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Turtle Shell 07-06-2013 09:41 PM

Help on Pricing! Good deal?
 
Hey everyone, I am new to forums and have been doing some reading around but I am going to upgrade my jeep and was just wondering if anyone would give their opinion on the pricing of these upgrades.

I currently have a 2013 Wrangler Sport.
My hopes are to hit the Rubicon Trail in a month and in the meantime do some nearby trails and whatnot. This car is kind of my fathers and I hobby so we wanted to put some money into and make it more off road ready.

These are the things we are looking to get with the price from a local shop (install included in price)

TeraFlex 3" FlexArm Suspension Lift Kit with VSS 9550 Shocks (2530 installed including alignment)
Adjustable Track Bar (310 installed)
Double Cardin Joint Drive Shaft (580 installed)
5x Method Wheels (1200)
Goodyear MTR 35x12.5x17 (352 each- so 1760 for 5)
Tire Mounting (100 for all)
Procal (160)
ORfab Front and Rear Bumpers (1900 installed)
Front and Rear eaton locker (2800 installed)
Warn Zeon winch with sythentic rope (1200 installed)
TeraFlex Rock Guard Rock Sliders (1000 installed)

This what we were quoted at by a local shop that is associated with our jeep dealer so we have the benefit of not voiding are warranty at the dealer. Are these reasonable prices? We really enjoy the shop and the employees plus how local it is, but wanted to check here first!
Thanks,
Cj

Off Pavement 07-07-2013 08:47 AM

Howdy and a big WELCOME from Nevada!

Quite the list you have there. You don't mention what gear ratio you have in your differentials, but going with lockers and big tires as you mention, you may want to include the cost of a re-gear as well. For difficult wheeling like you will encounter on the Rubicon, I'm pretty sure you will want lower gears than come stock.

You don't mention any skid plates beyond rock rails... feeling lucky? IMO, lower control arm skids for the front are MANDATORY. They are very vulnerable on your JK. You should consider transfer case, evap canister, and perhaps an oil pan skid. You stock gas skid is tougher than most folks credit though it will get beat up.

As far as that warranty thing goes, good luck! You can read nightmare stories about warranty claims and modified vehicles, especially when the purchaser thought they would be covered by the warranty. Breakdown someplace away from your dealer and see what happens for starters... Even your dealer may start pointing fingers if things break even if he is the one that did the install. Just keep in mind it's not his parts, just his labor.

I'll not comment on your lists price tag. While you could probably save some big money by purchasing your modification parts from different sources and doing some of the work yourself on your new hobby, there is something to be said for the convenience factor of just having it done.

Turtle Shell 07-08-2013 12:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Off Pavement (Post 3934797)
Howdy and a big WELCOME from Nevada!

Quite the list you have there. You don't mention what gear ratio you have in your differentials, but going with lockers and big tires as you mention, you may want to include the cost of a re-gear as well. For difficult wheeling like you will encounter on the Rubicon, I'm pretty sure you will want lower gears than come stock.

You don't mention any skid plates beyond rock rails... feeling lucky? IMO, lower control arm skids for the front are MANDATORY. They are very vulnerable on your JK. You should consider transfer case, evap canister, and perhaps an oil pan skid. You stock gas skid is tougher than most folks credit though it will get beat up.

As far as that warranty thing goes, good luck! You can read nightmare stories about warranty claims and modified vehicles, especially when the purchaser thought they would be covered by the warranty. Breakdown someplace away from your dealer and see what happens for starters... Even your dealer may start pointing fingers if things break even if he is the one that did the install. Just keep in mind it's not his parts, just his labor.

I'll not comment on your lists price tag. While you could probably save some big money by purchasing your modification parts from different sources and doing some of the work yourself on your new hobby, there is something to be said for the convenience factor of just having it done.

thanks for the tips, we are not thinking about doing a regear and we are definitely wanting to get some skid plates!


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