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Old 03-01-2013, 07:05 AM
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Any idea cost of labor for a strut/shock install all four corners? I have all the hardware (bmw performance shock upgrade kit). Would probably go to my trusted indy for this but he has not got back to me on prices yet.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:53 AM
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Any idea cost of labor for a strut/shock install all four corners? I have all the hardware (bmw performance shock upgrade kit). Would probably go to my trusted indy for this but he has not got back to me on prices yet.
Be prepared to pay his regular hourly rate, plus whatever profit he would have made supplying the parts himself.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:13 AM
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Any idea cost of labor for a strut/shock install all four corners? I have all the hardware (bmw performance shock upgrade kit). Would probably go to my trusted indy for this but he has not got back to me on prices yet.

If just shocks 'n' springs, why not do it yourself over the weekend? Nuthin' to it really.....you'll need a few tools & jack stands and learn a few things too. Lots of informative DIY posts/videos available.

Either way you'll need an alignment.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:32 AM
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If just shocks 'n' springs, why not do it yourself over the weekend? Nuthin' to it really.....you'll need a few tools & jack stands and learn a few things too. Lots of informative DIY posts/videos available.

Either way you'll need an alignment.
do it on your own, or get a buddy whose better with wrenches. shocks and springs are easy to do. better than shelling out $90-120/HR for labor.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:35 AM
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I intended on doing it myself but having never done it before and with only having never replaced anything bigger than a waterpump/tstat kinda thing on a car i admit that im a little intimidated by all the DIYS/Videos and the stuff in my manual. How hard do you think it would be and is it a good project to "learn" on without having major consequences if something goes wrong?
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:46 AM
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I intended on doing it myself but having never done it before and with only having never replaced anything bigger than a waterpump/tstat kinda thing on a car i admit that im a little intimidated by all the DIYS/Videos and the stuff in my manual. How hard do you think it would be and is it a good project to "learn" on without having major consequences if something goes wrong?

It's a good beginner project - worst part's accessing the rear top shock mount nuts.

I wrote a more or less extensive DIY for my personal mods - you'll find what you need there. If I missed anything at all, just Google - prob find it right away.

Hey, if you do it, post your own DIY w/photo record! Garage highly recommended for the job w/close proximity to food 'n' beer. Invite some friends....
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:12 AM
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Thanks. Unfortuantely what you see in my picture is my garage (town house complex) o well. Think im gonna give it a crack sometime soon and i will pics. In the middle of restoring some used style 135 rims which i'll finish this weekend. Bring on the Summer! hopefully if i screw it up i can put stuff back together ok enough to limp to the indy!
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Could typically be 150-300 dollars dependent on which shop does it for you.
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Any idea cost of labor for a strut/shock install all four corners? I have all the hardware (bmw performance shock upgrade kit). Would probably go to my trusted indy for this but he has not got back to me on prices yet.
How much did you pay for the shocks. I payed $300 for each. But they are heavy duty shocks
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Could typically be 150-300 dollars dependent on which shop does it for you.
Please let me know the name of the shop that will do all four corners for under $300. I'm subbing all my strut work out to them. I can clear a couple hundred without doing anything!
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Please let me know the name of the shop that will do all four corners for under $300. I'm subbing all my strut work out to them. I can clear a couple hundred without doing anything!
Too bad you in new hampshire, im in california =[
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How much did you pay for the shocks. I payed $300 for each. But they are heavy duty shocks
I payed 400 for all of them. unopened box. I think the original owner bought them during the tischer close out sale but never got around to installing before he totaled the car.
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