10-12-2012, 06:37 AM
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Reno, NV
Originally Posted by jackillac
I live in Tucson AZ and I went to my local 4x4 parts suppy and was qouted this for a lift kit for my 97 Jeep TJ wrangler. I have 32" Jeep JK Rubicon Tires and plan on running spacers for them from 5x4.5 to 5x5.
I was qouted 500$ for a RE 3 inch lift kit with springs and coils
I was also qouted 240$ for a RE 2 inch lift with springs
I was qouted 200$ for the installation of these kits.
Do you think this is a fair offer? I am a college student and don't have the space or time too lift it myself, but I am short on cash and cheap as hell.
First.. the RE bareones economy kit in 2" is a coil spacer
NOT springs and comes with shocks.. RE doesn't make a 3"....they make 3.5", 4.5" and 5.5" suspensions. If they are giving you a 3.5" suspension for that price.... I can bet my next paycheck, you will have to buy shocks as RE doesn't supply shocks automatically with the 3.5" ( it could be a distributor add-on ) and not at that price either.
Im not going to do a whole bunch of research, but this will give you an idea.....
2" Economy kit is around $400
Rubicon Express 2" Economy Kit with Mono Tube Shocks for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec
The standard 3.5" RE lift is $555-600 ballpark... no shocks...
BTW.. don't mistake other brands that look like they are RE because of powdercoating ( close to same color ) Tough Country comes to mind.
Rubicon Express 3.5" Standard Suspension System for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec
As far as installation.... it's not that hard with a basic kit and common handtools, floorjack, about 2- 3 ton jackstands, 2- 6 ton jackstands air compressor and a few ramps. Plus you can learn from it.
$200 for labor isn't bad to be honest, but I wouldn't pay ( I didn't ) and had a blast doing it myself.
~Todd~ 2004 X 4.0 5 speed---SOLD
4" Lift, 4.56's, 33" Duratracs on M/T Classics
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