I say go for it yourself . I did my roomates truck for him a while ago and it only took me like 3 hours total to do the job myself . I wasn't working on it too hard either . With that in mind just ask around and figure a few hours labor time from a shop . Hope that helps .
lug wrench for tires,
possibly a sledge hammer - or at least a hammer
Misc wrenches for getting the calipers off existing spindles.
7/16 or 1/2" wrench for brake lines.
a friend to help you bleed the lines after
Though when I did the 4" spindles on my Silverado I didn't need to extend the brake lines.
I know that but dont the ball joints just simply drop into the spindle? The ball joints are part of the control arms and you only need a ball joint seprator tool if you are taking the ball joints off the control arms. right? Am i stil missing something?
all it takes to remove the spindle from the ball joints on a s10 is a couple of hits of the hammer to the spindle where the bj goes into it (DO NOT HIT THE BJ!) and wah lah off comes the spindle. just putting spindles and brake lines on really shouldn't take more than 2 hours.
Make sure the brake lines you got are the correct ones. When I had my sonoma lifted, the shop that installed the lift (Xtreme Image) made their own brake lines. I sold my truck a while ago, so I can't really remember why, but I think the banjo fitting on the Fabtech lines are incorrect.
There you go, i knew it was something like that, but I couldn't remember. But I know for a fact that they didn't do that, because I had to wait an extra day to get my truck back because of it. They normally stocked the lines, but they had ran out for my truck, and the shop that made them was closed.