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post #1 of 26 Old 03-13-2010, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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what should i expect to pay for a shop to install a BB

01 wj, want to put a rough country 2" bb with the 8000 shocks on my WJ, problem is- whenever i try to mess with anything on my vehicle, i break something...then have to pay someone to get it fixed. so i would like to skip the middle man (me) and just pay a shop to do it. how much should i expect to fork over? here in california by the way.

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post #2 of 26 Old 03-13-2010, 12:54 AM
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Where in CA are you? A lot of people would be willing to help you put it on. Putting on a BB is SUPER easy. If you take it to a shop they will probably charge a couple hundred to put it on. Or you can take a half day and do it yourself for free.
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It's about as easy as changing your oil and the many times I've donethem it's only taken around 3 hours ( darn bump stop extensions take the longest.

Ask around on here first cause a shop will charge you more than your BB costs....

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post #4 of 26 Old 03-13-2010, 03:03 PM
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expect $150 to 200
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post #5 of 26 Old 03-13-2010, 03:32 PM
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I am subscribing to this too.. I need to put on my 2" BB with Skyjacker shocks
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post #6 of 26 Old 03-13-2010, 04:28 PM
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I'd bet on more that others are estimating.
Replace 4 shocks and r&r 4 springs. I'd guess most shops are gonna charge you an hour per corner at 80-100 bux/hour. 300-400 bux is my guestimate...

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post #7 of 26 Old 03-13-2010, 04:33 PM
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its all going to depend on the shop. most have a sign up say theire hour rate and their cost to use the lift which they will.

so if its a good shop that charges $80 and hour and $50 to use their lift @ 3- 4 hours so they can take their time even though could be done in 1-2 hours i think about $300

if its a OK shop that dose not charge allot for labor and is $40 and hour and $25 for the lift @ 3 hours might be $150- $200

i am looking at a BB and shocks and the install dose not look that hard as long as you get the right parts, i think if you can change brakes could do it, just get the thing to compress the springs


hear is a decent pdf with info http://www.fatbobsgarage.com/instructions/64200C.pdf

since you say you break things when you work and then end up paying, if you have a second car or a person to help getting stuff just in case you damage something (which i think is hard to do with this) i say give it a shot and try to save the cash, i am sure someone in CA might lend a hand that's has done this or might have a shop and could do it together for a little cash.

can spend the extra cash on a skid
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post #8 of 26 Old 03-13-2010, 05:37 PM
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Please dont pay someone to put it on... I wouldnt even let someone else pay me for me to put it on.......... Its that easy
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post #9 of 26 Old 03-13-2010, 06:18 PM
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hey torchd where in chi town are you i live in joliet and would be willing to help install it
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when i got mine quoted i was told 400 and then i went home and did it myself. it is actually the easiest thing to do, well maybe not the easiest but its really easy.

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Well there you go, offers by others nearby to help install.

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i figure i owe it to the forum from all the help i've got, hell maybe even find someone else to wheel with.
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hey torchd where in chi town are you i live in joliet and would be willing to help install it
Hey whats up.. I am in Lombard.. I am North and East of you.. I would say maybe 20-25 mins???

That would be awesome for you to lend a hand. Let me know!!

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post #14 of 26 Old 03-14-2010, 01:59 PM
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when i worked at a shop i installed one on a wrangler. we only charged for shock installation. so maybe 100-200 bucks i dont remember the exact price.

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torchd pm me with your number and i will get ahold of you
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