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Re: I GOT IT!
IFS = Independent Front Suspension. That means the front end looks like bird wings compared to SFA = Solid Front Axle.
Gear swaps (front and rear) cost anywhere from $700-$1000, depending on the shop and costs of parts. The reason why IFS trucks are more expensive, as Sandman already stated, is because the front diff must be removed, split open to do the work, then reinstalled.
Yeah, I know it won't be cheap, I've already been through this on my truck. I went ahead and replaced the whole diff with one with the correct gears. Again, read my post. Only the front needs to be regeared now. Like I said, call shops. When I called around on my truck I was quote $265 for labor, then $90 for the install kit, and I provided the R&P(still have the dang things). You can get the job done for $350-$500. If I recall elementary mathematics correctly, 350-500 is half of 700-1000, which would only be common sense. You're only getting one diff regeared, not two.