Bilstein installed price.

Bilstein installed price.

This is a discussion on Bilstein installed price. within the F150 Ecoboost Suspension forums, part of the F150 Ecoboost Garage category; I知 putting bilstein 4600 all around on my 2016 screw 4x4. The backs look easy. After reading multiple threads on the fronts, I think I値l ...

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    Bilstein installed price.

    I知 putting bilstein 4600 all around on my 2016 screw 4x4. The backs look easy. After reading multiple threads on the fronts, I think I値l skip that one. Anyone know about what a decent price for having a front pair installed would be.


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    I am guessing around $500 as it takes approximately four hours.


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    I paid $170.00 up here in Canada at a Ford dealer for the fronts a couple of years ago. Plus an alignment. Doesn't take long with the right equipment. And yes, rears are easy. Just pay attention to torque specs when you tighten things up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rds912 View Post
    I知 putting bilstein 4600 all around on my 2016 screw 4x4. The backs look easy. After reading multiple threads on the fronts, I think I値l skip that one. Anyone know about what a decent price for having a front pair installed would be.


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    Courious as to why replacing the front is hard??

    Just noticed your is a 4x4. My 2018 is rear wheel drive only
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    You have to open up the front suspension to remove the strut assembly, then compress the spring to remove. The springs on these trucks are super heavy duty and a lightweight spring compressor from auto zone won't work very well, safely. Most people end up using 2 sets on one spring, or take them to a shop to do.

    I bought my fronts online, then paid a shop $200 USD to install. Total cost was about $350-$400 if I remember correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DNA Dan View Post
    You have to open up the front suspension to remove the strut assembly, then compress the spring to remove. The springs on these trucks are super heavy duty and a lightweight spring compressor from auto zone won't work very well, safely. Most people end up using 2 sets on one spring, or take them to a shop to do.

    I bought my fronts online, then paid a shop $200 USD to install. Total cost was about $350-$400 if I remember correctly.
    Yuck. Compressing the springs suck. I'd gladly pay a shop a couple hundy to put those on imo. Don't want to be on the wrong end of that one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by {tpc} View Post
    Yuck. Compressing the springs suck. I'd gladly pay a shop a couple hundy to put those on imo. Don't want to be on the wrong end of that one...
    I'm with you there. I researched doing it myself and said nope!

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    I got my fronts done at a local Goodyear store. They had the truck about half a day. I paid $400 and that included alignment. The rears I did myself in about 30 minutes.
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    Bilstein installed price.

    I had a shop do the assembly of the shocks/springs for me for like $25 but installed the shocks myself. Its not too bad.

    I found unbolting the lower control arms at the frame and lowering them with a floor jack was the easiest way. Then once the top of the shock is bolted in, you just lift the control arm back into place with the jack and align the lower shock bolts. If you get the LCA bolts lined up in the same spot they were before, you shouldnt need an alignment. I brought mine in and they told me it was totally fine.
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    Compressing springs is not a typical job for a DIY shade tree guy. If you are careful and have the time it takes you can do it and do just as good a job as a pro shop. It will take you longer and there is risk involved.

    If you have ever seen a spring slip out when being compressed then you know how dangerous it can be. Your choice, and you will save a good deal of money. That痴 usually why I am a DIY mechanic, landscaper, plumber, electrician, carpenter, painter, barber, chef, pit master, bottle washer, brewmaster and over all general handyman.

    That said, when I put my Bilsteins on the front I知 gonna pay someone else. The rears are stupid easy and anyone can do those with damn near no experience or risk.
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