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Old 05-07-2013, 01:22 PM   #1
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Labor price?

What do you guys think a fair price is to install these components. The first quote I got was around $800 and that included an alignment.

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Seems high to me, if they're charging $80 per hr which seems to be standard, it should only cost about $400, 5 hrs is more than enough to install those parts on a lift with air tools with a little experience
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Seems high to me, if they're charging $80 per hr which seems to be standard, it should only cost about $400, 5 hrs is more than enough to install those parts on a lift with air tools with a little experience
+1^. I was thinking 350-400 plus the cost of the alignment. Which shouldn't run more than $80. You can do it all yourself for free and then pay for the alignment. Make a weekend out if it. If you have a jack, jack stands, and basic hand tools, it's not difficult. Make a weekend out of it. Good luck!
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+1^ No better way to learn about your car then by doing it yourself. Theres a lot of write ups for installs and videos. Check those out! You could be buying more parts rather than paying somebody to put these in! This is coming from a person that had never worked on a car before this.
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+1^. I was thinking 350-400 plus the cost of the alignment. Which shouldn't run more than $80. You can do it all yourself for free and then pay for the alignment. Make a weekend out if it. If you have a jack, jack stands, and basic hand tools, it's not difficult. Make a weekend out of it. Good luck!
+1 $800 seems excessive
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+1^ No better way to learn about your car then by doing it yourself. Theres a lot of write ups for installs and videos. Check those out! You could be buying more parts rather than paying somebody to put these in! This is coming from a person that had never worked on a car before this.
I agree. My condo forbids it though. I'm willing to pay 400 labor, but 800 is too steep.
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If a 19yr can do it with basic tools you should be able to do it no problem in worst scenario would take 2 days sat/sun
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I asked my mech what he would charge for labor on those parts and he said about $350-375. Don't pay the $800 you're getting screwed
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I asked my mech what he would charge for labor on those parts and he said about $350-375. Don't pay the $800 you're getting screwed
I was budgeting $400 for the install, which seems to be about right. Thanks for the help!
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Check around with a lot of local shops, a good bit of them overcharge
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I've never installed CC plates but the rest is a very simple install. All you need is a jack, 4 jack stands and a impact wrench to do it. Good way to save 400 bucks
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Spend that money on the tools to do it with. Then you have the tools to help new friends mod they're stangs.
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I recently had whiteline lca's, a uca and bracket, relocation brackets, front and rear adjustable sway bars , and a watts link all on the same day for about $900.00, so your installer is a little high! The watts link alone takes 4 hours to install!
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:50 PM   #14
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Spend that money on the tools to do it with. Then you have the tools to help new friends mod they're stangs.
Good thought. Non of my friends have driveways though. At least not in south fl.
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If you don't mind me asking, which shop gave you that quote?

When I spoke to Power By The Hour, they gave me a ballpark quote of $700 for everything that you listed there. Only difference was gt500 mounts instead of cc plates.

I realize those guys are probably a little on the expensive side, but they don't seem like a shop whose work I would double guess.
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If you don't mind me asking, which shop gave you that quote?

When I spoke to Power By The Hour, they gave me a ballpark quote of $700 for everything that you listed there. Only difference was gt500 mounts instead of cc plates.

I realize those guys are probably a little on the expensive side, but they don't seem like a shop whose work I would double guess.
Because people think the labor price is way too much, I don't want to post who it is. If I were going to pay anyone $800 though, it would be these guys. I got a quote for half that from a local shop, so I think I'm set.
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I've never installed CC plates but the rest is a very simple install. All you need is a jack, 4 jack stands and a impact wrench to do it. Good way to save 400 bucks
CC plates are easy. Installers act like they are some ungodly evil though.

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Because people think the labor price is way too much, I don't want to post who it is. If I were going to pay anyone $800 though, it would be these guys. I got a quote for half that from a local shop, so I think I'm set.
800 is insane. I did my whole suspension in about 5 hours total time by myself never having done it before. I would imagine a second go I could do it in 4-4.5 hours.

