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Got quoted over $475 to install 5100's

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kulitxplod, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Mar 8, 2010 at 3:13 PM
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    kulitxplod

    kulitxplod [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I called a shop today and got quoted over $475 to install my 5100s front and back. When I questioned the cost I was told that they needed 5 hours and that the fronts were just difficult and warranted the cost. Called another shop, local guys I've used before....they said $200 for everything including alignment. Why is 4WP so expensive and why are they telling me this about the fronts?
     
  2. Mar 8, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    You can pay me $475 to install them :) That would include price of the shocks.... Its really really easy to do.
     
  3. Mar 8, 2010 at 3:15 PM
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    AvsFanTRD

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    :eek: That's insane. Their goal is to rip everyone off that walks through their doors
     
  4. Mar 8, 2010 at 3:16 PM
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    blackwatertaco

    blackwatertaco If you ain't stuck, You ain't tryin hard enough.

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  5. Mar 8, 2010 at 3:16 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    Good God. Does that include new spindles or what? jesus. Do the rear shocks yourself, theyre really easy. Maybe even have the shop swap the springs onto your 5100s and install the fronts yourself too. Youll learn something about your truck and save cash
     
  6. Mar 8, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    Its only 4 bolts that hold the fronts on and two that hold the back on.
     
  7. Mar 8, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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    When I said I could do the rears just not the front..don't have a good spring compressor...he knocked off a whole $30 from the price. Of course that didn't include alignment.....if I could just have the fronts done by someone with a good compressor I'm set...
     
  8. Mar 8, 2010 at 3:29 PM
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    I had a tire shop that does struts put my springs on for a total of $50 for the two. Shop around, and stay as far away from 4Wheel Parts as possible, I've never found them to know anything, and lots of complaints from a lot of people over the years...
     
  9. Mar 8, 2010 at 3:31 PM
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    take the coilover assembly out yourself and have another shop swap the shocks, reinstall assembly yourself, get it aligned! do the rears yourself. there must be a million write-ups on this site. its simple to do!
     
  10. Mar 8, 2010 at 3:42 PM
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    Can't you get a spring compressor from your local auto parts store such as Auto Zone?
    I believe you just need to put a deposit down, which is refunded when you bring the tool back.
     
  11. Mar 8, 2010 at 3:55 PM
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    I went this route, but the crappy spring compressors I had didn't seem up to the task, and seemed dangerous. Hence the trip to the tire shop. One hour and $50 later, I was re-installing the fronts, no problem.
     
  12. Mar 8, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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  13. Mar 8, 2010 at 4:12 PM
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    i've considered doing it myself, but am limited to one vehicle currently....so i probably will get local shop to do just fronts and alignment then.....I think I got the AAL and rears....Just didn't understand why they quoted so high!
     
  14. Mar 8, 2010 at 4:18 PM
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    I'm seeing $200 installed on average in middle TN. Not sure if that's good or not considering the amount of labor, I thought it was a little steep. But better that $475!!!!
     
  15. Mar 8, 2010 at 4:23 PM
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    Dellosa89 Love peace and Taco Grease

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    Man that is such a rip off, hope you find a cheaper shop. hell if you where in SoCal i would do it for the price of lunch.
     
  16. Mar 8, 2010 at 4:24 PM
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    bs i took em to a shop install JUST the fronts and it took an hour in a half. no joke
     
  17. Mar 8, 2010 at 4:25 PM
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    I was trying to get a mod day in middle TN but no takers.....I used to turn wrenches alot, had a 71 mustang coupe, build the 351W that was in it, but when you don't got the right tools (GOOD spring compressor) you just don't have the tools...I guess i'm SOL.
     
  18. Mar 8, 2010 at 4:26 PM
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    Slimwood Shady

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    That isn't too bad, 200. That is only 50 a corner. It took me all of 2 hours to do all 4 of mine. Drive to VA, i'll hook you up bro!
     
  19. Mar 8, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    Thanks but between my driving habits and the stellar gas mileage I get, it will cost me damn near $200 to get from hear to there....Again, thanks for the offer though......
     
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    475 PLUS ALIGHNMENT!!!! :mad:GOOD GRIEF!!!! the guy that i buy tires/wheels from here in Connelly Springs quoted me 140 for the front and rear install + 50 for the alighnment. find another shop. that guy is a jerk for charging you that. he is going to price himself right out buisness.
     
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