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Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by Dazmo, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Dazmo
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    [Sep 11, 2009]
    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?:scared2:

    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!! :jump::sign_omg:
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    £800 :sign_omg:

    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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    [Sep 11, 2009]
    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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    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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    [Sep 11, 2009]
    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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    [Sep 14, 2009]
    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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    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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    [Sep 22, 2009]

    LOL !!!


    ;)
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    Well share the wealth and let me know where you went! lol
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    [Sep 23, 2009]
    Yaashik Motors
    Unit 5a, 255 Water Road, Wembley, HA0 1JW
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    [Sep 27, 2009]
    Is that "Yaashik Motors" or you know another garage to do the springs?

    Cheers
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    [Sep 28, 2009]
    Yaashik will do most things, but they're just so damn busy !!
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