Reality check - price out of line?

Discussion in 'Suspension and Brakes' started by krazyrabbit, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. krazyrabbit

    krazyrabbit Active Member

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    I went to a Mustang specific garage in my area to get a quote on installing my suspension upgrades to my '96 GT. Because I have a vert, I do want to get a subframe connector installed. The guy quoted me 24 hours labor at $76.50 per hour, and $470 for parts for a lower and inner install. That comes to about $2300.

    And that's only for the connectors! I've still got CC plates, upper arms, shocks, struts, blah, blah, blah.

    Is this insane? I know this mechanic is well known, and is apparently very good, but this price seems high.
     
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    ElrodKTPQ_89 Well-Known Member

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    I personally wouldn't pay that much to have it done. I'd try to beg a friend to help me out on it and save that money. I was gonna have a shop install my I-beams and frame notch in my F-150 and they wanted almost twice what I paid for the parts just to install em. I wound up doing it myself I just had to get an extra hand and have plenty of tools for it.
     
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    Since when does it take 24 hours to install subframe connectors...?? Holy Jesus.


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  4. Tony

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    yea those will just bolt right in. really easy install. i'd find anyone that can just give you a hand and diy. save the $$.
     
  5. CC'S95GT

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    A muffler shop should be able to knock out the SFC in just a couple hours
     
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    are we talking through-floor connectors or bolt-ins?? I heard not to bother with bolt ins myself. I had my subframe connectors installed at the same time that they installed the air ride setup, welded in the connectors and then undercoated the car and I didn't pay that much in labor(true story).

    Should be 3-4 hrs at the most for standard weld-ins I would think.
     
  7. Ferocious

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    If these are regular weld in subframes, I would not pay more than $200.

    $2300 is pretty insulting if you ask me. I'd probably tell that guy to go **** himself.
     
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    Good lord for $2300 Ill come and install everything for you.
     
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    Shit is drive out there, install them, AND pay for parts for $2300. Lol


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    Seriously lol! That price is insane.
     
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    Maybe you got the 'female special'. That's price gouging at its finest. My cage guys does them with 4 hrs labor, your parts, or he can charge you $250 if he gets them.
     
  12. Musturd

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    Yea most places around here it's 400-500 installed that's with us supplying the subframe connectors
     
  13. justinschmidt1

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    haha woww...thats some pretty serious rape there

    Tell that guy to **** himself
     
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    Jesus.. I expected 300 plus, but $2300? Omg.. stay far away from that place
     
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    I am not kidding that I had my air-ride, connectors and undercoating for less then that. 24 hrs - is he going to repaint the entire car while its there as well?
     
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    Hell I really would do the work for you, your about 3ish hours away from me though lol.
     
  17. chaos254

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    24 hours labor to weld on subframe connectors??? what a piece of shit. I paid $150 to have mine installed. Any shop that can weld should be able to install them. Please don't buy anything from them, that's just flat out stealing

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    +1 to what everyone has said. Tell that guy to go pound sand
     
  19. justinschmidt1

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    Put them on blast what shop was it where are they located

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  20. MustangChris

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    I'd go as far as to leave google reviews for the shop. that's trying to take advantage of you.