Unless your mechanic is gunna be real nice, and charge you just a little bit above trade, then see if you can them cheap and then have him put them in.
You may be lucky like I was with my XF and know the mechanic very well, and he helped me get the bits cheap, and I did the work, and got to use his tools and his advice, and it cost me only parts and some help around the shop while I was there, pretty cool huh :0)
I did put something here, but it vanshied, I think
You've pretty much gotta watch them, from what I hear/see there are a lot of dodgy bastards around who'll rip you off given half a chance.
I fix people's cars cheap as a hobby, and I see a fair few who've been screwed by some mechanic....this is why I do all my own work.
Proud TQE Operator and President of SEFAG - the Society for the Elimination of Ford Automatic Gearboxes
Pacemaker headers + 2.5" exhaust
EF Fairmont interior
Lowered King springs
5 speed manual
i only got new lower controll arms put in about 3 months ago... best money ive spent on the car. handled better, smoother driving, it made a huge difference. cost me $200 bux too, which aint too steep!
White 1988 EA Fairmont Ghia ~ Gassed ~ EF camshaft ~ Lowered on super low king springs (not low enough) ~ 2.5inch cat back exhaust system with one muffler ~ Clear indicators ~ Simota POD filter ~ New head built for gas ~ 3.23 open wheeler diff ~ EF XR 16inch rims ~ pioneer deck and rear speakers ~ sony front speakers ~ kyb shocks
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