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The stealership strikes again

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jross20, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. Aug 10, 2018 at 7:06 AM
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    warforgotten

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    Eh, no offense but that isn't at all why movie theaters have expensive popcorn and snacks.

    Businesses don't charge astronomical prices because they necessarily want to. If there was a much cheaper way to do it, someone else would come in and do it.

    That is really expensive though. I agree with the post above.

    Put out an all call for some TW bros and get out there and do it yourself. The knowledge gained will help you greatly if you ever have issues with it.
     
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  2. Aug 10, 2018 at 7:16 AM
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    They're held in high regard? I call BS. I had a friend bring his taco to the local dealership to have his rear shocks installed. He had a few stubborn bolts and didn't want to deal with it. The "Toyota tech held in high regard" installed his Toyota factory shocks with the reservoir backwards stretching the shit out of the shock fluid line. And this was despite the Toyota instructions my friend had in the front seat for them.

    The worst part is, when my friend pointed it out, the tech had no idea what he was talking about. He had to grab the instructions (printed from the FSM) and point out the correct install procedure. You're right though, they robbed my friend of $400 so they're definitely making money. I wouldn't go as far as saying they're earning it though.
     
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  3. Aug 10, 2018 at 7:24 AM
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    the rear shocks are the easiest, only issue is the top stud nut rusts and freezes up, but nothing a saw z all and and metal cutting blade cant handle
     
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  4. Aug 10, 2018 at 7:27 AM
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  5. Aug 10, 2018 at 7:31 AM
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    quoted over $ 300 for a new power steering rack. Removed the entire rack myself and ran a straight line. Biggest expense was more power steering fluid.....
     
  6. Aug 10, 2018 at 7:34 AM
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    He was planning on reusing the top stud nut because he didn't have another. Apparently $400 at the dealer was better than $.025 at Home Depot. :confused: :crazy: :notsure:
     
  7. Aug 10, 2018 at 7:35 AM
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    There are three things Tacomaworld excels at:

    1) Shitting on dealers
    2) Arguing about motor oil
    3) CAI discussions
     
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  8. Aug 10, 2018 at 7:36 AM
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    Im in Atlanta and will do it for $300 lol or ill help you do it for pizza and beer.
     
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  9. Aug 10, 2018 at 7:39 AM
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    exactly Homedepot has the nuts, all need is to bring the shock to Homedepot and twist on the right size. the nuts should've have been included in the new shock package tho?
     
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  10. Aug 10, 2018 at 7:40 AM
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    4) whats the biggest tire I can fit without a lift
     
  11. Aug 10, 2018 at 7:43 AM
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    My favorite post to date.
     
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  12. Aug 10, 2018 at 7:43 AM
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    honda50r Don't say 'Overland'

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    I didn't say they're good. But unknowing people think they are. It's perception outside of gear heads like us that make them money
     
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  13. Aug 10, 2018 at 7:45 AM
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    Now that I agree with 100%.
     
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  14. Aug 10, 2018 at 7:49 AM
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    Gunshot-6A Seldom Correct; Never Unsure.

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    I'm getting all 4 corners installed, adjusted, brake lines extended and bled, plus an alignment for that price. Crazy how much shop prices vary.

    Yup, you're just tying up a lift that they could be using to fleece other unsuspecting owners.

    Your dealer uses lube??? Looks at this lucky guy getting the VIP treatment. Mine used sand when I tried to get a wheel bearing warrantied.

    Hmm...my anker has a battery reserve that's good for quite a while. This might be a good one to remember.
     
  15. Aug 10, 2018 at 7:54 AM
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    The flat rate books they work from give a very specific number of hours for any given task. And that is the number of hours you should be billed, regardless of actual hours used.

    So fast/experienced/skilled mechanics easily make more than 40 billable hours per week, and others may well make less.

    Two take aways from this info.

    1) There is no 'it would take 10-15 hours'. It is allowed a specific number. Period.

    2) Their hourly rate will always be a lot higher than an independent shop. There are legit reasons for that, all falling under the term 'overhead'.(at a fairly normal $125/hr rate, your cost was only for 7-ish hours).

    It seems to me in this case they either really just didn't want to mess with your business, or the person you were speaking with was inept.

    If you are not a wrench spinner, that's ok. Find an independent shop you trust and give them your work and $.

    Even for those of us who do the majority of our own work, it's good to have a couple of those resources in our back pocket. There will always be times when we run short on our own time, space, diagnostic ability, labor ability or specialty tools and need professional assistance.
     
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  16. Aug 10, 2018 at 7:55 AM
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    I did this yesterday. The Lowe's employees really look at you funny when you walk in with a 2.5 King resi shock to find a top bolt for the rears. (got mine 2nd hand) But I now know which employee owns the sweet FJ I always admire as I drive in.

    Technically, any size you want :sawzall::laser::welder: but 33s for sure! o_O
     
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  17. Aug 10, 2018 at 8:32 AM
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    I am starting to see this, I am such a noob here too.
     
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  18. Aug 10, 2018 at 8:34 AM
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    God I love all the little animated faces we have on here.
     
  19. Aug 10, 2018 at 8:36 AM
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    Yes I am aware that generally the main manual will specify how many hours in decimals are needed for things. so I know there's no way in hell it would actually take that many or specify that many for what I was asking. Hell replacing the timing chain is like... 11 hours I think. That's definitely up there on the scale
     
  20. Aug 10, 2018 at 8:46 AM
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    Well I just looked up the labor rate for swapping uppers and coil springs. Combined it calls for 5.2 hours. Without the alignment.
     

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