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Unread 07-31-2008, 06:50 PM   #1
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Average labor cost to install lift kit?

What do you guys think the average labor cost should be to install the
2.25" RR lift kit?

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Unread 07-31-2008, 06:53 PM   #2
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Depends on what the shop charges, I had zero Jeep experience when mine went on and it took 2.5 hours for the lift and new shocks. Just do it yourself.
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Unread 08-01-2008, 12:45 AM   #3
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It cost me 3$ to install mine. Haha, the base auto shop charges 1$ an hour to use a flat bay and any tool you could ever need. Don't be scared, do it yourself! The RR kit comes with really good instructions and it's a relatively easy install. All you need is a jack with stands, some wrenches/sockets, and maybe a mallet or a cutting wheel depending on how things go, haha. The install has a few quirks to it that can slow you down. I would suggest having a buddy help you, preferably someone that knows their way around a garage. Also, set aside a good part of the afternoon to do it, though it should only take 2-3 hours, you may run into unforeseen delays.
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Unread 08-01-2008, 09:20 AM   #4
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It cost me 3$ to install mine. Haha, the base auto shop charges 1$ an hour to use a flat bay and any tool you could ever need. Don't be scared, do it yourself! The RR kit comes with really good instructions and it's a relatively easy install. All you need is a jack with stands, some wrenches/sockets, and maybe a mallet or a cutting wheel depending on how things go, haha. The install has a few quirks to it that can slow you down. I would suggest having a buddy help you, preferably someone that knows their way around a garage. Also, set aside a good part of the afternoon to do it, though it should only take 2-3 hours, you may run into unforeseen delays.
x2. Find a friend that knows his way around a garage, and do it yourself. The back is cake, the front is a little trickier, but not bad. Or you could consider the Rock Krawler 3.5" lift. I'm not sure you'd need to even take the shock/strut tower out...just swap in the new forks.
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Unread 08-01-2008, 12:41 PM   #5
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Mine was just over $515 for the lift and install.
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Unread 08-01-2008, 12:44 PM   #6
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A shop will probably charge you anywhere from 2-400, depending on where you go. Some places charge more by the hour if you bring in your own parts (if you buy from them, they can mark up and make more of a profit), so ask around. The basic lift isn't that tough of a job though, just have some help, preferably someone mechanically inclined if you are not yourself.
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the RK kit is cake to install.
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Unread 08-03-2008, 03:09 PM   #8
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rule of thumb if you take it to a shop to install the kit...consider $150-$200 per inch of the lift kit...if you can talk them into a free alignment as well that would be a good deal.
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Buy the Rock Krawler and do it yourself, very easy to install.
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^^^ Good advice, that man knows what's up with lift kits, he has installed all of them like 7 times each, haha
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^^^ Good advice, that man knows what's up with lift kits, he has installed all of them like 7 times each, haha
Lol funny guy!! but almost true! i have to rent that base garage!!! 1 per hr!! wow!! so that's were my tax dollars are!!
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Yea, that must be were it goes because it certainly doesn't go to my paycheck. But, if you are interested, for just 17 cents a day, you can feed and cloth a starving Marine and give him a chance at life he may never have had...
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Shop in Fredericksburg, VA quoted me $300 just the other day. This was for install only.
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What do you guys think the average labor cost should be to install the
2.25" RR lift kit?
My Jeep dealer charged me 4 hours labor for the installation, including an alignment.
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