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Well this week i'm planning on ordering my springs, but any local shops I call are telling me anywhere from $225 - $240 for H&R sport springs and another $200 for installation. Anyways I found the springs at www.afsmotorsports.com for $180 shipped so I think I will purchase my springs from them, but now for installation. I called two places and both are telling me $200 for installation of springs. DAMN THAS CRAZZZZY!!when i see people here saying they got them done for $80 to $100 bucks..Anyone know any good place around the DC metro area that can install springs for less than $200???
 

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Try to find some performance shop. You can install them around $100. If you take it to the mechanic shop, they'll charge some $$. Good luck!!
 

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i think it's about supply and demand. competition is tight in LA area that's why it's sooo cheap. here in san jose area, the prices i got are all around 140 bucks
 

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They are right, I paid 140 because not many shops do it in my area. good luck!
 

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I got mine installed for $100. I guess it really depends on the area.
 

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TLover8888 said:
have you tried regular tire places and car dealers?
I tried some local joints and none would install the springs since I didn't buy them from them! I'm in the same boat as Escamar. I keep getting quotes for about $200.

My father in law builds hot rods, so I'm hoping he can help me out, or at least can let me borrow the tools so I can attempt is myself (that should make Austin happy!).
 

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I paid 90 for the labor. (replacing springs, sways, strut bar) I think that was really good deal!!! :bigok:
 

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ok i finally got my springs and now i need to find a place...
some of the prices i got are

$200
$260
$360
$660

along with alignment is there anything else i need to get done once i install the springs..also does anyone know how our tires are supposed to be rotated....
 

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Escamar said:
ok i finally got my springs and now i need to find a place...
some of the prices i got are

$200
$260
$360
$660

along with alignment is there anything else i need to get done once i install the springs..also does anyone know how our tires are supposed to be rotated....
200 with alignment seems ok. but they will do the alignment right after installing the springs? that's too soon right? coz' the springs will take some time (at least 2 weeks) to settle.

it says in the manual how to rotate stock tires. let's say the pessenger front, you will then put it in pessenger rear, then driver front, then driver rear, etc.... that's if you have stock tires or in general non-directional tires

if you have directional tires you can only rotate between front and rear
 

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200 with alignment seems ok. but they will do the alignment right after installing the springs? that's too soon right? coz' the springs will take some time (at least 2 weeks) to settle.

it says in the manual how to rotate stock tires. let's say the pessenger front, you will then put it in pessenger rear, then driver front, then driver rear, etc.... that's if you have stock tires or in general non-directional tires

if you have directional tires you can only rotate between front and rear

so i should wait a couple wks b4 i get alignment done....i just thought that is sumthin that needs to be done right away..thanks for the info...
 

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well, *ideally*, you should do alignment twice, once right after you install the springs (that will correct any immediate errors) and once after the springs settle (which should be around a month at most).

now installing springs on our cars aren't that hard, and normall it shouldn't affect the alignment in great deal. PLUS, our stock tires are pretty "hard" to begin with so even if you alignment is out, the tires should be able to deal with it for a while. that's why i said you might be better off just do it after the springs settle.

let me use my case for reference. i installed my springs, and i drove over 2k miles and 4 weeks, before i went to get alignment done. results showed that pretty much everything was still within spec before i got alignment done, except the camber. i still have negative camber even now, but it has been over 6k miles and my tires STILL don't have uneven wear.
 

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rominl said:
well, *ideally*, you should do alignment twice, once right after you install the springs (that will correct any immediate errors) and once after the springs settle (which should be around a month at most).

now installing springs on our cars aren't that hard, and normall it shouldn't affect the alignment in great deal. PLUS, our stock tires are pretty "hard" to begin with so even if you alignment is out, the tires should be able to deal with it for a while. that's why i said you might be better off just do it after the springs settle.

let me use my case for reference. i installed my springs, and i drove over 2k miles and 4 weeks, before i went to get alignment done. results showed that pretty much everything was still within spec before i got alignment done, except the camber. i still have negative camber even now, but it has been over 6k miles and my tires STILL don't have uneven wear.

thanks...ill see how the alignment is once i get my springs installed..
 

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thanks...ill see how the alignment is once i get my springs installed..
sure, drive the car out on a straight road and do 50mph. let go of the steering wheel and see if your car goes in certain direction :)
 

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Escamar said:
ok i finally got my springs and now i need to find a place...
some of the prices i got are

$200
$260
$360
$660
$660???? WTF shop could justify charging that much for a spring install? For that price, that better include the springs themselves, along with a 4-wheel alignment...
 

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My local acura dealer charges me $120 per spring to install, that makes it $480 for all 4 :wired:
 

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$660???? WTF shop could justify charging that much for a spring install? For that price, that better include the springs themselves, along with a 4-wheel alignment...


well alignment is included but no the springs...that place does work on alot of german and exotic cars...
 
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