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RADuffield 09-24-2012 01:46 PM

front strut and shock replacement?
 
hey there, i was just wondering if any of you guys know how much is it roughly to replace front struts and shocks?

i got a alignment today and the garage said they need to be replaced and they quoted me around $700. I'm pretty mechanical and already took the old ones off and back on to see if it was hard. so not sure if i should just buy a set and do it myself or if thats reasonable price to get them to do it ?


cheers in advance

[hihi]

freemind 09-24-2012 05:28 PM

Do it yourself FTW

whimsicalpouch2 09-24-2012 10:37 PM

do it yourself. 700 is ridiculous. i paid like just over 400 for my eibach sportlines and installed myself.
you should just drop your car some while youre going to do suspension. if not, the front stock suspension is cheap so no worries. simple and cheap

Fattie 09-24-2012 11:21 PM

check out the prices for shocks/struts for our cars on rock auto. if you know how to remove them your gunna save yourself SOOOO MUCH money.

rambleon84 09-25-2012 08:22 AM

Was that $700 quote for just the front? You could order the SVT suspension and pay another shop labor for $700 total and end up with a greatly improved setup. Or if you are up to it, install it yourself.

svt kit from cfm

mrdeath2000 09-25-2012 01:19 PM

Awesome site. That kit rivals piecing it out from Rockauto. the 05-07 kit even has rears, mounts, etc.

Only thing missing is springs, which is fine by me. (depending on if you look at a kit, or strut set.)

Now to look for coupon codes.

RADuffield 09-30-2012 03:57 AM

sweet, i'll check out rock auto and the other link, but i'm thinking of just saving a lil more and getting coil overs. but one question, do i need to save the tops from the old spring/shocks or can i just buy new ones? cause i cant really be arsed buying a spring compressor etc.

cheers guys ! :)

elsolo 09-30-2012 12:26 PM

You can reuse the strut tops, but the "bearing" should be replaced.
If you don't want to mess with a spring compressor (not a bad job), get the pre-assembled SVT struts for a few dollars more, a little over $300. YOU can do the install just fine.

sspanthony 10-01-2012 10:00 PM

Just replaced mine on a 2002 4-dr and it cost me $275 out the door. Monroe Sensa-Trac, nothing fancy but it did the trick !


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