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Estimate on a lift install?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by VenomTaco88, Dec 9, 2009.

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Your guess on a 3" OME kit install?

Poll closed Jan 8, 2010.
  1. 300-500

    25 vote(s)
    48.1%
  2. 500-700

    13 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. 700-1,000+

    12 vote(s)
    23.1%
  4. more then u can afford big boy!

    2 vote(s)
    3.8%
  1. Dec 9, 2009 at 5:19 PM
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    VenomTaco88

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    Just trying to guess about how much i would end up needing to save for a total lift. I see the lift i want is 699.99(OME 3" lift) then im not sure whether i need UCA's or what else is needed but my guess is installing would run about 500 bucks let me know if im close or your best quess.
     
  2. Dec 9, 2009 at 5:26 PM
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    dunkhi

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    probably around a grand overall. i run 3.5 inch coilovers. i didnt get ucas. i prob SHOULD but dont really have to.
     
  3. Dec 9, 2009 at 5:27 PM
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    ktmrider

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    3.5 on just coilovers woah. is your truck driving itself:D
     
  4. Dec 9, 2009 at 5:29 PM
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    So i dont need the UCA's then what is the big deal about them i obvisiously dont know all that much about this stuff but am learnign quickly and would u suggest i got with the toytec ulti instead of the OME lift?
     
  5. Dec 9, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    not sure what your saying ?

    but my truck edition came with 5100's if u were talking about shocks.
     
  6. Dec 9, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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    ya toytec would obviously be better. but depends on how much ur going to use ur truck.

    to be honest i dont know much about UCA'S either. replacing them would probably would probably be better for the trucks wear and tear im assuming. but i havent had any problems so far.
     
  7. Dec 9, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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  8. Dec 9, 2009 at 7:01 PM
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    ^ true my apologiez for forgetting my quote didnt have the rear shocks. +1
     
  9. Dec 9, 2009 at 7:24 PM
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    id like to know where people are getting the 700-1000 estimates from??
     
  10. Dec 9, 2009 at 7:26 PM
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    well he quoted 700 and install is anywhere from 100-300 depending on the shop.
     
  11. Dec 9, 2009 at 7:27 PM
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    oh i thought the op was just asking about the cost for getting lift installed
     
  12. Dec 9, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    oh i read this

    Just trying to guess about how much i would end up needing to save for a total lift.

    but yea install would be 100-300 unless u get shocks i think. that might be more.
     
  13. Dec 9, 2009 at 8:44 PM
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    ya i read the estimate on a lift install...then skimmed to see ome kit and then judged without reading the whole thing :eek: oops

    well no oops lol to me it seems like he knows the kits 700 then he is asking for install price. to me thats what it seems like at least
     
  14. Dec 9, 2009 at 8:57 PM
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    I did my OME lift myself and it was pretty basic. I picked up a pair of spring compressors for 15 bucks at a local used tool store. It took about 4-5 hours to do the job. I did everything myself besides installing the assembled coils/shocks back on the truck.
     
  15. Dec 9, 2009 at 8:59 PM
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    autozone rents springs compressors and torque wrenches...im attempting to assemble my struts right now haha
     
  16. Dec 9, 2009 at 9:08 PM
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    I agree with Tacoma831 completely. I did my own OME lift earlier this year and it took me 1 day. I'd do yours with you if you lived near me.. it's really pretty easy if you don't mind getting dirty.

    You just need basic tools (you could buy those at Sears - all the tools you'd need for under $100) Also, I'd recommend having the front shocks and springs pre-assembled for you because that does require a press. I got my OME setup at Wheelers and they did it pretty reasonably for me.. they even popped in the 5mm spacer for the drivers side.

    So anyway, if you don't want to do it yourself that's cool. But don't get soaked paying someone to do it. I'd say $300 - $500 sounds fair for a shop to do it.

    Suggestion for you: Try this. Go down to a local community college where they teach automotive. Ask them how much to have the students do the work. I'll bet they could hook you up with some needy students that love doing that sort of work and would appreciate a crisp $100 bill for their labor.

    Hey, I'm speaking from experience. I work at a community college and there really are some great guys in the auto program.. some of ours started working on peoples cars for free, they call themselves "Gods Garage" and help out down and out folks that need a little auto work.
     
  17. Dec 9, 2009 at 9:22 PM
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    how much do you think 20 ft/lbs is? compare it to something everyday for me please
     
  18. Dec 9, 2009 at 9:29 PM
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    A torque wrench is something useful to have around, I would recommend investing in one. I make good use of mine.
     
  19. Dec 9, 2009 at 9:33 PM
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    oh no i was talking about getting the alignment without new ucas
     
  20. Dec 9, 2009 at 9:35 PM
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    ya thats great and all but the torque wrench doesnt go over my pliers while im holding the shock absorber rod..
     
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