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Unread 07-28-2010, 10:50 AM   #1
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4" rough country kit labor charged?

my buddy wants me to install a lift for him. its the 4" rough country. i usualy charge about $50/hour for sidework so what should i charge for this job? i was thinking about $700 or $800 and i just wanted to know if i am way off or is that a good price? i have experience installing similar lifts so i know what i am doing i just need some advice on what to charge. thanks.

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Unread 07-28-2010, 10:51 AM   #2
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a shop is going to charge at least $800. figure 8 hours x $100/hour.
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If hes a buddy i would help him for free. But thats just me
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If he is your buddy shouldn't he help you install it and you charge a case of Budlight or something....
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its actualy somebody my sister knows who i have never met before. i dont know why i said buddy. anyway i still wanted to cut him a little break and charge him less than he would pay at a shop hence the low $50/hour i usualy charge for sidework
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Unread 07-28-2010, 11:02 AM   #6
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if hes not really a friend and hes not helping i would charge a couple hundred
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Unread 07-28-2010, 11:07 AM   #7
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yeah its just me doing the work with no help and he is not a friend. sounds like $700 was a good estimate.
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Unread 07-28-2010, 11:09 AM   #8
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$500 is what I paid a friend of a friend's to install my life kit in my 06 Rubicon.
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$500 minimum if he's not really a friend.
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If hes a buddy i would help him for free. But thats just me
X10000, must not be your buddy.
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opps, didn't read all the threads. Since he's not your buddy I would hit him with 300-500 bucks.
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Unread 07-28-2010, 01:02 PM   #12
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If you just want to install the lift and don't give a crap what happens,that's $300.Every 4" lift I have installed involved complications like MML's and t case drops.5-6 speeds won't shift into reverse gears(2-4-6-R).I personally can't screw up anyones Jeep and I need to fix all problems if I do any lift.That being said,time is money.
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for 3-5 inch lifts i usually charge $400 and say if I run into any problems (which you always do) it'll be a little extra. Usually works out to be $500-$700 so I been doing good that way
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Unread 07-28-2010, 03:48 PM   #14
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thanks for all the responses i will tell him $600-$700 depending on if i run into any problems
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Unread 07-28-2010, 06:31 PM   #15
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Some guy you are. You aren't even an expert an you are thinking of charging of upwards to $700...
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