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$339.00 front shock install!?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by lizard1, May 24, 2011.

  1. May 24, 2011 at 8:09 PM
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    lizard1

    lizard1 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bilstein 5100's arrived today! Have the rear leaf TSB and plan to level truck with 1.75 setting. Local shop advised it takes about 1 1/2 hr per shock to install...with alignment they quoted $339.00...seems lengthy and expensive. Reasonable or am I ignorant?

    I will not tackle the job myself - I'm somewhat of a stoop with mechanical stuff.
     
  2. May 24, 2011 at 8:11 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    1.5 per shock? That seems excessive to me. I did two in 45 minutes...........and I had to do the first one twice to align the shock holes.
     
  3. May 24, 2011 at 8:12 PM
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    Superx2

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    i would say that it seems high. but they prolly need to put the shock inside the coil. seems high yes. i dont know much about it though, so i will stop giving you useless information. :cool:
     
  4. May 24, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    genxer36

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    on my 05 I was quoted from $225-$275 for the fronts. $100 for the rear. I never had them replaced. I was planning on doing the rears myself, but never got around to it. Then traded my truck for a 2011.
     
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