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Well. Finally they found the issue. Rotten suspension. Almost $2K to fix. No clue why it randomly died on me the other night, though. I've already dumped plenty into maintenance, and they urged me to keep the Jeep and do this, as "I've already hit my expensive stuff", but I wonder if that's not so they can get the $1750 + further repairs out of me to fix the rotten control arm bushings...
2k to fix the upper control arms? A brand new upper control arm is 30 dollars from rock auto with new bushings and a new ball joint. It can be replaced in 30 mins. Your trusting these idiots who couldn't identify a rotten bushing and on top of that paying so much money? Run run away fast from there and find someone who knows what they are doing. Both UCA's can be done for 200 dollars.

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2k to fix the upper control arms? A brand new upper control arm is 30 dollars from rock auto with new bushings and a new ball joint. It can be replaced in 30 mins. Your trusting these idiots who couldn't identify a rotten bushing and on top of that paying so much money? Run run away fast from there and find someone who knows what they are doing. Both UCA's can be done for 200 dollars.
What if its tbe lowers?
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What if its tbe lowers?
4 hours for an experienced tech parts for $200. Still not anywhere near 2k
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4 hours for an experienced tech parts for $200. Still not anywhere near 2k
I say no more than 800 parts and labor.
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I say no more than 800 parts and labor.
What's going rate for labor per hour $120? 4 hours labor + $200 in parts so it should be around $680.
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What's going rate for labor per hour $120? 4 hours labor + $200 in parts so it should be around $680.
So between 600 to 800 depending on shop then. I can see that.
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I say no more than 800 parts and labor.
Labor is $600 (because of it require and alignment afterward) and parts are $1K. I told the dealership that if they want my business, they need to fix the parts cost. No way are lower control arms worth half a grand a piece on a Jeep. Ferrari maybe. Jeep? No.
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Re: How do I get more suspension travel?

Found MOOG and MOPAR parts for $750 total online. Probably going MOPAR because then the warranty is including labor, too.
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Found MOOG and MOPAR parts for $750 total online. Probably going MOPAR because then the warranty is including labor, too.
Check out rockauto.com
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Check out rockauto.com
Thanks! The Raybestos Pro has a 24/24K warranty and reading it, it covers parts AND labor. It's also cheaper. I googled some and found good things about Raybestos Pro parts. Thoughts?
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Re: How do I get more suspension travel?

Man, I'm going with the MOPAR parts. I found them for $350 for each control arm online. Reason being, I don't care what anyone says, I want something made in America, and I also feel that there is no possible way that the other parts are as good as the MOPAR for the price. MOOG costs the same as MOPAR. Dealer mark-up is the ripoff part ($450 list price), and I get that, but once you shave the dealer cut out of it, Noone will convince me that the other $200 is "just 'cause". Especially considering MOOG costs identical.

Anyway, next question...if I choose not to do the uppers at this time (they aren't causing issue right now), if I later replace the upper control arms, will I need to get an alignment, or is it really as simple as remove 3 bolts, remove, replace?
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Id do an alignment after upper after you decide to do em. No harm in wanting it right.
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