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Install Lift, Tires, Rims @ 4wheelparts Store

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Simon2150, Jun 4, 2009.

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What should I do?

  1. Spend 2000 at 4wheelparts and be done with it.

    11 vote(s)
    26.8%
  2. Spend 2032 total by going into 2 shops

    3 vote(s)
    7.3%
  3. Ask a fellow TW member to install my lift (I'd pay) and go to 4wheelparts for your tires/rims

    19 vote(s)
    46.3%
  4. None of the above

    8 vote(s)
    19.5%
  1. Jun 4, 2009 at 11:15 AM
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    Simon2150

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    Fellow TacomaWorld Peeps: Help me decide please. I know that many of you have received "crappy/not so good" advice from 4wheelparts; however, the local store in Austin has agreed to install my lift (which consists of Bilstein 5100 x4, Toytec AAL, 3 degree shims, and a carrier bearing kit), plus install the rims I want, XD796 Revolvers in Bronze and Nitto TG 285/70/17 for 2000 out the door. I am providing them with all the lift parts as they were purchased from DSM and Toytec.

    Or, I could have a local shop install the lift and go to 4wheelparts for the rims and tires which would come out to 1712 (just for rims & tires installed). I'd be paying a separate, independent shop to install the lift, cost is 320 from 2 different 4x4 shops in Austin. Total cost 2032.

    So should I just get it all done for 2000 or spend 2032? The real question is if I trust 4wheelparts basically to install my lift.

    Help me decide please.
     
  2. Jun 4, 2009 at 11:21 AM
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    MUDFISH

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    What kind of things have you heard about the off-road shop that is local? How about service down the line, who would be better for you. Also, would either place be able to offer deals on lifetime alignments?

    Just some other things to concider, since the cost is essentially the same.

    Also what kind of time frame are you looking at? is it going to take a lot longer to get everything done all at once, or is the turn around time not an issue if it is between two places?
     
  3. Jun 4, 2009 at 11:28 AM
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    KeithB

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    Wheels and Tires: 17x8" Ultra Goliath wheels with P285/70R17 Nitto Terra Grappler G2, Suspension: Icon coilovers set at 2.5", TC UCA's, 1.5" lift 3 leaf pack with overload left in, 3* shims, carrier bearing drop, Bilstein 5100 B110 rear shocks Other: TRD SS exhaust, Pioneer AVIC 4100 H/U with Android Auto (awesomeness), sat radio bluetooth, Accessories: Toyota roof rack, black Toyota running board steps, cargo divider, weathertech floor liners, Literider roll up soft tonneau, thule bars over tonneau Cosmetic: window tint, grillcraft black mesh upper/lower grill, eyelids, tinted tails and third brake light, vinyl armrest in doors and center console Lighting: fogs only mod, bed lights in pockets, back up lights, amber interior accent lighting, amber 10" LED light bar in hood scoop, 33" LED bar behind the lower grill, amber lamin-x on fog lights
    It's all just nuts and bolts man. If you have a wrench and a jack, you can do it yourself. I installed my coilovers, UCA's, and AAL in my garage with no special tools. Only took 6 hours and I was by myself. Easy peazy! Then got a lifetime alignment done at a shop for $169 + $50 to mount and balance new tires.
     
  4. Jun 4, 2009 at 11:31 AM
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    I'd totally try to talk a TW member with some know how into helping you do it. Get the tires on the rims and balanced at 4WP and do the rest on your own/with assist.
     
  5. Jun 4, 2009 at 11:31 AM
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    Well, 4wheelparts charges 120 for alignments (which is too much, imo) and it's not lifetime. Both of those are without alignments as I was going to try to hit up firestone to see if I could get the lifetime 150 deal (do I need to buy their tires for that or is that for everyone, still need to find that out). The local shops as far as installing lifts and doing work, I've heard good things locally about them.

    Turnaround time is not an issue as it would only take 3-4 hours to install my lift, I then could set an appt. with 4wheelparts and get rims/tires a few days later.
     
  6. Jun 4, 2009 at 11:40 AM
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    I've had excellent results from my local 4WheelParts. They did the lift (OME), rims and tires on my FJ, and I bought the ARB bumper for my Taco from them.
     
  7. Jun 4, 2009 at 11:44 AM
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    I haven't heard anything good or bad about my local 4wheelparts store. I've only heard of some of the nightmares in other cities about the advice given. I'm not really taking any of their advice as I've decided what I want already. They would just be installing it for me.
     
  8. Jun 4, 2009 at 1:06 PM
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    Has anyone ever heard of anything good/bad about the 4wheelparts store in Austin?
     
  9. Jun 4, 2009 at 1:11 PM
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    How far are you from AZ? Chris isn't doing anything. LOL
     
  10. Jun 4, 2009 at 1:14 PM
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    LOL,
    1005 miles and 14.5 hours from austin to phoenix
     
  11. Jun 4, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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    install the lift man. you can do it no prob. then pay shitty 4wp to do the wheels. sorry, just bad experience w 4wp back in my jeep days. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Jun 4, 2009 at 1:18 PM
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  13. Jun 4, 2009 at 1:27 PM
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    QFT ! :thumbsup:
    i didn't wanna be the guy to say it... lol
     
  14. Jun 4, 2009 at 1:57 PM
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    wat?
    dude...$2k for a lift and wheel install is freakin robbery, especially since thats not including parts. if you can get your hands on a lift and tools, anyone can do it i a few hours. and as for the firestone issue, you can go in thereand get the lifetime alignment w/o buying anything from them. i've got it on mine and used it 3 times since last july
     
  15. Jun 4, 2009 at 2:05 PM
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    Shop shop shop around.... 4Wheelparts is EXPENSIVE compared to what you can find elsewhere.

    As for installs - Hell, SEARCH online. YOu'll find tons of information how to install this stuff yourself with a buddy.
     
  16. Jun 4, 2009 at 2:58 PM
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    I hear ya. My neighbor who has friends with experience from 4wp stays far away from them as well.

    :(

    Well the wheels and tires installed are 1712 (168 x 4=672), they also priced match the tires from discounttiredirect.com (195 x 4=780), so that total is 1452 plus tax, labor, new lug nuts, and re-installing my TPMS .

    I'd love to do this stuff, but really none of my buds are mechanically inclined and we all lead pretty busy lives, so I'm kinda stuck here. Also, I'm pretty worthless when it comes anything mechanical. I haven't really learned how to tinker with vehicles.
     
  17. Jun 4, 2009 at 3:08 PM
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    Theres probably local shops that would do a much better job, had mine done locally and it came out great and about 1500 cheaper if i would've done it anywhere else
     
  18. Jun 4, 2009 at 3:22 PM
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    1500 cheaper for what?

    Also, I'm getting the xd796 revolvers in bronze to go on my desert sand mica and contacted mrwheeldeal.com. his price with shipping was only about 10 dollars cheaper than 4wp.
     
  19. Jun 4, 2009 at 3:24 PM
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    1500 cheaper for lift, wheels and tires.
     
  20. Jun 4, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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    including wheels and tires? :(
     
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