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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 12:46 am 
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Right finally got round to buying some new suspenion. went for spax non adjustable's after scotty recommend them. went to local garage today and they quoted me $100 to swap dampers. Now i personally think thats abit rich so thinking of doing it myself.

has anyone else done there own sus, if so is there anything to look out for. any help is very appreciated

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should be fairly easy Sy. took my dad about 30mins per side to flip my springs over, and that included a natter and me cleaning them too. give yourself an after for all four corners and you'll be safe. :)

?100 is about right to be honest, but like you said it's not a tricky job if you have the tools (you dont need anything special). just take ya time with em. 8-)

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yea done mine aswell
done in an afternoon piss easy

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 10:10 am 
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Think thats an average quote. I paid ?120 to have some spax springs fitted about 5 years ago, and that was London prices.

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Me and dad are going to tackle it sometime soon. i'll let you know when it's done and there will be pics :D

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girl at work today got quoted 100 quid to fit her 60mm springs on her brand new clio. so sounds about right for the price.

but do it yourself if you can like scott mentioned.

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Thats a lot. I paid ?40 to have my lowering springs fitted bout a year ago at kwik fit.

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yer thats cause kwik fit are thick, some 15 year old must have miss quoted you, you came out with a bargin there then.

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I fitted shocks and springs with the help of a friend (who is a mechanic) but all the same it was a straight forward job.

?100 sounds about right too.

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i got mine fitted with my exhaust and a full service for ?200

i did try kwik fit but they said they only fit there own brands to me.


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Kwik fitt are gay

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easy to do

my advise is to lossen the front top mounts right off while the car is still on the deck save fighting em when they are spinning as whilst grounded the cars weight is on em stopping em spinning

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TonyBlackFRST wrote:
easy to do

my advise is to lossen the front top mounts right off while the car is still on the deck save fighting em when they are spinning as whilst grounded the cars weight is on em stopping em spinning


Another bit of advice is undo the bolts that go through the shock into the rear beam BEFORE you undo the tops, thier stiff as fook and get a long breaker bar to help. dont wanna be trying to undo them and tugging on the brake lines :)


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rears?
oh that only took me an a mate half hour to do both.. i was under the impression you were on about fronts.. which prob take a bit longer?


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piece of piss well i am a mechanic but its not a hard job,

did mine myself took no time at all


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oh that only took me an a mate half hour to do both.. i was under the impression you were on about fronts.. which prob take a bit longer?

yeah wasnt particulary long was it, although if i remember rightly i did spend a bit of time going "you sure we're doing this right?"

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And that was ten minutes prior to writing off his car due to brake failure :)

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And that was ten minutes prior to writing off his car due to brake failure :)

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with 15 bolts scattered across the road

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