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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-27-2016, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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4 x 4 shop or trustworthy place to install Lift Kit in the GTA?

Does anyone have any recommendations for a shop or auto place that they'd trust to install the budget lift kit in or around the GTA?
There's the one obvious one that comes to mind - j**st j33p5 and I do have a quote from them already. Curious if anyone has any recommends for other places that might not be as pricey. I'm new to this whole suspension-modding game

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I'm not in the GTA so I can't suggest one place or another. However, what you need isn't necessarily a "4X4" shop, it's more about being good with suspensions and steering components ; if you know any good alignment shops ,that might be a good place to visit and get an estimate. I know if I were to get this done in my small town, I would go for this alignment guy I've known for years and he has an excellent reputation.

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I would think that a shop that specializes in 4x4 work would be a good choice....would assume that they have the necessary experience.

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I would think that a shop that specializes in 4x4 work would be a good choice....would assume that they have the necessary experience.
Guess I worded my response unclearly... Yes a "4X4" shop would likely be a good place to do this lift. What I meant was there are other shops that can do this lift also, like an alignment place, because they know suspensions and steering hardware very well also. Plus, they can align it right there. The 4X4 places may be more familiar with older style suspensions (like on Wranglers). Etc...
The key is finding a good mechanic who won't charge you an insane amount... which is always something to watch out for in a big city.

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Guess I worded my response unclearly... Yes a "4X4" shop would likely be a good place to do this lift. What I meant was there are other shops that can do this lift also, like an alignment place, because they know suspensions and steering hardware very well also. Plus, they can align it right there. The 4X4 places may be more familiar with older style suspensions (like on Wranglers). Etc...
The key is finding a good mechanic who won't charge you an insane amount... which is always something to watch out for in a big city.
totally - that's what I was thinking. Just a good reliable suspension/alingment type of place might be cheaper and just as good, considering I'll be supplying all the parts/instructions etc. - just don't have experience with them, so looking for recommends in or around Toronto...

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The budget lift is really a no brainer and doesn't need a skilled mechanic. The wheel alignment is optional until your happy with the results, so that could be put off.

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The budget lift is really a no brainer and doesn't need a skilled mechanic. The wheel alignment is optional until your happy with the results, so that could be put off.
I get that it's not a super hard job, but I'm still going to look for someone to do it for me, and I have no ego about that I work pretty long hours, have never tinkered with mechanical car stuff, don't have a garage, don't feel comfortable using something like a spring compressor, etc etc. I'll always gladly pay for someone's time and experience dealing with car stuff.

Maybe I'll look into alignment places...
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Or just take the family on a weekend trip north, let me host you guys, and I'll do the lift with you! It's a win win really haha
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thanks for the offer @ptrudel and I'll definitely hit you up next time I head to the northern nether-regions of Ontario

Just bumping this thread - wanting to do this lift and just looking for any kind of reco for a place that wouldn't mess it up I'm working down near kipling and queensway and looks like there's a whole slew of auto places in this area....

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Maybe see who @Alfrik had do his. Not sure if he did his own install or not.

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