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    Question Body lift questions 07 nbs silverado

    I want to do a 3'' body lift on my 07 NBS Silverado 1/2 ton and I cannot believe how much they want to install it. I already have the 2'' level kit and 2'' blocks in the rear so this would net me 5'' of lift, enough for 34'' tires. I've talked to two 4 wheel drive shops and they want between 1200-1500 just for labor. Does that seem high? Anyone else run this setup?
    2007 Silverado 1500 Ext. Cab Longbed LTZ Z-71 4x4 Black, 2'' level kit -2'' blocks, 18x9 Liquid Metal Rhino's, 275 70 18 Michelin AT-2's, Chrome handles and mirrors , Luverne stainless steel side steps, Nasta stainless steel bed rails, Access tonneau cover

    2011 Silverado 1500 Ext. Cab Standard bed LT 4x4 Laser Blue Metallic, Factory Chrome 20'' wheels, Chrome handles and mirrors, Luverne stainless steel side steps, Bedrug bed liner, Truxsport tonneau cover

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    Their probably quoting three techs at 8 hours labor for $50-$60 expensive yep, but unfortunately it's the going rate.
    Have you thought of getting friends together for a weekend wrenching party? Maybe if you offer to supply the drinks, BBQ, and Pizzas.
    An off-road truck club I used to belong to had maintenance weekends once a quarter (or sooner if someone needed an emergency repair) where we got together and helped each other work on our trucks.

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    They are time consuming to install. If you have tools and some mechanical skills you can install yourself, just lay the kit out and go over the instructions TWICE.
    :cool:

    2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 Crew Cab
    6" Skyjacker lift w/Edlebrock dual front remote resoviour shocks, single rear remote. Rancho skid-plate.
    17" x 9" M/T Classic Lock Wheels, 35" BFG A/T or M/T tires
    4.10 PercisionGears w/factory locker, T/A Performance rear-end cover
    Banks CAI intake, ported throttlebody, JBA coated headers, over-sized Magnaflow cats, Magnaflow cat back exhaust, Diablo tuned
    B&M aluminum deep transmission pan
    Warn brush guard w/Warn 9.5 XP winch, PIAA bulbs, Line-X bedliner, AWS Black tool chest, Extang tonneau cover
    Weather Tech floor mats
    Cover-Craft seat covers
    Dash mat cover
    Formula One window tint
    One black Lab in rear seat.
    :glasses:

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    Yes, that is extremely high! $500 is the norm where I live.

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    I only paid $350 to get my leveling kit took off all my stock suspension taken off and lift put on and done in the same day before i was back in town! I guess it was because i knew the guy at the GM dealership and he hooked me up since they did it on a weekend with another guy i know, so all in all we both helped each other out! If i were you if you know anyone at the dealership try to do that will save you allot of $$$ cash and you both will be happy!

    2008 Chevy Silverado Ext. Cab Lt Z71 5.3 V8
    7.5 Inch Rough Country Suspension Lift
    RBP Replica Grille Black w Chrome Rivets
    Recon Smoked Cab Roof Lights
    N-Fab Powdercoated Gloss black Cab Length Nerf Steps
    5% Tint over 20% all the way around / 5% Eyebrow Strip
    AVS Smoked Window Visors
    Z71 Stickers Black & Metallic Silver
    Tow Mirrors / Smoked Turn Signals
    XM Satellite Radio Fin / Color Matched
    Interior Plastic Pieces / Color Matched
    Power Acoustic Tweeters
    Painted Bowties / Color Matched
    Painted Door Handles / Color Matched
    Smittybilt Bull Bar / Color Matched
    Custom Rolled Edge Exhaust Tips / Color Matched
    Custom 2.5 Inch Cat Back True Dual Exhaust
    Flowmaster Super 40 Series Dual in / Dual out
    Magnaflow Tru-X Pipe
    K&N Air Filter
    18x9 Rockstars Machined Black
    Center Caps / Color Matched
    33.13.50 Nitto Terra Grapplers
    New Front Wheel Well Liners
    Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Tailights
    Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Third Brake Light / Smoked
    Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Halo Projector Headlights
    Notto HID Kit 10,000k Low beams
    Recon L.E.D. Light Bar
    Buschwacker OE Style Tailgate Cap
    AMI Gloss Black Antenna
    Debadged Chrome Lettering
    Door Molding Removed

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    If you have some mechanical skills do it yourself. Download the kit instructions that you are looking at from the website and see if you think you can do it, if not, find a buddy who is good with cars and borrow his abilities one saturday! I would not pay that much to have a body lift put on. It's time consuming but fairly easy to do, as long as you read the instruction and don't skip steps!

    But thats just my opinion

    07 Silverado 1500 5.3L extended cab
    4" Rancho Suspension lift with Adjustable Shocks
    2" Leveling kit
    1.5" Zone Offroad body lift
    35x12.50 R 18 Nitto Trail Grapplers
    Ranch Hand Grille Guard
    Ranch Hand Rear Bumper
    Tow mirrors
    Color matched grey/silver Bushwacker fender flares
    Dual exhaust from cats back with X pipe coming out 5" tips
    Black Tool box
    Edge CTS Programmer
    Proliner Spray in bedliner
    20% tint all the way around

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    Quote Originally Posted by alabamaxrebel View Post
    If you have some mechanical skills do it yourself. Download the kit instructions that you are looking at from the website and see if you think you can do it, if not, find a buddy who is good with cars and borrow his abilities one saturday! I would not pay that much to have a body lift put on. It's time consuming but fairly easy to do, as long as you read the instruction and don't skip steps!

    But thats just my opinion
    Agreed. I wouldn't pay that much to have a suspension lift put on either FWIW.

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