$160 for swaybar bushes! WTF? You can get a complete larger swaybar kit for between $200-250.
Do the ball joint yourself, just pull out the spindle and take it to a suspension place to get the old one pressed out and new one put in. Cost me $30 to do this. Personally Id recommend getting both the top and bottom one replaced at the same, if they are original then chances are they both near death and saves you doing 6months down the track....
As for springs and shocks, depends on brand....
I paid $260 for a set of Kings super lows
1993 ED XR6 M5 (1 of 329)
Turbo on the way!!
1993 EBII Fairmont (Now wrecking, PM if you want any parts)
1988 Nissan R31 Skyline
They must think people are total dickheads...
Ive already replaced the front swaybar bushes ( D bushes only so far ) but he seems to have included them in the quote...ah well
I only really took it there for a matter of interest as I can do most of it myself and have my dads mechanic do the longer/harder jobs....he has a press etc and wont charge for the removal of the joint.
Whats the general price for lowered kingy's and monroe GT's?
Lets go find that Hotdog tree I planted
Lowered EF Futura
Black Steelies ( too cheap to buy proper mags )
Just like to add my 2 cents as well, every1 else has given you an idea of how much you should be paying. Dont trust anyone with quotes like that..EVER!!..No matter if its installed or not!..We sell nice Nolathenes bushes at less than $20 as the other guys have said, and ball joints range from $20-$45 depending on brand. Buy the gear urself and allow a weekend to do it all, do it once, do it right.
Geezus!...Lucky for these Forums hey!!
Nothing beats the sound of a V8
When you finally replace the other front sway bar bushes (the ones on the spindles connecting it to the control arms) have a careful look at the spindles. Be prepared to buy new ones.
I replaced everything front & rear on my suspension except for front springs & shocks (run out of money). I replaced the two swaybars with Whiteline Blades. When I took the old front swaybar out, its spindles were corroded to less than half thickness under the bushes (car NAII Fairlane with 326,000 km).
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