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price to install shocks

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by itin1200, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Jun 2, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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    itin1200

    itin1200 [OP] Member

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    Just ordered Bilstein 5100s for the front and 5125s for the rear of my stock height 2004 4x4 from DSM.

    http://downsouthmotorsports.com/i-9...acoma-pre-runner-4wd-pre-load-adjustable.html

    Have on street parking so don't really have a place to install them myself. Called a local dealer and they want $150 per shock to install.

    Out of curiosity I called PepBoys and they want $20 each. Not sure if I trust my truck to PepBoys, though...

    Pretty extreme difference in price. Gonna call around, but wanted to ask what folks here thought a fair price would be.

    Thanks--Bill
     
  2. Jun 2, 2011 at 8:57 PM
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    rcfreak201

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    usually shops around here want like 30-50 bucks per shock, my dad has a buddy who did it for me for 10 bucks a shock but that sounds liek a great price get it done! if they want over 100 bucks i say do it yourself its not hard, im just lazy
     
  3. Jun 2, 2011 at 9:27 PM
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    itin1200

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    Ha. Didn't see that other thread. That'll teach me to search with vodka on board.

    I'll do some reading. Thanks for the link.

    And I love your sig...

    And there I was in a Vegas hotel room...2 Hookers, a handfull of pills and a chainsaw

    Classic!
     
  4. Jun 2, 2011 at 9:31 PM
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    OME 887/HS AAL/5100's/SPC UCA/275-70-17 KO2's
    yeah shit i paid 200 for both my 5100's installed at desert rat.
     
  5. Jun 6, 2011 at 8:48 AM
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    01Tac0ma

    01Tac0ma Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

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    Look at build!
    screw that, the rears are 2 bolts and thats it, the fronts are a little more in depth but nor hard at all unless your compressing the springs, then id just pay to have the fronts done. the backs are deffinatly DIY though!
     
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