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That's the interwebz way of saying "more".

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Ah, thanks guys.

I thought I was up to speed on all the Interwebz slang but that's a new one on me.
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Found the Vogtland 1.6 inch drops #953058 for 217 on Amazon.

Just playing the waiting game now. I know I need rear springs isolators, I was thinking of using the stock used ones but I'd be stupid to since they're probably old and deformed and since I'm take the old springs out I might as well change those out too. I know some suggest the fancy Prothane stuff but I feel like a simple rubber isolator would do since it has no actual function besides for NVH correct?

Also any other knick knacks that I'd need for this job? New hardware? Quirks? Tips and tricks?
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Why not just get the MK8 LCAs and get the spring isolators for those like I've done since you seem to be getting yourself deeper into this?

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Why not just get the MK8 LCAs and get the spring isolators for those like I've done since you seem to be getting yourself deeper into this?
Have some LCAs for sale cause I'd be willing to!
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I myself do not, but they are plentiful. I see people parting out MK8s all day long on the FB MN12-FN10 for sale page. You can probably get them for around $100+ shipping, maybe less?

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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?
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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.



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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.
Heck, half this stuff seems really straight forward. I don't see why 1100 was quoted then I had an approximate $300 "discount". Honestly, the second I heard that I knew it was a crock of shit. Asked for my keys and went back home. "We'll pretty much be doing a full suspension overhaul" my ass.

Got another quote from a mobile mechanic (ASE certified) for 340. I could probably get that down to 300.

Also could you let me in on these tips and tricks? I think I'll help my mechanic out.
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