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      09-05-2011, 10:22 AM   #1
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What\'s the \"normal\" price to get shocks and springs installed?

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My shop I usually go to quoted me $510
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We have heard anywhere from 4--/6-- and even up to the 8--.
Find the best one at the lowest is probably the best idea.
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Ok great, if anyone knows a specific place that charges 300-400let me know

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Ok great, if anyone knows a specific place that charges 300-400let me know

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If you're ever down in Atlanta, I know someone who will do it for half that.
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If you're ever down in Atlanta, I know someone who will do it for half that.
unfortunately i won't be down that way anytime soon
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Any chance you would attempt to do it on your own? I've always done suspension work on my own cars, and there is something very gratifying knowing you've done your own work.
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Any chance you would attempt to do it on your own? I've always done suspension work on my own cars, and there is something very gratifying knowing you've done your own work.
Hmm, I haven't really thought about it but i do love doing my own work. I would thnk suspension stuff would be very difficult without any "tools"
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wtf... a spring/shock install should range from $150-250 depending on which shop it is. $300 and higher is just a total rip off for a suspension swap. damn... talk about the BMW tax hahahaha fucking ridiculous
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wtf... a spring/shock install should range from $150-250 depending on which shop it is. $300 and higher is just a total rip off for a suspension swap. damn... talk about the BMW tax hahahaha fucking ridiculous
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wtf... a spring/shock install should range from $150-250 depending on which shop it is. $300 and higher is just a total rip off for a suspension swap. damn... talk about the BMW tax hahahaha fucking ridiculous
Damn.
I called 2 places and the other got like $670!

My first guy dropped it down to $425! Were getting closer lol
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I'm just going to go with the job for $425 I know it will be a quality install so I should be happy. I never found one lower than that though haha.
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the wheel supply in walnut...ive done it on 3 cars and paid 150 each time...
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Actually, if you were to look up labor times, it's near 4 hours to do this job. That is industry standard. Everyone just tried to low ball each other and no one end up making any money. Now, you wonder why some good tuners with real knowledge aren't around anymore...because these other parts replacers are willing to make a few dollars for a low quality install.

And some wonder why their car is lower in one corner after the install or the alignment is out of spec...
Maybe. However, High prices does not equal a more professional job. In that case, the Dealer is the best and final place to take your car.
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Make sure the price include alignment.
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It's not an easy job. An experienced person can do it in 4 hours, inexperienced probably 6. With that said I paid about $450 with an alignment to have my 135i done and it wasn't any less professional than if the BMW dealer did it for $900. The hard part is finding someone that can pull the front suspension without scratching the hell out of your front fender.
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The hard part is finding someone that can pull the front suspension without scratching the hell out of your front fender.
Truth. Tape, lots of tape my friend.
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The price did include alignment
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Just did mine this week. It is a pain in the ass. took me 3 hours to do one seide and 1.5 hours to do the other. Well worth paying 425 with allingment. Dont even think twice at that price.
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What\'s the \"normal\" price to get shocks and springs installed?

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4 hours at the shop rate in your area. Alignment is extra.

Sure, you can probably get it done cheaper, but is it the same high quality work? Is the cheaper shop going to be around to provide you with after service support. You will want to find a shop you trust and have develop a good relationship with for your future installs and possible repair work.
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