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Old 11-16-2012, 11:16 AM   #476
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GM 10 Bolt 8.6" Master Install Kit...

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Paid for my gears today and should ship today as well!

Anybody know where I can get an gear install kit at a good price?
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:30 PM   #477
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GM 10 Bolt 8.6" Master Install Kit...

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Edit: After looking into it, it's not for the 2010 camaro only fits chevy pickups.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:43 PM   #478
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Wow this is even better.....a complete kit with bearings and all! Thanks jlugo
I would call and ask about this first. There is a GM 8.6 and a GM 8.6 IRS. I think this kit here is for the non-IRS rear end, not ours.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:44 PM   #479
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I would call and ask about this first. There is a GM 8.6 and a GM 8.6 IRS. I think this kit here is for the non-IRS rear end, not ours.
Yeah, double check before you buy.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:24 PM   #480
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Mike, the cradle (rear subframe) does NOT need to be dropped to remove the diff. However, since I am in the middle of this same project right now, I decided it would be a great time to upgrade my subframe bushings too. I disconnected everything from the outer wheel hub (not sure if that's what it's called?). But I unbolted the rear brake calipers, upper and lower control arms, trailing arms, toe rods, emergency brake cable, and speed sensor cable (basically everything and anything that connects to the that outer wheel hub). Then with one good "tug", I pulled the whole axle/wheel hub out of the differential. It's heavy and awkward, but it does come out pretty easily that way. There are some D-I-Y instructions too....if you go into the D-I-Y section and do a search for the word "differential" in the title. Or, you can download complete instruction from the Pfadt website....use their Differential Bushing Installation instructions. Hope this helps!!
Thanks! I checked out the pfadt instructions, doesn't look too bad!
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:35 PM   #481
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well went to put in my le1 axels and hubs just to find out that the axel nuts need to be bought aswell. so have to wait to get them in.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:33 AM   #482
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well went to put in my le1 axels and hubs just to find out that the axel nuts need to be bought aswell. so have to wait to get them in.
Are the1LE axles suppose to be stronger then the SS? and are they a direct fit?
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:01 PM   #483
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Are the1LE axles suppose to be stronger then the SS? and are they a direct fit?
They are supposedly a direct fit to the SS.....as long as you buy the 1LE Hubs to go with them, and as we just found out.....new axle nuts too! And yes, they are supposedly stronger, from what I'm hearing, pretty much just like a ZL1 axle but made to fit the GM8.6 IRS rear differential.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:38 AM   #484
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They are supposedly a direct fit to the SS.....as long as you buy the 1LE Hubs to go with them, and as we just found out.....new axle nuts too! And yes, they are supposedly stronger, from what I'm hearing, pretty much just like a ZL1 axle but made to fit the GM8.6 IRS rear differential.
I came up with 734.00 shipped for the 2 Axles, 2 hubs. That's a lot of money if they turn out to not be much stronger. IF they could hold up to about 650hp they would be worth it.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:17 PM   #485
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Does anyone have a link to a DIY of the entire gear swap? Want to be sure I get this right!
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:04 PM   #486
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Anyone have any idea what chevy dealer will install the gears in the Austin Texas area? Talked to two so far and one said no "we can not alter a car if there is warranty still on the car" and the other quoted $850 to install....

3rd dealer says $975.................

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Old 11-21-2012, 02:08 AM   #487
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can you take the pumpkin out yourself? that'd save quite a few bucks. talk to silverturtle. I'm sure he can point you in the right direction.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:09 PM   #488
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:17 PM   #489
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Anyone have any idea what chevy dealer will install the gears in the Austin Texas area? Talked to two so far and one said no "we can not alter a car if there is warranty still on the car" and the other quoted $850 to install....

3rd dealer says $975.................
I got a dealer in nc that said 450 to install and it a three hour job. Will get it done after Xmas.


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Old 11-21-2012, 06:46 PM   #490
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That sounds more like it! The ones that charge $800 do so because they don't know how to do it and will take twice as long!
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:37 PM   #491
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That sounds more like it! The ones that charge $800 do so because they don't know how to do it and will take twice as long!
Yea one said he had to drop the cradle and remove the springs with a spring compressor.......not using that dealer for anything...lol.....
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:40 PM   #492
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can you take the pumpkin out yourself? that'd save quite a few bucks. talk to silverturtle. I'm sure he can point you in the right direction.
If I had a place to do it and a pinion depth gauge I would just do it myself.
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:16 AM   #493
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That sounds more like it! The ones that charge $800 do so because they don't know how to do it and will take twice as long!
Three hours is not for the entire process though, is it?

Just looked it up and if my math is correct it's about 9.3 hours. It will be interesting to see what the charges are once someone has a $400 shop do the work. The LS shop here said it would be about $850 to do the entire job.
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Three hours is not for the entire process though, is it?

Just looked it up and if my math is correct it's about 9.3 hours. It will be interesting to see what the charges are once someone has a $400 shop do the work. The LS shop here said it would be about $850 to do the entire job.
I guess I will find out it was the dealer I bought the car from that quoted me the 450 price. And has alway stuck to there word as far as when they work on my car. So if they miss quote me that is still all I am paying. Their lost my gain.


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I had a local speed shop quote me $400 to do the gear swap. I'm just not sure about any extras that they might charge for. I think that's just labor for a basic swap, not including shims, gaskets etc. I would probably supply the install kit for them though!
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I had a local speed shop quote me $400 to do the gear swap. I'm just not sure about any extras that they might charge for. I think that's just labor for a basic swap, not including shims, gaskets etc. I would probably supply the install kit for them though!
I would get a half kit should be more than what you need that's what the dealer told told me.


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Old 11-22-2012, 10:11 AM   #497
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$400 to $450 for the amount of hours it takes to set it up correctly seems fantastic. I would have likely had my gears installed and not sold them for that amount.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:37 AM   #498
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I installed my 1LE diff last weekend! Check it out in this thread:
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:13 PM   #499
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I just traded up for a 1LE. I have an in the box set of 3:91's for sale if anyone is interested PM me. Just looking for the $250.00 I have in them.
I also have a diablo tuner for sale.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:04 AM   #500
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Hrmmm...compared to sa, how far are ya?
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