I need some help guys; here is my delima:
I bought my 2007 tacoma sr5, 4dr, 4wd about a month ago. I brought it to a tire/ lift shop this morning to get a rough counry lift and 265/70/r16 nitto trail grapplers installed. The lift includes 3" strut spacers in the front and 2" rear blocks with replacement rear shocks. They called me after they started the installation and said that I will need new struts soon, apparently mine are going bad and are going to wear down the tires fast.
I know the lift puts a 3" strut spacer on the front end; so, should I get longer, aftermarket struts or get some the same size as my stock ones? What are the advantages of higher quality aftermarket struts? What does labor usually run on a job like this (ballpark price)? What companies make the best struts and which ones should I stay away from? I know it would have been easier to let the shop change them out while they had everything torn down, but I won't have the money until next week and I don't trust that particular shop to do a great job. They were my only option for installation on the lift.
Feel free to go into as much detail as needed and let me know if yall need more info to answer my questions. Thanks guys.