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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Sydney, Australia
Re: Costs of Buying Shocks and Springs Seperately
The price on the bilstein is similar (well b etter actually) to what I've seen (was quoted $970 2 days ago for an EL XR8 - supply of shocks only).
Springs I would have thought most auto stores (auto1 etc) would be able to supply, similarly shocks should also be easy to get hold of (DON'T forget to tell them its lowered). I recently bought Monroe GT gas rears for $130/pair, fronts are about $300/pair.
If your remotely mechanically minded, the rears are pretty easy to do, fronts are a little more complicated (and you'll need to get the fronts aligned again anyways really). Any mechanic should be able to install, but ensure they have decent equipment for alignments.