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Unread 03-11-2010, 10:50 AM   #1
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ome lift install price

4wparts just qouted me 1300 installed price for the ome standard kit (shock and coils only), that did include an alignment but wtf.

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Unread 03-11-2010, 10:52 AM   #2
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That seems high. Did they ask you to grab your ankles?
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Unread 03-11-2010, 12:54 PM   #3
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I like to price with the big guys before taking it the local guy I really want to do business with!
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Unread 03-11-2010, 09:57 PM   #4
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I have that very lift and it is an incredibly easy lift to install yourself. No special tools or knowledge needed. There are even instructions here: Project-JK.com - Jeep JK Wrangler Resource Old Man Emu Jeep JK Wrangler 2" Lift Installation Write-Up . There is also a link to re-centering your steering wheel: Project-JK.com - Jeep JK Wrangler Resource Basic Do-it-Yourself Jeep JK Wrangler Front End Alignment . You won't need to actually get your Jeep aligned, just the steering wheel will need to be recentered. That takes a single 15mm socket wrench and about 15 minutes. If you have a jack (preferrably jack stands), a very simple tool set, and the ability to understand "Righty-Tighty, Lefty-Loosey" then you are truly good to go. Even if you have never changed your own oil, I'll be you can do it in less than four hours.

Second, that place is big-time screwing you. With a lift and pnuematic tools, it will not even take them an hour to do. That's 1300 for one hour work. If you were in Dallas, I'd say come-on by and we'll put it on. Surely there is someone near you that would love to help you out for a 12 pack. Good luck, and don't be afraid to knock it out yourself.
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Unread 03-12-2010, 09:00 AM   #5
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Thanks for the write up link and support, mostly the reminder I won't need an alignment. Esp as I am probably going with the standard kit to avoid arms etc. 2 more qoutes Big Dog will do it for 420 with alignment and I think Desert Dog about 250 without. 200% price spread, well at least thats not as bad as contractors.
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Unread 03-12-2010, 10:43 AM   #6
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I don't know about 1 hour, but I have seen local shops install this and other similar spring/shock only lifts in under 2 hours...at their shop rate, that would be around 150 to 180 w/o tax or what they call misc add on.
I put mine on and it took four hours - but I am 62 and a bit slow and work by myself (that way all the beer stays in my cooler!).
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Unread 03-12-2010, 02:18 PM   #7
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As someone who has also installed this lift, I recommend doing it yourself. To expand on a previous poster, you may have some trouble finding the tools. I don't quite get why, but finding a set of sockets and wrenches with 16mm and 18mm is as hard as finding somewhere to wheel in New York City. I ended up with a socket set meant for impact wrenches from Harbor Freight but they worked fine. Also, get yourself a decent ratcheting torque wrench because properly torquing suspension parts is very important.

I bought a budget set of stands and floor jack but once the lift started going on they weren't even high enough to finish the job. Putting them on top of bricks and wood solved the problem but I'd have been much better off if I just had taller stands and a better jack. Lesson learned...don't cheap out too much. After the work was done the budget set became a gift to my assistant for his help.

Doing your own work helps you to learn more about your Jeep and gives you an even greater sense of pride. I hope you decide to tackle it yourself.
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Unread 03-12-2010, 02:30 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the support but I know enuf NOT to do it myself, ..........esp with Harbor freight tools
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Unread 03-12-2010, 02:38 PM   #9
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and on a serious note....for those that have ome do you agree that sticking with the standard shocks vs hd means I need no adj track bars or extended sway links etc. While I may get a light winch (xrc8) I will probably mount it on the stock bumper. I am also about to switch the hardtop to the ORH softop...
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Unread 03-12-2010, 06:33 PM   #10
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WHAT! $1300 bucks, man you just saved me some air time on the cell phone for sure. I will probally try the install myself for sure. Just saving money for tires so that I wont look stupid with the lift.
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I went with the HD spring set and the OME Nitrocharger shocks to match. I ended up with a 3 inch front lift and 3.5 in the rear - used the 1/2 inch spacers that came with kit to level it out later on. I did not use a spring compressor, but did use a crowbar to pop them in. I did install adj track bars and control arms to recenter the axles and reset caster and rear pinion angle. You will like the lift - rides better than stock.
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Unread 03-15-2010, 11:44 AM   #12
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hey rocky, what did you end up sending total on the lift with arms and track bars?
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