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Holy Heck!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Lentsnh, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. Jun 3, 2009 at 5:40 PM
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    Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    $120.00 for compressing my springs with the install of my 5100s.


    How or why could it be so much for just pushing down on a spring?:confused:
     
  2. Jun 3, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    holy heck indeed! i thought mine was bad at $73! man that's rough.

    how's this though... i first asked around for a shop with a spring compressor and was referred to a guy who builds trucks for a living. called him up and told him i needed springs compressed to switch the top plate on to new springs and shocks. he says he'll do it, so i drop them off next day before work. at noon he called me and said he doesn't have the tool to do it. what!?! how do you not have the tool do this!?! worse, how do you not know that you don't have the tool to do this?

    lentsnh, yours probably cost so much cause it took the guy three hours to figure it out.
     
  3. Jun 3, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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    At $120 bucks, you are getting screwed. It should not be more than $65 tops.


    Better yet, you could do it your self for free with a rented spring comressor from your local auto parts store.
     
  4. Jun 3, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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    If there just throwing the spring on the shock, not reinstalling it on your truck that seems kinda steep. Installing new springs only took me probably 35 minutes with the right compressor and tools. Installing it back on my truck was much longer lol. If you think shop time let's say 1 hour of time, mine charges around $75.
     
  5. Jun 3, 2009 at 5:56 PM
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    Why not just go to Auto Zone and use their "Borrow a Tool" program and do it yourself??
     
  6. Jun 3, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    Sounds like your classic hourly rate to me. Probably only took them 15-20 minutes too.
     
  7. Jun 3, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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    My local muffler shop swapped mine for $25 in about 15 min.

    Both sides
     
  8. Jun 3, 2009 at 6:10 PM
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    I haven't done it yet. I just got quotes. This was from a Very respected Tire shop. They are very loyal to their customers... especially us.

    And That makes no sense. You say you have it and then don't have one:confused: Good thing you didn't pay ahead

    NO WAY! Im not going near one of the "renting" Compressor.

    :)

    Yeah I called a local Truck performance shop here and they said its like $70. and then I said when can I come in..... They said Oh sorry ours is screwed up.:confused:

    And they are reinstalling it. Uninstall, put in 5100s, reinstall.

    I value my limbs too much:)
    Well I asked how long it would take them. they said 1 hour to 1 hour and a half. I drove by there today and there was like NO one there (customers).

    And they only quoted me on the switch........... not on the labor
     
  9. Jun 3, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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    Muffler shop that has a spring compressor. Thats weird. But hey you got it done DIRT cheap :thumbsup:

    I have two more shops I will call tomorrow. Hopefully one of the two will give me a better deal
     
  10. Jun 3, 2009 at 10:40 PM
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    my mechanic installed the 5100's, did an oil change for 165.00:D
     
  11. Jun 3, 2009 at 10:41 PM
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    how much was the oil change?
     
  12. Jun 3, 2009 at 10:44 PM
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    20 bucks, i let him install all of the parts i get, it's too cheap to pass up.
     
  13. Jun 3, 2009 at 10:45 PM
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    What?! Than your quote for the suspension was $140
     
  14. Jun 3, 2009 at 10:50 PM
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    yup, take out all old shocks, put in 5100's front and rear.:D he took out my coilovers and put the 5100's back in for free, had to rebuild. come on over and give you a good reason to come to cali.:rolleyes:
     
  15. Jun 3, 2009 at 10:52 PM
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    OH ok............. Uhm Thats a Great deal:eek:



    You didnt say what you got done.

    Thats thr only reason hahaha
     
  16. Jun 3, 2009 at 10:55 PM
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    when i got the 5100's he had to compress the springs on the stock shocks and put the springs on the 5100's, same thing you are trying to do. shop around, i would not pay that much for that
     
  17. Jun 3, 2009 at 10:58 PM
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    I am I have 2 more shops to call tomorrow.
     
  18. Jun 3, 2009 at 11:01 PM
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    have you thought about renting a spring compressor from a auto parts store.
     
  19. Jun 3, 2009 at 11:05 PM
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    YEah I have. Me and Paul (lifesaflaw) were going to do that but he is having money issues

    and I value my limbs too much
     
  20. Jun 3, 2009 at 11:09 PM
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    i hear ya, i wouldn't do it either, dood send me your 5100's and i will send you my complete 5100's if you want.
     
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