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Ianscl7 04-24-2013 03:29 PM

Lift dilemma
 
So I bought my jeep with a 3" body lift. I was looking to get it removed and put a suspension lift. I got a couple quotes with the lift kit only being $545(just a base) and after install it would cost around $1750.

I would do it myself but I don't have the jacks to do it and idk how to take the body lift off. Even if I could the previous owner has had the 4 wheel drive and shifter adjusted to the body lift.

And who wants to pay atleast 1200 in labor

Rubicondon53 04-24-2013 03:41 PM

6 ton jack stands are around 50 bucks at Tractor Supply, and a good enough floor jack for about 60 bucks or so.. What's holding you back ? To keep it very simple go with a 1" body lift and a 2" lift.. You can get high end, quality stuff for around $900 total ..

Ianscl7 04-24-2013 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Rubicondon53 (Post 3677901)
6 ton jack stands are around 50 bucks at Tractor Supply, and a good enough floor jack for about 60 bucks or so.. What's holding you back ? To keep it very simple go with a 1" body lift and a 2" lift.. You can get high end, quality stuff for around $900 total ..

The removal of the body lift and the 4wd linkage is molded to fit the 3" BL

Rubicondon53 04-24-2013 05:03 PM

With that horrible 3" body lift there arre many things that must be unmodded.. Google 3" body lift jeep tj ". That'll give you an idea why a shop wants so much $ to make it right .. Even with mechanical experience it's an easy 12 hour job.. A shop might get it done in 8, and that doesn't include the suspension work... Bummer :(

DutchmansLJ 04-24-2013 06:38 PM

U could get all the correct tools probly cost around 200/300$ and a new or stock linkage is cheap to find from craigslist or other sites that sell after market ones, do the research and u can do anything if you are determined. and have friends help. basic lift kits are not hard to do and only require an alignment from a shop after u put it together.

also alot of auto stores like NAPA rent tools out and use the deposit as a hold on there tools but refund everything once u return there product


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