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Old 12-29-2011, 10:58 PM   #1
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First lift estimates

Damn lifts are expensive!

I got lift estimates from 2 different places today for my 2012 JKU. Both were right around $2200 for everything. One was a Teraflex 3", one was Rubicon Express 2". Both estimates included Billstein 5100's, installation, and 'everything' that they said I would need.

Does that sound about right? Or am I going to the wrong places? I definitely want stuff that is as good or better than stock, and definitely plan to wheel with it.

Both recommended oil pan skids, one recommended Diff cover skids first before getting oil pan.

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Old 12-30-2011, 03:20 PM   #2
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Seems a bit high to me. My quote which intern I jumped on was 900$ for the 3 inch BDS kit with 5100's+ 734 labour discounted at 50% so 367$(always ask for discounts it never hurts) so around 900+367=1267+ taxes give or take 1350$

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Its not something you want to do and avoid labor prices?
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:20 PM   #4
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Seems a bit high to me. My quote which intern I jumped on was 900$ for the 3 inch BDS kit with 5100's+ 734 labour discounted at 50% so 367$(always ask for discounts it never hurts) so around 900+367=1267+ taxes give or take 1350$
Wow! That sounds like a really good deal! It would be hard to resist at that price.

I looked at the first estimate again:
$1724 =
RE 2" system with Bilstein 5100's for $1339 + $425 install.

He did suggest replacing the driveshaft for $549, but said I could probably do it later. That would bring it up to $2313

I don't have the Teraflex estimate in front of me, will have to get it out of my Jeep later. Similar though, but don't think it included the drive shaft.

I would definitely shop around and figure out where I wanted to get it done, then try to negotiate the price down.

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Its not something you want to do and avoid labor prices?
No chance of that happening. I don't have the tools or the know how to attempt something like that. I can fix a computer though.
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:32 PM   #5
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I have a guy that does good work and is honest about pricing. He is in Perris, just down the street from me. Here is his info. The shop is called Sintek, ask for Victor. 185 Ramona Expy Perris, CA 92571 (951) 940-4035

Tell Victor that I sent you the info and he may even give a better deal since I go there often. He does not have a big invetory, but can usually get stuff within one business day.

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Old 12-31-2011, 01:15 AM   #6
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I have a guy that does good work and is honest about pricing. He is in Perris, just down the street from me. Here is his info. The shop is called Sintek, ask for Victor. 185 Ramona Expy Perris, CA 92571 (951) 940-4035

Tell Victor that I sent you the info and he may even give a better deal since I go there often. He does not have a big invetory, but can usually get stuff within one business day.

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Thanks for the info! I'll have to give him a call. Might be more likely to do it sooner if it doesn't cost as much.

Here's the info on the Teraflex estimate:

3" Teraflex JK Lift kit - $782
Bilstein Shocks - $440
JK Front Short Arm adjustable control arms - $332
JK Rear/upper adjustable control arms - $259

$425 Labor

$2380 Total
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Thanks for the info! I'll have to give him a call. Might be more likely to do it sooner if it doesn't cost as much.

Here's the info on the Teraflex estimate:

3" Teraflex JK Lift kit - $782
Bilstein Shocks - $440
JK Front Short Arm adjustable control arms - $332
JK Rear/upper adjustable control arms - $259

$425 Labor

$2380 Total
$400 was given to me as an estimate last year to install a lift on my Tj.

That's good IMO
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$400 was given to me as an estimate last year to install a lift on my Tj.

That's good IMO
$400 labor I assume?
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$400 labor I assume?
Sorry missed this...

Yes "to install" after I bought the parts.

There was no talk about what kind of lift.

Just talking about lifting the jeep. One of the techs said "we can do it"
He gave me an estimate of $400

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I'm a 2005 LJ owner, but feel I got a good deal on parts and labor. $400-500 labor and $1300 parts for a quality lift seems reasonable. Depends on the add-ons, I only did lowers and 2 rear upper CAs on a 3" suspension lift. (per Tereflex rep recommendation) I was closer to $2300 out the door with several other add ons. However, $440 seems high for 4 5100 Bilstiens (which I have and recommended) seems they run $79 as advertised fairly consistent.on a 3"

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