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Unread 07-08-2013, 02:05 PM   #1
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Cost of Body Lift Installation

Does anyone have an estimate on what it might cost me to have a professional mechanic to install a 3" body lift on my TJ?

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Unread 07-08-2013, 02:09 PM   #2
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No way would I advise for a 3" BL. 1.25BL max would be the best.
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They should be able to do it in an hour, but will probably charge you more. Anything over two is robbery IMO.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 06:37 PM   #4
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Book time on body lift is 3-4 hours. And they will charge you ny the book prob.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 07:21 PM   #5
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Shops around here charge about $500 for a body lift install.
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Unread 07-09-2013, 07:58 PM   #6
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Shops around here charge about $500 for a body lift install.
Ouch that sounds like sh***y deal. Body lifts are beginner lvl easy, the hardest part would be relocating the fan shroud.
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3" = 3X more difficult. That's why the OP should stick with a 1" BL.
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Unread 07-09-2013, 10:05 PM   #8
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Shops around here charge about $500 for a body lift install.
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Ouch that sounds like sh***y deal.

op, you might as well just buy an actual lift; around here they charge $350 for installation -assuming its the same in you area.

i think you should look around your area for a 4x4 shop.
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Unread 07-10-2013, 02:04 PM   #9
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Omg only a 3" BL!?
Think big son. 6" is where its at.

Dammit I'm in a sarcastic mood today.
Not only should you never, ever, EVER deface your jeep with an abhorrent BL like that, you better not make it worse by paying to have it royally messed up!

Get a nice 1"BL from daystar, do a bit of reading, and put it on yourself. Then get a 1.5-2" BB and also put that on yourself. It will cost you less than having a shop install the 3" BL and your jeep will thank you.

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Unread 07-10-2013, 02:14 PM   #10
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Shops around here charge about $500 for a body lift install.
I went to Tijuana, Mexico and had a 1" Daystar body mount/lift and 1" Currie Motor Mount Lift installed for under $100 by a great mechanic.

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Question: Do you really want a 3" body lift on your Jeep???
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I went to Tijuana, Mexico and had a 1" Daystar body mount/lift and 1" Currie Motor Mount Lift installed for under $100 by a great mechanic.

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Question: Do you really want a 3" body lift on your Jeep???
I dont think 1" would give me enough clearance for the 35's I want to put on. Thats why I thought putting on a 3" inch lift would be the cheapest option for getting enough clearance.
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For the sake of helpful questioning, wouldn't a 3" BL also require modifications to the shifter and t-case levers, the gas tank filler neck, fan shroud and other things I'm unaware of (steering linkage, maybe?)? All that money and time could be put into a functional suspension lift.
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Unread 07-10-2013, 08:48 PM   #13
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I dont think 1" would give me enough clearance for the 35's I want to put on. Thats why I thought putting on a 3" inch lift would be the cheapest option for getting enough clearance.
Why are you going with 35s? There is a he'll of a lot more required to run 35s than just clearance....you have a lot more reading and research to do. Axles, gears, brakes, steering, all have to be loomed into.

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If you want to run 35s read this: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/i-...-my-tj-751873/. As stated, thinking you can slap a 3" BL on and be good to go isn't even close.
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Unread 07-11-2013, 11:25 AM   #15
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I dont think 1" would give me enough clearance for the 35's I want to put on. Thats why I thought putting on a 3" inch lift would be the cheapest option for getting enough clearance.
You're clueless....and that's not an insult, that's the truth. Please do some research and learn a few things.
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