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Bilstein 5100 and TSB

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by peachc99, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Jan 14, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    peachc99

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    Alright, so I pulled the trigger and bought all around new set of Bilstein 5100's from Down South Motor Sports! I have my truck going in for the rear TSB to be done next Wednesday at the dealer. Would you guys have the dealer install the Bilstein's while doing the TSB or do it after / before? I know they have to do the alignment, even though my Taco is a 2011, but wasn't sure if I would be raked over the coals if they did the front shocks too.

    Just want a level Taco!
     
  2. Jan 14, 2011 at 9:01 AM
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    raswank

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    They would probably screw you on labor, and give you bullshit about leveling it. Get them done before, or after. Either way it will get re aligned
     
  3. Jan 14, 2011 at 9:15 AM
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    Chester

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    most people have them do it,saves you the coin of getting another alignment.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2011 at 9:43 AM
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    I was going to do the same but my dealer would not install an aftermarket part. You're better off getting it done elsewhere. I had mine installed and aligned for $125.
     
  5. Jan 14, 2011 at 10:17 AM
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    That's unbelievable difference. I called for a price from the dealer and was given $340 for the install, while at the same time having the TSB done. I have to look elsewhere, for $340 I'll do it myself, was don't have time right now! Where did you get yours installed? Just a local shop?
     
  6. Jan 14, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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    Yeah just a local garage. It's not a hard job, took them about 2 hours and most of that time was trying to get the alignment right (I have mine set at 2.5).
     
  7. Jan 14, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    You can easily do the rears after the tsb. Don't even need to jack it up or remove wheels. Just crawl underneath and remove bolts and pry them out. To install 5100s: install top bolt, compress shock with a bench-press motion, and place bottom bolt. Very simple. Fronts I did myself too but more of a project. Took front coil shock assembly to big-O tire shop and had them compress coils and replace shocks ($50-60) then I reinstalled.
     
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