1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

What suspension lift do the dealerships put on new trucks?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by johnnief, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Feb 13, 2012 at 9:55 AM
    #1
    johnnief

    johnnief [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Member:
    #18921
    Messages:
    27
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Johnnie
    L.A.--Lower Arkansas
    Vehicle:
    2012 TRD SPORT 4x4
    So I was at the dealership this weekend while my wife bought a new camry. I have been debating on lifting or just leveling my 2012 tacoma. The service guy said that they could do it for around $1200. This would be a three-one lift. I assume he is talking about a spacer all the way around. I told him that I have heard all the horror stories about spacer lifts but he said it was the safest way to do it. REALLY? I told him I preferred to go with bilsteins and eibachs. He said that would be fine as long as I didn't put the drive line in a bind. I am sure this kit he is talking about includes the differential drop but seems to me the UCA's would be in way too much of a bind.

    So my question is does anyone know what lift he is talking about and what opinions can you all share?
     
  2. Feb 13, 2012 at 9:58 AM
    #2
    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Member:
    #46536
    Messages:
    31,934
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cody
    Kealakekua, Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    Lifted 00 TRD Off-Road
    fox extended travel remote resivoir coilovers, 14" eibach 600lb coils, All Pro tubular chromoly 1" uniball upper control arms, All Pro expedition leaf packs, 10" bilstein 5150 piggyback reservoir shocks 265/75r16 Goodyear wrangler MT/R kevlars wrapped around 16" Helo 791 gloss black, Mini H1 retrofits with 6000k bulbs, 18" magnaflow w/custom exhaust reroute various decals, Sockmonkey retro hood stripes
    diff drops dont do anything on 2nd gens

    from what i've heard, dealerships tend to like spacer lifts; easy to put on and easy to overcharge for...


    spacers are the safest lift? Lulz.
     
  3. Feb 13, 2012 at 9:58 AM
    #3
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    28,925
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    Ask him. Some dealerships will put on decent suspension lifts, some just use spacers. If he's charging $1200 for a spacer lift, that's ridiculous. As far as binding, plenty of people are using the Eibach coils and do not have binding issues (myself included).
     
  4. Feb 13, 2012 at 10:12 AM
    #4
    johnnief

    johnnief [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Member:
    #18921
    Messages:
    27
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Johnnie
    L.A.--Lower Arkansas
    Vehicle:
    2012 TRD SPORT 4x4
    He is saying six hours labor at $95 an hour
     
  5. Feb 13, 2012 at 10:15 AM
    #5
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    28,925
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    For a spacer lift?!?!?!?! :eek:

    I can do it myself without a car lift in under 6 hours. Tell him he needs to crack the whip on his mechanics. 6 hours for a spacer lift install is just price gouging. Plus, a spacer lift doesn't cost $600. Find a new shop to do your work, that place is ripping you off big time. I'm surprised he can talk to you with a straight face.
     
  6. Feb 13, 2012 at 10:19 AM
    #6
    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Member:
    #46536
    Messages:
    31,934
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cody
    Kealakekua, Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    Lifted 00 TRD Off-Road
    fox extended travel remote resivoir coilovers, 14" eibach 600lb coils, All Pro tubular chromoly 1" uniball upper control arms, All Pro expedition leaf packs, 10" bilstein 5150 piggyback reservoir shocks 265/75r16 Goodyear wrangler MT/R kevlars wrapped around 16" Helo 791 gloss black, Mini H1 retrofits with 6000k bulbs, 18" magnaflow w/custom exhaust reroute various decals, Sockmonkey retro hood stripes
    That's why dealerships are crazy........................

    They quoted my friend $300 to change his brake light.
     
  7. Feb 13, 2012 at 10:27 AM
    #7
    johnnief

    johnnief [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Member:
    #18921
    Messages:
    27
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Johnnie
    L.A.--Lower Arkansas
    Vehicle:
    2012 TRD SPORT 4x4
    Well is it true that a Toyota dealer has to do it to retain the factory warranty?
     
  8. Feb 13, 2012 at 10:28 AM
    #8
    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Member:
    #46536
    Messages:
    31,934
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cody
    Kealakekua, Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    Lifted 00 TRD Off-Road
    fox extended travel remote resivoir coilovers, 14" eibach 600lb coils, All Pro tubular chromoly 1" uniball upper control arms, All Pro expedition leaf packs, 10" bilstein 5150 piggyback reservoir shocks 265/75r16 Goodyear wrangler MT/R kevlars wrapped around 16" Helo 791 gloss black, Mini H1 retrofits with 6000k bulbs, 18" magnaflow w/custom exhaust reroute various decals, Sockmonkey retro hood stripes
  9. Feb 13, 2012 at 10:28 AM
    #9
    joneill03

    joneill03 Look away, I'm hideous!

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2009
    Member:
    #24912
    Messages:
    3,353
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Johnny-5
    Chantilly, VA
    Vehicle:
    Silver 2010 OR
    :eek: was it made of gold?
     
  10. Feb 13, 2012 at 10:31 AM
    #10
    Aw9d

    Aw9d That one guy

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2011
    Member:
    #66635
    Messages:
    12,092
    Gender:
    Male
    Yup. My mom got hit by Ford years ago for a light bulb replacement. My dad and I were out white river rafting and she got pulled over for a bulb being out. Being scared by the fix-it-ticket she took it to ford, 125$.. The light and 1 hour of labor is what the charged even tho my mom got her truck back to her in about 20 min.
     
To Top