Ditto. I just finished up building my rear with the aid of my father. Neither one of us had set up a rear before but we had someone there to give us tips, like what pinion shim to start out with, and a couple other useful things. The new gears were easier than i thought they'd be to set up.I installed FRPP 31 spline axles and cobra diff 373 with all new bearings, races, and seals. Since it was my first rear end rebuild it took me much longer than it would take for a professional. I can see where paying that much, for quality work, would be worth if for some people.
No it isn't. That was only $735 for parts including a complete bearing kit and clutch pack which a lot of people don't replace. All the parts were new except the Explorer differential. The shop gives a satisfaction gaurantee. I had originally purchased used gears. They whined. The shop not only gave me a complete refund for the used gears but then put in the new FRPP gears for free. I don't think I paid a high price at all. In fact, even though that shop is over an hour from my house, I've gone back to them several times.^^
Thats expensive for used parts, isnt it? If anything prices have gone down.