Im sure the price for the drive shaft was a typo. I cant imagine one costing more then 600 bucksWelcome to ROF!
Am I seeing that right? Your rear drive shaft costs $5454.95? It calls it a unit. Contrast that with the front driveshaft being $519.95.
EEEEGgads! I calculated your bill to be $14,544.77 with shipping still "TBD." I've spent $2,500 on my 2004 TJ at the most and I've done all of Moab except the top three or so. Wow, I need to lay down. I can't breathe!
No I just got it. I just got rid of my 02 tj. Took the jk wheeling couple weeks ago… really miss the ground clearance on my tj but it had a 3 inch lift and 33 inch tires.I see your Jeep is a 2017. Are you the original owner? I think I'd feel a little better knowing you've driven it around for four years.
To be fair. I saved by doing my own labor.
I also thought this lift came with a drag link flip kit and there was no need to get the drive shaft with the exhaust modDifferent prices for different areas.
I think labor rate of $150 USD is too much, but they charge what they can get.
I think their labor times are too much. I don't think they should do it for free but they are inflated about 20%. Especially if this is a 4x4 shop as they should have experience.
If you really like this shop then it might be worth it to pay a premium just so you know its done right the first time.
AEV has a list of authorized dealers on their web site phone one of them for a price comparison.
Is there a down side to one ton steering ?It comes with a drag link flip kit as seen on AEV parts listing. I would not put 1 ton steering on it, do you want that?
3.5 you don't need driveshaft's depending on how hard you use your Jeep. Same with track bar bracket.
This shop feels that this is what you need, remembering that they sell to all types of people. Some of which beat the hell out of their Jeep.
What is the end result you want?
The base AEV dual sport 3.5 lift kit would take me about 5-6 hours in the shop and another hour for the drag link flip. Then the alignment. A seasoned off road shop should not be charging more than 10 hours?
My TJ did well with the stock Mercedes box, but then finally got sloppy. I went with the non-hydro PSC. The turning is tighter too. It was a great upgrade for me.I guess that's not an issue on the TJ's as I ran for a decade with a 1 Ton setup.
It wasn't until I started competing that I added the PSC Hydro Assist so my stock steering box held up great.
Stupid JKs. You gave the rest of jeep a bad name with your steering woes.
type in the PSC website search box, tj steering box. A list of stuff will come up. The TJ box alone is on the first page.That sounds like a win win.
I can't seem to find a non assist version of the PSC box, just this
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