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    Okay so about a week ago i got my engine rebuilt for $3200 with a 3 year warranty and got it back. NOW.. another problem came up and i just don't have the money to fix it. there is a metallic grind coming from the rear. the brakes, the roaders, wheel bearing, differential fluid are good. so i took it to firestone and they looked at it and told me my rear end is going bad and the axel is ready to fall off.. they gave me a quote of replacing the whole thing for $2700. BULL. There is no way it would be that much. idk what to do.. I can try to sell the firebird or bumm it out and try to save money to get it replace. Any ideas or at least somethin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flybird View Post
    Okay so about a week ago i got my engine rebuilt for $3200 with a 3 year warranty and got it back. NOW.. another problem came up and i just don't have the money to fix it. there is a metallic grind coming from the rear. the brakes, the roaders, wheel bearing, differential fluid are good. so i took it to firestone and they looked at it and told me my rear end is going bad and the axel is ready to fall off.. they gave me a quote of replacing the whole thing for $2700. BULL. There is no way it would be that much. idk what to do.. I can try to sell the firebird or bumm it out and try to save money to get it replace. Any ideas or at least somethin?
    Search a junkyard for a suitable replacement 10 bolt?

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    Dude my rearend just went out and I am getting one with less than 40,000 miles for $200!!! Do a little searching of the classifieds here and on ther F-Body sites... LS1Tech has a huge classified section. Your in Houston too I am sure you could find a replacement for less than $400 in a week at the most. Dont fret it, half the people who actually drive their LS1 hard have blown their rearend out.

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    i have a freind who will rebuild it for 1100. should i get rebuilt or atempt to look for a used one?

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    used one should be cheaper, even if you have to pay someone to help you install it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flybird View Post
    i have a freind who will rebuild it for 1100. should i get rebuilt or atempt to look for a used one?
    Yeah look for a used one for sure. They arent too hard to come by. Junkyards and the classifieds here on ls1.com and ls1tech.com are an excellent place to start looking. I dunno if I am supposed to talk about other websites here, but hawksthirdgenparts.com is an online junkyard that has 10 bolts for I think $500... They are gauranteed to work and that seems like a decent not great price. Better than 1100 anyway.
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    A friend who will rebuild it for $1100?? You sure they are a friend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeGoFast View Post
    A friend who will rebuild it for $1100?? You sure they are a friend?
    Sounds like a friendly GM Dealership rep from my experience.

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    lol yea if 1100 is a deal o rebuild that rear end I have a bridge to sell ya!! J/K! dont sell the bird!! like everyone else has said check local salvage yards or online. You can get a good used one for 500 tops. make sure its in your year range or check with a local dealer to be sure if it is a different year that everything will work correctly (brakes etc) and since you have to be under there anyhow..nows the chance for a gear swap......

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    a good junk yard rear - $250ish
    a good mechanical friend - tip?
    a cooler of ice cold ones - $40
    tool set if you dont have one -$250
    jack and stands - $75
    doing it yourself.. priceless!!!

    lol you know where this is going, turn some wrenches and lean a few new skills. you can change it out in a weekend easy.

    ps. pull a part sells whole rear end with disc breaks for $111, $18 to insure it, and $26 if you dont have your core with you.
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    I agree with the used option.

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    ha thanks guys. yeah i found a salvage yard saying $180 walk out price for a rear end. they said we just have to take it out our selves and have our own supplies. so hopefully when this paycheck comes i can go find one and replace it. next thing on the list is a new alternator. my damm alternator keeps fulxuating. not sure if i spelled that right. i got it checked out and the guy said its bad. Still gotta do body work on the ride too. hey does any1 have magnaflow exaughst on there T/A or bird? i have flowmasters and i think magna sounds alot better than flowmasters. opinions??

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    I had a Magnaflow stainless cat and muffler on my old Beretta and I liked it. Deep growl but not crackly in my opinion. On a 6 cylinder I would go Magnaflow.

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