I'm about to get my gears swapped, and I'd estimate that the rear without brakes of any kind, without the harmonic balancing weight and drained of oil (what is in my garage at the moment) is about 180 lbs, maybe a BIT lighter. I'm about 160 soaking wet, and it is manageable for me as long as I keep my footing (as in - do not step in the spilled hypoid).
I plan to get it installed without any brake HW, and to install that after the 3 link is all bolted in.
I'm guessing this will be the most awkward thing to move around / clean up and to get placed in the frame. Granted, the engine/tranny is a bigger bundle, but I'll have lifting equipment to at least support the load.
It was very heavy with the brakes and other stuff at first, but after we took the axles out and the internals, I was able to lift it. That's why I estimated at 90 pounds....because I can't lift any more than that....Lol....Man you guys got on that one....Arrrrrgggg.
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