What is a fair price to install a Rubicon suspension on a Sport S JLU

  1. prw04

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    Trying to get an idea of a fair price. Been quoted $400 from a local installer. I don't have the tools, time or age to do it. Thanks.
     
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    If this is a shop I would say between 2 to 3 hours labor x hourly labor charge. Just a FYI......buying the tools, jack stands, and jack will cost less. You just need to carve out a few hours and buy a six pack.
     
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    $250 is what I typically charge to do that job :like:
     
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    A good friend would charge you probably a case of beer and a pizza.
     
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    Thats my kind of payment
     
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    Jesus. Does that shop normally charge $400 an hour? Because that's about how long it should take with a lift and tools, if that.
     
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    TTEchris and spank thanks. I thought their price was high.
     
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    Anytime, their quote is really high... I like to take my time and loosen all the control arm/trackbar bolts then torque them at the new height to prevent any binding of the bushings. It typically takes me 3 hours from star to finish, but that includes putting the vehicle on the lift, torquing all the bolts when it's on the ground and centering the steering wheel after a test drive. If I skip loosening all the bolts/torquing them on the ground it is a 1-1.5 hour job including the time it takes to put it on the lift and center the steering wheel.

    If you drive to Houston, I will help you do it on a weekend as long as you buy me a bottle of crown :beer:
     
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    The rear can be done in 30 minutes or less. Especially for a mechanic.

    The front takes a little longer but should still be able to do it in an hour if it's on a lift.

    So $200 to $250 labor tops is what I'd pay.
     
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    This is what I paid at 4wp
     
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    Paying $400 for a complete lift install is one thing, but this is a simply spring, shock, and swaybar link swap. Of course, I don't credit 4WP with an abundance of brains, so maybe it'll actually take them a few hours to do it.
     
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    With a lift and air tools, it can be done around an hour. I would say anything over $200 is robbery. I put a lift on my buddy’s JKU with 80k miles with jack stands and hand tools in less than three hours. And I had to battle rust, a lot of it.
     
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    Thanks everyone. I appreciate the responses.
     
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    I got another quote this evening from a very reputable customizer in the high country of N.C. their quote was $704 including an alignment. I about [email protected] myself.
     
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    I got a quote for $225, coastal NC
     
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