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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-29-2014 Thread Starter
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Speed shop in Houston, TX for gear installation?

This might have already been asked, but anybody here from Houston that knows a good and cheap shop that can install my 3.73 gears? Was gonna do it locally at my place but wasn't able to contact shop other day for appointment.

I'm heading down Tuesday and would like to know if anybody knows a good shop for good price.

My local shop wants $275 plus tax, so if it costs more in Houston then I'll just wait until I get back to do it in my area. My shop already needs the car for two days for the install so I didn't really have time this week.

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I'm subscribing in case you find one. Please share. Looking to swap the rear.


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I'm planning to call some shops tomorrow for prices. Googled some around the area.
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I met up with some people from the Northside Mustang Club yesterday for a cruise. Some of them were saying there was a guy at a Ford dealer that would do this for like $200. I didn't get the particulars since I'm not going to Houston to have gears installed but that might be a place to look for this. Best I've found in Austin so far is $500 and that just seems a bit too high. That was "with a discount" too.
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Never been here but ive heard alot of people went there. Home

i went to a place in san antonio called south texas performance. Its a mustang specialy shop

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Yeah looks like Chris's has been recommended before from https://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...ston-area.html

I'll call them tomorrow, and that Ford may be the same one from that thread!
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Looks like Chris' Car Doc will be where I'm taking my mustang to get the gears done. He wants $250 without the bearings, said I didn't need them since I only have 15k miles. $350 if I do want to do the bearing kits. Told me to return the extra lol, honest guy.

Extreme Offroad wanted $450-500 for labor, Bumbera wanted $600 and they're both in Katy, TX which both are less than 10 mins from me but prices are way higher than Chris'

Strictly Performance in Pearland said $650, too far and expensive for me. Plus their reviews are pretty bad.

PSI motorsports and Tommie Vaughn Ford did not answer, tried several calls with no luck.

Hope this helps anyone in the area
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Yup I got mine done at chris car doc in humble and they did a great job ! Paid like $500 for parts and install.

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Had it done on July 2nd, dropped it off and got it back 6 hours later. They were able to install it without any of the bearing kits since my car had low mileage. Only extra thing I had to pay was a seal since there was a leak. Total came out to $28x.xx

It's cheaper to go buy your own Royal Purple gear oil, buy 3 bottles from Advance Auto and use one of their coupons to make it cheap. Although Chris' $20 per bottle is still cheap if you decide to buy from them.

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glad I found this

My dealer in conroe wanted 1100.00 for the axle swap and told me it would void the powertrain warranty

Could I get the name of the person at chris car doc you talked to about the axle swap

Did it make a difference in the car?
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glad I found this

My dealer in conroe wanted 1100.00 for the axle swap and told me it would void the powertrain warranty

Could I get the name of the person at chris car doc you talked to about the axle swap

Did it make a difference in the car?
I talked to Chris and Shawn there, they both said the exact same.

I'm slowly testing it but yes acceleration has made a huge difference
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