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Old 03-26-2009, 03:09 AM
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just wanna know the reasonable price...thxs
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:22 AM
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they make this thing called a telephone and yellow pages. you look under the automotive section and call your local shops and get prices. then you select the best one. simple right?
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:26 AM
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i knew i'd been doing something wrong this whole time...
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Z04 View Post
they make this thing called a telephone and yellow pages. you look under the automotive section and call your local shops and get prices. then you select the best one. simple right?
OK, but how do I make a "call" that you speak of? Do I open the window and yell it, do I learn the ancient indian art of smoke signals or do close my eyes and wish it? How about you quit using fancy words like that and just help us out?

Next you will probably tell us we should start posting in the correct forums or that we should learn how to spell the word "your"! WTF?

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Originally Posted by Z04 View Post
they make this thing called a telephone and yellow pages. you look under the automotive section and call your local shops and get prices. then you select the best one. simple right?
That's fine and all but, OP what's to know what is reasonable. If he calls a shop and they quote him 40 hours and $3000 for the install, is he to assume that is reasonable? I would think not. His question is valid although is should have been asked in the regional section. This site has really gone to **** with the all of the a-holes and 18 year olds.
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shouldnt be more than $500 for the install
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:03 AM
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Some would charge $100 per corner. That's $400 plus tax, license, fees, blah, blah, blah...oil waste, towel use and whatever kind of BS these guys make up There is a DIY guide here (search first my friend). It should save you cash, you'll know more about your car and the only thing you would have to take it to the shop for is an alignment. When you're done, put your OEM on CL and you'll even have some dinero in you pocket as well. Good luck!
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It depends on what brand and type of coilovers. Some required the diassembly of the OEM units, and reuse of the top cats. This takes additional time. I would say, about $350-$450 including setting the ride height.
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spend a Saturday on it, and learn something about your car by doing it yourself.
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Originally Posted by jekl1000 View Post
OK, but how do I make a "call" that you speak of? Do I open the window and yell it, do I learn the ancient indian art of smoke signals or do close my eyes and wish it? How about you quit using fancy words like that and just help us out?

Next you will probably tell us we should start posting in the correct forums or that we should learn how to spell the word "your"! WTF?
Z04 made a valid statement, in regards to the OP's original question. The OP should've contacted local shops in regards to quotes, THEN, if OP is looking for a reasonable price, state how much he was quoted for and ask if it was decent or not. But, if OP is just asking how much it is, then you should've just called local suspension shops for that, not post a thread in the forums.

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That's fine and all but, OP what's to know what is reasonable. If he calls a shop and they quote him 40 hours and $3000 for the install, is he to assume that is reasonable? I would think not. His question is valid although is should have been asked in the regional section. This site has really gone to **** with the all of the a-holes and 18 year olds.
I'm guessing Z04's words could've been worded in a more approachable manner, but OP's question lacks detail, therefore you get a bold response such as z04 gave.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:03 AM
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I agree with Z04. Type www.yellowpages.com and you will find a few local tuner shop in your area. Ask them how much and that's much accurate than asking somebody here. Most rather tackle that task and install them themselves. You can even call up CarX or wheels and tires shop if they sell shocks/struts. They will give you a price. Probably the best way is to call up a tuner shop since they know better than Joe at CarX who has been working there for a week.
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if you are somewhat mechanically inclined I would say do it yourself.

and whats even better is that it's FREE

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Originally Posted by jubes View Post
Z04 made a valid statement, in regards to the OP's original question. The OP should've contacted local shops in regards to quotes, THEN, if OP is looking for a reasonable price, state how much he was quoted for and ask if it was decent or not. But, if OP is just asking how much it is, then you should've just called local suspension shops for that, not post a thread in the forums.
And I was agreeing with him. And I agree with you for that matter. It just gets old seeing all these people asking the forum to spoon feed them everything they want to know. I made that mistake with my first post and now I know better. Posters need to demonstrate that they have put forth at least a single ounce of effort but have just hit a wall and need help. Then I am happy to share the things I have learned.

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Originally Posted by jekl1000 View Post
And I was agreeing with him. And I agree with you for that matter. It just gets old seeing all these people asking the forum to spoon feed them everything they want to know. I made that mistake with my first post and now I know better. Posters need to demonstrate that they have put forth at least a single ounce of effort but have just hit a wall and need help. Then I am happy to share the things I have learned.
LOL I sooooooo agree with you on some people being spoon fed without actually trying to find it themselves.
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Do it yourself.
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on DIY upgrade.
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Originally Posted by teh215 View Post
This site has really gone to **** with the all of the a-holes and 18 year olds.
A-men!!! I cannot believe how people get off on being A-holes!!!
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A-men!!! I cannot believe how people get off on being A-holes!!!
+1... I think the site should focus less on trying to bash the newb's and more on trying to help.

If you don't feel comfortable pulling the suspension off the car, then try to network with some people on here and see if anyone is close to you. I am sure with all the Z's out there, that you should be able to find someone who would be willing to help tear apart your car for maybe some beer or something.

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I say do it yourself. that's how I save money. if you can't, then start making friends with a shop so they can hook you up brother!

Well, since I'm so busy these days, I paid $125 to put my springs on. it took 4hrs for my mechanic to do it. I wouldn't pay 300-400 for that service. Btw a alignment shop can't align your car, just fix your toe. Unless you have adjustable everything, then they can align.

Sorry for a wierd post
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theres a guy in Tampa that does it from his house for $75
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