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Old 08-26-2007
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professional lift install

Is this a reasonable price for a lift install, $1500 for the lift (superlift 3-4), $850 labor (includes front aligment), $250 cv front driveshaft, comes out to $2600 drive off price
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from what ive heard its pretty easy to install just labor..get some of your buddies up and do it yourself..save the 850 go get the alighment after for hundred or so..and save bout 700
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I would do it myself but since i have moved i dont have a shop anymore and all i have now is just basic hand tools. can it be done with just hand tools or do you have to have specialty tools also?
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One guy told me and showed me the book on superlift and minimum charge for labor was $700, which is what they charged, so you might be able to find it a little cheaper but not much
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only specialty tool you need is a torsion bar key tool. and pitman arm puller i think too. but if you dont have a air tool setup, its gonna take awhile.
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you can do it all with hand tools. like chris said you need the torsion bar piece or a nice 2 arm puller.
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It would be nice if there was a how-to thread on installing a SL
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pitman arm for rack and pinion?
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it would be , but so would a lot of other things.

or just go on their site and read the instructions. they may still keep them posted.
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pitman arm for rack and pinion?

lol, are you serious? at least someone caught that. theres no pitman arm in the kit.
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pitman arm for rack and pinion?
ha ha ha ha ha.....

rack and pinion is setup like a hydraulic system.....no pitman arm included/needed....nor is there a spot to put one...
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install instructions for the lazy.

http://superlift.com/instructions/9630.pdf
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For some reason my computer cannot open the file
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you need adobe acrobat reader
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Since we are on the subject,How much would a body lift install typically cost for labor?
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most start around 500
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After i finally got the instuctions to download i think im goin to leave the install to the professionals, cause ive done a BL but never done a suspension or know anyone who has. I could figure it out but if i ran onto any major problems (which i would) i would not be able to get to work on Monday.
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Since we are on the subject,How much would a body lift install typically cost for labor?
It is crazy because on my 2000, I bought a body lift and had the guys install it and it cost like $350 total. That was like 5 or 6 years ago though
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The superlift install is pretty easy I think. Took me about 2 days going slow and all with hand tools having never taken apart a front-end before.
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it was charged 700 for my RCD kit.. 850 seems a little high.
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