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I was talking to my mechanic yesterday and he wasn't sure how long it would take him so he popped a CD in his computer and the service manual said 5.2 hours. Well, I don't know what the labor rate is where you live is, but here it's $70 an hour. That's $350+ to get the Yank installed, holy crap. Is that right, over 5 hours? Today I'm going to a couple of tranny shops to ask them how much. Maybe since it's all they do are trannies, I can get it done for less than that. I trust my mechanic and if it's only a little difference in price, I'll have him do it. If the difference is like $100, I may have some one else do it. What you think, go with someone I trust and pay more or just find a cheaper price?
__________________ 04 Atlantic Blue Pearl Quad Cab Ram 4x2, W/Taupe interior
5.7L Hemi, auto, 3.92 gears & 265/70R17 tires. Mods: SuperChips, Airaid MIT intake w/ Ram-air, Dynomax Super Turbo & SRT-10 tailpipe, 180* stat, Debadged, 2" drop shackles & Billet bumper insert.
Best track time: .184 RT, 2.19 60', 9.48 @ 74.65 mph 1/8 and 14.76 @ 91.59 mph 1/4. Best G-tech: 0-60 in 6.29 & 1/4 in 14.73
Other car: 08 Mazda Speed 3, Cosmic Blue Mica
Stock for now.
It took me a long time on a 4wd truck without a lift or proper tools. The biggest slowdown for me was the transfer case (and not having a real transmission jack). For a 2wd truck it would be much faster.
If you rented a tranny jack and got a buddy to help you, you could have it swapped in half a day in your own garage.
I piad like 300 Cash to get my done was a bit of a bitch to do cause the tranny pan Drain bolt was stuck .
Had to take the pan off ..man that was messy well worth me not wearing any of the tranny fluid <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="gr_grin.gif" />
It's a bit of a job have to back off the tranny
make sure you watch them ,cause they broke the some of my housing when they missed the very top bolt
And it took them 6 hours to do mine plus another 2 to figure out why is wasn't shifting right....
They Unclipped the shift servo harness in the install ..and didn't put it back ..
You'll enjoy it when you get it done
2002 Gmc Sierra short box reg cab
stock motor ..now
OLD numbers 569rwhp and 602rwhp on 13.5psi in full street trim
Dashboard Hula Girl Mod