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Old 04-14-2014, 11:00 AM   #1
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where is a good 4x4 shop in DFW

Any suggestions aside from 4wheelparts? I need to get a lift installed. I got the lift, wheels and tires (mount and balanced) picked out $3,900 in total including taxes but with 4wheelparts with installation they quoted me $5,600....

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Lone Star Jeep Club has a whole list of sponsoring vendors that can do it for you. I've had welding and axle work done at Smith Offroad and Aaron did a great job.

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Mike's Offroad is a good place (in Haltom City, not too far from FtW), also Tribe4x4 (FtW) and Baertrax (Dallas).
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I called mike's off-road they are asking 900 for the lift. Is that a good price?
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:12 AM   #5
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Try trendsetters off road

In Weatherford

(254) 238-2698
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I called mike's off-road they are asking 900 for the lift. Is that a good price?
Is that just to install it? I know they are a good, reputable shop. However, when my husband was deployed, I had my TF 2.5 lift + new shocks installed at Tribe4x4 (I had purchased all parts ahead of time elsewhere), and the install wasn't near that much. Give Tribe a call (817-343-4551); they can also order parts for you if you want it all done at the same place.
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Mikes always seems kinda high, last week quoted me 100 to balance 5 wheels that were already mounted sitting in the back of a truck. I asked metal cloak of any where in Dfw that could check over my lift after I installed it and they recommended tribe and beartrax both. Don't know if that matters, but at least a recommendation from a good source.
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Is that just to install it? I know they are a good, reputable shop. However, when my husband was deployed, I had my TF 2.5 lift + new shocks installed at Tribe4x4 (I had purchased all parts ahead of time elsewhere), and the install wasn't near that much. Give Tribe a call (817-343-4551); they can also order parts for you if you want it all done at the same place.
Yes that's just the install...
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I'm sure I can buy the parts somewhere else cheaper but I'm afraid during installation they'll say oh something is missing or just doesn't fit etc.
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I'm sure I can buy the parts somewhere else cheaper but I'm afraid during installation they'll say oh something is missing or just doesn't fit etc.
Call Tribe; they know what they're doing, they're not going to blame you for missing parts, and they're certainly not going to install anything without all the parts needed. All of the shops I mentioned are very reputable around here, and get lots of their business by word of mouth. I can't imagine any of them trying to screw you.
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Mike's Offroad is a good place (in Haltom City, not too far from FtW), also Tribe4x4 (FtW) and Baertrax (Dallas).
Geeee, just got off the phone with Baertrax they are charging $995 and the suspension is $100 more with them!!! Holy cow! I have been trying to call Tribe and no luck of getting a hold of them.
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I have been trying to call Tribe and no luck of getting a hold of them.
They are a small shop; here's their FB page, try sending a message there too. But Adam has always called me back the same day that I've left a message.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tribe-4x4/244865038491
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I bet a fellow jeeper would help if you ask on here or around the block.
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^^ another good suggestion; wrenching party. Offer pizza, etc. in exchange for lift help.
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I buy all my parts from 4WD, but I am lucky that I have a mechanic at my office that works on our company trucks. So he does all my work for really cheap. He charged me $350 to install my lift kit.

Saved me a weekend of doing it myself.

He wouldn't mind doing yours if you want him too.
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Tribe4x4 is asking $1300!!!!!!
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For what, exactly, are you asking? Just an install of a lift (you provide parts)?
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For what, exactly, are you asking? Just an install of a lift (you provide parts)?
Yes this is just the install! I thought Texas would be cheaper but damn! I also have a Titan Pro-4X that I want to get lifted and gave me the same price. Good thing the Titan is still in San Diego. Anyhow I made an appointment for Wednesday the 30th. Off Road Warehouse which is a competitor of 4wheelparts in CA. I find them way cheaper $575 install and $140 alignment, drop off at 9 and pick up at 6pm.
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The cheapest routes not always the smartest. I did the cheapest and the quality of the welds are crap. And the the cleanliness of the cuts on my factory brackets when they removed them looks like crap. After everything was done I know I could have done better job if I had the time, space & welder. It was as they didn't care cause it wasn't there jeep. Work was done by jeep shop in Burleson Tx.
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14 hours to install a lift?? Took them 4 to do my 2.5" and new shocks.

I will say though that $100/hr for labor is about average around here among all the shops. But I don't understand why it would take 14 hours to install a lift ... I must be missing something.
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I took my lift off of my jeep in 30 mins and installed the new one in under 2 hours. So in other words that guy doing your lift is most likely going to be jacking around for a couple hours
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The cheapest routes not always the smartest. I did the cheapest and the quality of the welds are crap. And the the cleanliness of the cuts on my factory brackets when they removed them looks like crap. After everything was done I know I could have done better job if I had the time, space & welder. It was as they didn't care cause it wasn't there jeep. Work was done by jeep shop in Burleson Tx.
I'm sure Mike's Offroad $900, Beartrax $999 and Tribe4x4 $1300 are all highly reputable shops. But $1300 is very steep in my opinion. I was thinking more like 800. So you telling me if you were to get ur jeep lifted you would go for the most expensive because cheapest is not the always the smartest way to go?
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I know Aaron Smith of Smith Offroad and Performance. He is a quality mechanic and the best welder/fabricator that I know. He is a friend of mine and my husband thru jet ski racing and he is just a young hard working genuine guy. If you don't at least talk to him, you are missing out. He has a Facebook page, go check out pics of his work and reviews.

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