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 Post subject: Did i get ripped?
Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 4:47 pm 
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My suspension on my EA has been screwed for a while, (creaking noises, bad handling etc). I was told by 2 mechanics that it needed to be changed asap. A day before i took it in, i heard knocking sounds and he said my 'arms' were worn through and something was knocking against my dif. I have no idea about suspension so did I get ripped off?

Anyhow, i needed a desperate fix, this is what i payed:

REAR SHOCKABSORBER x 2 $125.00
R&R REAR SHOCKERS x 1 $79.00
STRUT UNIT FRONT x 2 $338.08
R&R FRONT STRUTS x 1.8 $142.20
TRAILING ARM ASSEMBLY x 2 $204.00
R&R REAR TRAILING ARMS x 0.5 $39.50

TOTAL $927.78

(BTW, I'm not sure why the quantity for front struts is 1.8)


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Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:45 pm 
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seems ok

i got a quote for new front/rear shcosk/springs was around $700 installed

but u have had other work done so seems ok

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:47 pm 
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The numbers look like 'time..labour'

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 9:28 pm 
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this is how i think you were charged

parts,

REAR SHOCKABSORBER x 2 $125.00
STRUT UNIT FRONT x 2 $338.08
TRAILING ARM ASSEMBLY x 2 $204.00

labour,

R&R REAR SHOCKERS x 1 $79.00
R&R FRONT STRUTS x 1.8 $142.20
R&R REAR TRAILING ARMS x 0.5 $39.50

the price seems to be ok, maybe a little exxy for the parts but don't know what he used. i.e. if monroe shockers there about $110 a pair for the rear from repco.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 9:58 pm 
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Well that's a relief, I had to ask anyway as people kept asking me how much it cost and when i told them, all I recieved were cringed faces.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 10:51 pm 
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cars are cars and always cost more money than you, me or anyone thinks is reasonable.
Cringes are part of running car which is 20 years old.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 10:59 pm 
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lol, good point mate! :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Did i get ripped?
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:40 am 
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smiley235 wrote:
My suspension on my EA has been screwed for a while, (creaking noises, bad handling etc). I was told by 2 mechanics that it needed to be changed asap. A day before i took it in, i heard knocking sounds and he said my 'arms' were worn through and something was knocking against my dif. I have no idea about suspension so did I get ripped off?

Anyhow, i needed a desperate fix, this is what i payed:

REAR SHOCKABSORBER x 2 $125.00
R&R REAR SHOCKERS x 1 $79.00
STRUT UNIT FRONT x 2 $338.08
R&R FRONT STRUTS x 1.8 $142.20
TRAILING ARM ASSEMBLY x 2 $204.00
R&R REAR TRAILING ARMS x 0.5 $39.50

TOTAL $927.78

(BTW, I'm not sure why the quantity for front struts is 1.8)


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R&R = Remove and replace or repair. Seems like a pretty standard price.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 5:45 pm 
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Speak to Hi Tek brakes in mooorabbin they do suspension also
they are a fordmods sponsor and look after fordmods members
they will help you out

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 8:58 pm 
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I own & operate a mechanical shop in tasmania and msman said $110 for shocks ....But you forget as a mechanic we have to make money on the parts as well as labour we call this retail prices......But we have trouble wih this because often youcan get a part for the same price as we can, a bit unfair considering I spend up to 5000.00 per month with my suppliers .. It Suxs big time.

The price seems fair to me and if they are monroe shocks and struts its a great price as these have gone up within a few years, I can remember only 2 or three years ago I would Supply & Fit rear shocks for $ 85.00


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Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 9:01 pm 
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not 2 bad i think, not cheep, but u didnt get reamed mate, so u can relax now n have a beer :)

 

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