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$375 to install Billstein 5100's?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by coloradotacoma, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Nov 15, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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    coloradotacoma

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    My toyota dealer is going to do my rear leaf TSB work (after much haggling and reticence on their part.) At the same time I want to have them install my new Billstein Shocks on the OEM coils. They are saying it would be $375 in labor alone to do the work. This seems completely insane to me. Am I out of line?

    Thanks in Advance
     
  2. Nov 15, 2011 at 3:55 PM
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    seems a bit high indeed, since they are already
    taking apart your rear shocks. Offer 150.
     
  3. Nov 15, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    nope
    have them give you the time it will take to complete the job....I doubt it is more than 1.5 hours
     
  4. Nov 15, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    Yes but he is talking about the front shocks. ( OEM COILS )
     
  5. Nov 15, 2011 at 3:59 PM
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    no no no no.
     
  6. Nov 15, 2011 at 3:59 PM
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    I just had my fronts installed a few weeks ago for ~$175 (including alignment). Seems very steep.
     
  7. Nov 15, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    hmmm. I am having front and rear 5100's installed for $120. Granted I bought the front shocks from them.
     
  8. Nov 15, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    That's way out of line, I would not give them the business if that's how they're going to treat you. Let the stealership do the TSB work and take your other business to a local shop.
     
  9. Nov 15, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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    I have already had a very direct conversation with them about it. If they can't give me a resonable bid I will take it to another Toyota dealership which is actually closer to me and my work. I am pretty pissed as it is now and don't know if I will get this bitter taste out of my mouth.
     
  10. Nov 15, 2011 at 4:11 PM
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    Ask for help from the TW crowd, it's really easy to remove the coilover, and just schedule a time to have a shop use their spring compressor to take apart and reinstall the shock. it'll be 2-3 hours of labor that you can do yourself, and about $20 to have them take apart and reinstall one shock.
     
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    Toyota should have guidelines set on how much they can charge to install certain parts. Installing new shocks should not be more than a couple hours, especially if the truck is already going to be on the lift for other work. That's too bad about that dealership but I would not let them near your truck for anything you'll be paying for out of pocket.
     
  12. Nov 15, 2011 at 4:23 PM
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    Places like Wheelers charge $200 to assemble front shocks and coil springs. If thats the going rate (not saying it is) then the labor for installation of the 4 would be $175.
     
  13. Nov 15, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    So does that mean $375 is reasonable? Why is everyone else saying it should be much less? Are we not talking apples to apples here?
     
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    i paid $108 with tax to get all FOUR of mine installed and an alignment...
     
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    i also had ordered the shocks from dsms
     
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    Sorry, should have been more clear. The dealership is going to do the assembly of the front shocks and coil springs which some places charge $200 for. So our of the $375 total, I could see $200 going to the assembly and then the rest of the money ($175) going to installing all of it.
     
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    My buddy had a lift and spring compresser, paid him 100 bucks and drank some beers. He was good friend so I hooked him up:p
     
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    Thanks for the clarification everyone.
     
  20. Nov 15, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    This is the reply I received from the Dealership:

    our labor rate is $109.00 an hour . normal price to install front struts is $375.00 including an alignment . i am able to install the front struts for $261.60 plus tax and shop supplies. does this sound not so confusing? and more like what other shops are quoting? let me know if i can help.

    Thoughts?
     
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