I need something stupid to play with
- Mar 7, 2002
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Hell, I can have a custom-built 9" for my car shipped to my door and still have money left over for what they're charging to "rebuild" yours.
There's not an 8.8 in the world that can be so damaged it'd cost $2300 in parts and labor for a stock rebuild. Even at BMW dealership labor rates a diff rebuild for an 8.8 wouldn't be more than $700 or so in labor, and the parts would be all of a few hundred, there's almost no way an independent shop should be above $1000 for what is mostly bearing replacements and a fluid drain and fill.
Screw it, let's reach for the stars: https://lmr.com/item/LRS-4204SDK-G/...ine-Severe-Duty-Rear-Axle-Kit-4-Lug-373-Gears that with let's say... a 40% markup $1329.99. There we go, now the parts department has a fat profit margin too. So $2029.99 in parts and labor, AND I'm giving you upgrades, a BMW loaner car (we're talking 2020 5-series here), free coffee/snacks/wifi, AND beating these jackwagons by almost $200... do I get the job?
I think you'd have saved money taking it to a Ford dealership over those guys, and that's saying something. I work on BMWs for a living, I charge people astronomical amounts to fix things for them, and even I'm reading your post and thinking they're out of their damned minds and if you pay them a cent, you are too.