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      12-26-2012, 10:29 PM   #1
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Spring job cost...

Just wanting to check and see what you guys paid to have your springs changed on the car. I been quoted 4hours of labor for about 800 bucks.

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      12-26-2012, 10:37 PM   #2
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Just wanting to see what everybody paid for replacing their springs. I been quoted 4 hours 800 bucks

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      12-26-2012, 10:41 PM   #3
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Holy rip off. EAS quoted me $250 but I can get it cheaper in LA.
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      12-26-2012, 11:22 PM   #4
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Jeeez,thats way too much even including alignment !
$250-$300 should be enough unless you are getting them installed by the stealer .
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      12-27-2012, 12:29 AM   #6
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I thought that would be a lot I'll check around more thanx
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I thought that's too much I'll check around
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Too much. Try someone else. For $800 you can drive to Malek here in SOCAL; he can do a fantastic job, get intrenched with his knowledge, and his enthusiasm for BMW.
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800! That's absurd!
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Got my installed for $250.
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Installing springs is pretty easy. Do you have a friend that has done it before that can help you out? If you are mechanically adept you can just follow a DIY and do it yourself.

The 250 quote from EAS is what i would consider a reasonable price (actually a pretty good price considering they are a well known reputable shop). A random shop would probably do it for 150-200
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jeez they see you rolling an m3 they hating lol j/k
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      12-27-2012, 02:17 AM   #13
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I'd say $300-$350 is the going rate. Any more is too much
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I paid 150 for mine
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$150-200
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I believe half of that is what it should be.
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$150-200
You cant get a shop to fart in your direction for that
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why is this thread in the pictures category?
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no way a spring install should be that much at all.
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I have noticed that shops specializing in M3 / BMW will charge around $300 because they can install springs very quickly. "Race" shops or those without a lot of M3 experience will trend towards $1000. It's a surprising range but, as with anything, once you learn the install "tricks" you can do the work much quicker / cheaper.
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Most shops will charge 4-6 hours for the work, depending on if an alignment is included or not. Hourly rates can vary substantially, but range from our rate of $62/hour on the low end to ~$130/hour on the high end.

That would put a spring install at $248 at the low end, without an alignment, to $780 on the very high end with an alignment.

At 4 hours of labor and an $800 total price, you are paying for a $200/hr labor rate, which is far far higher than any shop I have ever encountered. You may want to ask for the shop you're working with to clarify their hourly rate to you.
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