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Give a guess guys how long with instructions and info from you guys and someone who knows what there doing with me, to install a 4 in suspension? I work at a shop and If I could do it in one night and pull an all nighter i would do that, cuz my boss would have a fit if it was in the next morning and he didnt have a bay to use all day, so can you guys just guess on how long it would take with teh right instructions, power tools and a hand that knows what there doin?
 

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I agree. Minimum 10 hours, with 3-4 folks working at once. The rear axle takes only an hour, but depending on the kit and whether you need to drill or weld the axle drop brackets and work on the stock radius arm brackets by grinding rivets. It's a weekend or 2-day job in most cases, as you usually need to run to the parts store for a drill bit or bolts not included in the kit. Standard shop charge is $450-$500 for 2-days or 10 hours, excluding any stubborn bolts. My SkyJ 6" kit took 3 days, including 8 hours to remove both radius arms from the front axle.
 

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did a 6" lift on mine. took me and my brother round 18 hrs. rivets were a biaaatch. i would suggest doing it on a weekend. I did mine at work on a sunday thinkin we would be done after a long day. wrong! luckily my boss is cool and didnt get pissed off:toothless it was a helluva learning experience.I'll say that.
 

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If you gotta do it in one night, maybe you could do some minor stuff with hand tools before you tie up the bay or lift. Remove the shocks, loosen up some of the hardware ( radius arm nuts, tie rod sleeve nuts, etc) this way when its your time you could just roll on in. Spray everything up good with penetrant, lay under the truck and go through the job mentally with the instructions a couple of times, have everything you think you "might" need there just in case. Of course do one axle at a time so if you dont finish you can roll it out an continue the next night if you have to.

Go for it!
 

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Chris340 said:
If you gotta do it in one night, maybe you could do some minor stuff with hand tools before you tie up the bay or lift. Remove the shocks, loosen up some of the hardware ( radius arm nuts, tie rod sleeve nuts, etc) this way when its your time you could just roll on in. Spray everything up good with penetrant, lay under the truck and go through the job mentally with the instructions a couple of times, have everything you think you "might" need there just in case. Of course do one axle at a time so if you dont finish you can roll it out an continue the next night if you have to.

Go for it!
That's the best advice I've ever heard!!! It's true that alot of the time involves removing hardware, and pre-soaking with PB for a few days helps, too.
 
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