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iv got blown front struts and i called diffrent shops for a price and nothing is under $500...for alienment and all..thats jus seems awful high for 2 struts...sheesh..anyone done this them self?
 

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This is a fairly easy job to do yourself with a spring compressor that you can pick up at auto zone. You will need some big sockets and a breaker bar (unless you have a compressor and impacts in your garage...best $500 we ever spent!)

I have Tokicos on the way from Stillen. Got em for $340 (all 4).

So, if you're getting someone to put em in and alignment, $500 isnt really a bad price, cause Im going to have to get mine aligned too, which will be 50 or 60 bucks. Plus you'll have a good bit of labor. If you change em, go ahead and do all of em at one time.
 

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weed101160 said:
dont buy a sprint compressor. u can go to autozone and rent one for free. well u have to put a deposit down, but u get it back when your done with it.
a man can never have to many tools my friend
 

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weed101160 said:
dont buy a sprint compressor. u can go to autozone and rent one for free. well u have to put a deposit down, but u get it back when your done with it.
just to clarify....I didnt say BUY one. I said GET one. If you walk up to the counter and say you need a spring compressor, they'll let you borrow one.
 

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dont' rent, buy. you're gonna end up doing your springs one day, so just get the real thing. you can always lend it out to other friends (or rent for $1/day). This's just like the one you'll get at kragen, pepboyz, autozone:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=3980
this's the one I have:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=43753
And this's expensive and overkill for most of us:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=43168
Jae
 

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I think that $500 is way too much for that.

$180 Tops for two struts
$80 for alignment.

That would mean they would be charging you $240 just to change the front two struts.

I had all my springs and struts changed out including alignment for $280. I got ripped off so you are too.
 

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mrdeucie said:
I think that $500 is way too much for that.

$180 Tops for two struts
$80 for alignment.


180 for two struts and 80 for alignment but You have to add in the labor cost thats where they get people...
 

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mrdeucie said:
I had all my springs and struts changed out including alignment for $280. I got ripped off so you are too.
I think thats a great price to have someone do all that for 280! springs, struts, and alignment? thats great deal?! what are u talkin about
 

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i still say save your money and dont buy a spring conpressor. youll prob only need one once, maybe twice during the life of your car. go to autozone, give a 40 dollar deposit, and when u bring the tool back, u get your $40 back.
 
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