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Old 02-27-2009, 03:12 PM   #21
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Hustler put a lot of time and money into his car. Does that mean that his car, plus parts, plus labor equals the real selling value of the car?
Not comparable, supply and demand. Go look for a 3.63 torsen, you won't find one for cheaper than the cost of parts + labor. (edit: you won't find one, hence the OP's question)


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The supply of new 3.63 R&Ps is drying up and Bill Willner's price of $425 certainly reflects the lack of supply in the market. Not to mention you'd still be in for labor (assuming you can't assemble it yourself)

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Here is a data point, based on my experience, for this discussion now that it has expanded a bit.

I started with a stock 7" Type-II Torsen with 4.30 gears (stock '99 differential)
I purchased new 3.63 gears (~$350)
A local experienced diff builder did the gear swap for $250
I sold the 4.30 gears, which were in great condition, for $200

My net cost was thus about $400. I am not including the value of the original unit, or my labor for installation and removal of the diff assy. The latter is not applicable here. The former is.

So I think the approximate value here is whatever a 4.30 Type-II Torsen diff assy (great condition) is worth, plus $400, plus the worth of the halfshafts. That should get you over $1000 easy IMO.
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Old 02-27-2009, 05:29 PM   #23
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I just found an endless cache of 3.63 gears. You can PM me if you want and if I like you, or you can convince me to like you, I might tell you where they are.
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