Can anyone recommend a good 4x4 shop in the Chicagoland area? I'm looking for a good shop to install a 3" lift kit, tires, & wheels on my JK. Also looking for a good shop to replace my ring & pinion gears.
I've had a buddy or two get some work done there. Both were satisfied.
Why not put the lift on yourself with some buddy's? A 3" lift on a JK would NOT be that difficult. Are you part of a club? That is always a good place to start finding peeps with the "skills" to help you do such a thing, & then you save more $$$ and in turn use that $$$ for more mods!
I also believe that http://extremejeep.24extreme.com/site/ installs lifts on Jeeps....A friend in our club had a lift installed there within the last 4 months or so. Not sure of prices, but worth a look.
Thanks for the help. I am not currently a member of a Jeep club but would be interested in joining. Not quite sure where to start - what clubs are in the Frankfort area?
I would LOVE to install the lift on my own (with a little expert help of course). The only thing I'm a little freaked out about is that the Black Diamond 3" lift I want to use has cam bolts to put the caster back in spec. Apparently, you have to cut a special hole with a die grinder to accomodate the cam bolt. I think I could do the rest of the install if I took my time.
There is Attitude Performance in Arlington Heights and Car Boutque(might have mis-spelled it) on Golf and Roselle road in Schaumburg. I would just install it yourself or have a couple buddies help you, way cheaper and the learning experience is fun.
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