Wait... 500 is all to do this swap?
You have to drain rear, take the wheeles, brakes, axles off. Then drive shaft, then the third member comes out.
what was his reasoning for saying auburn was best?
you dont have to fully remove the brakes or the wheels when i put the spool in my 90 pick up i just unbolted the backing plate fron the housing undid the brake lines and the ebrake cables and pulled them out about 3-4" and unbolted the driveshaft to pull the third. for the next steps its best to get your hands on a copy of the fsm and follow the steps to rnr the differentail but only as far as replacing the the ring gear. then throw it back in the truck and button everything up