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Am I being Screwed Here? #62755 Nov 24, 12:22pm Nov 24, 12:22pm
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Am I being Screwed Here?
One of the only "tuner" body shops in AZ gave me a quote to install my lowering springs and grounding wries in my car. He said that he'll sell me the Sport line Eibach springs for $234 and the grounding kit for $100, and install them for $150-200. When I asked him why It cost so much he said it was hard to put the springs in because they would have to take off my whole bumper. Now does this sound right to you guys or am I just making this out to be mor than it is? And if I'm right how much sould it cost? confused confused

Re: Am I being Screwed Here? [Re: illsmokeu] #62756 Nov 24, 12:23pm Nov 24, 12:23pm
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u don't have to take the bumper off for either one of those installs...if he told you that price he should be someone close to it thumbsup

Re: Am I being Screwed Here? [Re: trog2233] #62757 Nov 24, 12:27pm Nov 24, 12:27pm
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Originally Posted by trog2233
u don't have to take the bumper off for either one of those installs...if he told you that price he should be someone close to it thumbsup


So how much do you think it would be? should I take it to a body shop to get another Quote?

Re: Am I being Screwed Here? [Re: illsmokeu] #62758 Nov 24, 12:31pm Nov 24, 12:31pm
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i'm not sure what the price of eibach springs cost? but at the shop i used to work at we charged $150 for install of springs too...thats a decent price i just dont' know why they told you they need to take the bumper off? confused

Re: Am I being Screwed Here? [Re: illsmokeu] #62759 Nov 24, 12:33pm Nov 24, 12:33pm
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The bumper B S is just that B S , I did those installs my self so I didn't pay nothing. The spring install is a little involved (especially in the rear) so $150.00 is not a bad price.

Too bad yer in AZ. and not So.Cal because I'd do t for you fer beer.


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Re: Am I being Screwed Here? [Re: CID498] #62760 Nov 24, 12:39pm Nov 24, 12:39pm
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Originally Posted by CID498
The bumper B S is just that B S , I did those installs my self so I didn't pay nothing. The spring install is a little involved (especially in the rear) so $150.00 is not a bad price.

Too bad yer in AZ. and not So.Cal because I'd do t for you fer beer.


Thanx for the input guys, but yea Az isint to big on After market cars. Just Life insurance and snow birds

Re: Am I being Screwed Here? [Re: illsmokeu] #62761 Nov 24, 5:49pm Nov 24, 5:49pm
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You don't have to take the bumper off. Your friendly neighborhood shop is either bs'ing or misinformed. You will have to take some panels out of the trunk to get to the shock mount. Like the person above said its a lil' work getting the back springs in but I'd do it for some beer also if ya lived in Florida.


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Re: Am I being Screwed Here? [Re: illsmokeu] #62762 Nov 24, 6:54pm Nov 24, 6:54pm
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My spring install was 150...took them freakin forever to get it done though...I was at the shop for a good 4 or 5 hours.

Re: Am I being Screwed Here? [Re: CooKie_MoNsTeR2k] #62763 Nov 24, 7:12pm Nov 24, 7:12pm
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hmmm...
while i was in high school, i took apart my front struts/shocks from my car within 20 minutes(with shop and air tools).
the rear ones took a little longer. but it wasn't too bad with the tools/hoist provided.
probably took 3 hours total.


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Re: Am I being Screwed Here? [Re: illsmokeu] #62764 Nov 24, 8:30pm Nov 24, 8:30pm
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buy the grounding kit somewhere else and do it your self, those kits are like 40 bucks and install takes under and hour. I dont know about the springs though

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