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Old 11-28-2012, 11:51 AM   #1
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2012 DCLB TRD Sport - Adjustable Bilstein 5100 "front" install price

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Looking to get some feedback on the price I'm being quoted for front only install of adjustable Bilstein 5100's, I am completely stock at this point and intend on staying mostly that way for quite a while (2012 Tacoma DCLB TRD Sport model). I installed the rear 5100's on my truck last weekend.

Planning on having them installed set at the .85 setting to eliminate some/most of the rake after reviewing many posts on the subject.

Install price quoted is $197 and $74 for alignment.

After doing a lot of searching/reading on the posts, I decided to go w/ the Bilstein 5100 setup as it met my needs and cost - mostly road driving w/ some minor towing and off-roading (mostly hunting properties).

One more thing, I really like the look (given my above minor suspension mods) of the Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac 265/70R17 - any feedback on fit, look and price would be welcome. Plan on installing them on my TRD 17" rims.

Is this pretty much the running price for a set?
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....rtnum=67QR7WDT


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Old 12-03-2012, 08:28 AM   #2
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Anyone have any feedback?
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You're gonna get some folks come on and say that's a terrible price.

Fact is, it's not terrible for a reliable shop in a major urban area. They're getting you for about an hour a side or a little less.

You may be able to negotiate for a little price drop given that it's a brand new truck and so won't have any rusted or frozen bolts.

Or look for a lower profile shop. Usually they have cheaper rates.

Or just pay that much, if it's a shop you've worked with before and you know they're a stand-up place.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:34 AM   #4
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You already found this thread, right?

Lift installation prices:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/sus...ce-thread.html
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I"m in Hagerstown, MD and will install them for you for $100 cash. I just did them on my 2012 a few months ago. We could knock it out in 2 hours.
I'm an automotive engineer for Volvo and ASE master tech certified
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I"m in Hagerstown, MD and will install them for you for $100 cash. I just did them on my 2012 a few months ago. We could knock it out in 2 hours.
I'm an automotive engineer for Volvo and ASE master tech certified
There ya go Yoco. Almost half off.
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fur pig,

I'll PM you.
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I actually was wondering could I get some 5100's and then with the 2.5 inch adjustment run some KO's ?
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:41 AM   #9
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bjmoose,

thanks for the input....most 4x4/mechanic shops are all pricey around Baltimore area, it's the labor rate I guess. You are very correct in that it's a brand new truck so it should be a very clean/easy job.....zero rust!!
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Just a suggestion but why don't you look at 275/70/17 tires?? Just a TAD larger than 265's and look A LOT better IMO. They will set your truck apart from most driving around town.
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