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Old 05-03-2008, 11:47 AM   #1
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how much for a lift?

Hey guys and gals,
I just got a rough country 4" suspension lift and 33/12.5 BFG ATs. I was going to install it myself this weekend, but things came up and Ill be busy. since this is my only free weekend until about october, Im wondering how much I can expect to pay to have it done?
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You will be disappointed in the ride Timmy. If you think your jeep rides harsh now, put it in the box and return it. It will ride like a race car with the kit on.

No idea how much it will cost but it took me 2 days to finish it and i took my time (worked on it about 4-5 hrs each day)

2 tips.. you can do is put everything together so then you have everything ready to be installed. when installing.. disconnect the front AND rear sway bar links before you lift the rig in the air (for the rear links, you have to get under the rig other wise its tough.. i rather lay under a rig thats sitting on its tires than a rig thats in the air on 2 little jack stands but thats just me).

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All i know is when i got 2in suspension spacers for my wrangler, they wanted to charge me $320 to install them (4 wheel parts). I laughed and headed home to do the install myself.

I would guess a 4in lift would cost at least $500. Do it yourself if ur capable! there is no way two days worth of work should cost that much.
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All i know is when i got 2in suspension spacers for my wrangler, they wanted to charge me $320 to install them (4 wheel parts). I laughed and headed home to do the install myself.

I would guess a 4in lift would cost at least $500. Do it yourself if ur capable! there is no way two days worth of work should cost that much.
true dat. First time I had a 2" BB installed I got charge 300 bucks. I did it myself for nothing and it took about 1 hour.
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You can do it step by step too. Today after work you can do the control arms. Drive to work.. tomorow you can do the track bar relocation brackets.. drive it to work.. the day after you can do the tcase shift linkage drop and maybe the sway bar links.. drive it to work.. then do the shocks.. at last do the springs and the tcase drop at the same time.

For the shocks undo the front upper bolt and for the rear undo the bottom bolt. This way you dont have to give an entire weekend just to lift kit install. This way you can do it little by little.

The control arms will be tough and take a while unless you have air tools since you have big bolts and in my case they were rusted.
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Most shops are around 75+ bucks an hour. figure 8-10 hrs to install a more complete lift give or take.
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Old 05-03-2008, 05:46 PM   #7
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thanks for the replies. I think I will go with the step by step method.
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thanks for the replies. I think I will go with the step by step method.
Get under there now and start spraying the wd40.....
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WD-40 is good, but PB Blaster works a great deal better. Plus its like 3 bucks at Wal-Mart.
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Ok control arms, you gotta lift the entire front or back of the rig in the air not just one corner at a time and make sure you put the jack stands on the frame, not the axles.

Shocks.. no need to lift anything.. just undo the old shocks and put in the new ones.

Same with the sway bar links front and rear.

The tcase shift linkage bracket. When you're installing it though dont connect it , just take off the bracket from the tub and connect the bracket they gave you. You wont have 4wd but dont install it on the tub until you do the tcase drop and install the springs. I dont know if there will be any problem with doing the tcase and not the springs at the same time but i wouldnt take risks since after all the tcase takes 20 minutes at most.
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:13 PM   #11
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Yeah, Im just blowin off the bs that I have tomorrow and try to do it all in one day. so far, all i done is take off the upper shock nuts and grommets, sway bar links, and disconnedted the track bar. I noticed that there is no track bar in the kit I got. I think that they want you to drill about an inch over. Anyone familiar with this? Is this common with these kits?
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:57 PM   #12
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A more comprehensive kit would have new brackets that maintain the track bar angles, or whole new, longer, track bars. The new holes are so the track bar can reach the axle which is now farther from the frame. It'll make the angle more extreme by a few degrees. Now that more force will be directed, through the axles, through the track bar, at your ass instead of longitudinally through the frame its gonna ride harder. Otherwise its a reasonable compromise.

Someone clear that up if I'm off.
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took me all day to install.. my 3.5 re sf.. I know I can do it faster now.. its because I never worked on a jeep before..
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trip you were doing it the wrong way.. You need beer instead of soda.. Man I remember living in an apartment with a carport.. I actually did an engine swap.. PIA putting tools away at night.. I ended up losing some tools..
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Orange it used to be, now its got some spots on it lol.

Yes it suks working in an apartment especially when you live on the third story. We want to sell it and get a house with a nice garage however here in chicago the homes business is in the trash so unless we want to give it up for charity, we cant sell it.

Dragging tools to the third story suks a lot. Thats why i dont have any big tools such as a welder or an air compressor... no where to store them nor use them. Yesterday i started cleaning my rims with a hand drill and a power ball. I woke up the entire building lol.

There are certain things they dont allow to be done in the parking lot... it is what it is.



On a side note, with the lift kit they will give you one or 2 baggies of white greese, use that for the control arm bushings and when you install them, go to a place that changes the oil and ask them to fill the control arms up.

Many will do it for free. Go to the last guy that changed ur oil.
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Old 05-04-2008, 02:16 PM   #19
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couple dumb questions. the sway bar links, can I just hammer them out after I remove the hardware or is that gonna screw up the bushings? Also can I just use a ball joint fork to pry the pitman arm from the drag link? I want to know so I dont have to make 2 trips to autozone. Im going there to get a loaner spring compresser. Thanks.

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