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4 Wheel Parts Service Reviews

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dnaTRD, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. Jun 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM
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    dnaTRD

    dnaTRD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone had a lift kit installed at a 4 Wheel Parts location? preferably in the Cincinnati, OH area. Trying to find a good place to have a lift kit installed on a 2013 TRDOR in/close to Cincinnati.

    What's a fair price for 3" lift kit install these days?
     
  2. Jun 18, 2018 at 10:02 AM
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    I'm in SoCal but haven't really heard good things about 4WP as far as having them do work on your truck. I just use them to buy from.

    Might be better in your area though, I dunno. What kind of lift kit are we talking about? Coilovers, spacers/blocks, leaf springs, etc.?
     
  3. Jun 18, 2018 at 10:05 AM
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    Yeah, they just opened up a new store in town so I was curious.

    Coilovers, uca's, AAL, tires, etc
     
  4. Jun 18, 2018 at 10:08 AM
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    Well, for what it's worth I had that same kind of lift kit installed on my truck a couple years ago by a local alignment and tire shop, they charged me right around $300 IIRC and that included an alignment.

    edit: I didn't get UCAs put in by them though...I had those installed later for $200 by a local TW member. UCAs can be a pain in the ass compared to the other stuff, which is pretty much all bolt in.

    I remember calling around to get quotes and our local 4x4 shops wanted close to a grand to do all that work.
     
  5. Jun 18, 2018 at 10:10 AM
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    I would find a local thread on TW, and ask for help and provide any food or beer that anyone may want. I guarantee there are members around that will help you install for free. It’s a great learning experience too, since it’s not difficult work.
     
  6. Jun 18, 2018 at 10:11 AM
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    I have never had the 4WP here in Reno work on my stuff but I have purchased from several and online and with the amount of orders they screw up I doubt I would be apt to let them work on my truck. I think the going rate to install a lift is about $800 at 4WP though. It is not that tough to do and you might be able to find a member or two in your area that would be willing to help you get it done for beer.
     
  7. Jun 18, 2018 at 10:12 AM
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    yeah I should mention that when I installed my second lift (Kings, Dakars, rear Icons, etc.) I did it all myself. It's really not that hard, just need to have the right tools. It's all just nuts and bolts, really.
     
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    I called an off road shop close by and they wanted around $600 for everything installed + alignment. Not sure if that's a good deal or not...better than $1000...
     
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    For a front/rear lift kit with UCAs, I'd say that's a fair deal for a shop quote.

    Figure out here most shops charge $80 - $120/hr for work, so for a ~ 5 hour job more or less, that sounds about right.
     
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    It is really not hard to install the lift yourself with pretty basic tools. I have done a bunch on Tacoma's and Tundra's and even swapping the leaf packs with a helper you can have everything done in two to three hours including beer breaks. $600 is not a bad price but if you invested that into tools you would be able to knock it out and would have the tools to boot.
     
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    I am handy enough to do the work (minus the alignment) but having the right tools is keeping me from doing it myself.
     
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    That's a great point!
     
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    Harbor freight is your friend. You could buy all the tools needed for like $200. That’s if you need everything, like floor jack, jack stands, sockets, rachet, torque wrench, etc.
     
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    You really do not need much in the way of tools. A basic socket set including 1/2 drive. A good breaker bar and pry bar that is about 2' long helps. Save yourself some hassle and order the front coil-overs assembled and it's easy. Make sure you have a decent floor jack and some jack stands. Plan about 6 hours and I bet you have it done in less than 3.
     
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    Good call! I forgot the torque wrench!
     
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    If you decide to tackle it feel free to PM and I will send you my number and you can call or face-time me if you run into a snag.
     
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    I have most of those tools already...I think the only thing I'd be concerned about is stripping bolts or not being able to get them off. I am at 60k right now, garage kept truck...but I'm sure rust is going to be a challenge.
     
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    I doubt you will have any issue removing the bolts. Hit them with PB Blaster the night before and you will be fine.
     
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    Do you think an impact wrench would make a difference in removing rusted nuts/bolts?
     
  20. Jun 18, 2018 at 10:25 AM
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    Yup, that would be a good idea too
     

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