Rear differential carrier and internal gears replacement
A few days ago, i was driving down the road and heard a very loud and disturbing pop/explosion. turns out it was the my rear differential. So i take apart my rear Dana 35 differential on my 92 wrangler to find pieces of the gears inside the carrier falling out (not good). I see I need new internal gears and get them ordered, it goes to the shop and come to find out that the carrier is also cracked, so at this point the shop that was originally supposed to do the work can no longer do it (long story). Anyways I got the carrier ordered but now need a new shop to do the work. One place quoted me 8hrs at $80 an hour which seems completely ridiculous. My question is what is a reasonable amount of hours needed to do the carrier AND gear replacement?
I know I probably made this way more complicated than it needs to be but I want the whole story out there.