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      12-17-2010, 02:46 AM   #1
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Cheap spring install places ?

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I have a 2000 MK4 golf, i m planning on getting some H&r springs in the near future, but i m getting the same price quotes from shops as i was when i was looking for my brothers e90 335. I mean i looked at the suspension itself and it looks 10x easier to change than my brothers, but still the same price.

So i was wondering if you guys had any hookup's with shops or places that you have installed springs at for cheaper than average or at least a decent price thats not 175-200$.

I'd greatly appreciate it Thanks
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Me and my friend are more than willing to install it on our own....we just dont have proper equipment to do it -.-.......I asked my mechanic if i could use his lift and he said he couldn't due to insurance purposes (understandable).

But i ll check out the rising star motors....thanks guys !
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The rising star guys gave me the price quote of 180.....really ? thats not cheap

Longtran quoted me 175
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      12-17-2010, 02:54 PM   #8
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dude irakli foo..
rent those tools or take it to long lol
$175 isn't bad though man..
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dude irakli foo..
rent those tools or take it to long lol
$175 isn't bad though man..
175 is bad when a convertible e93 is about $200-250

Irakli, ask Alpine

I think Alex does them
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dude irakli foo..
rent those tools or take it to long lol
$175 isn't bad though man..
hahah who's this ? undercover ppl on e90 post lol

Ps. Long quoted me 175 also.
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175 is bad when a convertible e93 is about $200-250

Irakli, ask Alpine

I think Alex does them
EXACTLY, my brother installed his springs for 175-200.......a 10 yr old GOLF can't be more complicated lol, i'd love to do it if i had the tools but i dont -.-
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EXACTLY, my brother installed his springs for 175-200.......a 10 yr old GOLF can't be more complicated lol, i'd love to do it if i had the tools but i dont -.-
It doesnt matter if your car is 1 year old or 20 years old. Labor is labor, just because your car is xx years old doesn't mean the process to install the springs is any different.

If you're too cheap to pay someone to do it, then DIY. If you dont have the tools, then buy some. This way if you ever need to install springs on another car, you can do it yourself instead of being in the same dilemma of a) not wanting to pay, or b) not having the tools.
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It doesnt matter if your car is 1 year old or 20 years old. Labor is labor, just because your car is xx years old doesn't mean the process to install the springs is any different.

If you're too cheap to pay someone to do it, then DIY. If you dont have the tools, then buy some. This way if you ever need to install springs on another car, you can do it yourself instead of being in the same dilemma of a) not wanting to pay, or b) not having the tools.
damn, calm down lol, are you mad or something ? I dont mind paying and i know what "labor is labor" means. Just because someone throws a price at you doesn't mean u have to suck it up and accept it.

I got quoted 400$ to refinish my rims, when i did it on my own and it cost me 50$ with all the materials. All i m saying is that, like dp installation for n54 engines...some people got it installed for 300$ while others got it done for 80$, i m just looking for cheaper alternatives thats all
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damn, calm down lol, are you mad or something ? I dont mind paying and i know what "labor is labor" means. Just because someone throws a price at you doesn't mean u have to suck it up and accept it.

I got quoted 400$ to refinish my rims, when i did it on my own and it cost me 50$ with all the materials. All i m saying is that, like dp installation for n54 engines...some people got it installed for 300$ while others got it done for 80$, i m just looking for cheaper alternatives thats all
Far from mad. I just find your reasoning and justification quite hilarious.
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Far from mad. I just find your reasoning and justification quite hilarious.
LOL, yea sorry i dont wanna pay 200$ for installation. With enough effort i ll find someone who can do it for me. Thanks for your helpful posts tho
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DIY to save money.

$200 is reasonable for spring install actually.
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DIY to save money.

$200 is reasonable for spring install actually.
I know its the usual going rate, but i already got a shop for 150...$50 seems like savings to me.
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hahah who's this ? undercover ppl on e90 post lol

Ps. Long quoted me 175 also.
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