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Can anyone help with an Ultimate Lift install? (03-25-10)

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by JDMcompliant, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Mar 23, 2010 at 2:27 PM
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    Hey guys, I just ordered a Toytec Ultimate Lift Kit this past weekend, and it should be here on Thursday. I quoted one of the shops down here for the install, and the quote was at LEAST $350. I really don't feel like spending that much on labor costs, but I also don't have enough experience to tackle this myself.

    Is there anyone who would like to help me out? I can meet wherever, and I can bring whatever you don't have (besides a spring compressor). I'll pay you too!

    If I don't find anyone, I guess I'm shelling out for the install on Friday! :p

    Located in San Diego, 92114. Down to drive wherever.
     
  2. Mar 23, 2010 at 2:38 PM
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    are they pre assembled shocks, cause if they are you could easily do it your self. I did with minimal help in like 4 hours on my OME lift and i had to use a spring compressor
     
  3. Mar 23, 2010 at 2:43 PM
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    Mod day is this weekend on the 27th. If you aren't doing anything there are plenty of guys that will help you out and meet.
     
  4. Mar 23, 2010 at 3:12 PM
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    they are -- here's the link to the kit: http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.ph...ategory_id=64&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53

    that's one thing i do need...a spring compressor.

    i saw that too...i really want to go but I'm going to San Fransisco this weekend. it would have been nice to meet all the guys and get some help on the lift :)
     
  5. Mar 23, 2010 at 3:20 PM
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    Crap! I just realized i put today's date instead of Thursday the 25th (when I actually need the lift done). Is there any way to change the title?
     
  6. Mar 23, 2010 at 4:38 PM
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    pm a mod to change the title.
     
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    $350 sounds reasonable for the time needed to do it. Also you better find something soon, I doubt they will be able to get your truck in and done before the 26th I'm guessing.
     
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    Well actually, as long as the price is reasonable I don't mind paying it. I also got off the phone with someone I have worked with in the past on my '98 4Runner and he recommended that I get it done by the shop, since it is a new truck and still under warranty.
     
  9. Mar 23, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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    also how much are you lifting? the kit doesnt have uca's which you might need when doing 2.5" and plus
     
  11. Mar 23, 2010 at 5:04 PM
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    i'm lifting 3", and after the insight from some other members on the forum I bought some Light Racing UCA's the same day I got the kit :D
     
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    good :thumbsup:

    if you want to drive out to az ill help you haha
     
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    haha...a little out of my range, but thanks for the offer! :p
     
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    If you do it yourself, take the parts to a shop to put the coilover together for you. They charge anywhere from $30-$50. Better than trying to compress the spring yourself. Two weeks ago I helped a friend change out the struts and we found a shop that did it for $25. Everything else is several bolts. Take out the old crap and install the new crap. Don't pay someone $350 to do it.
     
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    I can help you out and I've got the tools for this, except for a spring compressor, but it does seem like this is a complete bolt on kit. Only thing is, I don't have access to a garage. If you do, I'd be willing to drive to you.
     
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