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TRD Spring/Strut install quote... #65676 Dec 6, 12:13pm Dec 6, 12:13pm
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TRD Spring/Strut install quote...
I was quoted a wopping $460 for the install today buy a dealer which includes an alignment. I think this is pretty high but have nothing to compare it to. Not many TRD toyota dealers within driving distance and I want it done by them to maintain the warranty.

Any opinions?

Re: TRD Spring/Strut install quote... [Re: Johnny178] #65677 Dec 6, 1:21pm Dec 6, 1:21pm
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Yeah, that's pretty high, but if you want to get it done by a dealer, they're gonna charge you a lot. idunno


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Re: TRD Spring/Strut install quote... [Re: Johnny178] #65678 Dec 6, 1:25pm Dec 6, 1:25pm
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dealers will always charge an arm and a leg.

and i don't think it voids your warranty to get the work done by someone other than a dealer.

Re: TRD Spring/Strut install quote... [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #65679 Dec 6, 1:31pm Dec 6, 1:31pm
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I thought I read on the board that soeone had the stuff installed by "non TRD" installers and they gave him a hard time...lemme try and find it.

Re: TRD Spring/Strut install quote... [Re: Johnny178] #65680 Dec 6, 1:34pm Dec 6, 1:34pm
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from the note at the top of this forum.

can your warranty be voided?

Re: TRD Spring/Strut install quote... [Re: Johnny178] #65681 Dec 6, 9:06pm Dec 6, 9:06pm
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rofl, it's easy, don't pay that much, dont pay at all, rent yourself a spring compressor, grab a friend and get to work!

Re: TRD Spring/Strut install quote... [Re: Steven] #65682 Dec 6, 9:09pm Dec 6, 9:09pm
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yeah i know...ill end up doing it myself. Just need get the crap together and do it...

Re: TRD Spring/Strut install quote... [Re: Johnny178] #65683 Dec 6, 9:12pm Dec 6, 9:12pm
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its easy but how did you break loose some of the bolts, did you have AIR?


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Re: TRD Spring/Strut install quote... [Re: JBing] #65684 Dec 6, 9:14pm Dec 6, 9:14pm
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how big of an extention did you use? Its all about leverage.

Re: TRD Spring/Strut install quote... [Re: Johnny178] #65685 Dec 6, 9:16pm Dec 6, 9:16pm
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i was using a 20" breaker bar and still no luck!


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Re: TRD Spring/Strut install quote... [Re: JBing] #65686 Dec 6, 9:20pm Dec 6, 9:20pm
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damn...I assume it rusted then huh? did you try something to spray on it?

Re: TRD Spring/Strut install quote... [Re: Johnny178] #65687 Dec 6, 9:24pm Dec 6, 9:24pm
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nope, it's very clean


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Re: TRD Spring/Strut install quote... [Re: JBing] #65688 Dec 6, 9:25pm Dec 6, 9:25pm
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your using jack stands right?? You may need someone to put it on a left to get that badboy off.

Re: TRD Spring/Strut install quote... [Re: Johnny178] #65689 Dec 7, 1:34am Dec 7, 1:34am
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WD40 it.

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