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    Rear end gone bad..

    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.. try to sell the firebird or bumm it out and try to save up to get a used rearend. Please help..

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    1999 TA WS.6

    Axle going to fall off?

    For 2700 bucks you can have a built 9" and a driveshaft. Have you been looking at the classifieds? Do you have a set budget for this repair? Sadly, it has to be expected especially when doing any engine upgrade work that the rear is in trouble.

    I sold my 12 bolt, disassembled for 1000 dollars cash on the forums. Guy got a pretty good deal, and there are other deals out there. Just have to keep any eye out. I'm sure you could find a stock 10 bolt pull out for a few hundred bucks if you are looking to go that way also.
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    I found a couple of stock rears around here for less than $500 ($500 for a V8 rear w/ posi, less for a V6 rear). Throw a stocker in there until you can save up for a 9". DO NOT waste your time rebuilding the stock one- I did and now I'm buying a MWC 9" because I split my posi in half.

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