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bozodaklown
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Nebraska, USA
Dec 29, 7:08pm - #361295 
Ok went to friendly neighborhood bodyshop...

I recently got kaminari front and rear w/ wings west sides. I went to bodyshop for an estimate for installing and painting my bodykit. He looked the kit over to see how much work will be involved. The shop's estimate came to 1375, thats dollars. I bout shit my pants, when people here are like 500 to 600 max. Not many body shops in Nebraska so what should I do 1)keep looking or 2)bite the bullet and pay the man.

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fonz182
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Hayward / UCD, CA
Dec 29, 7:11pm - #361296 
500 and 600 for paint & painting only. not install and everything. still it seems high

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BReakinDrifTs
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Valencia, CA
Dec 29, 7:28pm - #361297 
Thats too much

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narcolepsy123456
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nc, usa
Dec 29, 7:51pm - #361298 
that's a bit high. you should be looking at 1000 tops to do it all unless they quoted you a price with blending, b/c it's around 1800 to do the complete exterior of your car at my friend's shop.

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blitzceli
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orange park florida
Dec 29, 8:55pm - #361299 
have them paint, then install it yourself. It will be a lot cheaper


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Dec 29, 8:57pm - #361300 
Originally Posted by blitzceli
have them paint, then install it yourself. It will be a lot cheaper


Yeah I agree. Installing is easy. Its just screws and clips.

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San Diego, CA
Dec 29, 9:25pm - #361301 
^^^and time. fuck having to pay someone install a kit for you. thats something you should take pride in doing. leave the painting to them which would serious drop the total price thumbsup


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Live42day
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Dec 29, 9:32pm - #361302 
If I were you I would spend the money to have it blended. If you give them the parts to paint and you get them home and install them, the paint could be of a shade or so off. Having it bleded would assure you that it would match the rest of the car. But, it is more $ because you are basically repainting the whole car.


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i wanted to get the vac gauge because it constantly moves. more of a race feel i think
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SilvrGTS
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Tampa Florida
Dec 30, 12:09pm - #361303 
no way, dont pay that much, come to florida and get it done, very cheap down here and they do a good job to thumbsup

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AZZKIKR
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ATL GA
Dec 30, 12:11pm - #361304 
as stated above...$1000 tops

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celicadragon
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Pittsburgh, PA
Dec 30, 2:20pm - #361305 
i would never pay anyone to install unless it needed serious work but kam kits are a bolt on if its real so pay for paint and take a day to put it on


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DSGB4LYF23
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Tulsa, OK
Dec 30, 3:18pm - #361306 
Put the kit on yourself, Ley them paint it...

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Dec 30, 3:34pm - #361307 
I was just talking about having it blended to match. Not install. Hell yeah install it yourself. thumbsup


Originally posted by RICOGT:
i wanted to get the vac gauge because it constantly moves. more of a race feel i think
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