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Old 04-20-2006, 06:18 PM
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Whats a good and reasonable shop in the Houston area to change r/p on a 04 Mustang?
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I've had several installed locally but so far haven't had one installed that didn't make noise. If you find one that does it right let me know.

I had one to lay the ring gear on the dirty floor and pick it up and attempt to install it without cleaning it. Dirt and gears is not a good mix! I have yet to see one use a dial indicator to check backlash.

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Heh, you never came to me for your installs then Larry.

I know someone who could help you out,
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Who? Are they good?
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Heh, you never came to me for your installs then Larry.

I know someone who could help you out,
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I found a shop here in Houston that charges $425 for parts (Ford 3.73's) and install, but they want another $425 to correct the speedo......
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Originally Posted by Blue91
Heh, you never came to me for your installs then Larry.

I know someone who could help you out,
I'll keep you in mind Fred. Where are you? Thanks...
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Crosby (just east of Houston)
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Spring, but I know nothing about speedo recals.

FWIW, IMO, $425 for gears and install is high, IMO. What do gears run these days?
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Spring, but I know nothing about speedo recals.

FWIW, IMO, $425 for gears and install is high, IMO. What do gears run these days?
the 8.8 3.73's run any where from about $130.00 to or about $190.00 depending on where you get them and who makes them
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Then yeah, I would say $425 is a rip for gears plus labor, but that's just my opinion.

When I did gears often for money while in school, I would charge $150 labor, and you bring the gears, 2 qts of fluid, and a new rearend cover gasket.

Let's estimate the gearset and fluid runs you $180. You can see how $425 seems like a rip to me, haha.
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