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      08-23-2014, 11:56 PM   #1
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Where to install suspension in the great lakes area?

I live in MI, but there is nothing around here.
Need to install Dinan suspension on my car - where in IL, OH, or MI is there a decent/well-priced shop that will install suspension and is open on Saturdays preferably?
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      08-24-2014, 11:35 AM   #2
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plenty of shops in Illinois to take it to, I take my car to A-Spec
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      08-24-2014, 04:52 PM   #4
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      08-24-2014, 07:43 PM   #5
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thanks for the replies guys. will consider making the drive to IL if I can't find something within a 2 hour distance from here.
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      08-24-2014, 11:17 PM   #6
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Give them a call at Motorwerks in commerce (just north of novi).
http://motorwerksgroup.com

They do great work, you won't be sorry.
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      08-25-2014, 02:37 PM   #7
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There's a great shop in Holland that I can get you hook ups for.
Should be worth the 2.5 hr drive.
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      08-25-2014, 03:13 PM   #8
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Nothing around Michigan?

Motowerks in Commerce, Auto Europe in Birmingham, Erhard BMW Dealerships.
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Yeah.. There's quite a few shops in the Metro Detroit area that could definitely do this for you. Keep looking.
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      08-26-2014, 05:37 PM   #10
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Motorwerks and Nicolas Motorsport are expensive rip offs imo. Called them and was quoted 850 and 1000. I am from the east coast and I had springs installed on my E90 for 300.

So far Boost Controlled seems relatively cheap pricewise, but they are still about double what I paid before.

Going to keep looking, and might even drive to Chicago for a deal cause no way am I paying over $600 to install springs.
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Motorwerks and Nicolas Motorsport are expensive rip offs imo. Called them and was quoted 850 and 1000. I am from the east coast and I had springs installed on my E90 for 300.

So far Boost Controlled seems relatively cheap pricewise, but they are still about double what I paid before.

Going to keep looking, and might even drive to Chicago for a deal cause no way am I paying over $600 to install springs.
but you get a free car wash at motorwerks! but i suggest you contact Phil (prostock3) or PM me. he used to work at Erhard Farmington Hills but now works out of his house. he had very good pricing when i had him replace my water pump + tstat + coolant flush.

out of curiosity, did the $300 for your E90 include an alignment?

i installed the springs myself then had motorwerks do my alignment so it all cost me about 350 for parts+alignment. so if i had a shop do it, maybe it'd take 3 hours of labor @ 100/hr for the springs which would bring it to about 650.
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Springs are easy. DIY and save the cash for another mod.
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Installing springs and Installing Dinan suspension are 2 different things. It all comes down to labor hours x cost of labor, fairly simple. Why would you buy Dinan in the first place? Cheaper, some say better, options are around.
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This is for my F30 AWD so there really aren't many options available. Dinan retains factory warranty and have proven springs that are perfectly suitable for the shitty roads here while giving a decent drop. They are perfect for what I am looking for.

This is not something I can DIY given my limited tools, living in an apartment, and relatively difficult job
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There's a great shop in Holland that I can get you hook ups for.
Should be worth the 2.5 hr drive.
This is the best price so far - very fair. Thanks!
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This is the best price so far - very fair. Thanks!
I wouldn't even base him on the price. I think the best part right now is he just opened up his own legit shop now. Coolest guy. Has been tuning my 335i and doing a lot of my installs.
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i would be down for doing it. But im rebuilding my garage and putting up a 1100sq ft garage with hoist. So give me about 14-16weeks till Im up and running and I can get to it
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Bahasad still not done? Ill do it for 200 then you take it to get an alignment.
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I'm in waterford, might as well do a walnut blasting while where at it?
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Bahasad still not done? Ill do it for 200 then you take it to get an alignment.
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I'm in waterford, might as well do a walnut blasting while where at it?
Appreciate the help. But I got it done when I want back to NJ for Labor Day.

My F30 has about 5000 miles, so I think it's a bit early for a walnut blast.
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