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lifting the truck tomorrow

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 1bad03snake, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Aug 7, 2008 at 5:30 PM
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    1bad03snake

    1bad03snake [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a 08 double cab 4x4 and I bought the toytec 3 in with AAL's. What is a good cash price to have it installed? I'm having a friend do it and I want to know whats a fair price to pay him? I'll do the rear while he is doing the front
     
  2. Aug 7, 2008 at 5:31 PM
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    Khaos

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    It is commonly known that Beer is the way these things are settled amongst friends.
     
  3. Aug 7, 2008 at 5:32 PM
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    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    yeah do what ever you think is fare
     
  4. Aug 7, 2008 at 5:39 PM
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    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    If it is a friend, I would provide some beer and probably a steak dinner when the project is complete.
     
  5. Aug 7, 2008 at 5:44 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I did a room addition for 3 lbs. of grapes and a 1/2 gallon of cranberry juice..........I think I was screwed. :)
    I never take any money for working on a friends car/truck.
     
  6. Aug 7, 2008 at 6:31 PM
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    longbow

    longbow I see you now..................

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    Hahahaha...laughed so much I spit on myself:D
     
  7. Aug 7, 2008 at 7:10 PM
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    MikeS.

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    Yep, you got screwed on that 1. A case of beer and a ribeye dinner minimum.
     
  8. Aug 7, 2008 at 10:07 PM
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    He owns his own repair shop and times are hard. Do you think $100- $150 would be fair?
     
  9. Aug 7, 2008 at 10:15 PM
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    BulletToothTony

    BulletToothTony Space for rent

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    but still take him to eat it just a nice touch. :)
     
  10. Aug 7, 2008 at 11:31 PM
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    Marioso

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    take em out to eat and some beer...remind him that when he needs a favor u wont chrge him
     
  11. Aug 7, 2008 at 11:32 PM
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    It will be around lunch time so he can pick where we eat.
     
  12. Aug 8, 2008 at 7:03 AM
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    i have an idea...

    call around locally to ge tinsall prices to give you an idea of what the "retail" price is for the job... and go from there.
    maybe offer him a certain % of what the other shops told you + whatever else was mentioned, beer, etc.
     
  13. Aug 8, 2008 at 7:08 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    C'mon down! I'd take care of ya! :)

    Absolutely. :)
     
  14. Aug 8, 2008 at 8:05 AM
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    rpoint16

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    OME 885 coils & front shocks, with TT top plate, Total Chaos UCA, Rear OME extended shocks, Rear TSB, Rear Toytec AAL, trimmed the saber-tooth-tiger-long-ass mud flaps. 17" XD Revolver rims, 265/75/17 BFG AT KO's. Ripped out the crappy FM Modulator & installed a PA-15-toy interface. OEM bed matt.
    I help out neighbors & friends occasionally w/ projects, minor R&M & expect nothing in return. You can't put a price on favors.

    I do however have a different take on this:

    Local shops around here will charge $225-$300 for that install. That includes alignment. That's not bad. So if you were to pay a friend $150 plus having to get it aligned, not sure of the total cost. Plus it would take you guys much longer than 4X4 shop. Then if anything goes wrong, parts don't fit/allign?

    I'm pretty busy like most of you. To me, it is worth paying a 4X4 shop $225 to install. I drop it off the night before, pick it up the next day. Full warrenty, etc...

    Having said that, it is enjoyable working on your own vehicle. Plus if you have sons, it is a good learning experience for them.
     
  15. Aug 9, 2008 at 7:08 AM
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    1bad03snake

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    My wife took friday off so I couldn't get the truck done. Im off for a week starting next friday so i'll have plenty of time to make it over to my buddy's house. I'm kinda glad she was off yesterday, I found a new project. Its a 91 mustang coupe with a 331 stroker, trick flow heads, custom cam, NX plate kit pilled for 200hp. I'm buying it today so I can have another play toy.
     
  16. Aug 9, 2008 at 7:11 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    sweet! :d
     
  17. Aug 9, 2008 at 7:33 AM
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    rick

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    yes that seems fair. help a guy out
     
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