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Default Newbie level kit install. Thoughts?

Hey guys. I just got my 3" front, 2" rear level kit in (manufactured by All Roads) (http://www.ebay.com/itm/AR-Full-3-Fr...#ht_2008wt_986) and wanted some advise. I was thinking of trying to do this myself as I am somewhat mechanically inclined (2008 1500 extended crew cab 4x2), but i'm having trouble finding a thread with a walkthrough of how to do this. From what I've seen it looks fairly easy, but I don't want to get in the middle of the job and get stuck. Can someone direct me to a walkthrough link or give any advice? I've read some threads where a coil spring compression tool should be used and some where it states it isn't needed (obviously I do not have one). I've also read where an alignment should be done afterwords. Should I just have this one at the shop since it needs an alignment afterwords anyway? Any idea of an average charge a shop should charge to install? So torn! Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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I did mine myself and it really isn't that bad. Youtube is your friend. Tons of how-to videos on there.
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You could easily do it yourself with a day to spare and some beers and a friend. take your time and dont be afraid to call the supplier with questions.

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a shop would probably charge 4-5 hours this particular install. you are looking at an avg of $80-100+ an hour for labor
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Sounds good... Think im going to take a stab at it to save. Did you use a compression tool for the springs when you did yours or have it aligned afterwords?
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Sounds good... Think im going to take a stab at it to save. Did you use a compression tool for the springs when you did yours or have it aligned afterwords?
yes i had to use a spring compressor i rented for free from the local auto parts store to compress the spring and get the the strut out.


and yes absolutely get the truck aligned
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youtube, when i was looking for 4th gen installs all i could find was 3rd gen, you're in luck!
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Pix of the 3"-2" kits installed ?
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Depending on the type of kit you have you may not have to compress the coils. Post pics of your kit as the link does't describe the kit very well… 100% you will need an alignment. You will notice with your eyes a negative camber
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