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I have a 92 Honda Prelude and I just picked up some H&R sport springs. I was given a rought estimate by one shop that it would cost me around $200 to have them put on. Is this a good deal or should I shop ...
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|06-04-2003, 05:52 PM||#1|
I have a 92 Honda Prelude and I just picked up some H&R sport springs. I was given a rought estimate by one shop that it would cost me around $200 to have them put on. Is this a good deal or should I shop around more. And please don't tell me I should just put them on myself, because I don't have the tools or the time to do so.
|06-04-2003, 06:49 PM||#5|
I can't believe some of the shops around here. I've had a few quotes that were over 500 bucks for coilovers and struts. My lowest was 275 and that doesn't even include alignment.
|06-04-2003, 10:01 PM||#6|
well it took me with jack stands and some guidance about 2 - 3 hrs.
with a manual spring compressor. so at $75 an hour at most shops about $225
but hell diy it's worth the learning experience and it ain't that hard to do.
|06-04-2003, 10:06 PM||#7|
Shops overcharge, when I fucked up my 02 sensor (actually, the fucker was stuck in my oem header, nothing would get it out) and I had to buy a new one, I had them get a quote for shock installation, and they wanted like 500 bucks just for shocks...
|06-08-2003, 07:57 PM||#11|
i got my eibachs in for $60 at a local shop the guy had asked me if i had been quoted already and i said yeah but i wasn't really thinking, my friend just said that he THOUGHT his gf had her springs put in at that place for $60 so when he asked me how much they quoted me i told him $60 and all he said was "wow ok, seems kinda cheap but if thats what they said..."
|06-08-2003, 10:58 PM||#13|
it's not hard, I did it last month 2.5 hrs. But make sure you replace the shocks too. Using "sport" springs can very quickly wear out stock shocks, I have konis and they work for me, there built to be used with any kind of spring
|06-09-2003, 04:14 AM||#14|
i did it myself as well, about 6 months ago.. took me about 4 hours, becuase i had run into some problems..
i.e. no spring compressor, fucked up wrenches, and a few others. give it to me again and i'll be able to do it in 2 hours or less..
|06-09-2003, 02:19 PM||#15|
Dude, $200?????? I pay $50-$60 to get springs put on... In fact, it was $75 to install 4 springs and my two rear shocks last month. For $200 I'd do it myself, but at @ $50 my time is worth more than that. I would rather have it done in 45 minutes at a shop.
|06-24-2003, 01:54 AM||#18|
my dad works at a big chevy delership so I put her up on a lift, installed my springs and shocks (new mounts as well), slipped one of my friends (he is a tech) 30 bucks and he aligned every thing in about 2 hours
|06-26-2003, 10:18 PM||#20|
when i put "coilovers" on my civic .... it took me about 5 hours.
i had no idea what i was doing, and had to get my neighbor to help out a bit in getting the assembly out.
DIY. you learn alot more.
|06-26-2003, 10:50 PM||#21|
installing coilover/springs are just like doing cv joints and brakes and other shit.
once you do it once you got it down pact.
before i got my car 3 years ago i didnt know what a cv joints was.
now when im in a hurry i could yank it out in the time it takes you to take a shit.
diy or have a buddy who knows a thing or two help you after that you offer to do it for others.
|06-27-2003, 05:20 AM||#23|
You guys DO realize that saying "installed 4 springs and 2 shocks" or "installed 4 shocks" means DIDLY extra over springs. You have to completely remove the shock/spring which are ONE ASSEMBLY on all Honda's to date...
C'mon you guys.
Also, depending on wether or not you're in a Salt Belt state, prices can be higher to cover extra labor for removing or extracting stuck/broken bolts, etc.
$125 is normal around here, $200 would be normal for Salt Belt states, and $50 is some guy in his driveway cussing and throwing tools.
DIY, it's not THAT hard, even with basic handtools and a rented spring compressor.
|06-27-2003, 10:55 AM||#24|
i just got some teins and theyll be going on my car soon, doin it myself .
i think being able to say youve done your shit yourself is better bragging rights then 'ive spent $X on my car' when the majority of that is labor.
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