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Old 11-07-2005
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how much should it cost to get a body lift installed?

what should i expect to pay a shop to install a bl that i have already purchased?
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Why not do it yourself?
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300-500 avg
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more than it should be worth.

do it yerself...
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I did a body lift on my old truck with very very very little experience with cars or trucks back almost 3 years ago. All I had was a friend that knew what some parts were. Took us almost 2 days cause we didnt know what we were doing, but it was definately worth it. Its a rather simple installation.
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its simple and you learn something while your at it. if you have basic hand tools i say do it! otherwise look at 500 bucks coming out of your pocket
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yea 500 was a quote i got one time.. so i said fukit, and me and a buddy got it done in about 4-6 hours maybe..

never doing one before or knowing the tools needed
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Yeah i got a 700 dallor quote on mine. Trust me "YOU CAN DO IT"
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do it yourself.

if your going to pay close to $800 for a bl (kit and install) i would save a little more and get suspension lift..

or save the $500 and buy some 33's
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is this as simple as loosening the bolts and lifting the body enough to place the spacers. do i only need to jacks? tools?
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i know you need jacks to lift up the body cuz i always see it in the pictures... prob crecent wrenchs, sockets, pliers....i dunno ive neve done one, but 80 people on here have so theyll chime in
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i did mine with hand tools and a floor jack took 8-9 hours, and ive never done one before.
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if i remember right, I used a jack, a block of wood (jack was too short), pliers, and misc wrenchs and stuff. I think the only specific tool you need is the torx bit for the bed bolts. (on an 01 Edge, anyway)
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if i remember right, I used a jack, a block of wood (jack was too short), pliers, and misc wrenchs and stuff. I think the only specific tool you need is the torx bit for the bed bolts. (on an 01 Edge, anyway)
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Huge.

Actually i think its a 50 or 60
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look for some oregon members.

i am sure they wouldn't mind helping you!
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I live in Ptown, but aside from my hands I don't have any tools to help you.

The only active member in OR that I know if that might have the tools to help would be Fx4wannabe01, and he lives in Boring.
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I got quoted 1,100$ for a 3" BL installed on my truck from 4wheelparts a couple years ago.
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^^ wow, i hope you didnt do it.
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Its not hard at all, you don't even need air tools, just a floor jack.
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I got quoted 1,100$ for a 3" BL installed on my truck from 4wheelparts a couple years ago.

fly me down there and ill do it for half that. lol
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fly me down there and ill do it for half that. lol
LOL true that, I will buy my own plane ticket if you're playing half that.
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fly me down there and ill do it for half that. lol
nah
I despise BL's
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heres the cost break-down...

case of beer - $15
three pizza's - $20
misc. expenses - $20

grand total - $55
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