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      01-15-2009, 12:57 PM   #1
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Springs swap - fair price for labor...

What’s up guys!!! Hope all is well. I got my RDSport springs yesterday and was wondering what is the fair price for R&R on them on our E9X? Exclude the alignment charges please

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Any good places in San Francisco Bay Area to do the swap?
Check out Sonic Motorsports in Mountain View, they do great work and we use them for all of our project cars.
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Just gave them a call. Might go do it tomorrow afternoon. I cant wait :-)



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What do you mean might? You mean you will go do it tomorrow afternoon
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Can anyone recommend some good shops in the OC/LA area?
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What do you mean might? You mean you will go do it tomorrow afternoon
^^ Agreed. And post up some pics! It's gonna look great.
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Might have to be in meetings all day tomorrow... We'll c!!! If it would be my choice... I would drive up to Mountain View right now. Darwin (sp???) offered me a 1PM appointment today!!! Damn family... Need to earn food for them


I'll post some pics! i have LC Lemans on the car right now w 10 mm spacers on the back. The RDS should make them look just right ;-) Cant wait...

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^^ Agreed. And post up some pics! It's gonna look great.
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No tools = will have to pay :-(

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Good to know! Thanks!
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That's pretty impressive that you can do your own 4-wheel alignment.
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That's pretty impressive that you can do your own 4-wheel alignment.

But seriously, I can't believe how many guys don't get their cars aligned after suspension work. Smart (and fast) way to burn through a $1,000 set of tires.
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Must do alignment!!! The reason I said "please exclude the alignment estimate" is because I have my good friends shop do that for me. He is too freaking busy though to put my car on the rack for 2-3 hours to do the actual spring installation





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But seriously, I can't believe how many guys don't get their cars aligned after suspension work. Smart (and fast) way to burn through a $1,000 set of tires.
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Must do alignment!!! The reason I said "please exclude the alignment estimate" is because I have my good friends shop do that for me. He is too freaking busy though to put my car on the rack for 2-3 hours to do the actual spring installation
Sorry I didn't mean to jump to the conclusion that you specifically were ignoring alignment. But I do know of other guys who ignore alignment.
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But seriously, I can't believe how many guys don't get their cars aligned after suspension work. Smart (and fast) way to burn through a $1,000 set of tires.
I hear to wait 2-3 weeks as springs "settle" so isn't an alignment worthless right after springs?
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Yes..... you want to wait several weeks or about 1k miles for everything to settle in before you get an alignment. But don't forget the alignment!!!
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