The install is easy and straight forward, but I would imagine that a shop would charge you 2 hours at shop rate. I would pick up a quality set of shocks that are 2" longer since you are leveling the truck 2" +/- a 1/4 inch. Then install them and crank your torsion bars to your liking. The front end will be a little stiffer because you are adding pre-load to the torsion bars, but IMO it will feel more like a truck should. That was the first thing I did to my friends ram when she got it. I leveled the front end out (2"). She hated how the truck felt like a big car before I cranked them the truck now rides like a truck should. Save the $100+ and the shop fees for something else such as a programmer or your savings account.NWQRC ... thanks for the heads up, im just doing some research on where to bring my truck to get this done as im sure the delaership will charge me an arm and a leg. It looks like i can save some money on just crankin the stock keys versus buying a new set thats just gonna do the same. As long as i buy the bigger shocks i should be all set.
Yeah that should be more than enough. There wont be any settling after the first few miles but I always like to put the suspension through its paces before an alignment.oh yea by the way, how long should i wait until getting an alignment after the install? drive for a week, then get alignment?