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BONDS415 03-20-2013 03:58 PM

labor on lift question
 
getting a 2inch lift on my tj springs shocks
dude wants $400 to do it
i dont have tools or knowledge to do it myself only had jeep for bout a yr

this price sound reasonable to u guys??

BONDS415 03-20-2013 03:59 PM

if not what would be a reasonable price for it??

Pink_Percy 03-20-2013 04:02 PM

All u need is basic hand tools, jack stands, a floor jack, few hours and a couple beers when your done. It's not complicated at all. There's a few good write ups on how to install a 2" bb. I would take that $400 and invest in other mods. Just my opinion though


http://4x4xplor.com/mods-TJ.html

That site has been my bible for years

jp2611 03-20-2013 04:04 PM

I prefer seat time to Wrench time...so I usually pay for something like that unless it is a quick head light or bumper swap.......for reference...I got a OME lift installed, and a new steering stabilizer, and new front disconnects, the whole deal was about $1K...the lift ran about $600-$700 at the time...I think a lot more work for a full suspension lift.

wswank3 03-20-2013 04:25 PM

x2 what pink said!!

jp2611 03-20-2013 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by jp2611 (Post 3530156)
I prefer seat time to Wrench time...so I usually pay for something like that unless it is a quick head light or bumper swap.......for reference...I got a OME lift installed, and a new steering stabilizer, and new front disconnects, the whole deal was about $1K...the lift ran about $600-$700 at the time...I think a lot more work for a full suspension lift.



I may not have made it clear...the price included the cost of all the parts!!

jasonduke5 03-20-2013 04:48 PM

Where are you from. You might be able to find a local jeeper to give ya a hand and help you out with doing it.

269jeep 03-20-2013 08:10 PM

I agree with Jason. If you are going to own a Jeep, you might as well learn. I'd look for someone who has done it before.

BONDS415 03-20-2013 08:21 PM

thanks for input guys much appreciated.
That 4x4 site was great love all pics and step by step

i decided try knock this install myself after watching plenty YouTube vidz and 4x4 site haha thats good enough rite...

hopefully ol man can give me a hand on this 1

BONDS415 03-20-2013 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by jasonduke5 (Post 3530334)
Where are you from. You might be able to find a local jeeper to give ya a hand and help you out with doing it.

not too many jeepers in san francisco

ha nobody even waves around these parts

Rolly32 03-20-2013 08:25 PM

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Originally Posted by BONDS415 (Post 3531167)
thanks for input guys much appreciated.
That 4x4 site was great love all pics and step by step

i decided try knock this install myself after watching plenty YouTube vidz and 4x4 site haha thats good enough rite...

hopefully ol man can give me a hand on this 1

Very nice :thumb:


Hope you get your old man to help you out with the lift.. My dad didn't help me out and I had no knowledge about how suspensions worked. So I had to hit the ground running. :hide: It took me 2 days to install my 4" lift which I suppose isn't bad for someone who doesn't know anything about suspensions.


I watched this guys video, he has alot of vulgar language on his videos but it helped me out :thumb:


DIY Jeep Lift kit install Part 1, 4 Inch Suspension Lift - YouTube

BONDS415 03-20-2013 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Rolly32 (Post 3531183)

Very nice :thumb:

Hope you get your old man to help you out with the lift.. My dad didn't help me out and I had no knowledge about how suspensions worked. So I had to hit the ground running. :hide: It took me 2 days to install my 4" lift which I suppose isn't bad for someone who doesn't know anything about suspensions.

I watched this guys video, he has alot of vulgar language on his videos but it helped me out :thumb:

DIY Jeep Lift kit install Part 1, 4 Inch Suspension Lift - YouTube

haha yeah i seen that guys video twice today hes good

ha im kinda hoping i can finish in 2 days aswell...had to install some quick disconnect took me like 5 hrs damn rusted bolts lol i think it was supposed to b a 30 min install or something

269jeep 03-20-2013 08:34 PM

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Originally Posted by BONDS415 (Post 3531167)
thanks for input guys much appreciated.
That 4x4 site was great love all pics and step by step

i decided try knock this install myself after watching plenty YouTube vidz and 4x4 site haha thats good enough rite...

hopefully ol man can give me a hand on this 1


Sounds like a good plan. Keep us posted.

Are there any Jeep clubs in you area? If not start one.

Pink_Percy 03-20-2013 08:42 PM

It'll go smoothly. Once you learn it, you'll find that you can bang a bb out in a few hours , aligned and ready to go ready to tackle the next lift. It becomes an obsession. Plus you'll have cash in yer wallet for other mods.

