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      09-11-2009, 12:34 AM   #1
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Lowering springs: installation cost

What is the average cost for installation of lowering springs? I talked with
two independent shops so far and one quoted me 650$ with alignment and the other quoted 695$ with alignment. Both shops said the job takes 4-5hrs for spring install only!! I posted a similar thread on M3forum and the general consensus is 200-300$ TOPS for lowering spring install and around 80-150$ for alignment..just wanted to also get a consensus here on E90 to make sure I don't get JACKED!!..also general consensus on M3forum is 15-30minutes max for the rears and 30min-1hr max for the front installs ( from experienced shop ). Thanks in advance!
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      09-11-2009, 12:51 AM   #2
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What they said on M3foum sounds about right. $600+ is absolutely insane. Have you PMed Longtran?
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      09-11-2009, 02:24 AM   #4
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or i went to promax in alhambra and they charged me $110 for my e90...
came out great but it did take a while. i even went to go watch that new xmen movie n they took like another 30-40 mins...
cheap but long
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Sounds a bit high. Get them to break out the alignment and see where the costs are. It's not a difficult job but it's not something you can do in 1 hour either. I'd say that a shop that knows the car should be about to do it in a couple hours so $200-$300 is more than fair.

Though there is some debate whether springs actually "settle", conventional wisdom is that you should probably wait a few days or week to have it aligned anyway.
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my area would charge about $300 to install the springs and another 100 for the labor.

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Since you are in So. Cal, I'm going to recommend my buddy and personal mechanic:

John Handel
European Motorwerks
86 West Live Oak Ave,
Arcadia, CA 91007

(626)445-6600

Tell him "The HACK" sent you and he'll take care of you.
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It is so easy to say "$300 max" but please list the place that will do a proper install for that price. Better yet, please give me the name of a reputable shop in the greater DC area that'll do a suspension install for anywhere close to that - local BMW shops are quoting in the $600-$700 range.
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It is so easy to say "$300 max" but please list the place that will do a proper install for that price. Better yet, please give me the name of a reputable shop in the greater DC area that'll do a suspension install for anywhere close to that - local BMW shops are quoting in the $600-$700 range.
The prices I was quoted are from reputable shops. what's the definition of a proper install? taking 4-5 hrs to install lowering springs only ( not including shocks and struts )?.
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The prices I was quoted are from reputable shops.
hmm. I just looked up "reputable shops" and didn't find a repair shop by that name
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hmm. I just looked up "reputable shops" and didn't find a repair shop by that name
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Usually about 300-375 for the install and 100 or 120 for alignment.
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^ thanks guys.
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Try Vince at Eurorev in Inglewood. I had my HR Sport springs and installation for $300.

Check them out at Eurorev.com
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Try Vince at Eurorev in Inglewood. I had my HR Sport springs and installation for $300.

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I paid $300 to have Coil-overs installed with an alignment in SoCal.
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i would not pay more than 200 + alignment. does not take more than 3 hours to install springs.

or, DIY with a helper!
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It is so easy to say "$300 max" but please list the place that will do a proper install for that price. Better yet, please give me the name of a reputable shop in the greater DC area that'll do a suspension install for anywhere close to that - local BMW shops are quoting in the $600-$700 range.

I agree. I just got a set of springs and went to Authority in Chantilly (850) with alignment, and IMA Motorsport next door to them (650.00) for install only no alignment. Rates vary I wish I could find a shop to do them for 300.00

The shops are off on the alignment. You can go to the dealer and they will charge 150.00
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