Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: eustis , Florida
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Sounds like he did a gear ratio change in the rear (taller gears) but didnt have the cash to do the front, so your talking at least 5 bills there up to a grand to match the axle ratio`s but then you dont even know if the transfer case works [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
Labor on ball-joint r&r varies depending on where you take it, somewhere between $50-100 each not including the ball-joints themselves and of course theres 4, so if ones gone south , you might as well do them all, then a realignment will be in order. You could do this yourself and save a ton of money, auto parts stores will rent you a ball joint press and big bronco site has an excellent riteup on replacing them yourself.
How much is he asking?
Id be a little wary buying it if you cant even try it in 4WD first though, cuz their could be a LOT more problems than just mismatched gears...