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Z-TJ 01-03-2013 03:41 PM

Rock Krawler Flex lift install
 
How long should it take a shop to install a rock Krawler 2.5" flex lift. With exhaust spacers and trimming pinch seam and rubi rails

kurtz265 01-03-2013 04:01 PM

6-8 hours depending on how many guys are working on it

Z-TJ 01-03-2013 04:33 PM

That's what I thought. I dropped it by a jeep shop this morning at 8:30 and at 4:30 told me it should be done by 10:30 tommorrow. I was quoted 420.00 dollars for the install and am wondering if this effects it any?
I also over heard him saying something about weld-in brackets??? I thought the kit was bolt-on?

goodysgotacuda 01-03-2013 04:39 PM

The rear track bar mount should be welded to the axle, that is what they're going to refer to.

I can do that amount of work in about 7-8 hours, by myself, on jack stands..However sometimes those exhaust spacers can be a real bear to install and seal. The more I do, the more I dislike them.

Z-TJ 01-03-2013 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by goodysgotacuda (Post 3178415)
The rear track bar mount should be welded to the axle, that is what they're going to refer to.

I can do that amount of work in about 7-8 hours, by myself, on jack stands..However sometimes those exhaust spacers can be a real bear to install and seal. The more I do, the more I dislike them.

What would you charge for all that?

kjeeper10 01-03-2013 07:30 PM

$500 ? That's a decent price.

kappaknight 01-03-2013 07:34 PM

If it's a shop, your Jeep may not be the only one they're working on.

Z-TJ 01-03-2013 08:05 PM

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Originally Posted by kappaknight (Post 3179314)
If it's a shop, your Jeep may not be the only one they're working on.

Oddly enough it was. It's a good shop and I trust them. It was a 3 week wait to get in. I am hopping that it is what they expected and the quoted price is going to stick. The original price was 420.00 and I'm fine if its more but I don't want it to be like 800.

goodysgotacuda 01-03-2013 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 3179291)
$500 ? That's a decent price.

Something around there, probably like the $420. For a shop install, that is pretty good. I doubt they'll try to up the charge, just other stuff going on today perhaps.

Z-TJ 01-03-2013 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by pluke the 2 (Post 3179506)
if youre quoted $420 than don't let them bait and switch you for anymore... period.

if they know what they're doing. then they'll go by what they quoted you.

That's a good point. Any time I get a "quote" for work done I always expect it to be 100 more. I hate I don't have a garage to do it myself.

kjeeper10 01-03-2013 08:13 PM

Honestly OP

Post in your local forum. Guaranteed somebody will help for $0
Ok... Maybe some beer and pizza.
The satisfaction of doing the work yourself and learning a little bit about your jeep is the best part.

JerryJeepster 01-03-2013 08:13 PM

Or they broke a part and are scrambling to get it replaced.

kramer2k 01-03-2013 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 3179535)
The satisfaction of doing the work yourself and learning a little bit about your jeep is the best part.

Fact.

And knowing how to fix something when you break it is priceless.

kjeeper10 01-03-2013 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by kramer2k
Fact.

And knowing how to fix something when you break it is priceless.

Crap... this as well :thumb:

Z-TJ 01-03-2013 08:30 PM

I can defiantly do the install, and would have loved to do it. When I had my TJ it was one of my joys to take it apart.

Thanks everyone

Matador 01-04-2013 11:29 AM

The Flex kit has the front lower control arms, couple that install with the pinch seam work and welding of the rear bracket your looking at about a 8-10 install. Most shops in NY have a labor rate between $80-$100/hour so an install for your kit and the body work your looking at about an $800-$1,000 install charge. If the shop doing the work for you is charging you less than $500, make sure that they are fully aware of the kit they are installing and all the work involved because it seems really underpriced. I have done 3 RK kits and could probably knock it out in less than 8 hours, if I'm doing it alone. If I have someone helping me that kit could take me 6 hours. I can't see it being done correctly any faster than than, so I would ask them for an estimated install time and what their hourly labor rate is. If they are only charging you $50/hour than I say have them install it, you should be good. If they charge $100/hour than something is adding up.

Z-TJ 01-04-2013 02:14 PM

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Got it back this afternoon they charged 420.00 for labor, and 4.19 for some break fluid. Took them 12 hours. This shop is really well known in my area and did a good job of the lift install.
They also had a 4 door JKUR that the did a 5.9 Cummings swap and it sat on 40".

Matador 01-04-2013 02:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Z-TJ (Post 3182447)
Got it back this afternoon they charged 420.00 for labor, and 4.19 for some break fluid. Took them 12 hours. This shop is really well known in my area and did a good job of the lift install.
They also had a 4 door JKUR that the did a 5.9 Cummings swap and it sat on 40".

That's great, congratulations. Its an awesome price for that amount of work. 12 hours is a pretty basic amount of time if its just one guy doing all that work and taking a couple of breaks in-between for lunch etc. Did they end up doing the pinch seam and welding of the track bar? Also, make sure you get an alignment if they didn't do that for you already.

paleh0rse 01-04-2013 02:40 PM

Damnnnn, that labor rate is low... I'm seriously jealous! Everything I need done professionally in my area (Northern VA) is $75 to $100/hour.

Congratulations btw! POST PICS NOW!

Z-TJ 01-04-2013 02:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Matador (Post 3182500)
That's great, congratulations. Its an awesome price for that amount of work. 12 hours is a pretty basic amount of time if its just one guy doing all that work and taking a couple of breaks in-between for lunch etc. Did they end up doing the pinch seam and welding of the track bar? Also, make sure you get an alignment if they didn't do that for you already.

Welded the back bracket, and trimmed the pinch seam and my rubi rails.

4DoorCrush 01-04-2013 03:06 PM

Did clemson four wheel drive do it??

Matador 01-04-2013 03:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Z-TJ (Post 3182512)
Welded the back bracket, and trimmed the pinch seam and my rubi rails.

You should post up some photos of your Jeep and if they did a good job, put up their info for other guys in your area.

dawhitesJKU 01-04-2013 03:58 PM

seems like a reasonable price for the install. i went to offroadevolution here in southern cali last week to talk about lifts and they told me its 500.00 to install a shortarm lift kit. 500.00 less than what i thought it would be.

Z-TJ 01-04-2013 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by 4DoorCrush (Post 3182577)
Did clemson four wheel drive do it??

Yes

4DoorCrush 01-04-2013 05:59 PM

Saw it last week sitting outside when i had to go to freightliner in greenville wanted to stop a take a look but was on the clock

Z-TJ 01-05-2013 12:08 PM

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Picture of the back bracket and of the jeep. I really like the way the jeep rides! It's just as good as stock with a little less bounce.

Z-TJ 01-05-2013 12:10 PM

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Can post more then one picture at a time

paleh0rse 01-05-2013 12:21 PM

Looks great! Host the pictures on IMGUR and just use the forum links they provide for each picture to post them here.


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