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So today I went into 4wheel Parts Center and asked how much for Bilstein leveling shocks installed and an alignment for my 2012 Ram 1500 4x4. They said $645. Is this a fair price? Thanks-
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I havn't done suspension work on a 4th gen yet, but I have swapped a lot of suspension set-ups on cars and trucks and that price seems high. An alignment is $90 so that leaves $555 to install 4 shocks.
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Is that just the front shocks. I got mine installed in the front with an alignment for $400.00.
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Is that just the front shocks. I got mine installed in the front with an alignment for $400.00.
yes, that is just the fronts. Guess I have to keep looking.

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It's only 225.00 +/- a few dollars for the 2 front shocks. 200 for labor? That's a tad ludicrous. I'd rent a spring compressor, do the swap myself, then take it to get aligned.
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Hey man, if your down to work on your own truck a little I could come up to SFV (assuming fr your handle) and help you put them on. I work for cheep beer and lunch
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Dude, I appreciate the offer but my days of crawling under cars and trucks are over. Being 55 (and screwed up knees) has it disadvantages.....lol

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Look at some independent garages. It is a pretty easy job if you know what you're looking at so it should be a breeze at a garage.
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Man I wish we got the US prices up here. I was looking at getting this done

Cost on the bilstein struts is $135.00 per/strut. install time would be 3 hours @ $99.95/ hour and you will need an allingment after we install the struts @ $79.99 . Plus 12% Tax

That was from the spring and 4X4 shop here. What are the hourly shop rates you guys see in the states?
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