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Tundra Shock replacement premature??

My mechanic says I need to replace the shocks on my 2006 Tundra (70,000 miles) - says it is 'cupping' the tires and they are wearing faster than normal. will cost me $850 labor included - is this reasonable?

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For a 2006 Toyota Tundra, $850 labour included is quite reasonable as it costa about $1,100 labour inclusive in my area.

Great deal.

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