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how much will it cost?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cosmic.charlie, Feb 3, 2003.

  1. cosmic.charlie

    cosmic.charlie Registered Member

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    just trying to get a good idea of how much it will cost to have someone install a 2" lift on my 87 jimmy just labour i will supply the hardware.
     
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    there any reason you dont want to do it yourself? if you lived around id do it for a case a beer.
     
  3. cosmic.charlie

    cosmic.charlie Registered Member

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    where do ya live?plenty of homebrew!no garage inadaquate tools and its very cold right now.
     
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    A 2" is VERY simple to install, can be done with a ratchet and sockets. A friend of mine had no pitmant arm puller, so he left all the connected with lifting the truck. But i'm convinced you can install the lift yourself, it's not worth the $100-250 they gonna charge you.
     
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    Are you talking about a body lift? is so then not so bad. If not, then why just 2"? Go for the 4" at minimum because you will want to later....Also, its not THAT easy. The right tools are needed or it will be hell.
     
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    By the way, i installed a new lift on the rear of my k5 a couple of weeks ago here in NJ and it was cold! I am installing front springs this weekend(6")
     
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    i think susp lifts are easier than BLs, too manky linkage probs with BL. and yes, i just got done reinstalling my 10" lift and it was very easy- nothing but simple hand tools. This is about the same, because there are not linkage mods necessary with a 2".
     
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    depending on where you live and how many places in your area there are that do this a 200 or so do it yourself job could turn into some holymoley 1000.00 thing. must be someone you can convince to help you and show you how easy it is /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    thanks for the boost.maybe i'll wait till spring. im checking out different lifts right now and some companies kits come with a lowered pitman arm, some say you dont need it till you go over 4" if thats true then i would go higher any suggestions.
     
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    where did you buy the springs?
     
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    Pitman arm puller? wtf is that, Your friend didnt have a nice sized hammer?..................
     

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