Originally Posted by prostreet6t9
Any shop that charges more just because he see's a Vette badge is a BS shop. The Vette diff is not any more difficult that any other diff but the gear sets are a little costly. Once you have the diff on the bench the labor should be reasonable.
If that 1200 includes: Posi.. gears.. complete O/H kit and bench labor..Its a little high. If a posi was not included than it's too high.
If you wanna try it yourself get ya some parts and we can walk you thru it.
Agreed with the mechanics being BS but you knwo they are out there. Hard to find a good tech that also is cheap.
1200 being a bit high even in your area labor has to be 80-100 an hour. How many hours you figure to r&r a vette rear. Its does take time. You know the tech is not going to make his flat rate unless he does them everyday.
I do agree they are easy enough to do. Just lots of hard work that needs to be right if its going 100k miles. Just want to give the best advice based on car and work needing to be done. If it was a ragged 89 mustang i would have different advice. As the job is easier and car does not have large collector value. A vette with a toasted indepentent rear is parts. New rear done by a good shop is 3k more at time of sale. So that is where my advice is coming from.