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      12-10-2009, 06:01 PM   #1959
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MC gave me an insane deal on my bumper install, which took them awhile to fit perfectly, but they were going to charge me an arm and a leg to install my springs. Rueben just looked up the labor charge on the computer, which obviously shows more time than the 1 hour it actually takes. I got my springs installed elsewhere for $250.

What's with all the Houston hating? Yeah, most of Houston isn't the prettiest, but it has a lot more character than most cities and the people are the best of anywhere I've lived or visited.
I do not hate Houston... I originally said that out of exhaustion just kidding around.

Ya everyone just looks it up and finds 5-6 hours labor in the computer I think.

Where did you get the springs put on your car?
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      12-10-2009, 06:02 PM   #1960
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Do you have any technical know-how? Just do it yourself... Takes time but it isn't that bad. I've done it in my garage to all my other cars, but I'm waiting to get rims for this one before I lower it. There are a few DIY's on this also. Maybe call firestone hahaha... It really doesn't take a aftermarket type place to put springs on. The alignment is a different beast though.
Im seriously considering doing it myself but if I can find someone to do it for a fair price its all theirs.
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      12-10-2009, 06:10 PM   #1961
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BMS in Houston wanted to charge me $1k to install my springs...craziness
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      12-10-2009, 06:15 PM   #1962
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Im seriously considering doing it myself but if I can find someone to do it for a fair price its all theirs.
I got it done at DriverSource.
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      12-10-2009, 06:17 PM   #1963
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BMS in Houston wanted to charge me $1k to install my springs...craziness
I was actually quoted (it was so nuts, I saved the email) $1440 to install springs, mount new tires, and do an alignment.
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      12-10-2009, 06:53 PM   #1964
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I got it done at DriverSource.
How are those guys? I've been meaning to check them out
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      12-10-2009, 07:21 PM   #1965
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Its finally here

Here are some quick pictures of the car. Ill try and get some better ones soon. Who wants to help me put my springs on the car?! ha
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How are those guys? I've been meaning to check them out
I like 'em and will be having them install a few more things in the next couple of weeks. Steve Ott runs the shop side and knows what he's doing. Interestingly, Aaron who worked in Joel Swanson's old shop, Bavarian Hyper Sports before it closed down, now works over at Driver Source, which I thought was cool. He actually remembered my car.
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thatarchitect,

I almost forgot to mention: Kevin Dubois can also do the spring installs for you at his shop in Lewisville, TX. He did all my installs for my mods on my M3, and charged me a hell of a good price.

I'm assuming that he'd charge you well below $300 for the install on your springs, and he'll do an excellent job, since he's already proven himself to me, and to many customers of his. He may not be able to the alignment, but he can definitely do the springs for you.

Please PM me if you'd like me to get you in touch with him. Thanks.

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$250 for spring install and alignment. LMK
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$250 for spring install and alignment. LMK
Sweet!

Jerry's awesome!
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Sweet!

Jerry's awesome!
Yep. He's my installer. Now I just gotta figure out what size rears. I am thinking 285/30 right now. This car is how it would look.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=299505

The only thing I am worried about is that he has Nittos on this car and I think I will get the hankook special PY SPeed has going right now. I have heard Nittos fit better bc they are more rounded.
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i'm baaaaaaaaaacckkk!
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Um...re-ban please. JK... wb
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Um...re-ban please. JK... wb
whateva...just let me try to slang my car on here then you can permaban me. i'm going to the dark side. GT-R.
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Here are some quick pictures of the car. Ill try and get some better ones soon. Who wants to help me put my springs on the car?! ha
Great pics!! Lovin' the AW!
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whateva...just let me try to slang my car on here then you can permaban me. i'm going to the dark side. GT-R.
I think I will skip the GTR and go 997 Turbo... After I buy a house next march.
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I think I will skip the GTR and go 997 Turbo... After I buy a house next march.
here's my plan: buy a 2010 from trophy nissan thru jotech, have kenny do the following right away -
C) JOTECH GTR770 Package:
Approx. 640-670whp

Includes:
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then i'll walk turbo porsche's around any track
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here's my plan: buy a 2010 from trophy nissan thru jotech, have kenny do the following right away -
C) JOTECH GTR770 Package:
Approx. 640-670whp

Includes:
Upgrade Garrett GT800R Twin Turbos x2
Greddy Front Mount Intercoolers x2
800cc Injectors x6
Greddy Racing Titanium Exhaust System
HKS GT600 Kit:
HKS Stainless Downpipes x2
HKS Wastegate Actuators x2
HKS Premium Suction Kit
HKS Fuel Pumps x2
HKS Fuel Pressure Regulator
HKS Midpipe
HKS R35 EVC 6 Boost Controler
HKS Blow Off Valves
HKS Intercooler Pipe Kit
HKS Iridium Plugs
HKS Pressure Release Computer
HKS GT600 Emblem
K & N Filters
Cobb AP
Baseline Dyno Before & After
All Neccessary Fluids & Hardware
Jotech Custom Tune

then i'll walk turbo porsche's around any track
Not unless I do some mod's I Just don't feel like modding the M anymore.
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Great pics!! Lovin' the AW!
thanks. Im hoping to get some mods done soon!
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So Blake, I see you've taken your free time to some Datsun forums
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So Blake, I see you've taken your free time to some Datsun forums
i've been around here, too, as we all know. but yes, i've been trolling some datsun forums lately. i'm bored with the m3, time for something with a little more power potential. i considered a 997TT, but i'd rather go for something with higher power potential. warranty or not, i like the gt-r.
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