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    Quote for fitting Springs.

    Just bought some new eibach pro springs from graham goode in leicester.

    I asked how much they would quote me for fitting them.

    I was told 4 Hours work at 80 per hour, so total would be 320.00?

    Are they having a laugh or what, ive fit springs before in less than 2 hours in my garage!

    What do you lot think is this a major rip off?


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    I just had my coilovers fitted, RS4 ARB and all new top mounts for 300, seems very steep!
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    Labour rates are crazy in some places - unjustifiable!

    I've always used a small indy for these jobs as they know the cars and don't rip you off.

    Find one local to you as a good one is invaluable.

    If you're happy to travel to North London I know a great place

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    I want some springs fitting (not bought any yet still undecided on drop/make) but most local garages I have spoke to say 1 hour a corner but dont charge anyway near 80 an hour more like half that tops !

    Post some pics up when fitted been intrested in these myself but unsure if the pro`s will drop it any more than my stock sline springs was considering the sport lines which is a big drop but then that migh kill the shocks ?

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    Springs is a complete waste of time imo. In most cases the life of the shocks will deteriorate faster as they're not designed for the shorter springs. It's also false economy. If 1 shock starts leaking you'll have to change the pair = cost of shocks + more labour! You're better off either getting shocks and springs or better still coilovers.

    If you can afford it, get coilovers.....you know it makes sense

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    i paid 60 per hour in Teddington, SW London for a garage to fit my coilovers, red stuff front pads & a pair of late-spec clear corner headlights - total came to 800 or so.
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    80..... now that is funny.... I am definitely in the wrong game!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultramodz View Post
    i paid 60 per hour in Teddington, SW London for a garage to fit my coilovers, red stuff front pads & a pair of late-spec clear corner headlights - total came to 800 or so.
    800

    That's an eye-watering sum of money for fitting......

    Seems like I got a bargain....

    Coilovers and top mounts, front hub carriers, front brakes and pads, oil service and all filters - I paid under 300 in labour from a VAG specialist I've been using for over 10 years.

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    Thats a barging mate I live in Hull but for 300 for all that work it might be worth a trip to London !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marrow View Post
    Thats a barging mate I live in Hull but for 300 for all that work it might be worth a trip to London !
    all was going well until the hub carriers encountered a hairline fracture! Had to wait another 2 days for them to arrive but the sight of the car slammed on 19s went i went to collect was worth the wait

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Golfather View Post
    800

    That's an eye-watering sum of money for fitting......

    Seems like I got a bargain....

    Coilovers and top mounts, front hub carriers, front brakes and pads, oil service and all filters - I paid under 300 in labour from a VAG specialist I've been using for over 10 years.

    Who do you use mate, i used to live in Croydon, but now live near Chichester but will travel for good service!

    Cheers.

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    Ayone know how much the s-line springs lower the car? ive heard its 20mm so is it really worht getting 30mm eibach pro springs for the sake of 10mm?


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    I remember read slines are 30mm lower than a std a4 like an SE for example ?
    Any one more technical know for sure ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marrow View Post
    I remember read slines are 30mm lower than a std a4 like an SE for example ?
    Any one more technical know for sure ?
    Sounds about right. Same principle as BMW SE v Sport.

    Is yours an S-Line or SE? If SE, I've got a complete set of S-Line Shocks/Springs for the B7 if interested?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Golfather View Post
    Sounds about right. Same principle as BMW SE v Sport.

    Is yours an S-Line or SE? If SE, I've got a complete set of S-Line Shocks/Springs for the B7 if interested?
    I have the S-Line mate and apparently the s-line springs are 20mm and not 30mm.


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    Sline here too !
    20mm is it so your right Dazmo 10mm drop then with the springs you have to be honest its not worth doing ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Golfather View Post
    Springs is a complete waste of time imo. ........
    ...... get coilovers.....you know it makes sense

    LOL !!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Golfather View Post
    800

    That's an eye-watering sum of money for fitting......

    Seems like I got a bargain....

    Coilovers and top mounts, front hub carriers, front brakes and pads, oil service and all filters - I paid under 300 in labour from a VAG specialist I've been using for over 10 years.
    Well share the wealth and let me know where you went! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by ultramodz View Post
    Well share the wealth and let me know where you went! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Golfather View Post

    If you're happy to travel to North London I know a great place
    Is that "Yaashik Motors" or you know another garage to do the springs?

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by a6tdi27q View Post
    Is that "Yaashik Motors" or you know another garage to do the springs?

    Cheers
    Yaashik will do most things, but they're just so damn busy !!

 

 

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