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Mechanic Wanted Kauai

Discussion in 'Hawaii' started by uppiedog, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. Apr 19, 2013 at 10:03 PM
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    uppiedog

    uppiedog [OP] New Member

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    So I get new 2013 Prerunner Sport Package coming on Monday. I just wanted to do a few upgrade so I bought some Konig Six Shooters 17" x 8" from FN Wheels. I plan on using the stock tires that come with the truck and just switch out the wheels . I also purchased Bilsteins 5100s Adjustables cuz I heard that was a fairly inexpensive way to level out the truck and would give a better ride than a spacer.
    I've seen alot of good comments about the shocks on Tacoma World and it seems like alot of people use them. However, when I started calling local shops (I spoke to 5 of the major shops in Lihue) not one of them knew what I was talking about w/ adjustable shocks or wanted to install them. Only one shop said they would install them , switch out the wheels stems and sensors, and align it for $800! I thought that was a bit high..... # of the shops said "well don't they already come w/ Bilsteins?" A couple told me I would be voiding the warranty, which doesn't sound good
    Anyone have any comments or suggestions about someone on Island that knows about this stuff?
    Am I making a mistake putting on the shocks??
    Mahalos in advance for any suggestions....Kelly
     
  2. Apr 21, 2013 at 12:59 AM
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    bullaculla

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    Fox 2.5 IFP extended travel coilovers, Fox 2.0 extended travel FJC rear piggyback shock, Icon 3 leaf progressive mini AAL pack, Total Chaos UCAs, konig countersteer wheels and 265/75/16 duratrac tires.
    The guys at Servco Toyota told me that they don't have problems with people lifting their trucks. If something breaks that is directly related to your lift, then they will not cover it. Unfortunately a lift and bigger tires are related to the most of the major issues like driveline, steering and suspension. If you windshield wiper motor goes, or something, then they should cover it.
    There are lots of good walkthroughs for installing lift kits in the suspension section. Its really not that hard.
     
  3. Apr 21, 2013 at 1:17 AM
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    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    5100's arent a really popular lift here, at least outside of oahu- everybody just throws a spacer or goes with coilovers

    they're great, 100% better than the stock bilsteins IMHO. I've run them for two years now with no problems. night and day compared to my dad's 2010 TRD OR

    the adjustability comes with the placement of the lower coil seat...it's just a snap ring that the coil goes on, not some supah complicated blah blah blah. any competent auto shop should be able to get them on.

    as far as voiding the warranty- like bullaculla said, aftermarket parts will not void warranty unless it can be proven that the lift parts caused the failure; on top of that, that can only void the warranty on those parts.

    if installers claim otherwise, give corporate a call.
     
  4. Apr 21, 2013 at 1:20 AM
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    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    FWIW

    the guy that I had install my leaf packs claimed that
    they werent designed for tacomas
    have 3 overload leafs
    will not flex
    will not handle well
    and make the truck look stupid

    but...
    it was designed specifically for the tacoma
    it has no overload leaves
    it has almost a foot of flex built into it
    it rides fine

    there just isnt enough of a solid offroad scene here for good aftermarket parts to show up enough for local shops to get used to seeing...or seeing at all. don't trust shops that don't have an idea what they're talking about, that's what we're for :thumbsup:
     
  5. Apr 21, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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    Thanks guys! Great info...much appreciated!......Picked up my truck yesterday and I had the Konig wheels put on immediately. Stoked with how they look and the matte bronze is a perfect match to the pyrite mica color! Also thanks to Dustin at FN wheels . Your info on the wheels and sensors was right on.
    Bullacolla that is what I found out about Servco as well. Thanks!
    Also yesterday I found a shop that had just installed the same shocks for another guy and they knew all about them. Plus he's charging $250 for the install and alignment which is much better. so I'm stoked...K
     
  6. Apr 21, 2013 at 1:15 PM
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    bullaculla

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    How'd you get the wheels so quick!?!?!? Priority mail? Mine is being sent via parcel post cause i'm cheap :D
     
  7. Apr 21, 2013 at 1:29 PM
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    got pix of the new wheels? very interested to see them. btw, who did you find to do your install? im sure angel would be able to do it, his shop is in puhi, forget the exact name of it though
     
  8. Apr 21, 2013 at 1:38 PM
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  9. Apr 22, 2013 at 10:03 AM
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    Yeah he sent them priority mail....got them in a few days...........Matthew..the shop almost directly across from Servco. I think Calvin's dad runs it.
     
  10. Apr 22, 2013 at 3:27 PM
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    oh ok right on, they work with alot of toyotas. im interested to see them on the pyrite, sorry i didnt search the 60 pages for it.
     
  11. Apr 22, 2013 at 8:54 PM
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    wheels.JPG heres a pic
     
  12. Apr 22, 2013 at 9:28 PM
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    Nice! The bronze matches pretty well! Post it up in the countersteer thread.
     
  13. Jul 29, 2013 at 12:12 AM
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    Uppiedog, so who you go to for install?
     
  14. Jul 29, 2013 at 1:45 AM
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    Who said that about your leafs? :eek:

    I went AAL no problems... Plus 1 one warranty part... :D
     
  15. Jul 29, 2013 at 2:29 AM
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    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    a tech up mauka..that apparently isnt employed anymore, thankfully. haha
     
  16. Aug 4, 2013 at 4:19 AM
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    Have you tried calling Kapaa Tire?? that's my girlfriend's shop!
     
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