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Old 02-06-2013, 12:45 PM
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I went to a shop today to get a price on a 2'' body lift with install. They said $299 for a PA lift and wanted $800 for the install!!! Is this a rip off or about right?? How hard are they to install????
 
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:04 PM
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I would do it yourself thats rediculous!! Buy the lift yourself spend a bunch of time reading the instructions and otheres posts on here and then grab a buddy or two and do it yourself for the cost of beer for your buddies! They aren't hard to do they just take a while to complete is all.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:18 PM
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100 bucks an hour labor 8 hours work, about right. Do it yourself, dedicate a weekend to it. get yourself a breaker bar also
 
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:47 PM
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And make sure you hit the body bolts with a penetrating oil like PB blaster or WD40 several times over a couple of days before you do the install. It will make things go much easier. OldSkoolSoldier posted a video of his install on youtube. Just search the link. I did mine with my brother helping, and it took us about 10 hours with no power tools and tripple checking everything.
 
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yup, think imma do it myself. 2-3 cases a beer and some buds. sounds like fun
 
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:09 PM
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are they really worth it tho?? I already have a 2'' suspention lift on. I will gain no ground clearence. I am also running 31'' tires with no problems......
 
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:13 PM
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Unless you are having clearance issues with your current tires, or are planning bigger tires, a body lift is wasting your time and money. $.02
 
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I guess whether or not its worth it is up to you! I don't have any rub issues but I have my lift sitting in my living room waiting till the wife recovers from her surgery thats happening on Friday. Its all about if you like the look I suppose. I want to run 32's possibly 33's (with lots of additional work) when I put new tires on is the main reason for mine.
 
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Matt where u from. Im interested in doing a 2" PA body lift too. Maybe if were close we could help each other out. LMK.
 
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by TMM217 View Post
Matt where u from. Im interested in doing a 2" PA body lift too. Maybe if were close we could help each other out. LMK.
far from u lol im in pittsburgh, pa.

I think im going to look at a bigger (5'') suspension lift instead. Ill get ground clearence an can run 33's
 

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