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Re: how much should I pay?
You will need a dial indicator,michrometer,torque wrench, and good set of basic tools. The Master Kit comes with detailed instructions. Attention has to overemphasized to follow the instructions to the letter as far as tollerances go. Its not rocket science, but it is very,very excacting, If for instance, your back lash is not within tollerance, for the 4th time around, the ring gear comes back out and reshim and do again, untill its right,period. There are some tricks to speeding up the process, but plan on throwing some tools on the 1st one. If someone you know has done them and can help you through the 1st one, thats a huge help, and you should always speak kindly of him in the presence of others afterwards. Because once you learn to change your own gears, axle or ratio swaps become a whole new option, becuase it doesnt cost you $500 in labor front and rear everytime you need,( its like the old give a man a fish,or teach a man to fish, proverb). I would say if you plan on keeping your Jeep or another for a long time, struggle through and learn(to fish) to do it yourself. If you really plan on doing your own install post a question on tips to ease process. Im sure youll get the info youll need to get through. But, Keep in mind a bad set up will quickly ruin your bearrings or worse.
If at first you dont succeed, your replacement will try and try again.