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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Where do I go to get my Bilsteins installed?

Does anyone know a shop in the Hamilton area that has experience installing Bilstein 5100's on an '07 4X4? I went to Bear alignment on Main Street, he won't touch them. Kenilworth Spring on Rennie will do them but has no experience so they are going in blind. Canadian Tire says they can do them but its Canadian Tire. My driveway is not an option. If I can find someplace that has done this before I'll go there. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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Does anyone know a shop in the Hamilton area that has experience installing Bilstein 5100's on an '07 4X4? I went to Bear alignment on Main Street, he won't touch them. Kenilworth Spring on Rennie will do them but has no experience so they are going in blind. Canadian Tire says they can do them but its Canadian Tire. My driveway is not an option. If I can find someplace that has done this before I'll go there. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Any aftermarket 4x4 shop that has a class A mechanics employed around there?

that does lifts and such? thats where i would start.

There is a shop in london that does tons of lifts and such. never had any work done there so cant comment on their work.
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quick search i came up with
National 4WD 4X4 Offroad?

http://www.national4wd.com/?page_id=32

Not sure what their service is like though.. maybe worth a call?
maybe someone from GTA can chime in?
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I'm not really familiar with the Bilstein products, so I'm not sure what makes them so special that any shop can't install them ?

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Personally I would do them myself. But I don't understand why a shop won't touch them if you don't want to touch them I would go to kenilworth spring I'm personally not a fan of national 4 WD.


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I'm not really familiar with the Bilstein products, so I'm not sure what makes them so special that any shop can't install them ?
On the 04-08 4 WD. Trucks they are adjustable in the front from 0-2" I belive so you don't need a leviling kit im guessing they are the same on the new trucks as well they are a great upgrade over stock

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I'm not really familiar with the Bilstein products, so I'm not sure what makes them so special that any shop can't install them ?
It isn't the shock it's the spring, they are a bitch to compress, major pucker factor! Thats why Bear won't touch them.

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Personally I would do them myself. But I don't understand why a shop won't touch them if you don't want to touch them I would go to kenilworth spring I'm personally not a fan of national 4 WD.

From what I read online so far I would need 4 good spring compressors and it would still be difficult. If I pull the assembly myself and take it in it won't cost too much and I can watch the action from the safety of the nearest Tims.

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Can't see where this should be any tougher than replacing a front shock on the strut assembly or putting in a spacer for more lift. Front end shops do this kind of work daily.

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Can't see where this should be any tougher than replacing a front shock on the strut assembly or putting in a spacer for more lift. Front end shops do this kind of work daily.
Yup.... pretty standard stuff

one heavy duty spring compressor is all you need... took maybe 45 mins to do both my fronts.

I'm thinking there must be some confusion somewhere along the line.
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also, instructions come with the front shocks... it goes into detail explaining which stock parts have to be reused.
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