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Old 12-04-2010, 02:35 PM
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I send my #6's to Craig Colabella of Colabella Performance in St Cloud, FL. Craig used to work for Lake X and his job was to work on the #6 drives among other things. Matt at TNT in Miami is also a top notch drive man. Craig charges $1,000 to tear down and rebuild a #6. Prop shafts are about $1,800 each. Lower gear sets are close to that as well. If you need upper gears add another 2 grand per drive. All seals, propshaft bearings, split line o-rings, drive oil, etc run about $350 per drive. Assuming you have a twin engine application and you are refreshing both drives, you can often swap the lower gears from one drive to the other as they only wear on one side. That saves about $1,800 a drive. If you need to overhaul the whole drive of all parts, figure $7,000+ per drive. If you need just seals, etc (no gears or propshafts) figure $1,350 per drive.
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i have a perfect set of 161 gears for sale
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5 grand would be a gift.
If you need to replace most of the gears,bearings,seals,prop shafts, and possibly the u-joints and labor....it will be closer to 15k to do both drives...
at least that's what it cost me in '07...
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I had a pair tprn down inspected and rebuilt without prop shafts and gears and that cost me 17k ! My cases and gears were good.I hears shafts alone are $3,800.00 a piece.
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I send my #6's to Craig Colabella of Colabella Performance in St Cloud, FL. Craig used to work for Lake X and his job was to work on the #6 drives among other things. Matt at TNT in Miami is also a top notch drive man. Craig charges $1,000 to tear down and rebuild a #6. Prop shafts are about $1,800 each. Lower gear sets are close to that as well. If you need upper gears add another 2 grand per drive. All seals, propshaft bearings, split line o-rings, drive oil, etc run about $350 per drive. Assuming you have a twin engine application and you are refreshing both drives, you can often swap the lower gears from one drive to the other as they only wear on one side. That saves about $1,800 a drive. If you need to overhaul the whole drive of all parts, figure $7,000+ per drive. If you need just seals, etc (no gears or propshafts) figure $1,350 per drive.
Good information.... That helps alot.... Thank you
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i have a perfect set of 161 gears for sale
Let me check what size I need... I will PM you if I can use them... Thanks...
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I had a pair tprn down inspected and rebuilt without prop shafts and gears and that cost me 17k ! My cases and gears were good.I hears shafts alone are $3,800.00 a piece.
I'm guessing you had the drives rebuilt by someone who bought the parts from someone who bought the parts from a dealer. Probably 2 mark ups on the parts before you were charged another mark up. I have been charged $1,800 and some change for propshafts when my drives have been rebuilt.
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I had a pair tprn down inspected and rebuilt without prop shafts and gears and that cost me 17k ! My cases and gears were good.I hears shafts alone are $3,800.00 a piece.
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How often should a guy plan on doing a "refresh" to #6's?
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How often should a guy plan on doing a "refresh" to #6's?
I got over 330 hours on my drives so they really don't owe me nothing.... They were on a 36 Nortech Cat with Merc 850'S.... I have been told that if they were on a V bottom they would not have lasted as long....
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