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Old 07-29-2011, 04:55 PM
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Is $650 to install a TeraFlex 2.5" lift with springs too high? What is that almost 8 shop hours? They were also charging and additional $125 for a alignment and $125 to install new wheels and tires.

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my 2", although BB, cost $400 to install and that was to change 4 rusted in shocks, remove the coils and install bump stops, replace coils with new spacer, alignment included and it goes back in 500miles for a re torque of the suspension and alignment check. also had quick disconnects installed and they were a total of $125 additional(part and labor) they installed my steering stabilizer at no additional charge. I purchased my own lift though. since you said install, I am assuming you have the lift

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They quoted $800 for lift shock and damper. Basically I about crapped myself when I saw a $5k quote for lift wheels and tires.
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I was quoted approx $300-400 to install an AEV 2"Coil leveling kit ( kit price is approx $200 to $250 )
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Can you run 35"s with the 2" aev?
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Can you run 35"s with the 2" aev?
AEV tech support said it was designed for a 33"tire
I didnt ask him if a 35" would rub. But they suggest their 3.5" lift with 35's or 37's..

I just wanted a mild lift to keep aftermarket 33's without rubbing.. also the leveling kits just IMO give Jeeps a nicer look..
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After high school ( 1982 ) I had a truck that needed new brakes. I had the work done and the bill was $400. After that I picked up a book and started reading.
From then on I do all my own work. The Jeep is easy to work on.
Join a jeep club, get to know people and when you need help have a wrenching party.
I find it better to work on your own jeep. That way you know your jeep inside & out. And if you break down on the trail you know how it fix it.
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I used to work on my vehicles when I was in high school and college. But, I havent picked up a wrench in 18 years. So Im not sure suspension work is where I should knock the rust off.
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After high school ( 1982 ) I had a truck that needed new brakes. I had the work done and the bill was $400. After that I picked up a book and started reading.
From then on I do all my own work. The Jeep is easy to work on.
Join a jeep club, get to know people and when you need help have a wrenching party.
I find it better to work on your own jeep. That way you know your jeep inside & out. And if you break down on the trail you know how it fix it.
after that quote, I plan on my brother and I putting this on my jeep..
just not 100% sure if I want this 2" leveling kit, or a full suspension 2.5" by Teraflex or AEV...

My first plan was the TF 2.5" full lift, but after talking to AEV, for what I want the basic budget would be perfect, for about $200..
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Is $650 to install a TeraFlex 2.5" lift with springs too high? What is that almost 8 shop hours? They were also charging and additional $125 for a alignment and $125 to install new wheels and tires.
To give you an idea. I am having a 3" TeraFlex installed with a bunch of other goodies, and today was the first day. They basically had installed the kit but nothing else, not my tires wheels etc. Now they have time to do that stuff, but originally when I was at the 4WD going through my list he quoted me $85 an hour for installation....for what it's worth.


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