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Does this sound like a good price on a lift?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by LilTexan22, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. Feb 27, 2018 at 12:10 PM
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    LilTexan22

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    I just got quoted 1,450 for a lift. It includes Bilstien 5100s up front with Old Man EMU Coils and Icon add a leaf in the rear. They are also mounting and balancing my new tires on my new rims. This would be 2 inches up front and 1-1.5 inches in the rear. Does this sound like a good price? Thanks
     
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  2. Feb 27, 2018 at 12:11 PM
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    enough to go over stuff
    sound like maybe $700 in parts a whole lot of labor
     
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  3. Feb 27, 2018 at 12:18 PM
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    It's really easy to compare prices to Headstrong, Wheelers, and other TW vendors who are known to be very price competitive.

    If you're OK with their labor charges but find that their parts are high, nothing wrong with asking them to match a TW vendor's pricing on the parts.
     
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  4. Feb 27, 2018 at 12:23 PM
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    2nd'd on the about $700 in lift parts. As for mount and balance, say $30 per tire, $120ish. The rest is labor on the lift install. $630.
     
  5. Feb 27, 2018 at 12:41 PM
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    Yeah that's high on labor... had mine installed for about 3hundy maybe not even.

    Parts from Headstrong... so should be able to get the lift parts + installed for $1k.
     
  6. Feb 27, 2018 at 12:46 PM
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    Does anyone know any good shops in Southern California
     
  7. Feb 27, 2018 at 12:47 PM
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    What if I kept the stock coils and just used the bilstein 5100s to raise it on its highest setting? Would that be a bad thing as far as how it will ride?
     
  8. Feb 27, 2018 at 12:49 PM
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    That's only going to save you about $175 in parts.

     
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  9. Feb 27, 2018 at 12:49 PM
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    The coils are only $170, I don't think it's worth skimping there. Your issue is labor.
     
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  10. Feb 27, 2018 at 12:50 PM
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    Thats true
     
  11. Feb 27, 2018 at 12:52 PM
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    Yeah totally right. Im gonna stay with the EMUs. Ill prob keep calling around see what I can find in terms of labor. Just wanted to see what other guys were paying out there to see if the price im getting sounds right
     
  12. Feb 27, 2018 at 12:54 PM
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    Try to hook up with a local TW mod day and get some help with the install for the price of beer.
     
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  13. Feb 27, 2018 at 12:56 PM
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    If it includes and alignment I'd say it's fair. Shops have overhead to pay for. Plus you get the luxury of bringing it back if/when it makes noises later on.
     
  14. Feb 27, 2018 at 1:00 PM
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    I just added up all those parts and it came out to around $700
    Yeah I totally forgot that price does include alignment
     
  15. Feb 27, 2018 at 1:03 PM
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    I dont know what that is lol
     
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    Are you talking about the front? By coil do you mean keep the spring? You could IN THEORY (possibly) do that, but you're not going to gain any lift and it's probably going to drive worse than stock...

    I would look on headstrongoffroad.com

    If you've got a friend who knows a thing or two about cars, have them lend you a hand and make a day out of it. It's really not that hard to do it yourself, just time consuming. With the right tools, almost anyone could do it. There's tons of step by step guides online on how to do this. Regardless of who installs it, make sure you have a full alignment done afterwards and try to get as much caster out of the alignment as possible.

    As others have said, it's the labor that's killing you here. If it was me, I would gladly do it myself than to pay over $600 for a "professional" to...

    Good luck! Post pics when it's done!
     
  17. Feb 27, 2018 at 1:07 PM
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    Pm @Shmellmopwho and get a quote for the install
     
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  18. Feb 27, 2018 at 1:08 PM
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    Go In the local threads and ask for help or see if there is a group getting together for adding or fixing stuff on their trucks called a mod day
     
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  19. Feb 27, 2018 at 1:15 PM
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    Yeah thats what I was afraid of
     
  20. Feb 27, 2018 at 1:21 PM
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    Yeah I was talking about the spring. Keeping the stock spring and putting the bilstein on the highest setting but Im just gonna stick with the Old Man Emus. Yeah, I was thinking about just doing it myself at first but I dont wanna screw up anything, it doesnt seem too hard though
     

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