How long to install a 2.5\" lift? Well, the ol' 84 looks like it might FINALLY be getting a lift. The springs and shocks have had it and I was looking at the price differences between factory springs and a lift kit. I was kinda surprised to find out that a lift kit is just about the same price as factory replacements. I was quoted $1580.00 CDN for the 2.5" kit(Softride I believe) and $119 per shock(Rancho 9000x). I haven't done my research yet to find out if that's a good price or not, but I was kinda shocked when the guy told me it would cost $600 for the install labour. That sounds kinda steep to me, especially from a shop that specializes in 4x4 upgrades. The shocks I can install myself, and I'm pretty sure I could handle installing new springs too. Am I right in thinking that $600 is too much for labor on a job like that? Keep in mind that I'm talking Canadian dollars.