Anyone looking for a nice rear?

Streetbu

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I think there's a big difference in time, between rebuilding a rear and painting one. The powder coating is a big $ extra, it comes painted, powder coating is a big ad on. Figured I'd post it up to perhaps help anyone looking, sorry it has to come to picking everything apart I seem to post up on this forum anymore, kinda takes the enjoyment out of helping others.
So I redid according to your requests. It doesn't come painted as you stated, and chose the cheapest possible options. Still 5k. Just not understanding how that is a deal over a much cheaper 8.5" Not picking anything apart, just stating facts.

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Built6spdMCSS

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Attaching a link below, for the monies a factory GM 8.5 10 bolt is bringing, you can upgrade to a 9" rear with disc brakes...price seems fair!


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So that's for a Currie setup, yea you'll spend some money on it.

I have a QP Setup with a Strange Center, Moser Axles, Richmond 3.89 Gears, Eaton TruTrac Diff. Budget setup but I'm in it $2200, Been in 3 different cars since 2007, just a different housing for the Gbody.

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ck80

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So I redid according to your requests. It doesn't come painted as you stated, and chose the cheapest possible options. Still 5k. Just not understanding how that is a deal over a much cheaper 8.5" Not picking anything apart, just stating facts.

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My guess is this is where he comes.from, which, is OK, just different.

Cons:
* Price.

Pros:
* No shipping cost. Hard to find a local 8.5 when you want it and either gas + wear/tear or freight are pricey.
* No foul gear oil when you open it. Doesn't bother me much, but, some people hate the smell, and, then youve got to deal with waste oil (unless to drive by and dump it into joesregalproject 12 valve at night.)
* fresh posi clutches without wear
* no rusty greasy pitted housing prep
* get the gear ratios you want at no extra cost.
* no setting lash... putting together and apart till its right
* brake conversion done
* time spent working in it
* knowing you aren't getting junk/bent housing

And, I presume, various warranties on the workmanship used stuff doesn't get.

Is it worth the extra money? Depends on the person like I said before. Is it a 'good deal'.... I guess it all depends on your build, budget (both time and money), and expectations.
 
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ck80

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$1750
FWIW, no brakes, no gears, axle bearings loose and need pressed on, so on so forth. Their 'crate' assembly at $4513 + truck freight charges is more comparable to the builds being thrown ariund on the site posted....

 
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melloelky

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it's a 30 plu$ year old differential. would you pay the same money for the same qualities in a transmission?altleast we have options.
 
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Streetbu

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But we all know, just because something is new, doesn't necessarily make it better either.
 

Built6spdMCSS

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it's a 30 plu$ year old differential. would you pay the same money for the same qualities in a transmission?altleast we have options.
The T56 came out in 1993, how solid are you with that statement. :)
 

melloelky

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The T56 came out in 1993, how solid are you with that statement. :)
I'm not solid about anything.
we're fortunate enough to have as many options with these cars that we do.we can screw these cars together almost anyway we like relatively easy. especially compared to some other vehicles out there.Like everything else it's personal preference, I wouldn't pay that much money for a used diff that was that old unless it was STOUT,samething with the automatic trans that was coupled to that diff. This particular subject Comes up couple times a year and everybody gets all cranked up about how terrible 9" are or "i can't run ford or any other brand/style than gm parts in my chevy that's like kissing my sister blah blah blah"
let's see this sister btw...
again it's all preference,your money's your money.
 
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Built6spdMCSS

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I'm not solid about anything.
we're fortunate enough to have as many options with these cars that we do.we can screw these cars together almost anyway we like relatively easy. especially compared to some other vehicles out there.Like everything else it's personal preference, I wouldn't pay that much money for a used diff that was that old unless it was STOUT,samething with the automatic trans that was coupled to that diff. This particular subject Comes up couple times a year and everybody gets all cranked up about how terrible 9" are or "i can't run ford or any other brand/style than gm parts in my chevy that's like kissing my sister blah blah blah"
let's see this sister btw...
again it's all preference,your money's your money.
The closer the kin, the deeper in.. ;)

We do have that interesting dynamic of people here, some still think the stock 305 is the t*ts..
 
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