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Aug 10, 7:31pm - #245495 
350 for spring installation?

Ok Guys, I brought me some TRD spring and Cabe Toyota charge me 350 to installs them on with alignment. Ray the guy that charging me 350 said it gonna take at least 6 hrs to do it. Plus I dont want to get dirty. What should I do ?????

By the way, I went to the same dealership Cabe Toyota but to a different guy. That guy charge me 560. I also went to Toyota of Long Beach, they charge me 900. 900 Hell NO!!! Im not that dumb, hahaha

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Aug 10, 7:33pm - #245496 
FUCK THEM! My friend and I did it for 80 dollars (he needed money) and 4 hours of labor!


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Aug 10, 7:34pm - #245497 
Stop taking it to toyota take it to a small bodyshop or speedshop. 350 SUPER high for a spring install. Worse comes to worse you can do it yourself just takes time.

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Aug 10, 7:40pm - #245498 
I'm doing it myself now, and I recommend that you do it yourself.

No matter how cheap you can get it done for, installing mods yourself will save you money, give you greater knowledge of your car, and really help you out over the years since you can do almost anything by yourself.

And there is no way that you could mess anything up, unless you forget to bolt something, or don't follow the directions.


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Aug 10, 7:59pm - #245499 
Originally Posted by Polykarb
FUCK THEM! My friend and I did it for 80 dollars (he needed money) and 4 hours of labor!



I had my Tein S-Tech springs installed for $80 bucks, from a speedshop in City of Industry called "AutoHaus"

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Aug 10, 8:05pm - #245500 
^^

That's what you have to do. Take them to small body shops, not dealerships.

Dealerships don't give you lube when they ream you up the ass.


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Aug 10, 10:12pm - #245501 
Originally Posted by slidr
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That's what you have to do. Take them to small body shops, not dealerships.

Dealerships don't give you lube when they ream you up the
ass.



yups dealerships, are asses when it comes to installing aftermarket parts, they charge you an arm and a leg...

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Aug 10, 10:46pm - #245502 
I bought my car from CABE..don't go there for service. i got my TRD springs installed at F-1 motorsports

350, 560, and 900 are all ridiculously high prices

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Aug 11, 1:05am - #245503 
Originally Posted by slidr
I'm doing it myself now, and I recommend that you do it yourself.

No matter how cheap you can get it done for, installing mods yourself will save you money, give you greater knowledge of your car, and really help you out over the years since you can do almost anything by yourself.

And there is no way that you could mess anything up, unless you forget to bolt something, or don't follow the directions.

werd...its easy to do. and i hope you were just joking about the "i dont want to get dirty" comment...there is such a thing as a shower


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Aug 11, 4:49am - #245504 
lol, whoa... mine was 60 bucks and that was with new struts being installed too. thumbsup

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Aug 11, 12:13pm - #245505 
haha, Ok anyone need some money. Install them for me and I pay you. Anyone ???

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Aug 11, 12:19pm - #245506 
my spring install was about $60 - from the dealer... wink

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Aug 11, 12:46pm - #245507 
that cheap from the dealer.

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Aug 11, 12:47pm - #245508 
ide install if for you if you lived close to me


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Aug 11, 12:48pm - #245509 
Originally Posted by MothTRD
that cheap from the dealer.


yeah, it helps to have contacts bro - happywink

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Aug 11, 12:49pm - #245510 
yea

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Aug 11, 7:05pm - #245511 
is 200 good or find some more shop ?


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Aug 11, 7:25pm - #245512 
Originally Posted by MothTRD
is 200 good or find some more shop ?
still high

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Aug 11, 7:27pm - #245513 
How much should I pay them ?


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Aug 11, 7:28pm - #245514 
60-80

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Aug 11, 7:31pm - #245515 
With wheel alignment to ?

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Aug 11, 7:37pm - #245516 
got mine for 90 ... took 1 hour...

with alighnment i'd pay 125 - 130

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Aug 11, 7:39pm - #245517 
No, you're looking at an extra $50 or so.

And one thing no mechanic should be without is Lava soap.


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Aug 11, 7:44pm - #245518 
That guy told me it 200 total with wheel alignment.
P.S. I saw a black Skyline today on Cherry, look like the 99 model. That shit look bad ass. tasty

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Aug 11, 7:48pm - #245519 
Originally Posted by MothTRD
That guy told me it 200 total with wheel alignment.
P.S. I saw a black Skyline today on Cherry, look like the 99 model. That shit look bad ass. tasty
Still too much. Find someone that knows something about cars (a friend or something) that will do it on the side for you for cheaper.

Hell, some people will work for beer.


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Aug 11, 7:50pm - #245520 
I take that person to a nice ass dinner if he want to, haha I pay for everything. haha

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Aug 11, 7:54pm - #245521 
Moth, are those pics in your profile taken from that Celebrity Celica Race?


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Aug 11, 7:58pm - #245522 
Yep, On Friday April 16 2004. I had a hard time taking those pic. Those Celica were loud ass hell.

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Aug 11, 8:02pm - #245523 
I watched the end of that on tv.

I thought it was funny how most of them were young, didn't know how to drive, and didn't know how to race, and they gave them Celicas.

Oh the irony.


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Aug 11, 8:04pm - #245524 
Any place and I mean any will do the install for around a $100-150. I know Toyota charges around $120 for the alignment also and that's way too much for just springs on your car. So figure install w/alignment from any other shop will cost around $200.

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Aug 11, 8:05pm - #245525 
hahaha, yea one of the driving play in Lord Of The Ring.

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Aug 11, 8:20pm - #245526 
And I remember that Lil Kim drove one, and she had learned how to drive a stick the day before. rofl


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Aug 11, 8:22pm - #245527 
what does it take to drive one of those celica? You have to be white or black ? hahah

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Aug 16, 1:59pm - #245528 
I got mines done for $100 even. Took about an hour and a half..

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Aug 16, 2:42pm - #245529 
Originally Posted by Virgilson
Originally Posted by Polykarb
FUCK THEM! My friend and I did it for 80 dollars (he needed money) and 4 hours of labor!



I had my Tein S-Tech springs installed for $80 bucks, from a speedshop in City of Industry called "AutoHaus"


See all you gotta do is shop around.^^^perfect example!


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Aug 16, 2:47pm - #245530 
Don't just settle for a flat rate. If they say $200, ask them why it's $200. Spring install should be a 1 hour job at MOST for a good shop with a lift. You're paying $200 an hour for labor. Chew on that...


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Aug 16, 9:38pm - #245531 
Got my TRD spring on for 85 dollara, it took about 2 hours.

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