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Jan 15, 11:33am - #7376 
spring install cost?

how much did you all pay to have your springs installed...the toyota place here wants to charge me $630 to install and align...i almost crapped myself...i hope it is cheaper...let me know how much to expect to pay and if this is correct (seems high to me)...thanks


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Jan 15, 11:42am - #7377 
Same here, places around here want to charge me about 500-600 for the install. So one of my friends works for Ford and he's gonna help me do it myself.

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Jan 15, 12:42pm - #7378 
It should be around $60. Alignment not included. You should let you spring settle before doing an alignment anyway


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Jan 16, 1:00am - #7379 
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It should be around $60. Alignment not included. You should let you spring settle before doing an alignment anyway
$60.00 bucks, what are you smoking and where can I get me some. No way, not around here. I've called 15 different places, all the same.

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Jan 16, 1:17am - #7380 
Rent some spring compressors and do it yourself its actually not that hard


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Jan 16, 1:47am - #7381 
got mine done for 90$ canadian cash. watched him do it, took about 1 hour at most.


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Jan 16, 1:56am - #7382 
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It should be around $60. Alignment not included. You should let you spring settle before doing an alignment anyway
$60.00 bucks, what are you smoking and where can I get me some. No way, not around here. I've called 15 different places, all the same.

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Sorry, I don't smoke. $60 is what I paid. It takes about an hour. Toyota charges about $35 per hour on labor here in California. I don't know how they could justify $600+ for a two hour job (with alignment)

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Jan 15, 2:10pm - #7383 
here in illinois they charged around 250 something for installing springs (coilovers) no alignment. If you have springs, i suggest you go to the nearest autozone or any auto store and rent a springs compressor, it's free and you only have to deposit 50 dollars, and after you're done they'll give the 50 dollars deposit back. You'll need jackstand if you going to do it yourself, and be really careful, my friends adviced that to me. BTW get some help from friends. that's what i'm doing.

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Jan 15, 4:04pm - #7385 
Quote:
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It should be around $60. Alignment not included. You should let you spring settle before doing an alignment anyway
$60.00 bucks, what are you smoking and where can I get me some. No way, not around here. I've called 15 different places, all the same.

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Sorry, I don't smoke. $60 is what I paid. It takes about an hour. Toyota charges about $35 per hour on labor here in California. I don't know how they could justify $600+ for a two hour job (with alignment)
rofl I was just kidding tony, but yeah that's what i thought and they told me 8 hours of labor.

But anyway i'm gonna do it myself so poo on toyota

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Jan 15, 4:35pm - #7386 
600 bucks! Dont let some rip you a new one, with some help you can do it yourself, its easy, it took me about 2 hours...I didnt have air tools or a lift, just did it the old fashion way.

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Jan 15, 4:38pm - #7387 
My lowering springs(eibach sportlines) were installed free after purchase @ www.mbautosport.com on the 2nd annual meet thumbsup

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