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Install shocks price

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 85yote09taco, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Mar 10, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    85yote09taco

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    Alright so I ordered my OME shocks front and rear. I'm going to be installing the rear shocks myself but I do not want to deal with hassel of doing the front because I have no experience with a spring compressor. So with that said I stopped by a 4x4 shop to see what they would charge to install two front shocks, The guy quoted me at $350 :eek:. I'm sorry but that is salty. Maybe the guy misunderstood me??? But what do you think would be a fair price for something like that or am I just being a cheap a$$?
     
  2. Mar 10, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Depending on the shop you go to, the prices seem to range from $250 to $500 for the fronts.
     
  3. Mar 10, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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    crf69

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    ummm yeah
    if we were closer i would install them for a bottle of windsor canadian.....half gallon that is
     
  4. Mar 10, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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    i'll say 1.5 hours for each side,so probably 250.00 to 325.00 ,all depends on the labor rate
     
  5. Mar 10, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    Oh ok maybe I'll learn to use a spring compressor!!
     
  6. Mar 10, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    These threads bug me....my $0.02
     
  7. Mar 10, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    autozone 50 bucks.....return and get money back......wear a helmet and motocross chest protector while using the compressor....
     
  8. Mar 10, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    we are here to help


    we were complete noobs once:D
     
  9. Mar 10, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    people like you bug me, because I get on here and have to be half afraid to ask for someone's opion because someone else has to make them feel like a dumb a$$. So you can have your 0.02 and save for something good to say to someone once in a while.
     
  10. Mar 10, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    Thanks guys for the help, but I get mad when some genious gets on here and knows everything. I'm not even gonna ask how to use a spring compressor, I'll figure it out, sorry to waste everyones time.
     
  11. Mar 10, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    Sorry, you're right! I know we are all there once. Bad day! My apologies! I have actually have an install thread. GL
     
  12. Mar 10, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    I used my 1/2" drive pnuematic gun on the compressor.
     
  13. Mar 10, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    Alright thanks for the input, as I am a noob.
     
  14. Mar 10, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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  15. Mar 10, 2011 at 7:14 PM
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    i used a gear wrench....as i like to wrench:D

    popeye arms for the win:)
     
  16. Mar 10, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    cool thanks man! I'll check it out now
     
  17. Mar 10, 2011 at 7:18 PM
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    I'm a scrawney little shit so I couldn't do that!:D
     
  18. Mar 10, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    You'll get it dude, GL, I did it with a shitty ass spring compressor in about 3 or 4 hours, just following an install thread chris wrote a long time ago. Were all here to help, give it a go!
     
  19. Mar 10, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    yeah save money!!! woot!!!$$$$$
     
  20. Mar 10, 2011 at 7:26 PM
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    Thanks for the build thread, it will definately help. Yes I do use the search button but when I'm reading through hundreds of pages to get a little somewhere because of conversations on the threads it seems to get annoying. I try to read others build threads but rarely get in depth pictures on what I want to perform. I appreciate the help and appoligize for the rant. I mean I've been a member for over a year and rarely post before doing my investigation.
     
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