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Itís a crap shoot. Iím not sure of the actual percentage that had the issue. One really canít glean those types of stats from a forum. I think itís safe to say that it will eventually happen when lifted. Keep in mind I replaced the bearing once with a Toyota bearing (same defective part) before anyone had a fix and that bearing lasted 104K miles with the 5100s set at 1.75. Some people lifted without issues. But Iíd rather someone know the possibility going into it. Is the dealership installing your 5100s? If so, maybe see how much they would charge you to install the upgraded Toyota bearing (if they wonít install the ECGS bushing) during the frame swap.

So after reading up more on this subject (tacomaworld, which you greatly contribute to, thanks) I am rethinking what I should do. With the frame swap I'm wondering if it is easier on my budget too replace the whole parts in the front that are affected. Do the new parts have an updated bushing? Would this be easier than just doing the bushing? What parts would I need? Thanks for any input 05moose!

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So after reading up more on this subject (tacomaworld, which you greatly contribute to, thanks) I am rethinking what I should do. With the frame swap I'm wondering if it is easier on my budget too replace the whole parts in the front that are affected. Do the new parts have an updated bushing? Would this be easier than just doing the bushing? What parts would I need? Thanks for any input 05moose!

Have you asked the dealership the cost of swapping out their old bearing with the updated Toyota part while they have the vehicle apart? In the frame swap time lapse videos, they are already pulling out the CV Axles, so itís literally a 5 minute job to replace the bearing (they should already be replacing the seal if pulling the axle as part of the swap). I doubt theyíd install the ECGS bushing since itís a non Toyota part, but the upgraded OEM part should be a no brainer for them. The dealerships have been offering to replace needed parts during the frame swap for reduced labor cost since everything is already easily accessed.


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Have you asked the dealership the cost of swapping out their old bearing with the updated Toyota part while they have the vehicle apart? In the frame swap time lapse videos, they are already pulling out the CV Axles, so itís literally a 5 minute job to replace the bearing (they should already be replacing the seal if pulling the axle as part of the swap). I doubt theyíd install the ECGS bushing since itís a non Toyota part, but the upgraded OEM part should be a no brainer for them. The dealerships have been offering to replace needed parts during the frame swap for reduced labor cost since everything is already easily accessed.

After watching one of the videos I see what you mean. I will definitely ask them. Again Thanks for all your help in this matter!

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So the dealer is working on my truck right now and told me that they have to charge me 3 hours labor to take off and compress the old springs off the old struts to put on the new 5100 struts. $135 an hour. Sounds excessive! Anybody have an idea of how long that should really take? To clarify they have to take off the old assemblies and reinstall them for free per the Frame Rust Recall so the only labor should be to compress the springs on the new struts.

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