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Got a price to install the 5100's...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Larry, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Mar 10, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    Larry

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    One local Indy shop wouldn't do it because I already have the shocks...

    Goodyear tire center will do it for flat rate which = $270.00 for the fronts...$72.00 for the rears...$79.00 for an alignment...

    $421.00 total (plus taxes and any "fees" they can add in)

    Seems high? Is this fair? or should I just make the drive to the Toyota dealership 50 miles away?
     
  2. Mar 10, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Thats cheaper than Toyota will charge, but you should see if there are any members nearby that may be able to help you DIY.
     
  3. Mar 10, 2011 at 3:29 PM
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  4. Mar 10, 2011 at 3:30 PM
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    Thanks Chris. I felt pretty good about the Goodyear shop...the manager seemed like he was wanting to earn my business...

    I'm comfortable with doing the rears myself...but the fronts require more work and a spring press...

    Then there is the alignment...
     
  5. Mar 10, 2011 at 3:31 PM
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    you should really consider doing the rears yourself! It is very easy
     
  6. Mar 10, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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    Do what I plan on doing. Take your stock coil assembly off the truck and take it with your new shocks to a local place to have them compresses and install your shocks on, then take 'em back home and reinstall them. It will save you a lot of money and then you'll get the satisfaction of doing it yourself.

    Of course you'll have to have an alignment done afterwords, but with the money you save on install that gives you money for beer or more mods.
     
  7. Mar 10, 2011 at 3:40 PM
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    its one of those crap shots

    i did the front ones with a buddy who is in the auto biz.

    its not really hard to do the front ones

    compressing the springs to remove and replace shocks can be tricky

    the rear ones are real simple.

    but i always say, if you dont have the knowledge or tools

    its better to let them do it.

    Decided what your going to set them at?
     
  8. Mar 10, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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    this is what i did, then got my TSB rear leafs done. free alignment

     
  9. Mar 10, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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    Gonna set the fronts @ .85

    my truck is not a rock crawler...and I want to get the front up a little to get back to a factory stance after the rear TSB spring install lifted the rear approx. one inch.

    I decided to get the rears while I was at it.

    I may install the rears myself and save the $70.00 labor.

    The fronts I'm not gonna fool with...and of course I need an alignment done by a shop who knows it correctly.
     
  10. Mar 10, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    Man, that seems really expensive. If you have a competent mechanic that you know I would take it to them. Mine charged me the flat rate for front strut replacement (2 hrs @ $65/hr + alignment $60). It totalled $190 for installation. I supplied the 5100's and to make sure he had no excuses, I printed detailed instructions on the installation. He had no problems and it rides awesome.


    Good Luck!
     
  11. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    my local off road show wanted 640 to install the OME full kit!!!!
     
  12. Mar 10, 2011 at 5:10 PM
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    sounds like a good call to me
     
  13. Mar 10, 2011 at 6:46 PM
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    Chris4x4....is that a standing offer for when I get my 5100? That would be awesome
     
  14. Mar 10, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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    ummm yeah
    its really easy i mean really easy....
     
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    I have an install thread!
     
  17. Mar 10, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    My local shop also wanted around $600 to install the full OME kit and thats with a 10% discount for military. Im just going to have someone else help me put it on.
     
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    Thanks much!
     
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