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MothTRD Aug 11, 2:31am - #245495 

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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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Polykarb Aug 11, 2:33am - #245496 

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FUCK THEM! My friend and I did it for 80 dollars (he needed money) and 4 hours of labor!

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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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slidr Aug 11, 2:40am - #245498 

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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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Virgilson Aug 11, 2:59am - #245499 

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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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slidr Aug 11, 3:05am - #245500 

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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.

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Virgilson Aug 11, 5:12am - #245501 

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Originally Posted by slidr
^^

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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Joey Aug 11, 5:46am - #245502 

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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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NorwayGT Aug 11, 8:05am - #245503 

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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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narcolepsy123456 Aug 11, 11:49am - #245504 

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lol, whoa... mine was 60 bucks and that was with new struts being installed too. thumbsup
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MothTRD Aug 11, 7:13pm - #245505 

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haha, Ok anyone need some money. Install them for me and I pay you. Anyone ???
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Sultan Aug 11, 7:19pm - #245506 

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my spring install was about $60 - from the dealer... wink
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MothTRD Aug 11, 7:46pm - #245507 

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that cheap from the dealer.
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NorwayGT Aug 11, 7:47pm - #245508 

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ide install if for you if you lived close to me

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Sultan Aug 11, 7:48pm - #245509 

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Originally Posted by MothTRD
that cheap from the dealer.


yeah, it helps to have contacts bro - happywink
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MothTRD Aug 11, 7:49pm - #245510 

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yea
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MothTRD Aug 12, 2:05am - #245511 

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is 200 good or find some more shop ?

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Originally Posted by MothTRD
is 200 good or find some more shop ?
still high
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MothTRD Aug 12, 2:27am - #245513 

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How much should I pay them ?

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Anonymous Aug 12, 2:28am - #245514 
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60-80
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MothTRD Aug 12, 2:31am - #245515 

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With wheel alignment to ?
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spaztikid Aug 12, 2:37am - #245516 
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got mine for 90 ... took 1 hour...

with alighnment i'd pay 125 - 130
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slidr Aug 12, 2:39am - #245517 

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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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MothTRD Aug 12, 2:44am - #245518 

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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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slidr Aug 12, 2:48am - #245519 

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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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MothTRD Aug 12, 2:50am - #245520 

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I take that person to a nice ass dinner if he want to, haha I pay for everything. haha
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slidr Aug 12, 2:54am - #245521 

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Moth, are those pics in your profile taken from that Celebrity Celica Race?

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MothTRD Aug 12, 2:58am - #245522 

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Yep, On Friday April 16 2004. I had a hard time taking those pic. Those Celica were loud ass hell.
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slidr Aug 12, 3:02am - #245523 

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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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hephaestus Aug 12, 3:04am - #245524 
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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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MothTRD Aug 12, 3:05am - #245525 

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hahaha, yea one of the driving play in Lord Of The Ring.
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slidr Aug 12, 3:20am - #245526 

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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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MothTRD Aug 12, 3:22am - #245527 

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what does it take to drive one of those celica? You have to be white or black ? hahah
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DSGB4LYF23 Aug 16, 8:59pm - #245528 

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I got mines done for $100 even. Took about an hour and a half..
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Polykarb Aug 16, 9:42pm - #245529 

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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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RevMonster Aug 16, 9:47pm - #245530 

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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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MothTRD Aug 17, 4:38am - #245531 

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Got my TRD spring on for 85 dollara, it took about 2 hours.
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