Yikes. Was quoted 10 hours of labor for front? control arms, and putting in my new springs/shocks/struts. 820 dollars. That's way too high. I think I'll do it myself. If I'm going to put in nearly a 1000 dollars into labor I'd rather buy a car lift so I don't have to spend a penny on labor for my 3 other cars.
Tell me, is that reasonable? $820 for labor, when parts are being provided?
I got both front control arms, the rear knuckles, Axles, and Front and rear shocks put on for ~$400, by providing complete parts and assemblies.
That included a 4 wheel alignment.
It took them 4 hours, including the alignment.
I spent about an hour during the quote; I had him throw it up on the lift, and showed him and his main mechanic all the tricks on these cars.
All those parts have to be unbolted to do the front or rear suspensions; done in the right way, you simply unbolt everything and then reassemble it.
The tip on the 18mm ratcheting wrench saved a bunch over the factory process.
Walter is missed dearly everyday. RIP, dude.
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