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$700 for body lift installment?

i got my body lift today...went to the local shop and they want $700 for labor to install..and they said there would be way to much work for me to do it alone..but it seems like alot of guys on here do it with no trouble? and they said it takes anywhere to 12-14 hours to install? that also seems very high? how much have you guys payed for labor before?
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haha

they told you its way too much trouble?
they're full of **** quite honestly. and 700 is way high, i was quoted at 500 and still said hell no.

get some buddies and some beer, you can knock it out in a weekend
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it took me and a buddy 7 or 8hrs with breaks to install....no prier experance on BL
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yea same here, took me about an hour one night to do the bed all by myself including cutting out the bed liner, then it took me Wayne and my step dad about 8 hours to do the cab with breaks.

its not that bad. just follow the directions
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The bed took me about 3 hours doing it by myself and the cab without all the problems probably took 6. Just follow the directions and get all your tools and stuff before you start and it will be easy. 700 is insane, I would have laughed at his face and left.
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wow 700 bucks i guess it was worth beating my self up installing my own lol
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yeah its not bad. there are enough tips and help on here to get you through the process. heck i did mine all with hand tools!
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wow 700 bucks i guess it was worth beating my self up installing my own lol
Thats what I'm sayin, a local shop wanted a grand for the kit and to install it. 400 bucks for a 250 dollar kit, yeah right.
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Us Florida boys have done a couple of body lifts. We did 2 body lifts in 6 hours, then we did 2 suspension lifts and a body lift in 2 days. So its not that hard. we had maybe 3-5 people helping both times.
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I was pricing a BL for my 2002 ranger, and the local shop quoted me $350 and that was including the cost of the BL. $700 is INSANE!! like stated above, get a few buddies and some beer and make a day of it!! great learning experiance, and you will have the satisfaction of knowing YOU had a hand in how your truck looks, not some guys over charging you.
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ok i guess im not the only thinking 700 is outrageous..im gonna try to see if my uncle will help me he owns a trucking company and has all the air tools and so hopefully he will cause yea i just dont have that kinda of money to spend on labor thanks guys..im sure ill be posting questions up haha...
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ok i guess im not the only thinking 700 is outrageous..im gonna try to see if my uncle will help me he owns a trucking company and has all the air tools and so hopefully he will cause yea i just dont have that kinda of money to spend on labor thanks guys..im sure ill be posting questions up haha...
do a seach there are many thread out there on the subject and about 10 of us in the past few weeks put one on lol
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Shoot... for $700 a piece, I'd change my profession to professional body lift guy.
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man you can order a 3in body lift off summitracing.com, modbargains.com, or 4wheelparts.com for a heck of alot better price then 400$!!!!!!!!!

me and my brother put a body lift on a 1998 toyota 4runner and it took us 7 hours make sure you buy a lil mini torch if you dont already own one so you can melt the old lock tite!!
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This reminds me of when i got my superlift. the local 4x4 shops all wanted over $800 to install it. I did it myself and am glad i did. it seems most shops that do any sort of aftermarket installations are in the business of ripping people off.
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i did a body lift yesterday for a member on here, took me 4 hours by myself doin it and didnt charge him a dime, just gave me something todo lol

only reason it took so long was the stubborn 4 front mounts (radiator support and front of cab) are always rusted to hell. and the fact that it was 90 and muggy as hell
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/\ /\ /\ yea, mike your are cool as ice haha. i appriceate all the help and knowledge that you have provided. yea the body lift should not be 700 dollars to install mine didnt take as long as i thought it was gonna take it the only reason it took that long is because the company sent the wrong bolts and we had to add washers and had to cut the steering extension but that is all simple things if you and a friend got together you could do it in a couple hours or more with breaks lol.
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/\ /\ /\ yea, mike your are cool as ice haha. i appriceate all the help and knowledge that you have provided. yea the body lift should not be 700 dollars to install mine didnt take as long as i thought it was gonna take it the only reason it took that long is because the company sent the wrong bolts and we had to add washers and had to cut the steering extension but that is all simple things if you and a friend got together you could do it in a couple hours or more with breaks lol.
ya, i hate to say it but i will not recommend the PA 2" body lift for the first gen ranger to anyone, all the bolts they sent were the EXACT same length, the steering extension was for the 3" kit(had to take 1/2" off fat end so it would not contact the shaft to the box)
and they also neglected to include the fan shroud drop bracketry, all in all i was rather disappointed in the quality of the kit, however it was all made to work with a little massaging
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i'm tellin ya, a few cases of beer will be enough of a bribe to get plenty of help :D

hell drive it over to laramie and me and my buddies will help ya out.
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hah the only bad thing about the beer is im only 17 haha...and doubt my parents would let me drive to wy there not to crazy about this idea of lifting my truck anyways...
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ROADTRIP!!

hell i'm 19, beer is only a phone call away ha
you gotta have the hook ups mayn

hell i need to take my body lift off, we could make an entire weekend adventure
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700 is a lot i got quoted 300 bucks and thats including the 250 dollar BL. . . . im still debating on doing it myself or not, i think id spend more money on tools than anything else hehe. if you have access to tools . . . go for it.
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ROADTRIP!!

hell i'm 19, beer is only a phone call away ha
you gotta have the hook ups mayn

hell i need to take my body lift off, we could make an entire weekend adventure

to bad ur not closer to the south dakota border..cause the next week ill be home alone so i could drive there with out my parents knowing..but damn thats a long drive..
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700 is a lot i got quoted 300 bucks and thats including the 250 dollar BL. . . . im still debating on doing it myself or not, i think id spend more money on tools than anything else hehe. if you have access to tools . . . go for it.
****, 300 including the kit?!

i think $50 for installation is doable
just make sure they understood you right and you understood them right lol

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to bad ur not closer to the south dakota border..cause the next week ill be home alone so i could drive there with out my parents knowing..but damn thats a long drive..
lol
well idk where you are.. a few people i know are from there. but i hear ya with gas and all
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yea im up in the northeast corner of south dakota haha
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