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    I have a 1998 Sahara and am wanting to lift it, I am wanting to put a 4.5 to 6 inch lift put on it along with the slip yoke eliminator and cv type rear drive shaft and anything else that needs to be done to it at one place. I have gotten two quotes for the work one at 4 Wheel Parts and the other at a shop in Northern Virginia called C&P Off Road Specialists both of them have quoted me for $5,800.00 drive away price. Is this good? Is there any where cheaper in northern virginia? What else should I look for or have added? Please do help me I have never had a vehicle lifted so I am new to this.

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    i wouldnt spend any money with 4wp. nothing but communist body lift pushing idiots. seen numerous times first hand the guys at 4wp talk military with a bit of saved up money into a $1k 3" body lift with 33's. ended up ruining 2 jeeps that i know of. i also know of 4-5 guys that had gears done at a 4wp and had the ring gear bolts back out. i realize that theres always gonna be good and bad but i would just stay away from the BIG corporate places. im sure you can find a small local shop to do it for the same price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GS2667 View Post
    I have a 1998 Sahara and am wanting to lift it, I am wanting to put a 4.5 to 6 inch lift put on it along with the slip yoke eliminator and cv type rear drive shaft and anything else that needs to be done to it at one place. I have gotten two quotes for the work one at 4 Wheel Parts and the other at a shop in Northern Virginia called C&P Off Road Specialists both of them have quoted me for $5,800.00 drive away price. Is this good? Is there any where cheaper in northern virginia? What else should I look for or have added? Please do help me I have never had a vehicle lifted so I am new to this.
    When are you coming to northern virginia?
    What lift are you thinking about getting?
    Can you do without your jeep for a few days?

    We've done quite a few lifts at the Ft Belvoir hobby shop. It would be a whole lot cheaper than paying someone to do it for you, plus you'll get a much better understanding of what's going on with your suspension. That way when/if something breaks, you've got an idea how to fix it. With enough notice, I usually have no problems coming in and helping someone do this. Might even be able to scrounge up a few other people.

    As for the lift, if you're doing a short arm lift, I would keep it under 4". You'll be able to run 33-35" tires with no problems on a 4" lift. You'll also want to make sure the lift comes with at least 1 set of adjustable control arms for the front and rear, a front adjustable track bar, an angled track bar relocation bracket for the rear (one designed for cv drive shafts), sway bar disco's and extended rear sway bar links.

    You should be able to find a good short arm lift with everything you need for under $1500, plus the cost of your sye and cv drive shaft.
    A long arm set up will cost you a bit more.... a little over $2k maybe. And I don't think you'd end up paying more than $50 a day for use of a lift/tools at the hobby shop.

    If you are set on having a shop take care of it, I usually push Hi Tech in Chantilly, VA. Great group of guys in there that know what they're doing. That or you can talk with Rob (crazy4ink) at mountain valley customs to see what he can work out for you.
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    i would a 3.5-4" suspension lift with a 1" bl. the BL will let you do a tummy tucker later on easier and give the added clearance needed for 35's with the 4" lift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffb_79 View Post
    When are you coming to northern virginia?
    What lift are you thinking about getting?
    Can you do without your jeep for a few days?

    We've done quite a few lifts at the Ft Belvoir hobby shop. It would be a whole lot cheaper than paying someone to do it for you, plus you'll get a much better understanding of what's going on with your suspension. That way when/if something breaks, you've got an idea how to fix it. With enough notice, I usually have no problems coming in and helping someone do this. Might even be able to scrounge up a few other people.

    As for the lift, if you're doing a short arm lift, I would keep it under 4". You'll be able to run 33-35" tires with no problems on a 4" lift. You'll also want to make sure the lift comes with at least 1 set of adjustable control arms for the front and rear, a front adjustable track bar, an angled track bar relocation bracket for the rear (one designed for cv drive shafts), sway bar disco's and extended rear sway bar links.

    You should be able to find a good short arm lift with everything you need for under $1500, plus the cost of your sye and cv drive shaft.
    A long arm set up will cost you a bit more.... a little over $2k maybe. And I don't think you'd end up paying more than $50 a day for use of a lift/tools at the hobby shop.

    If you are set on having a shop take care of it, I usually push Hi Tech in Chantilly, VA. Great group of guys in there that know what they're doing. That or you can talk with Rob (crazy4ink) at mountain valley customs to see what he can work out for you.

    if you shop around you can find the RE super flex 4.5" for $1500 with shocks.

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    Order the parts, do it yourself.
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    Whatever you do, stay away from 4 wheel parts!

    Are you in 29 Palms or Virginia? If you're in 29 Palms I can hook you up with a guy in San Diego to do the work. For $5800 you could get a high quality Rubicon Express lift, driveshaft, tires, and the gears done with money left over. If you're in Virginia, give USMCHarleyJeepGuy a shout. He's over there and can probably recommend a shop.
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    Listen to what Jeff said. It's a Jeep. Find someone local to help YOU learn to work on it yourself. Or you will be poor and you will make someone else wealthy.
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    Thank you to everyone for your input. I would prefer to do it myself or have someone else do it and let me help out on it. Right now I am in 29 Palms, but I leave here on the 24th to go to Va and will be getting there around the 20 of March.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tickwomp View Post
    Order the parts, do it yourself.

    X2!!!! And you will feel a lot more appreciation knowing you did it yourself.

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