269jeep 03-20-2013 08:43 PM

ha im kinda hoping i can finish in 2 days aswell...had to install some quick disconnect took me like 5 hrs damn rusted bolts lol i think it was supposed to b a 30 min install or something[/QUOTE]

Spray the bolts down a couple times before you plan to do the install.Dont waste time or money on WD40 or Liquid Wrench. Use Kroil.

BONDS415 03-20-2013 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by 269jeep (Post 3531223)

Sounds like a good plan. Keep us posted.

Are there any Jeep clubs in you area? If not start one.

yeah I'll post pics in a week of finished product

none in my city , ha im not sure bout that 1 im very new to jeep world

BONDS415 03-20-2013 08:45 PM

i used pb blaster last time on disconnects havent heard about kroil do I'll look into that

269jeep 03-20-2013 08:48 PM

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Originally Posted by BONDS415 (Post 3531294)
i used pb blaster last time on disconnects havent heard about kroil do I'll look into that


Penetrating-Lubricating Oils

I discovered it from reading posts on here. Good stuff.

BONDS415 03-20-2013 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Pink_Percy (Post 3531271)
It'll go smoothly. Once you learn it, you'll find that you can bang a bb out in a few hours , aligned and ready to go ready to tackle the next lift. It becomes an obsession. Plus you'll have cash in yer wallet for other mods.

yep xtra cash for more mods definitely a plus

yeah it becomes addicting!

269jeep 03-20-2013 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by BONDS415 (Post 3531322)
yep xtra cash for more mods definitely a plus

yeah it becomes addicting!


What kind of lift are you getting?

BONDS415 03-20-2013 08:55 PM

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Originally Posted by 269jeep (Post 3531330)

What kind of lift are you getting?

the 4x4 place i went to recommended i go with pro comp since i was on budget comes with springs n shocks

BLK00TJ 03-20-2013 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by BONDS415 (Post 3531343)
the 4x4 place i went to recommended i go with pro comp since i was on budget comes with springs n shocks

You should shop around for a new 4x4 shop.

BONDS415 03-20-2013 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by BLK00TJ (Post 3531359)
You should shop around for a new 4x4 shop.

why

Pink_Percy 03-20-2013 09:15 PM

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Originally Posted by BONDS415 (Post 3531420)

why

I'd go far away from pro junk. If anything, you might be better piecing it. Go with a quality spring and a quality shock setup. BDS is a great spring setup and match em up with Bilstien 5100 shocks or Rsncho 9000 and it'll pay off in the end. No sense plunking a few hundred bucks on cheap junk and replacing it in the end. Do it nice, don't do it twice

BONDS415 03-20-2013 09:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Pink_Percy (Post 3531458)

I'd go far away from pro junk. If anything, you might be better piecing it. Go with a quality spring and a quality shock setup. BDS is a great spring setup and match em up with Bilstien 5100 shocks or Rsncho 9000 and it'll pay off in the end. No sense plunking a few hundred bucks on cheap junk and replacing it in the end. Do it nice, don't do it twice

thanks 4 heads up I'll have to check prices on those

i just went in asking "ome" cuz thats what i been told is top of line and price was too much so i just asked what would work with my budget

Pink_Percy 03-20-2013 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by BONDS415 (Post 3531495)

thanks 4 heads up I'll have to check prices on those

i just went in asking "ome" cuz thats what i been told is top of line and price was too much so i just asked what would work with my budget

Research and save would be the best advice anyone can give. If your rig is performing for you now, save up for quality. You'll be much happier in the end.

BONDS415 03-20-2013 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Pink_Percy (Post 3531521)

Research and save would be the best advice anyone can give. If your rig is performing for you now, save up for quality. You'll be much happier in the end.

Will do, glad i came and asked b4 hand

EMTJEEP 03-20-2013 09:38 PM

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Originally Posted by BONDS415 (Post 3531172)
not too many jeepers in san francisco

Where at in SF? I'm in dublin, if you need any help with anything or places to get parts let me know and I can hook you up. Know a lot of people who own shops in the Bay Area.

BONDS415 03-20-2013 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by EMTJEEP (Post 3531560)

Where at in SF? I'm in dublin, if you need any help with anything or places to get parts let me know and I can hook you up. Know a lot of people who own shops in the Bay Area.

i stay in the mission, id be down to check out one shops u talking about are they in east bay?

EMTJEEP 03-20-2013 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by BONDS415 (Post 3531610)
i stay in the mission, id be down to check out one shops u talking about are they in east bay?

Yeah they are mostly east bay. But I'm sure I could ask around and see if there is any closer to your area. You're looking for a 2" lift right?


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