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      09-02-2009, 03:57 PM   #1
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Any recommendations for a suspension shop in PA/NJ?

Called 8 different local shops today for quotes on replacing front struts and an alignment for the wife's 325xi. Cheapest quote was $450, and most won't even do the work since I bought the struts myself. Not sure if it's a liability thing or the fact that they won't make money on the parts. Anyway, does anyone have any good shops they can recommend? I see people saying they've had theirs done for around $200. At that price I'm in, at $450 I'll be doing this in the driveway.

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Recently found Corinthian Motorworks in Ramsey, NJ. They have a race center attached and are great people to deal with. They'll do basically anything. They have a reasonable hourly rate. They recently fixed my oil cooler and front sway bar. Tell them Dave Longo sent you
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Thanks Dave. Little farther than I was hoping for at 100 miles from me, but I'll give them a call to see what they say. Might be worth the drive.
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I'm not sure where you are in PA, but Bimmerworks in West Chester PA has done all the work on my car. I've supplied most of the parts myself.
http://bimmerworks.com/

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Thanks man. That's not too far, about an hour. I'm in Bucks County, so it's just down the Turnpike really. I'll give them a call today for a quote. Thanks!
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I don't know of any shops in your area but I am surprised that they are giving you a hard time. People buy parts for there BMW from us all the time and have there local indy install them.
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Yeah, most shops around here were instantly telling me they won't touch the car if I bring the parts. I ended up talking to Steve at Bimmerworks for about 15-20 minutes. Super nice guy! I'm gonna get the car in there in a few weeks for a shakedown before replacing anything I think. He's willing to use parts I bring and has a boatload of knowledge on BMW's.
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