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Cost of parts and labor for HID kit

So i want to get an HID kit for my 08 civic coupe and i know TRS is a great company to buy from. I want to get the morimoto mini kit for $270 and add in 70mm halos for a total around $330. However, i contacted a recommended source to order the kit and install (too nooby to install myself) and they gave me an estimate back that the halos would cost $120 (parts and labor) and it would be $700 for the kit and install. Now, im not a math kinda guy but if i can get the complete kit with halos for $330 at TRS is it really going to cost $500 for install? Are they trying to screw me over or am i actually getting an average/good deal?

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How much an hour are they charging?

If its $100/hr I can see it taking about 5 hours worth of labor. The front bumper needs to come off, headlights baked, projectors installed, ballasts wired then, everything put back together.
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I'm assuming it's 100 an hour and yea my friend was saying it'll probably take about 4-5 hours, but is 100/hour about what the average mechanic/body-shop charges?

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Price depends on where you live, The quality of the mechanics possibly how busy the Shop is. Around me $100 an hr is a little on the high side but not outrageous.
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Re: Cost of parts and labor for HID kit

...Or you could save on labor and do it yourself. If you take it slow and are careful it's pretty simple. Just sayin'
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but is 100/hour about what the average mechanic/body-shop charges?
The shop I'm in is higher than that, and we aren't even in a major metro area.
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Re: Cost of parts and labor for HID kit

If you can find someone that does the work on the side, I paid $425 in parts/labor for my Morimoto Mini/xB LED/Demon Eye retrofit on my Stratus Coupe. Would have to wait/work around their schedule or mail them out and wait but it would be a cheaper alternative and some do great work.
Might be able to find some people on HIDplanet. Dedicated auto lighting/retrofitting forum.
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