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Fair price on labor?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Yota18, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. Jul 9, 2018 at 11:39 PM
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    So what do you guy see as a fair price for the following set up labor wise:

    Ome 3” lift with darker rear packs and spc uca
    Alignment
    Front and rear gears

    The shop I’m getting it done at did my last truck but what I was unaware of (prolly cause I had them order everything but the wheels and tires) is if I order the parts it’s 100$ hr labor if I order through them it’s 60$ hr.

    When I talked to them they said figure about 15hrs worth of work so 900-1500 labor depending where I get the parts from
     
  2. Jul 10, 2018 at 1:16 AM
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    15whtrd I tried being reasonable, but I didn't like it.

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    My question would be how much is the cost of parts difference between if they order it or you order it. It looks like you could save around $600 in labor, but are you going to get marked up more than $600 on the parts?
     
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  3. Jul 10, 2018 at 1:51 AM
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    Doubt full I know the last time when they did the taco they charged exactly what toytec charged and then I bought wheel and tires. I guess the big question is with gears seeing as though they are about 1299 -1399 for the set, I did find them online for 1149 but your right the 150 doesn’t equal the marked up labor

    What about hours does that seem average? I have the paper at home I forgot what they said exactly but they said gears would 8-12hoyrs and the lift about 4-6. I feel like a shop that does that shit should be able to get it don’t in under 4.

    My taco I paid 849$ I believe in labor for one lift Dakar leafs and soccer uppers, and alignment it was under 900$ I know that
     
  4. Jul 10, 2018 at 6:50 AM
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    There pricing makes sense to me. To much risk for them not to charge more for just labor versus parts and labor
     
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    The local shop in my area charges exactly the same as in the original post. $100 labor with my parts or $60 labor with parts ordered thru them.
     
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    Suspension- front 4 hours or so.
    Rear- 1 hour
    Alignment - 1 hour

    Gears:?
     
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  7. Jul 10, 2018 at 11:22 AM
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    Buddy of mine did his own diff gear upgrade for the first time and it took him 5-6 hrs.
     
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  8. Jul 10, 2018 at 11:23 AM
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    ^^^^^^^
     
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  9. Jul 10, 2018 at 11:37 AM
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    I would give it a go myself. I installed my lift myself and I never did it before. It saved me a ton of money for other mods. When I was finished, I took my truck to get an alignment and I had the shop spot-check my work. No issues for4 months.
     
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    15whtrd I tried being reasonable, but I didn't like it.

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    Yup! That’s what I did. Only cost me parts and alignment. I am by no means a mechanic. But I am mechanically inclined and I can turn a wrench as well as follow directions.
     
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    Yes if they’re not built and you’re using your stock springs. But mine were take off pro suspension pre-assembled.
     
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    Whatever ever you do.....order the coil overs already assembled......
     
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    ^^^^ this. My Foxes came ready to go right outta the box.
     
  16. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:21 PM
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    Good to know other see similar prices I’ll prolly give the shop a call tomorrow see what’s up. I was there about 3 maybe 4 weeks ago now and given they were on a 2 week vacation through the 4th of July week so I’ll see if they have any prices on anything yet, they were supposed to be getting all that
     
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  17. Jul 11, 2018 at 6:10 AM
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    If it’s a shop you’ve done considerable business with before, they’ll most likely keep their margins slim on the hardware. Just remind them you’re a repeat customer and have done and will continue to do substantial business with them. Also, be prepared to have your own hardware pricing on-hand for comparison.
     
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