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F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) was produced from 2011 - 2016 with LCI updates arriving in 2014. In the US BMW offered a hatchback 5 Series Gran Truismo (F07) and the rest of the world also go a Station Wagon/Touring version F11.

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Old 01-01-2016, 09:39 AM
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H&R Springs

How much did you guys pay to have lowering springs put in your F10?

Have you had any alignment issues?

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Old 01-01-2016, 12:41 PM
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The going rate here in Southern California for spring replacement is $350 (4 hours labor). I had coilovers installed, not just springs, but no alignment issues caused by going aftermarket, nor have I heard of any.
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Old 01-01-2016, 02:49 PM
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Good deal

I was quoted by 3 different shops between $700 & $1200
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Old 01-01-2016, 02:57 PM
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They're not easy to replace. But 1200 is way off.
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Old 01-01-2016, 05:23 PM
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I just got 35mm H&R springs, i paid 4500 dkk(660$) and in denmark the labor is expensive.
My mechanic told me that there was a certain part which should not be opened because of the alignment at the back.
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I was quoted by 3 different shops between $700 & $1200
Price is a function of competition and here in So Cal we have many mod shops which drives prices down. Also, BMW typically quotes 8 hours (ridiculous) so some of the less experienced shops may charge based on those hours.
Maybe try some Boston area shops if the drive isn't too far.
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I have H&R springs installed. The springs cost me, $300, and the install was $200. So in total I spent $500 to have my car lowered.
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I have H&R springs installed. The springs cost me, $300, and the install was $200. So in total I spent $500 to have my car lowered.
That's insane, almost worth the drive to NJ. What type of shop was it?
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Price is a function of competition and here in So Cal we have many mod shops which drives prices down. Also, BMW typically quotes 8 hours (ridiculous) so some of the less experienced shops may charge based on those hours.
Maybe try some Boston area shops if the drive isn't too far.
I am looking down toward Boston now. Thanks.
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They're not easy to replace. But 1200 is way off.
I couldn't agree more.
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Thanks guys for everyone's input. I found a shop down toward Boston that quoted me $450 for the install, plus he had the least expensive price for the springs themselves.
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That's insane, almost worth the drive to NJ. What type of shop was it?
It was actually a friend of my cousin's; he used to own a speed shop but still has a large garage. I was definitely lucky.
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I'm about to get my GT lowered on H&R and yes, locally in SoCal I was quoted $300-$350. Add another $150-$200 for alignment. My question is that all the shops recommend alignment afterwards but I'm curious to know if it's needed or not?
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An alignment check and most likely an alignment is necessary when you lower the car, however you can wait a few weeks to allow the springs to settle before getting the alignment check done.
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I'm about to get my GT lowered on H&R and yes, locally in SoCal I was quoted $300-$350. Add another $150-$200 for alignment. My question is that all the shops recommend alignment afterwards but I'm curious to know if it's needed or not?
The rear suspension on the GT should are air matic thus doesn't require spring and less labor.
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