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    Default Expected cost to install lift? AEV Nth Degree Pr 3.5"

    Guys, I have the old catch 22 here.

    I'm ready to order my lift, but I don't want to commit until I find out approximately how much the install is going to cost.

    Shops won't give me an idea or ball-park estimate without me bringing the lift in for them to look at.

    So....can anyone out there tell me what you or your buddy approximately paid for a similar component lift kit install? Just trying to find out an approximate price range to expect, and that way I don't get ripped off, or caught by surprise.

    I'm talking about a professional shop doing work with a backing on proper install, wife (her jeep) wants a pro shop to be responsible/accountable if something breaks or goes wrong as a result of improper install. She won't entertain me or my buddies doing the install for her.
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    it cost me and 6 friends a case of beer and some pizza each to install lifts on all our jeeps

    if i was to do it for you as a cash job i would charge $200 and see you in a day but i am cheap and know what i am getting into with installing a lift
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    200 aint bad remember you have to get an alignment afterwards unless you know how to do em yourself
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    Just wait until she goes to work, then get some buddies to come over to the house. Wrenching party. Work is done. She won't know the difference.
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    The complete install for the Nth Degree Premium Lift including alignment cost me $560 plus the cot of the lift kit. I don't know if that price has gone up in the year since mine went in. If you are dealing with a shop that has done that lift before they should be able to give you an accurate estimate. If you look at the installation manual you will see that the estimated install time in an inexperienced shop is 12 hours for the first install for this lift, and 8 hours for installs after the first one. That is a good number to use to estimate cost per hour when you talk to a shop.

    The shop I used gave me the complete price over the phone and the estimate included the re-torgue after 500 miles. The estimate was to the penny. The single issue i had was the back order for the springs late in 2009 until April 2010. When the parts got delivered I got scheduled for the lift a couple days later. I brought it in the morning it was scheduled. I got a call that afternoon and picked it up that day.

    The ride and handling is much better than stock. A couple days later I wheeled it at Camp MJ 2010 without issue.

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    Ok, so that's not a bad price overall. I'll confer with them on their hourly rate and figure out what it "should" cost.

    Yeah, sneaking my buddies in to do it is not a good idea. Once it's done she'll want the shop receipt to save for warranty, and God help me if it breaks and she tries to take it in for "warranty work" to get it repaired LOL
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    Just got off the phone with 2 local shops. Neither "Specialize" in off-road, but whatever. Sight unseen, one estimates $750-1000, the other estimates $400-600

    Neither of those estimates include anything other than the wrench work of bolting it on. In both cases, alignment, tire mount/balance and whatever else is extra.
    '07 Wrangler 2dr in Red Rock Chrystal Pearl - mods: 3.5" AEV, 35(ish) Nitto Terra Grapplers, and the most expensive mod - Driver's-side Wife installed : )
    '03 Olds Alero - V6/auto FWD turbo/nitrous @ ~450WHP

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    I had my lift put on a few weeks ago and the lift to be put on professionally along with the mounting of the tires and wheels. It cost me a total of about $400 to $450. I did go through one of the vendors here on MJ though. But that is what it cost me.

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