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Front suspension work

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by toyotapete, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. Apr 4, 2017 at 8:52 AM
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    Just got a quote for parts and labor for: New struts and coils replace upper and lower ball joints.
    Shop says lots of labor on those upper ball joints 1500.
    Does this sound excessive?
     
  2. Apr 4, 2017 at 8:56 AM
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    Sounds about right. I paid 400$ in labor alone for a simple front coilover install.

    (Coilovers were already set at height and all that was needed was install)
     
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  3. Apr 4, 2017 at 8:58 AM
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    $1500 in labor?!?! Yeah. Excessive is one way to say that. I did my Gen1 ball joints on a mil base garage...they press out fairly easily with the correct tool.

    At that rate, you're better off getting a whole new front end set up with UCA to boot!!
     
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  4. Apr 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM
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    On the other hand, I just paid $500 for an entire 6" lift kit install...slightly more involved work.

    I'd shop around if you can
     
  5. Apr 4, 2017 at 11:56 AM
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    Perhaps I should clarify. New struts, coils, upper and lower ball joints and an alignment and labor: $1500.
    Thanks all for your responses so far.
     
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  6. Apr 4, 2017 at 12:02 PM
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    what brand?
     
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    That's a pretty good price, considering what brand parts they replace with.
     
  8. Apr 5, 2017 at 6:37 AM
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    Nothing radical. I trust my shop to use quality OEM parts. I was just curious. After 180000 miles and practically no repair costs I was out of the loop on labor and parts prices. I have had this paid off for 11 years so I guess I can spend a bit of coin on it.
     
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