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Hey everyone, I'm pretty new to the off-road world, considering im only 16. I have a question concerning labor costs for the lift kit i just bought. I have a 95 chevy 4x4 and just purchased a 6" procomp suspension lift w/ triple shock mounts for the front. I also have a skid plate. How much should I be paying to have it installed and also have it realigned and everything? I haven't had an estimate under $650 yet. Thanks for your input.

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Welcome! You will get what you pay for when it comes to the install. Most places will get in the 800-1k range for install and alignment. Just make sure that it is a good shop that does it.

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...i second the $800-$1k range.....don't bet on seeing anything under $650 unless you get a good connection from some mech [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

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I just got a 3 inch body and a 6 inch procomp lift with triple shock hoops and lat trac bars and skid plate and i just turned 17 last saturday. The installation will be pricey. My friend at 4 wheel parts got me a good deal and they were even having a sale. I paid $180 in labor costs not counting the body lift, which is a pretty damn good deal. If you dont have any connections to a good shop expect it to run anywhere from $700-$1000. I have been saving up since i was in 8th grade to get my lift and so far it has been well worth the price.

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Ok.....just wondering why you guys are running tripple shocks?????? Do they just look cool or do they actually serve a purpus??? (don't worry...I already know the answer!!!!!) I had a single shock on my 92 Sport with a 6" skyjacker kit and it was great. Better ride than stock and was great off road. I hear guys say all the time that there truck is so much stiffer now after the lift...well take out the 4 extra shocks and it will be better than ever!!!

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I run my shocks cause i got a great deal on them. My ride is still fine and I ramp stuff all the time when i offroad. Actually it rides better than it used to cause i cranked my torsion bars to run my 285's all terrains cause they ripped up the fenders on jumps and stuff

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I'll be running a triple shock setup (one day) because having a 2WD truck, I want to be sure those tires have as much help as I can give them to hold onto whatever they are rolling over. Since I don't have as heavy a front end like 4WD drive trucks, I'm not so concerned about the quaility of the ride being affected too much (But I also plan on have Rancho's adjustable shocks too, so thats gonna help). And no, the extra shocks can't be adjusted, but I think they are specially valved for that application.


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triple shocks in the front might be nice if your running tires over 35s like 38s or bigger. I want my front end alittle stiff cause it seems to bounce a little, and gos through shocks like no other.

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