$300 Damn!!!

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  1. M.O.E

    M.O.E Active Member

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    I called my local speed shop to get my steeda springs installed. They said around $300 about 5 hour labor?
    She was going by what the computer said.

    I rember back in the day when I had my maxima and paid 80 from a shop that is no longer around. :-[

    I'll pay it cause I need this 4x4 look to go away!! I bought my spring's two year's ago (wish i whould have bought H&R) for the 5.0 but since i'm trading my bro car's, I'll just put them on my cobra.

    Hopfully it drops it's where I can notice?
     
  2. 94twinscrew

    94twinscrew Active Member

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    5 hours?!!....holy freakin slow!! :lame: Most guys can do a complete swap in uder 2 hours.....hell,that's how long it took my friend and I on mine,and we did it on a scissor lift. I would look elsewhere if it were me. The steeda's are a 1.5" drop right? Or did you get the 1" ones?
     
  3. M.O.E

    M.O.E Active Member

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    Steeda sports... 1.5

    She quoted me at that. The problem with living in albuquerque NM Is their is not a to many shop's around. It suck's!!
     
  4. DropTopPony

    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    damn me and my friend did it in the driveway with a jack in 1.5 hours so thats 3 total without a lift.
    try and get them down...atleast get them to 4 hrs
     
  5. Suspect

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    damn! i can swap the rears in less than 20-30 min. gotta be some local peeps that can help out and get it done on a weekend.
     
  6. M.O.E

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    I just checked steeda's website, and it say's about 4 hour install.
    I'll see what i can do to only pay at least 4 hours.
     
  7. SvtBlack95

    SvtBlack95 Well-Known Member

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    if you have basic mechanics tools and have some idea how to take them out and install the new ones then you should do it yourself with a freind... you might run into a couple of stubborn bolts here and there but its easy all together
     
  8. Lightning Struck

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    Heh, I paid 100 bucks for mine :)
     
  9. scarface

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    I did mine all the way around in 1.5 hours by myself in my garage with no lift.
     
  10. GDawg

    GDawg Well-Known Member

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    Damn... you guys need to go down and do his springs for him... :hammer:

    $80...? That's like one hour of labor. They spend at least 30 minutes pulling it in and getting coffee... :rant:

    ;D
     
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    if you were local, me and a friend would do it for a $100 and have it done in 2 hours...
     
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    where are you located? just in case
     
  13. CobraRed_96_GT

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    werd, I did mine in 5 hours alone (only getting help for 10 mins worth of spring removal so i dont kill myself) and i put in shocks/struts too!
    If you live near me i could show you how to do it and give ya a hand, it's really not that hard. I did it w/ a lift, but it's def. not required - instead of lowering the car's a-arms on stands to compress it you jack it up w/ a jack.

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  14. Twista

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    anyone in illinois thats good with cars lol??
     
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    Where at in Illinois? A bunch of people live in Missourii and have done springs. Ive taken my fronts in and out about 4 times with just me and my dad and a jack. My drop is about 2 inches
     
  16. fixthedoor

    fixthedoor Well-Known Member

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    Solution:

    Read up on it (online or buy a manual)
    Rent some spring compressors from your local parts store
    If need be buy a jack and stands
    Do the work

    Worst case scenario you have to spend $100 to do it yourself, unless of course you screw something up, but the job is easy and straightforward.
     
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    I actually just took mine in today to have my prokit put on. they quoted me 3 hrs at $69 per hour=$207. Thats a little more than I wanted to pay but it's freakin cold here right now and I would have to do it outside.
     
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    Thanks for the offer! I live in New Mexico.
    I just droped the car off this moring so im paying out the ass :eek:utofcloset:
     
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    wow theres got to be at least one other shop around you to get a quote from....thats insane for springs... no one you know can help you out??