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Old 02-13-2012, 09:55 AM   #1
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What suspension lift do the dealerships put on new trucks?

So I was at the dealership this weekend while my wife bought a new camry. I have been debating on lifting or just leveling my 2012 tacoma. The service guy said that they could do it for around $1200. This would be a three-one lift. I assume he is talking about a spacer all the way around. I told him that I have heard all the horror stories about spacer lifts but he said it was the safest way to do it. REALLY? I told him I preferred to go with bilsteins and eibachs. He said that would be fine as long as I didn't put the drive line in a bind. I am sure this kit he is talking about includes the differential drop but seems to me the UCA's would be in way too much of a bind.

So my question is does anyone know what lift he is talking about and what opinions can you all share?
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diff drops dont do anything on 2nd gens

from what i've heard, dealerships tend to like spacer lifts; easy to put on and easy to overcharge for...


spacers are the safest lift? Lulz.
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Ask him. Some dealerships will put on decent suspension lifts, some just use spacers. If he's charging $1200 for a spacer lift, that's ridiculous. As far as binding, plenty of people are using the Eibach coils and do not have binding issues (myself included).
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He is saying six hours labor at $95 an hour
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He is saying six hours labor at $95 an hour
For a spacer lift?!?!?!?!

I can do it myself without a car lift in under 6 hours. Tell him he needs to crack the whip on his mechanics. 6 hours for a spacer lift install is just price gouging. Plus, a spacer lift doesn't cost $600. Find a new shop to do your work, that place is ripping you off big time. I'm surprised he can talk to you with a straight face.
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Well is it true that a Toyota dealer has to do it to retain the factory warranty?
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That's why dealerships are crazy........................

They quoted my friend $300 to change his brake light.
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That's why dealerships are crazy........................

They quoted my friend $300 to change his brake light.
Yup. My mom got hit by Ford years ago for a light bulb replacement. My dad and I were out white river rafting and she got pulled over for a bulb being out. Being scared by the fix-it-ticket she took it to ford, 125$.. The light and 1 hour of labor is what the charged even tho my mom got her truck back to her in about 20 min.
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