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Old 01-05-2003, 17:23   #1 (permalink)
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Just took my car is for a free suspension safety check as it has been wandering around a little on the road lately.

Anyway this is what I got a quote for ( all prices include installation )
Just wanted to see what everyone else has been quoted for the following as I think theyre quite steep prices.

Lower Balljoint Drivers side $127

Sway bar bushes front and rear $164???

Reco rack as mine is leaking $488 ( yeah right )

Lowered Springs ( 30mm ) and shocks to suit $780

Free wheel alignment

First things first I can replace the swaybar bushes myself, next I'll try some power steering stop leak as it is only a slight leak...if that doesnt fix it I'll get a good rack off my old man

Balljoint is about $30-$40 for the part...noway Im paying that for it
Lowered springs and shocks...Ive heard way better prices on these forums for them.

Also he quoted me $140 to clean out my side tanks and give the radiator a pressure flush....will probably do this myself

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Old 01-05-2003, 17:55   #2 (permalink)
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Theres a reason why they are free suspension checks. And I think you just found out why!!!
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hehe I agree totally
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$164 for sway bar bushes??????????????????
i bought 8 of them for $20 and took 2hrs to fit them.
they sound like prices a woman would get quoted!
dur............. me stupid.
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$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
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lol woman

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?
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King Springs are around $130pr, Monroe shocks around $100 - 120pr rear, around the same each for the front ($200 - 240pr). K-mac and Pedders springs are around $160pr (quoted at the Summernats).
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Mate,

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!!

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ViGiLaNte - how much do you sell full set of rear bushes for? In nolathane and normal rubber. How bout front?
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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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