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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-11-2010, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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I'm in northern Manitoba and I want to re-gear my front and rear diff's for larger tires. I went to a shop over in Flin Flon, but was not happy with what they told me. They said they could do it, but they did not sound too confident. Said it would be approx. 2 days of shop time at $90/hr.Making just the labor around $1500-1600.Plus I would be bringing all the parts, for another $1300, for gears and install kits. The guy at the shop said I might be better off finding a more experienced installer in the city,maybe. It can't possibly take 16 hours to re-gear a 4x4, can it? And can anyone recommend someone for this install, anywhere in Manitoba, but preferably in the north?


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re-gearing is time consuming the rears not bad but still not easy the fronts a PITA if there not confident i would look elsewhere if there not set up right you could do alot more damage in the long run = more $$ to repair it


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Are the front diff's the same as the pre-97 ifs axles? I would think it might be easier and cheaper to just change the diff like the 9" rears do. If its the same, then the front housing actually has to be expanded in order to work on it and if your not practiced at it and have the right tools, you'll split the diff housing which means getting another one anyway. Rear end should be easy enough though.

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wow!book time is only 8.6 hrs(plus shimming time of 1hr if needed)too bad we're so far away


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Ya but book time doesn't include the Haynes manual translation difficulties.

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wow!book time is only 8.6 hrs(plus shimming time of 1hr if needed)too bad we're so far away
So this would be the time that a Ford dealer would charge?
I'm gonna be in Flin Flon tomorrow. They have a Ford dealer there. I am gonna stop and ask them their quote on the labor, but going in already knowing what the approximate time frame is would be great.


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The Ford dealer in Flin Flon said they wouldn't do it. Not qualified.
Anyone know of a place in Manitoba?


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The Ford dealer in Flin Flon said they wouldn't do it. Not qualified.
Anyone know of a place in Manitoba?
?????!! all ford dealers have to have factory trained techs to do any warranty work.


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Thats what I thought too. But apparently not. I called another Ford dealer in The Pas, MB, and same answer.
But I did find a place in Wpg. called Transtech Industries. He said "no problem. Bring in the gears, or order 'em from me, I will install for about $200 for the rear, $600 for the front, plus bearings."
So, I guess I'll be headed to the city in a few weeks. Just ordered Yukon 4.88's from AccuAutoparts.com, so once they come in, I'll make a play-date at TransTech.

Unless, someone here has had a bad experience with them? Anyone?


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Good stuff you will love the new gearing it will make the truck feel totally different, Just a thought for you though, I went 4.56 with mine and I run a 35.5" tire and there perfect 4.88 on 35's are a little low unless you plan on a 37" -38" tire in the future

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