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Anybody want to fit my lowering kit near Braintree/Chelmsford Essex?!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Pubemammal, Jul 1, 2013.

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    I got some new shocks with apex lowering springs already fitted arriving this week. Just wondered if anybody would like to fit them for a few of the beer tokens?! I can drive to you and lend a hand. I just have no where to do it and havn't got the proper tools.

    It will be a straight strut for strut swap (front and back). I am in Braintree in Essex but can drive to you.

    Thanks
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    If you are only after some ramps and tools to fit them...then there are D.I.Y garages around that charge about £20 an hour to rent out and have the tools available to use also.

    Have a google search as I know there is one in Southend, but could be easier to go into London.

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    Thanks buddy, may of found someone now. If not I'll look into it. Cheers
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    Rung up the mechanic where its booked for Thursday and got quoted £200 then I said that's too much, got a call back and he said he would do it for £150. Is this a fair price? Correct me if I'm wrong but seems quite steep for fitting four shocks?
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    So around 3 hours labour? Around an hour for the rear and about 2 hours for the front.

    Tbh that doesn't sound to bad....like with most jobs though, try and bundle as much into that working area as possible at a time.

    E.g You are getting coil overs fitted but are you also upgrading/replacing the top mounts as well? They could be worth doing IMO and also have a check at the other parts around that area.
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    Since when has there been another asn member in Braintree, lol if you need a hand mate, let me know.
    I've just lowered mine so got all the right tools etc. I'm working this weekend, but will be free the following, best set aside a day for it just incase you've got any seized bolts etc.
    let me know mate
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    Yes that's great thanks buddy you have a PM.

    The top mounts have recently been replaced by previous owner so should be alright... Also means there shouldn't be any seized bolts etc!
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