Originally Posted by big D 19
How much does it cost to re-gear a truck
My job was $2000 out the door for Yukon 4.56 gears on both diffs, with both install kits (bearings etc), labor, road test, service after 500 miles, and a 12 month warranty.
In my personal experience of shopping the job (which I did extensively), number of diffs and geographic location greatly affects the cost. I decided to not base my decision solely on cost and decided to go with the shop that met the following criteria:
1.) They have done the exact job on the exact model year at least 10 times
2.) They gave me references for these jobs
3.) They gave me a flat price up front for labor, but promised to make the set up perfect and back this with at least a 12 month warranty on parts and labor.
4.) They performed a service after 500 miles
The last two I had negotiate in, and the original price was $2150 but I got them down to $2000.
Probably the most researched job I did for my truck because it is so critical tht they are set up right. Some shops didn't even want to touch the front differential (have no idea why). The shop I went with spent about 4 hours over because the shimming was challenging but I did not have to pay because we set up the price.
I have seen folks get the same job for around $1600, but I think that is a great deal. I would say for one diff. Probably around $700-800 is reasonable, and for two diffs $1800-1900 is reasonable. The performance gains were amazing and with a custom tune, I can smoke my 35 inch Toyos with ease, although I try not to because they are expensive lol. It is fun towing now and my driveline is much happier. Expensive mod, but if you commit to it, you'll be happy.