I agree with everyone else, should be about 400.
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You give me $800, and I'll install everything for you, wash, clay bar, wax, clean the leather, and give you a scented pine tree
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You give me $800, and I'll install everything for you, wash, clay bar, wax, clean the leather, and give you a scented pine tree
and he'll even throw in a surprise behind the 7/11.
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What do you guys think a fair price is to install these components. The first quote I got was around $800 and that included an alignment.

Shocks/struts
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Cc plates
Lca's and relo's
Uca and mount
Panhard bar
That's high. Around $500 where you live.

BTW with labor whats your suspension going to end up costing you?
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That's high. Around $500 where you live.

BTW with labor whats your suspension going to end up costing you?
I'm at $1800 right now with labor.
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I'm at $1800 right now with labor.
what'd you finally decide on?
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what'd you finally decide on?
Koni strt and steeda ultralites, mm camber plates, bmr lca's uca, relo and panhard bar. I haven't ordered the koni's yet, so if If I can't find them in stock, I'll just get the yellows. I got 10 percent off all the bmr stuff which is why I went that route. Otherwise it would have been whiteline.

Quick question...I didn't order the uca mount. Is the bmr uca compatible with the stock mount? Should I get the mount?
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Koni strt and steeda ultralites, mm camber plates, bmr lca's uca, relo and panhard bar. I haven't ordered the koni's yet, so if If I can't find them in stock, I'll just get the yellows. I got 10 percent off all the bmr stuff which is why I went that route. Otherwise it would have been whiteline.

Quick question...I didn't order the uca mount. Is the bmr uca compatible with the stock mount? Should I get the mount?
You need the mount or you can hear a clunk sound. I had called them about this.
I think it also on there web site.

Are you getting NON adjustable LCA. If you use the hole #2 or #3 on the bracket your rear end with move forward on the passenger side. Its not alot less than 1/4 inch. I have there NON adjustable LCA and I plan on getting there adjustable LCA to fix this issue.
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You need the mount or you can hear a clunk sound. I had called them about this.
I think it also on there web site.

Are you getting NON adjustable LCA. If you use the hole #2 or #3 on the bracket your rear end with move forward on the passenger side. Its not alot less than 1/4 inch. I have there NON adjustable LCA and I plan on getting there adjustable LCA to fix this issue.
Yes to the mount, that stamped steel is garbage.

As for the other deal...what? I have my BMR LCA in slot#3 and I had measured when I did all of it and mine wasn't off. Did throw my panhard bar off doing the LCA plus brackets later which I thought was interesting but a few mins with the car on jacks and I had the axle recentered.

unless for some weird reason that is a 13+ thing.
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You need the mount or you can hear a clunk sound. I had called them about this.
I think it also on there web site.

Are you getting NON adjustable LCA. If you use the hole #2 or #3 on the bracket your rear end with move forward on the passenger side. Its not alot less than 1/4 inch. I have there NON adjustable LCA and I plan on getting there adjustable LCA to fix this issue.
Is the problem their relo bracket or lca? Do you think every non adjustable lca will do this? I did get the non adjustable ones.

I might just get the whiteline uca then, it's more expensive but comes with a mount.
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Is the problem their relo bracket or lca? Do you think every non adjustable lca will do this? I did get the non adjustable ones.

I might just get the whiteline uca then, it's more expensive but comes with a mount.
The UCA & UCA bracket are very nice piece's. I would recommend them.

I was deferring to the Relocation brackets. The lower you go with the holes the more the rear end with move to the passenger side. There are thread's online but you really have to search to find them.

An adjustable LCA can fix this easy. Its not a problem, I just want my suspension to have perfect alignment.
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These parts are really easy to install. I would buy the tools if you don't have them and do it yourself.
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These parts are really easy to install. I would buy the tools if you don't have them and do it yourself.
Thinking about it. Still undecided at this point. I was hoping to find a fellow south Floridian that was willing to help.
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