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post #1 of 10 Old 06-29-2007, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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What does a lift kit install cost?

I'm thinking about getting a 2 inch lift sometime in the future for my TJ and I have no idea how expensive they are to install. I'm planning on maybe getting that 2 inch, $250 dollar skyjacker lift.

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post #2 of 10 Old 06-29-2007, 05:54 PM
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installing it is very easy. do it with a friend on your own and save the money for the installation for some other jeep parts.

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X2, just DIY. Most shops will charge 80-110$ per hour and the lift will take at least 3 hours (bare minimum). You do the math.

just grab a buddy, and get to work on it. Its really not as bad as you may think it is.

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i needed only 3 hours for installing the skyjacker budget boost 2" lift. and that was the first time i installed something on a car.

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if you know any good welders, have them do a custom lift, but might cost more

better though
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You have to get self sufficient on this or the habit will break you. Don't over invest in tools such as overkill on a 60 gallon compressor etc. It gets you familiar with everything and gives confidence in replacing broken stuff down the road or trail, which eventually is going to happen.

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where are you at in delaware? I'll give you a hand.
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Alright well it sounds like I should just install it myself, what kind of tools am I going to need? I do work at a car lot and there is an auto repair and installation place right beside it so I could get a good deal, but it would still probably be out of my range. I'm in Lewes DE.
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post #9 of 10 Old 06-30-2007, 05:36 PM
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all you will need is a floor jack and some tall jack stands and hand tools and a pry bar for stubborn coils and a buddy,really not to hard to do make sure you soak all bolts a couple days before hand
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Originally Posted by krykrykrynunit
if you know any good welders, have them do a custom lift, but might cost more

better though
How does a welder give you a better than what you can buy lift?

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