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instillation price?

this guys trying to charge me 400$ to install a lift kit on my jk....is it me or is that wayyyy too much?
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Depends on the lift.....
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thats about 385 dollars too much... seeing as how most of the time you can get some help from some fellow jkoers for a case of beer

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gotta give us more than that what lift? it depends some lifts can take all day if theres welding involved..control arms ect.. tho even a coil lift can take a couple hours and you figure $80-90 an hour your about there best way is to find some local jko peps n buy the


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your in south flordia? theres a shit ton of members there...its' called an install party


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yeah depends on the lift.. some long arm kits with a lot of welding you can spend over 1000 just for the install.. like others said if it is a basic lift im sure you can find people willing to give you a hand.
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thats like saying someone is trying to charge me $400 for this car....


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I was quoted $2100 by 4 wheel parts in charlotte nc to install a 3.5" rock krawler long arm x factor kit. And that price was with me supplying ALL parts to be installed. I simply smiled and said have a nice day....they were quoting 19 hrs labor at $85 an hr...then some $$ for grease and I've yet to figure out where they determined the rest of the cost.

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If your anywhere in Broward County, and if its a bolt on kit ( no welding or cutting off brackets ) I can help. Just so you know, I'm on jeep #5, and I've installed 4 JK lifts in the past 5 yrs.and I'm waiting to install the lift on my JK.
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If its anything other than basic coil spacers its probably about going shop rate or really, really cheap depending on what lift. Like everyone else said, what lift?? I would love to pay someone 400$ to install a quality mid or long arm kit in a real shop. Or a case of beer would be even better. The guys I service in Jersey get as little as 60$ and hour for typical shop rate up to 100$ for shitty diag work.
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As others said, it depends on the lift.

Even a budget boost takes time: lift the vehicle, pull the tires, support the axles, unbolt the shocks, drop the axles, pull the springs, insert the bump stops, insert the spacers, reinsert the springs, install new shocks, install trackbar relocation brackets, reinstall the tires, lower the vehicle, torque everything down, do a course alignment, road test, final alignment, final road test, recheck bolt torques, pack-up your original parts, clean-up and paperwork. That sounds like 2 guys working 2 hours plus a go on the alignment rack. At $80/hour, that's $320 labor + $80 for the final alignment.

If you're swapping out control arms, brake lines, new adjustable track bars, I'd say $400 was dirt cheap.

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I was quoted $2100 by 4 wheel parts in charlotte nc to install a 3.5" rock krawler long arm x factor kit. And that price was with me supplying ALL parts to be installed. I simply smiled and said have a nice day....they were quoting 19 hrs labor at $85 an hr...then some $$ for grease and I've yet to figure out where they determined the rest of the cost.

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I just spent 2200 on that kit having it installed but i also had both sets of gears done the axle sleaved, C gusseted and LCA skids welded on while he was at it. it also covered the exhaust reroute that is still making my dash light mad at me.BTW I supplied all the parts.

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