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Old 03-25-2009, 08:07 PM   #1
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hours of install

Can anyone tell me how many hours it would take a shop to install the following;
install a coil over system, front and rear sway bars and the front control arm
bushings. I also have all new front and back sway bar links.



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Old 03-25-2009, 08:13 PM   #2
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If there fast an good i would say 3 3 1/2 hours.
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Shops charge a flat book time. Even if it takes them 3 hours, if the book says it should take 6, you pay 6.
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suspension SHOULDN'T be more than 4 hours cause they have air tools and a lift. It took me 8 w/o a lift or air tools.
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suspension SHOULDN'T be more than 4 hours cause they have air tools and a lift. It took me 8 w/o a lift or air tools.
8 hrs was about the same time it took me an a friend to do mine too.
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But he isn't asking how much time it should take. He is asking what the book time from a shop would be for all these things. Even if it took us 4 hours, the shop he is taking it to could care less.
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I will be taking the car in soon so I will find out. Also I have read here that the front control arm bushings are very difficult to replace. To the point of using a touch to burn them out? Anyone have any experience with this or can offer a few tips?
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From what I gather they are burned out for two reasons. One, because its easier than finding a press to press em out. And two, pressing them out can be a pain just because they are so flexible.
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