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Old 10-21-2009, 07:29   #1 (permalink)
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Typical cost to install 4 shocks?

I have a '00 CV with the standard suspension. Two shops have given me estimates around $200 to replace all four shocks and say it is a 2 1/2 hour job. I've made sure that they know it has the standard suspension....is this typical?
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:18   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Typical cost to install 4 shocks?

That's high. Sears charges $20 per shock to install. http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...n&sName=Shocks I think that's if you buy from them, not for sure though.
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Re: Typical cost to install 4 shocks?

The fronts are very easy, maybe 15min with an air tool. The rears are a lot harder due to access to the upper nuts, It still shouldn't take that long. I've done the whole set in about 1¼ hours. The OEM, KYB or Bilsteins are the best to use. We've changed some at 95,000 hard miles and the Monroes were always easier to move than the ones we took off. That's when we found how much better the KYBs were.
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Re: Typical cost to install 4 shocks?

Thanks for your replies. The Sears store where I live closed down their auto service but it looks like it would be worth it to drive a ways. One of the $200 estimates I got was from Meineke and you'd think they would be competitive with Sears. I'll also double-check with Sears if they would charge more to install the Monroes I already bought and I might just have them do the rears.
I know the Monroes ain't the best and I'd rather get the KYB's but I've had to put a bunch of money lately into my work van, so I need to go a little cheaper on other stuff.
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Re: Typical cost to install 4 shocks?

Be sure to ask them if that price is for carry in shocks. Even if it isn't, you could probably return the ones you have, buy from Sears and still come out way ahead.
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Re: Typical cost to install 4 shocks?

Check your paper every week. Usually once a month sears offers free installation on shocks. Last winter it cost me $200 for the shocks(from sears) and that's it.
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