installed today. $550 parts $100 labor I think.
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I usually charge lunch to do a SYE. Sometimes its sushi, right Jake?
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Yea with 1400 your damn near half way to an atlas! You could even go a dana 300 flipped with twin sticks way cheaper
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Cake job, I left my transfer case in, just pull the back of the case, swap shafts, reinstall. Takes 2 +/- hours. Just need the pliers to remove /install the snap rings.
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I usually charge lunch to do a SYE. Sometimes its sushi, right Jake?
Yeah sushi and sake. Lol hey it was great lunch

I WANT WAFFLES..
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It's real easy. Just need a good pair of snap ring pliers and rtv

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Nope, no written quote. The owner of the shop was saying he does all new joints and hardware bs too with an upgraded shaft as well so that is probably why it was priced so high. And it's a little frustrating too that he said it would take a week to get it all done when everyone here says couple hours.

He was also talking about how he might have to re angle the whole rear axle and weld on shims to help with that. Sound legit or is this guy just trying to fill his pocket with more cash?
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Unread 02-19-2014, 03:38 PM   #13
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And might I had that the axle shims and reposition wasn't included in that 1400 quote. It would be extra..
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You have to use a new shaft when you put in an sye.

I think this guy is trying to scam you, doesn't make sense to me.
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