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Old 17th-January-2013, 04:41 AM   #16
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they have a 8.2 so this was a 8.5 out of a Nova previously swapped into the camaro... It was confirmed as a 8.5 by the "ears" on the housing.
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Old 17th-January-2013, 12:08 PM   #17
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Whatever you decide, do the bearings. Even though the ones in there are relatively new, they may not be "happy" with the new R&P. The pinion bearing has to be pressed off, then back on with shims for the new gear. Guess what, it may not come off perfectly for the tech and there may be unintended damage, despite his best efforts to be careful, and the damage will not show up for a while. I suggest changing all of it. That said, call the shop at Randy's Ring & Pinion in Everett, WA and ask what they would charge for the same work, keep in mind the labor rate is half of the dealership rate, and that will give you a good baseline.

PS, I'm surprised JB hasn't chimed in on this...
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Oh but I will lol OK, a basic bearing kit & axle bearings & seals should cost no more than $180 for timken & national, As far as metal in the housing it could very well be so. There are common areas that will collect the debris and you must take extra care to get to these areas when cleaning it out. Being it has 2 new axles would lead me to believe that the old ones were bad and my guess left metal in the housing. New bearings sure can't hurt if that is the case. I would go down and ask them to show you the metal & where it was located. I know I don't charge anything extra to do bearings at the time of a gear change as far as labor goes. It only adds a few minutes to the job. They may be charging more for the cleaning time as well.

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Old 17th-January-2013, 04:15 PM   #19
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Could someone post a link to a bearing set that has the pinion and axle bearings included?
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Old 17th-January-2013, 04:29 PM   #20
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Could someone post a link to a bearing set that has the pinion and axle bearings included?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motive-Gear-...sories&vxp=mtr

This one is on Ebay by Summit. Go to Summit and look up your application.

I bought a complete kit about 6 months back from a seller on Ebay who does a lot of rearend parts. Mine was a Motive kit for my 8.5 and had Timken bearings in it as I asked specifically for them. I have the receipt at home I think, but at work now.
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Old 17th-January-2013, 05:56 PM   #21
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http://www.summitracing.com/parts/mgr-r10rskt looks like the kit for me, They include everything but the axle seals? Whats up with that!
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If you read the parts break down there are no axle bearings listed either. I'd call them.

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As mentioned no matter who does the work change all the bearings and then forget about it, but do ask about their warranty ahead of time.
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Old 19th-January-2013, 05:32 PM   #24
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If you read the parts break down there are no axle bearings listed either. I'd call them.

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Cover Bolts: 10
Ring Gear Bolts: 10
Pinion Spline Count: 30
Ring Gear Rotation: Standard
Cover Gasket Included: Yes
Pinion Shims Included: Yes
Carrier Shims Included: Yes
Crush Sleeve Included: Yes
Pinion Seal Included: Yes
Pinion Nut Included: Yes
Ring Gear Bolts Included: Yes
Head Bearing Included: Yes
Tail Bearing Included: Yes
Carrier Bearings Included: Yes
Axle Seals Included: No
Axle Bearings Included: Yes
Quantity: Sold as a kit.
Notes: Kit includes Timken bearings
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Old 19th-January-2013, 06:19 PM   #25
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That is strange, no seals after all the other parts, seals should fit multiple years too.
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People always tryin to get you to pay more money! haha oh well.. bearing kit arrives thurs and I will take it to the shop.
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Old 19th-January-2013, 09:21 PM   #27
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Why dealer? They have the highest labor rate than anyone?

350.00 extra ?

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If you were to bring the rear end to me and not want to do new bearings, honestly, I would not do the work.

I would most likely destroy the rear pinion bearing while removing it from the old pinion anyway.

Axle bearing can be picked up at any local parts store. This is a very common, same bearing is used in 80% of GM RWD passenger cars.

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Old 19th-January-2013, 09:41 PM   #28
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A business trying to make money!

Damn them!

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Bearing kit arrived, has axle seals Summit has a typo they need to address!

I will drop it off tomorrow at the shop, Reason I went with the dealership is I know the mechanic is fairly knowledgeable and don't trust any of the hillbilly 1 bay shops in my area. I don't live near a major city...

Quick question:
I plan to swap drums off my 7.5 to my 8.5, but wont until I do the swap as the 7.5 is under the car daily driving right now. Could I just buy new backing plates to bolt on to the 8.5 and install the axles to I could seal up the rear?
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I may have a pair of 8.5 backers but the shipping may be more than the cost of a pair from a wrecking yard of even NAPA. If you want mine, PM me.
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