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What should I pay for spring installation? I was quotes over $200, which seemed high considering I can get the springs for $160.

I have no tools other than a socket wrench set and screw drivers, so doing it myself seems out of the question.
 

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Try local performance shop. You can installed them less than 100. I installed my spring, sways, strut bar for 90. ;)
 

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J-DIDDY:
Usually under $100, just talk em down. Or you could DIY :D

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rominl:
Don't you DARE expect anything different :). I don't write those faqs for no reason ya know :D. Yes...springs are coming soon.

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If I may interject.... spring install is more involving than the average joe like me would like to undertake. I hope no one launches a spring into his face by accident while installing them.

Go to a performance shop. It really shouldn't cost more than $100 to have springs and/or shocks installed. $80 is a good price.
 

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Bebber said:
I hope no one launches a spring into his face by accident while installing them.
That cracked me up! That is exactly what would happen to me too. Hell, I practically impaled myself this weekend while washing my wife's Mountaineer (slipped off the back bumper, but caught myself be ramming my sternum into the rear wiper housing).

I think I'll be paying someone else to do it.

Thanks for the help everyone!
 

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yeah using the spring compressor COULD be very dangerous if you don't do it right. you are compressing the springs (remember, those springs hold up the whole 3500lb) so you can install it, and there are tons of energy stored in the spring compressor. if you don't do it right and it got relesed. you are looking for disaster.
 

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rominl said:
yeah using the spring compressor COULD be very dangerous if you don't do it right. you are compressing the springs (remember, those springs hold up the whole 3500lb) so you can install it, and there are tons of energy stored in the spring compressor. if you don't do it right and it got relesed. you are looking for disaster.
Let me add one more thing. Back spring's pretty easy if you have spring compressor but front needs to be careful. It's slightly longer so some of spring compressor doesn't even fit.
 

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Bebber:
Bebber said:
If I may interject.... spring install is more involving than the average joe like me would like to undertake. I hope no one launches a spring into his face by accident while installing them.

Go to a performance shop. It really shouldn't cost more than $100 to have springs and/or shocks installed. $80 is a good price.
Wimp! :D. It's not THAT hard...ask jyang411, I helped him do it in 5.5 hours :D.

rominl and songoku:
The spring compressor you can rent for free from Autozone has a safety on it for a reason :). And I haven't heard of someone getting one that doesn't fit :dunno:

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If your definition of "wimp" includes having the foresight to take my car to a professional to have the springs and shocks installed, taking less than two-hours of my time for the procedure, having a nice extended lunch during that two-hour wait, having a guarantee that the job is done right, not having to borrow installation equipment, and not having to worry about the remote possibility of jamming a spring into my face, all at the insignificant cost of $80..... well, then yes I submit you may be correct. Or did you mean "intelligent"?;)
 

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Bebber:
No I'm pretty sure I meant wimp ;)

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Whatever you say, my friend. I will endure your verbal slings and arrows.

Just don't let this "do-it-yourself" craze get too far out of hand. You vaguely remind me of Tim the toolman Taylor. Arrrgh Arrrgh Arrgh. Austin, even if you have the ability to safely and successfully execute every project you undertake, you must agree with me that not everyone else out here in AcuraWorld can make that boast. For that reason, I wouldn't recommend that the average person on this board do something semi-risky like installing springs.

Now for an announcement from Binford tools.....j/k. hehe.
 

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haha... i can't help but join this thread.. yeah.. austin helped me get mine done..it didn't take that long.. NO POWER TOOLS! we coulda stripped alotta time off..if we didn't have trouble with a rounded hex..

anyhoo.. i'd get help with someone who's done it before.. but once you do it.. you know how..so it's not that bad anymore..

oh,..austin, thnx bud. for the help with the springs..etc..
 

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Bebber:
Ha ha ha ha ha touche. I agree. I guess it comes from my not knowing anything about cars, then starting to work on them, and doing everything myself. So from my point of view, with a little research and work you can do just about anything yourself (no engine swaps etc...that's a wee bit too hard) in terms of bolt-ons and quasi bolt-ons (springs being the latter). I totally agree that not everyone has the technical ability to do so. I do want them to at least entertain the idea...then they can assess for themselves if they can do it or not. Take amirsafdari's post about taking 11 hours to install his AEM CAI with the turney clicky thing :) (ratchet wrench). He should not try this. But take jyang411...he had no clue how to do it...but we did it easily enough. And he really got into it and figured out how to do it etc etc. I won't stop giving the option of DIY, but if I know someone has no clue how to do this kind of stuff, or they make it clear they don't, I'll give other advice. And if I was Tim Taylor I'd have a 300hp impact wrench doing it, which I wish I had :D.

Jyang411:
Hell yeah man it was fun...plus I know you'll help me with the NOS and the headers :D.

J-Diddy:
Can't think of when I'll be up around there...making an East Coast trip this summer up to NJ...but Cleveland...hmmm...

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