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tomeks
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Feb 16, 1:06pm - #104419 
Is this reasonable price for labor? [lowering springs]

I went to Toyota dealership and some local place to ask how much it would be to put my pro-kit on, and at Toyota dealership they told me around $475 [labor] and at the other place $420 + wheel alignment <-- is that right? or r they trying to $%& me up, I think its too much!?


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skdmorse
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Feb 16, 1:29pm - #104420 
I paid $170 to have my springs installed...

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eclipsecelica
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Feb 16, 1:30pm - #104421 
i paid $120 for mine.

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tomeks
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Feb 16, 1:42pm - #104422 
where did you guys go [delearship]? one more thing, at that local place they told me that putting those 4 springs will take them 6 hours [3h for front and 3 for the back] I don't think its right!?


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Feb 16, 3:08pm - #104423 
any experienced Tech should be spending only an hr on each corner max time. Hell if you lived near me I'd drop it for you. 150 - 200 for labour and 50 - 75 for an alignment

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LostAngel
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Feb 16, 3:54pm - #104424 
Originally Posted by TrewCelica
any experienced Tech should be spending only an hr on each corner max time. Hell if you lived near me I'd drop it for you. 150 - 200 for labour and 50 - 75 for an alignment

Yep, your right on the times. thumbsup

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Johnny178
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Feb 16, 4:21pm - #104425 
research and do it yourself...thats what im doing.

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00GTShope
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Feb 16, 5:33pm - #104426 
I had mine lowered with eibach sportline's for about $900 canadian inlcuding install, alignment and the springs.

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Feb 16, 5:44pm - #104427 
Originally Posted by tomeks
I went to Toyota dealership and some local place to ask how much it would be to put my pro-kit on, and at Toyota dealership they told me around $475 [labor] and at the other place $420 + wheel alignment <-- is that right? or r they trying to $%& me up, I think its too much!?


Yea, that's a rip thumbsdown

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Feb 16, 5:47pm - #104428 
good lord!!! i paid 40, normal should be about 100, anymore than that your getting ripped, then about 60 for an alignment. look around for local speed shops, or import tuners

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Evan
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Feb 16, 7:20pm - #104429 
Hell no, that's insane. Just look at what other people paid.

Save yourself some money and install them yourself thumbsup


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Feb 16, 7:23pm - #104430 
I paid $130 USD for the install, the 1 condition was that I had to remove the trunk plastics myself.


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Evan
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Feb 16, 7:24pm - #104431 
Originally Posted by 7th_gen_celica
I paid $130 USD for the install, the 1 condition was that I had to remove the trunk plastics myself.


Not a bad price at all, and a good suggestion to try and get the price lowered: do some of the easy work yourself thumbsup


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Feb 16, 7:27pm - #104432 
thanks for help guys, i guess i'll have to look around some more, or just do it myself. nice pic 00GTShope thumbsup


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Feb 16, 7:40pm - #104433 
ive never really done anything on cars before, and insalling the springs was easy. just rent a spring compressor, and do it yourself thumbsup


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Feb 16, 10:21pm - #104434 
You guys...You guys...Freacking nuts to to pay $100-$800 for the installation...Assholes at the dealer ships overcharge people.Don't you know that to install/change shocks and springs takes only 20-30 min on each side (front) and 40min to 1 hour on each side (rear) at home w/o any fancy tools...
P.S.All you'll need (TO BE SAFE grin ) Spring compressor.
You can rent it,you can buy it $30-$50 or you can use 2 jacks to comress the springs (But it's not safe for children)...
EASY...

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Feb 16, 10:23pm - #104435 
Originally Posted by 00GTShope
I had mine lowered with eibach sportline's for about $900 canadian inlcuding install, alignment and the springs.

Sportlines-Best drop thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

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Feb 16, 11:31pm - #104436 
i did mine and all you need is a air compressor a few metric wrenches and a jack and jack stands (for skunck or ground control or any onther ajustable springs taht use stock springs you need a dremmale to cut off stock shock cap) impact gun and hammer just 1. jack car up and put on jack stands 2. remove wheels 3. remove sway bar 4. loosen lower shock bolt 5. romove 3 perch bolt (in the engine bay) 6. romove lower cotrol arm bolt (the one that conects to the spindal) 7. step on lower cotrol arm and take out shock and spring asmable 8. *warning can be unsafe* now take two tires and put you imapct gun on the nut to the nut to the shockand put the gun and shock inbetween the two tires anf use gun to lossen nut (the tires will move by the force from the spring so be alert, also make sure the tires are touching the gun and bottom of the spring and also put your foot on the gun side tire {herers a sorry pic 0is tire -is gun =is spring 0-=0 ) (8.5. if coil over use dremal cut off (don't cut in to the shock just the cap) shock cap its in brass colored or use dremmal and hammer to heat up the cap and cut off (but not to hot spineyes) 9. re in stall in reverse order and the rear is basicly the same 10. get an alinement

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Feb 16, 11:32pm - #104437 
Originally Posted by RoMkApOmKa
Originally Posted by 00GTShope
I had mine lowered with eibach sportline's for about $900 canadian inlcuding install, alignment and the springs.

Sportlines-Best drop thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

Thats what i have, and it was only 100 dollars for the install.


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Feb 17, 12:09am - #104438 
the local shop around here quoted me 35 per wheel. that was too expensive for me so i didnt do it.

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RoMkApOmKa
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Feb 17, 1:50am - #104439 
They charge around $36 per hour of labor.But for mechanikal shop with all right tools it takes around 2 hours or less to do the whole job...
P.S.Why dont you do it your self.Go to Tech Info and there is the whole bunch of information on how to change and replace parts.

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Feb 22, 10:20pm - #104440 
thanks Tomeks. that chopped pic in your profile looks nuts. I love the Eibachs, getting 18's this spring. Can't wait.

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Feb 22, 10:43pm - #104441 
I paid $300 for full coilovers. Now I can get it around $150 for full coilovers and a recommended install direct from the company of purchase. Look around.

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Feb 22, 10:59pm - #104442 
ugly price, shop around tongue tongue

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Feb 22, 11:38pm - #104443 
go to autozone and rent a spring compressor for 5 bucks and do it yourself... its about a 3/10 on a difficulty scale.

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Feb 23, 2:43am - #104444 
dealerships charge up the wazooo


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