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body lift installation price

I was wondering how much a body shop would usually charge to put in a body lift. I was thinking of installing it myself, but I dont think I have enough technical savvy to do it. I wish I could, but I would probably mess it up. So this is a question for people who had their lifts installed at a shop. Also, how many hours does it usually take to install a 3 inch body lift?
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I don't know about there but from what I have heard it is outrageous for a pretty simple job. Like $400 to $700. Your best bet would be to just call around your area or see if there are any guys around you that could help put it on.
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say 65 per hour, 6-8 hours for one mech, close to 500 is average.
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Get a few other ranger guys to come over and help. Buy them beer and pizza and your set. Cost = $50 maybe. Plus you get to meet people.
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easiest way to do it^^
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Me and another guy did it in 7 hours and it was pretty easy. If you have the tools you could do it yourself.
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500 - $700 for the shop to do it.

If you drive to indiana I will do it for $200 hehe.

Na its not hard at all. With no knowledge me and zach did it with no air tools within 7 hours.

Now that I have 5 lifts under my belt with teh MI people I think we have it down to 4 - 5 hours.

Take yer time, read up and you can easily do it your self
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You will definately need help. There are a few things that are nearly impossible without an extra set of eyes/hands. I did mine almost completely by myself and it took about 12 hours. I helped a buddy do his sport trac (easier to do , btw) and it took myself, the owner, and another friend from 11pm till 7am, a case of red bull and one trip to hardees to finish up. We went wheeling later that day.
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I did mine completely by myself with no air tools or anything. Had to use my gf car quite a few times to go get a certain tool that I didn't have since I was stuck doing it in my apt parking lot. It can be done but I was in some weird positions getting some of those body bolts out.

I gave myself a weekend and read through the directions and got it done. You can save a lot of money if you find at least one friend.
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hahhaha ya its way to expensive to have a shop do it
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Me and another guy did it in 7 hours and it was pretty easy. If you have the tools you could do it yourself.
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well ive been involed in 3 the first 2 we did both in 6hrs and yes i said both. The third on we did 2 suspension lift and the body lift in 2days.
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i did mine myself in 5 hours, of course i am a ASE certified tech and have seven michigan state certs.
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i did mine myself in 5 hours, of course i am a ASE certified tech and have seven michigan state certs.
By yourself in 5. Thats crazy time
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By yourself in 5. Thats crazy time
Yeah no kidding since it took me over the course of 3 days to do mine by myself. But the third day was just trying to get the bent rear bumper to look right which didn't work out anyway.

I prolly spend close to 30 hours but really took my time and took lots of breaks and took my time. Really work time was prolly closer to 20 hours did I mention I took lots of breaks
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By yourself in 5. Thats crazy time
i have spent more time doing things like raising and re-doing the exhaust, raising the hitch, and re-doing the front toe hooks then the actual body lift install !

thats where the real fruits of your labor show!

i like for people to look at my truck and not be able to tell that a body lift has been installed
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Being a shop we usually charge right around $480, considering a good estimate for time is 8 hours, @ $60/hr. Do it yourself like these guys are sayin. Plus, I always feel better about my mods if I do it myself rather than have someone else do it, its a sense of pride I guess. It's a good experience.
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where do you work matt?
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