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post #1 of 5 Old 07-24-2007, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Cost for swap

I am changing the ring and pinon in my 2002 TJ (35 rear, 30 front). I don't have the time to do this work my self, and found a local mechanic who is asking about $440 per axle for labor, is that a reasonable price?

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-25-2007, 08:02 AM
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It seems like $300/axle is average around here.

$440 might be reasonable for your area.
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post #3 of 5 Old 07-25-2007, 09:36 AM
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I am changing the ring and pinon in my 2002 TJ (35 rear, 30 front). I don't have the time to do this work my self, and found a local mechanic who is asking about $440 per axle for labor, is that a reasonable price?
Thanks in advance
Make some calls around in the range you are willing to travel. Unless you want to just depress yourself.

Here in Iowa I have a shop which does ring/pinion change with axle in car for $220. I did it with them and I'm very pleased with results. But shipping axle from Colorado and back would probably kill the deal.

Plus define "labor" - does it cover only workmanship or install kit too? I've seen some shops that charge you only for r&p and labor - which forces you to look a little bit differently on their prices.

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post #4 of 5 Old 07-25-2007, 10:31 AM
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What part of Colorado are you in? I have been quoted much lower prices from several shops in CO. I have had two different shops change out mine and both ended up around $300 or so.

Are you putting lockers in, or just changing gears?
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-25-2007, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the feedback. I live in Southern Colorado, San Luis Valley. Not a lot down here, except for a lot of places to go 4 wheeling. Prices tend to be higher here as most of the work is for touristas. I am having lockers installed as part of the labor.
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