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quote... 250 for bilstein fronts to be installed.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by skichiiwa, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Jun 30, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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    skichiiwa

    skichiiwa [OP] Well-Known Member

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    weathertech floor liners, wet okole fronts, leer 100xq cap, trd exhaust
    i phoned around to get front and back adjustable 5100 bilsteins and 4 wheel parts quoted me at 250 for the fronts to install. 24 for the back. is this right?

    is this price right?
    is that the going rate?

    why is it so damn expensive?
     
  2. Jun 30, 2010 at 3:21 PM
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    jnoley07

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    I had a 07 Impulse Red 4X4 TRD Off Road
    This is what I had done to it: Front/Rear Bilistein 5100's; Fronts set at 0.85 w/ Eibach/Toytec Coilovers". Rear Leaf TSB, 20 % tint on front door windows, 5% tint sunstrip on windshield. Dick Cepek DC1's (polished), 265/75/16 Hankook Dynapro ATM, TRD Exhaust. Illuminated 4x4 switch by rcbs204, BHLM, iPod connection to changer connect at head unit. NWTF Front fitted seat covers, Console gear shift area painted black, Theft deterrent tailgate mod, Front mudflaps removed.
    if you love your truck, please do not let those guys do anything to it!!!!
    Its not a hard job to do yourself man. just be careful when compressing the springs.
     
  3. Jun 30, 2010 at 3:24 PM
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    skichiiwa [OP] Well-Known Member

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    weathertech floor liners, wet okole fronts, leer 100xq cap, trd exhaust
    thanks ill start looking for the how to link.
     
  4. Jun 30, 2010 at 3:26 PM
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    Brunes

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    If it's 240 for the back that's horrible. If it's 24-That's not too bad. Rear shocks are EASY.

    The fronts are not that hard to do...Just gotta have access to the right tools. But if you figure 80-90 bucks an hour plus all the BS fees and taxes and stuff....250 is probably about right. 3 hours total to pull the fronts, break them down, build up the new struts with the 5100s, replace, retorque, align and clean up...Probably could be done faster- but they won't quote you a lower price...
     
  5. Jun 30, 2010 at 3:26 PM
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    check out the build thread
    i paid 200 for my fronts to be installed, plus 70 for the alignment
     
  6. Jun 30, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    Unless you have done compressed springs before and/or have the right tools for it, then let a shop swap the springs. You can always take the coil strut assemblies off of the truck and have someone take you to a shop to swap them over. 60 bucks maybe for that, and well worth it if you value your teeth.

    Personally, I do all my own work on my truck. Springs can be very dangerous if you don't know what you are doing and aren't careful. All of the energy can come out and hurt someone or anything else nearby. If you eventually go to a stiffer spring, then be careful as well. My OME 885 springs were bending the bolts on the springs compressors. Yeah, that was a little scary.
     
  7. Jun 30, 2010 at 11:02 PM
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    jnoley07

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    I had a 07 Impulse Red 4X4 TRD Off Road
    This is what I had done to it: Front/Rear Bilistein 5100's; Fronts set at 0.85 w/ Eibach/Toytec Coilovers". Rear Leaf TSB, 20 % tint on front door windows, 5% tint sunstrip on windshield. Dick Cepek DC1's (polished), 265/75/16 Hankook Dynapro ATM, TRD Exhaust. Illuminated 4x4 switch by rcbs204, BHLM, iPod connection to changer connect at head unit. NWTF Front fitted seat covers, Console gear shift area painted black, Theft deterrent tailgate mod, Front mudflaps removed.
    I agree with gtrotter. take them off yourself, but if you are not comfortable doing it yourself, then take it to a shop to have them set them in the assembly for you. Compressing springs can be deadly, so be careful, if you decide to do it yourself.
     
  8. Jun 30, 2010 at 11:07 PM
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    All you need is a coil compressor a jack and a case of beer
     
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