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Unread 02-13-2008, 01:27 PM   #1
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Lift install in central illinois...

Hey all,
I live in central illinois and I'm looking for someplace that can install a lift kit on my TJ. Anyone know of any reputable shops that do that kind of work around the area? I'm in bloomington/normal and im willing to drive a bit to get it done, any recommendations are helpful.

thanks guys!

- Luke

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Unread 02-16-2008, 11:32 AM   #2
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Matt at Attitude Performance in Arlington Heights can do the install... Extreme Jeep in McHenry is a Jeep dealership that does custom work such as installs, but charge about $85/hr..

What kind of lift do you have to be installed? I'd really recommend installing it yourself, or with a couple fellow Jeepers. I had mine installed by someone else and now I regret it. Not because of the money, but becasue I wish I could have learned a thing or two about my Jeep's suspension.

My club, (link in sig) were going to get ttogether to install an OME 2.5" lift on one of our member's 4-door JK's next weekend, but something came up where he won't be available..

Maybe someone on here that lives a little closer to you can help you out, or if you would like to ask my club, join our site and ask in the technical portion, I'm sure the guy's with the right tools won't mind, just gotta speak up.

Good luck with whichever direction you go.
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Unread 02-18-2008, 06:02 PM   #3
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Bring your Jeep up to Peoria. The Uftring Automall does lifts on jeeps. They do just about anything you want. They can give ya quote on what it will cost to do the install and the techs are certified to do them too. But if you are doing just a basic lift do the work yourself. I did mine. Grant it its a pain in the rear when you do for the first time, but its not too bad.
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Unread 03-01-2008, 10:01 AM   #4
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Johnson's Off Road in Danville Illinois does good work. A friend of mine has lifted 2 Jeeps by him and he is very pleased.
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Unread 03-04-2008, 09:17 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the suggestions!! I talked a local shop into it and got er done... seems now that the transfer linkage is rattling so I will have to take a look at that...

Let it be said, the rough country 4" lift is rough... until you put on 33" tires on 15 inch wheels. Then its perfect. :-)
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