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    Should fitment of suspension really cost this much???

    Wanting to purchase some new springs, thought i would call the local garage to see how much just the labour charge would be...to my horror...165 inc vat.

    Called up vauxhall, and to my shock... 220 inc vat


    Is it really that expensive to have the suspension coils changed?
    Had a Astra SRI 2.0i 1999, now have a 1994 VW Golf GL 1.8, £460 bargin!

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    depends where you go....vauxhall's always pricey
    i got springs changed for 'cash' on my old corsa sxi at a local tyre place and they charged me £75

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    Im not really on first name terms with any garage owner. Might be a case of paying for the springs one month, getting them put on the next month.

    Still it seems like a lotta money.

    Would the garage also sort out the camber of the wheels?
    Had a Astra SRI 2.0i 1999, now have a 1994 VW Golf GL 1.8, £460 bargin!

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    your quote is about twice the usual rate!!!

    most places would typically charge 2 hours labour - small independents should still be around the £40/hour rate or at least they are up norff!

    The rears are piss easy to do - take about 10mins from start to finish

    Why not ask in ur regional forum - surely sum1 local will lend a hand if ur not particularly keen on DIYing it.

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    local charges 50 an hour and vaux 75...i think....

    I might give a few other locals a call and see what i get.
    Maybe with the promise of cash in hand will help lol
    Had a Astra SRI 2.0i 1999, now have a 1994 VW Golf GL 1.8, £460 bargin!

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    why don't you do them yourself? I did the front two on my astra, piece of cake if you have the right tools! Then just get the alignment done afterwards.

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    I wish i had the confidence
    Had a Astra SRI 2.0i 1999, now have a 1994 VW Golf GL 1.8, £460 bargin!

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    My local fitted my lowered springs all round for £85 or so. Rears are a 10 minute job (jack car up, pop old ones off, new ones on), fronts are a little more involved.

    If you're getting shocks changed too then I guess the price would be higher.

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    Just the spring coils.


    Going by information on here, going 30/50 on eibach means i dont have to change shocks and dampers...or so i read :s
    Had a Astra SRI 2.0i 1999, now have a 1994 VW Golf GL 1.8, £460 bargin!

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    You don't have to..mine is 40/40 on Jamex springs....it's OK but having been in a lowered MK4 with uprated dampers, there is an improvement to be had to uprate them too. But not essential.

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