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Labor rate question

Postby ducktrooper1 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:30 pm

Hi all....am about to have mechanic change out tie rods with HD versions and check ball joints for replacement. What would a decent labor rate be for each for an independent shop? Thanks.
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Re: Labor rate question

Postby mdc0135 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:38 pm

A modest not over priced shop should be about $90 an hour depending on where you live and for the HD tie rods there was a guy on the planet isuzu that has someone that can make HD. Tie rod sleeves they are sleeves from a ford f150 and cut like an inch or so to work,, mabey. someone else can chime in with the who it is or where you can get them
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Re: Labor rate question

Postby mdc0135 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:43 pm

Found the guy that makes HD tie rods here on planet isuzu ,, Louis95ls Send him a private message and he will hook you up
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Re: Labor rate question

Postby geoffinbc » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:51 pm

All the info and part numbers are on my site http://www.geoffinbc.com

Dowload and print the PDF take it to Napa or whatever you like and grab the parts. I tried very hard when making the how-to that I used readily available stuff so anyone could make a set in a day. Personally I wanted to feel comfortable that if I smashed one up on the trail that I could be fixed up in an afternoon and not worry about a special order part. The only thing you have to do on the skinny first gen suspension is cut the tie rod end down about 1" on the mid and wide track stuff you just bolt on, align wheels and go.
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