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Old 11-08-2010, 05:50 PM   #1
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Lowering Springs..what should I pay to install

Looking at so many different makes but what should I pay to have them installed. Dealer told me today $600.00... I believe thats with alignment but he told me I need different bolts and other items...But to me thats pretty high...what have you all paid?

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Old 11-08-2010, 06:07 PM   #2
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A decent shop that's done springs before can do a complete swap in about 3hrs, 4hrs TOPS. Figure their shop time times 3-4 hrs, then add the price of alignment ~$75. You should be looking at under $400. $600 is WAY too high.

Had mine done for $260 but that was at a friends tire shop. The guy that did my springs had done a few G8's so he's was familiar with the process. He used one of the existing bolts on the car to get the camber right. Forgot which ones though.
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:39 PM   #3
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$600 is way too much.

I think somewhere it the neighborhood of $150-250 is fair. For $600 you could buy a compressor, air tools, jackstands, do it in your own garage in a few hours max, and still have enough left for an alignment.
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:44 PM   #4
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Thats what I thought...the guy at the dealership mentioned that I needed new bolts because the lowering springs would not allow the stock ones to be used. Anyone know what they were talking about.
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:51 PM   #5
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Thats what I thought...the guy at the dealership mentioned that I needed new bolts because the lowering springs would not allow the stock ones to be used. Anyone know what they were talking about.
There are camber alignment bolts for like $30, but from what I've read, the regular 1" to 1.25" lowering springs don't need it.
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:53 PM   #6
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$400-500, or DIY and have an excuse to get something else!
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:56 PM   #7
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Payed $150 for the install..
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:53 PM   #8
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changing springs really isnt a diy task unless you have the right spring compressor and you know how to properly use it, and those crappy rental compressors arent worth a broken orbital or very least broken nose, seen it happen all too often by first timers
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:48 PM   #9
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Had coilovers, swaybars, toe rods, and trailing arms and pending parts installed for $450. For $600.00 no way
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installed my own in my garage in about 4-5 hours, no spring compressor needed. I would say it shouldn't cost more than $300-4350.
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:29 AM   #11
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Had lowering springs, front and rear sway bars, adjustable end links, and an alignment done for $540, and I thought that was a bit pricey.
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No more than $400...including alignment.
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Old 11-09-2010, 12:42 PM   #13
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Looking at so many different makes but what should I pay to have them installed. Dealer told me today $600.00... I believe thats with alignment but he told me I need different bolts and other items...But to me thats pretty high...what have you all paid?

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WAAAYYYY to much. $300-400 is more like it including the alignment.
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Well I live in Pensacola and I am being told $800. I wish I could find some to do it for $400.00. All I have is lowering kit and sway bars...
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