Re: Rallye Kits
So I finally ordered my Primed Rallye Kit last week. Paid the $1,050 for it. Little did I know the price I will really have to pay. I had no idea the cost would be so high to have it painted to match my Jeep Green Compass. So far I've gotten two quotes.
One at a dealer's body shop. They have never done anything like this before but are willing to give it a try and seem confident in doing so. They gave me a quote for $1,000.24. I can't believe it will actually cost just as much as the kit itself. They are predicting it to take 10 hours in Body Labor, 7.8 hours in Paint Labor and "7.8 hours" in Paint Supplies. So $420.00 to install and $514.80 to paint.
I decided to try and find more estimates since this is so much. I went to a custom installation shop after being denied at two other body shops, saying they don't do that kind of work. The custom shop quoted me $750 to paint and about $150 to install; total $900.00.
So I'm still out searching for more shops, maybe some with more reasonable prices. The instructions for installation don't actually look that difficult. It seems as though it might "clip on" to the original bumper with installation of brackets. But I would much rather someone else do it, then try myself and screw up and ruin a $1,000 kit.
Anyone have any suggestions, or maybe ideas of how much something like this should actually cost? Should I keep search or just fork over the $1,000 and have someone reliable do it?
Jeep Compass LIMITED 4x2 - Jeep Green
*Boston Speaker Upgrade
*Sirius Sat. Radio
*Black Vent Visors
*LED Multi-Color Underglow
*Rallye Body Kit [Pending Installation]