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Old 09-17-2009, 09:56 AM   #1
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Lifting a Jeep in Lawton, OK

I have an 04 Jeep TJ and I want to lift her 2". I contacted 4 Wheel Parts in OKC and they quoted me $900 for the lift, labor, and front alignment. Is this reasonable? I called around Lawton and I haven't found anybody who sounds confident they can complete the task. I have installed leveling kits before and I have no doubt I can install an easy 2" lift, but I work crazy hours and I don't have the time. Does anybody know of a good reliable Jeep mechanic in Lawton?

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Um, no. If you need just 2" as much as I hate to say it.. why not a small body lift, 1.25-2" figure 2-3 hours to do it... cost 100-150 bucks. I would have said spacer lift but it takes way more time.

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$900?????????????????????????????????????


What 2'' lift are you getting? If it is a spacer lift or bb "budget boost".....they are not only ripping you off but bending you over.

Either the 2'' bb or 2'' spring lift is as simple as installing a leveling kit is most truck as you stated you've done.

You can get most bb lifts with shocks for around $200 or less. A front end alinement for $60 where I'm from. No need to aline the rear end.
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Sorry to Hijack but I'm curious, do you need to get a front end alignment if you do 2" spacers and shocks?
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Sorry to Hijack but I'm curious, do you need to get a front end alignment if you do 2" spacers and shocks?
YES.

When changing the height of the suspension "lifting or lowering''. It changes the factory alignment. And can lead to several issues if not done.
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:32 AM   #6
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Thanks, why only the front end though if you are raising the back as well? just trying to understand.
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Only way to "align" or do and alignment on the rear is with adjustable tracbar to center the axle. or adjustable control arms to set the pinion angle. Both of which you will not need with a 2'' on a TJ.

There are also no steering linkage to adjust on a rear axle. Cant set the toe or camber on it.
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:13 AM   #8
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Thanks good info..prob a stupid question but it's not gonna hurt if you lifted it and then drove it to the shop to get aligned right? You will only start having issues if your driving all over without getting it aligned right?
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Try I35motorsports in Moore, Ok and see if they will do it. They sell used Jeeps but before they put them on the lot, they usually lift and accessorize them. Maybe they will quote you a price too.
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:23 AM   #10
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They recommended the Pro Comp 2" lift. It comes with springs and shocks (cheap shocks) for over $400. I figure $400 for labor and $75 for the alignment. They told me the transfer case didn't need dropped with a 2" lift too. I'm no expert, but I thought any thing over 1.5" required the transfer case dropped.

I'll check with I35 motorsports, or wait a couple months when I have more time. Rubicon Express has a 2" lift with spacers and 4 shocks for a little over $200. I may go that route.
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rubicon express makes good stuff but make sure that the shocks that come in that kit are their monotube and not the twin tubes that are terrible.

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