Just got some coilovers fitting advice

willz17

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Hi guys,

made a quick search regarding coilovers typical price for them being set up but no luck :(
most coilovers threads talked about stance and comparisons between brands!

Anyways does anyone know what the typical price is for getting coilovers setup including the 4 wheel alignment ride height etc etc?
I got a quote from a local garage for £400 seems alot?

the coilovers I got are AP managed to get them at a good price from eBay :)
picking them up Tuesday so can't wait!

Picture of coilovers below:
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Any information is appreciated
thanks
Will
 

ijgreer

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I changed mine myself, it's a pig of a job. £400 does seem steep IMO, I would look about as most garages can do the job, with respects to the different set ups, that I don't know if you need someone with no how or if any grease monkey can do it
 

S3_Mat

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usually about 100 - 200 to fit as its probably about 2 - 3 hours labour + alignment at 70.. i would expect to pay about 250 max at my local specialist for fit and align.
 

willz17

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I changed mine myself, it's a pig of a job. £400 does seem steep IMO, I would look about as most garages can do the job, with respects to the different set ups, that I don't know if you need someone with no how or if any grease monkey can do it

thanks for the quick reply mate,
I'm terrible with working on the car myself, I always end up paying someone to do it,
yeah I think I will ask around preferably recommended garages because I want it to be right first time and not pay again to fix someone else's mistakes I guess.

cheers
will

usually about 100 - 200 to fit as its probably about 2 - 3 hours labour + alignment at 70.. i would expect to pay about 250 max at my local specialist for fit and align.

that sounds reasonable, over £100 cheaper than the original quote I have been given lol
good thing I asked! Thanks mate will ask around :)

will
 

S3_Mat

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Where abouts are you based willz? Try and look for a VW/Audi specialist or tuning company and don't be afraid to haggle a bit on price.
 

S3_Mat

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There is a few places in bristol, Streetwise being one of them. There is also Indigo which is run by a mate of a mate that's in Tredegar which is closer to you.
 

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nil538

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TSR Perfromance in somerset is a good place about £230 all fitted I think about an hour drive for you mate
 

S3_Mat

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Mat - I asked a similar question and somebody gave me this link. Although I am considering the job myself, this will give you an idea of whats in sotre.VWVortex.com - Koni Coilover Install DIY

This is a very good writeup, surprised me how much work there is to it. I have seen quotes from certain places to fit coilovers for £120 so the time to do it must be dependant on how capable and experienced the garage is in undertaking this work.
 
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