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post #1 of 3 Old 09-16-2010, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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Fair price?

I have a rk tripple threat long arm kit (3.5 inch) and need to get it installed on my two door.

Ive been shopping arround for a good place to get it done (originaly a friend was going to come ove and we were going to spend A long weekend getting it installed, but plans changed).

A local shop just called back with a quote of 1250 plus another 250 for the required exhaust mod....seems really high.

Also-its going to be a bit before I get a new rear shaft-so I know no wheeling with the lift untill I do but....dude from the shop said I would be lucky to get a week out of my stock rear on the road....from what ive been reading this isnt the case....seem fishy to anyone?
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Might be that he has seen a lot of rear shafts fail. Could also be that he is just trying to sell some more product.

This might not help much, but......

I wouldn't be as concerned with the price as much as I would the shops experience. Sometimes it's hard to know what kind of reputation they have, but it is definitely worth it (imo) to research anyone that does major work on your Jeep. I have no idea how involved this installation is with this particular lift (cutting, welding, relocating, etc).......but there are VERY few people that I personally trust with lift installation.

Do they have a good reputation? Customer references? A website featuring their work? How many RK lifts have they done? How many Jeeps have they lifted? How many of those Jeeps were JK's? How long have they been in business? What is their specialty?

Even if that is a straight-fwd lift to install, there are simply corners that should not be cut- brake bleeding- relocating, correctly torquing bolts, cycling the suspension, looking for rubbing/ wear issues with all the suspension/ driveline components, etc, etc.

If they are a trustworthy shop- then their price may be reasonable. If they're using your Jeep for a guinea pig, then look elsewhere. Don't pay anyone to be under your rig saying "Hey- lets see what this does." or "I wonder what this thing is for?"

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That price seems about right. That kit is one hell of an install. To do everything it will take more than a weekend. There is a shit ton of cutting and grinding and welding to do for it. What city are you in? I can't see using this taptalk app.

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