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2012 DCLB TRD Sport - Adjustable Bilstein 5100 "front" install price

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Yoco, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Yoco

    Yoco [OP] 2012 Tacoma DCLB the day I picked it up.

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    TW folks,

    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...&tireModel=Wrangler+DuraTrac&partnum=67QR7WDT


    Thanks,
    Yoco
    (Baltimore MD)
     
  2. Yoco

    Yoco [OP] 2012 Tacoma DCLB the day I picked it up.

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    Anyone have any feedback?
     
  3. bjmoose

    bjmoose Bullwinkle J. Moose

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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.
     
  4. bjmoose

    bjmoose Bullwinkle J. Moose

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    fur pig Well-Known Member

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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 :D
     
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    Bookin Well-Known Member

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    There ya go Yoco. Almost half off. :cool:
     
  7. Yoco

    Yoco [OP] 2012 Tacoma DCLB the day I picked it up.

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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 ?
     
  9. Yoco

    Yoco [OP] 2012 Tacoma DCLB the day I picked it up.

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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!!
     
  10. Gotcha88

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    I paid $240 for 2 5100's and $324 to install.. $90 alignment.
     
  11. wmflyfisher

    wmflyfisher Well-Known Member

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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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