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Old 09-06-2015, 04:47 PM #1
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Seattle area shop for suspension install

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The springs on my '00 4Runner are noticeably sagging in the rear and I plan to put new ones on. I'm thinking 1999 tall coils if I can find them and Bilstein HDs. I'm not looking for much lift as I'm happy with the stock ride height.

That having been said - I've called a few shops to get quotes for the suspension install and the prices are outrageous. One shop quoted around $1000 *just* to install the shocks. On a 15 year old 4Runner; which sounds outrageous.

Are there any shops that will do this job more reasonably? I have a one car garage and I have no experience with working with a spring compressor.
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:19 AM #2
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I am curious also since I want to lift my 2005.
I know I could do it since I am a aircraft mechanic but it still is diffrent than changing a landing gear on a 757. I will do my search and maybe I can help.
What part of Seattle do you live in, I live in Kent now.
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If you can change a landing gear on a 757 you can change out suspensions on a 3rd gen 4runner. I work on these c17s and landing gears can be a pain in the ass. Only thing that might take a while is the rear drivers side aft shock or compressing the front springs if you never done it before.
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Id recommend pulling your coilovers and taking just them into a shop to get the new springs set on them then reinstall them. I don't mess with spring compressors. They kinda make me nervous and slightly scare the shit out of me. All that tension if it pops out its all bad. Id rather make that part someone else's problem.
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Are you in north Seattle? My Mechanic (that's the name) is usually pretty reasonable - give Dave a call. His Yelp reviews are pretty good - I was the first to review him back in the day.
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Give the guys at TorFab a call. Or Mule Expedition Outfitters, but they're a bit spendy for labor.
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I would also be interested in finding REASONABLE vehicle (and home maintenance) labor in the greater Seattle area ? Why the heck is labor on anything soooo expensive here ?
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I have to second the ideas of TorFab in Mukilteo and Mule over on the east side.
Closer to the Seattle area, you can check out Adventure Ready in South Park. All good folks.
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Hello, I'm new to this forum. I own an '86 4Runner that needs a new starter and was wondering if there was anyone that would be willing to help me install it. I'm not mechanically inclined in the slightest. I thought someone here would like to make some extra cash and it would be good to support an enthusiast rather than a random shop.
Please let me know, thanks!
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Install help PNW area!

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I have a 2005 v6 sport 4Runner and I知 looking to install a lift on it. I just moved over this way and I have no tools at my disposal. I知 looking for some help with the install as I would like to participate so I know what I知 doing in the future if I ever need to pull it off again or for repairs etc. I live in Long Beach, WA so I知 right by Astoria and a few hours from Seattle. I壇 be happy to throw some cash someone痴 way and get you some beer as well if someone would be willing to help me out. Appreciate it guys!
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