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Old 02-03-2007   #1 (permalink)
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labor cost to replace shocks

Hey guys, I'm just looking for some numbers on what people have paid in labor to have their shocks replaced.

And for those who have done it themselves is it easier or harder than replacing brake pads/rotors and bleeding the lines?

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Its harder than a brake job, but if you read the DIY and follow it, its not difficult
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it's not that hard. just get a spring compressor for free from Autozone and it's easy. if you can do brakes, you can do shocks.
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its easy as hell I never used a spring compresor but it`s a good Idea if u don`t know what r u doing
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its easy as hell I never used a spring compresor but it`s a good Idea if u don`t know what r u doing

Or if you want to be safe. We did a drop on my buddy's Ranger and didn't use a compressor. Nothing happened, but the potential of having the spring come flying out of there is not worth it. Get the free compressor rental at Autozone and not take the chance. I'll never do an R&R like that again without one.
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IN MY SHOP IT COST 425.00 FOR A SET OF SPRINGS OR SHOCKS INSTALLED . OUR LABOR RATE 85.00 PER HR.
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IN MY SHOP IT COST 425.00 FOR A SET OF SPRINGS OR SHOCKS INSTALLED . OUR LABOR RATE 85.00 PER HR.
does that install come with some KY?
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tha labor quote for me was arnd 200 but he was not a dealer. i did it my self and was done in two to three hrs. just be carefull when u remove the springs.
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KY fat chick lol it takes like an hour to do 4 shocks Like i said before if u know what u doing
tha means 85 dollar + parts i think u just got ripped off
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Thanks for the replies! Sounding like its best to do it myself if I can find the time. I didn't know I could get the spring tool free thats pretty cool. Probably best I do it myself anyway. I've never had a good experience with mechanics on past cars.
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it's not that hard. just get a spring compressor for free from Autozone and it's easy. if you can do brakes, you can do shocks.
Brakes I still have a hard time timedoing brakes but shocks ans coilovers piece of cake
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IN MY SHOP IT COST 425.00 FOR A SET OF SPRINGS OR SHOCKS INSTALLED . OUR LABOR RATE 85.00 PER HR.
DAMN! Talk about screwing people over!

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At that rate he doesnt even give you the common courtesy of KY.

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Read over the DIY and try to find the compressor to make your life simpler when installing this.
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Be sure to get outer tie rod boots, When you use the pickle fork to seperate the tie rod from the strut you'll split it every time, the jobs easy, time consuming with one person but with two it goes quick, be careful when you put the strut plate back on, also some times the bearing seperates from the plate, then you up *** creek, try finding a plate or bearing/ wo the dealer kyb is always special order!!
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