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Unread 03-13-2010, 12:16 AM   #1
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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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Unread 03-13-2010, 12:54 AM   #2
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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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Unread 03-13-2010, 01:03 AM   #3
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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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Unread 03-13-2010, 03:03 PM   #4
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expect $150 to 200
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Unread 03-13-2010, 03:32 PM   #5
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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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Unread 03-13-2010, 04:28 PM   #6
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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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Unread 03-13-2010, 04:33 PM   #7
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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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Unread 03-13-2010, 05:37 PM   #8
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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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Unread 03-13-2010, 06:18 PM   #9
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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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Unread 03-13-2010, 06:43 PM   #10
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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.

A local buddy, some beer, and good times with good tunes. It'll be done before you know it. And you'll have invested in your knowledge about your Jeep which will have you breaking less (and paying less) later.
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Unread 03-13-2010, 07:23 PM   #12
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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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Unread 03-14-2010, 01:35 PM   #13
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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!!

Thanks
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Unread 03-14-2010, 01:59 PM   #14
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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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Unread 03-14-2010, 07:48 PM   #15
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torchd pm me with your number and i will get ahold of you
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