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 Post subject: How much to fit shockes and bushes in ford ef.
Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:51 pm 
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Hi,

Looks like I might be using this sight a lot as I am so green to this stuff and never had a ford before.

I need new shockies and bushes for front and back. The mechanic said he used kyb.. Not Monroe. He has quoted me $1200 to do the job with wheel alignment. sounds ok or to dear?


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Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:16 pm 
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sounds pretty steep to me.

If He's not putting in springs, and most likey only a few bushes at the front I'd say 500-700 would be the ball park.


Front Struts $200
Rear Shocks $100
Lower arm Bushes, 180 c/o

+ labour / alignment.

Find out what else there is ie: tie rod ends, sway bar bushes, rear upper/lower bushes etc.

I'd strongly advise to go to pedders and get a $14 safety suspension check.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:21 pm 
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Sounds pretty (EDIT: I meant expensive) to me... I had pedders SR shocks springs (low) and bushes (plus camber kit, rear toe adjustment and power steering service) fitted for about $1850 last year.

Krytox wrote:
I'd strongly advise to go to pedders and get a $14 safety suspension check.


Absolutely, worth $14 to find out for sure what needs doing...

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:31 pm 
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Ok, He wrote on a card the following.

stf ftr shocks. (kyb)
stf front upper bushes + w/align. $1250.00

Hmm

Now i feel a bit silly.
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Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:32 pm 
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super lows springs and monroe shocks all round (no bushes) $500 fitted
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Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:38 pm 
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Low_efii,


Now that's what I would like to pay. But being a woman, I think mechanics target my vulnerability.
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Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:25 pm 
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I cant justify $1k on shockers alone with a few bushes.

You could possibly rebuild the whole lot for that price,

Take it to Pedders and well see what they say.

Sure a few people will kick around $1500+ figures for Lowered springs heavy duty shocks camber kit and polyurethane bushes,

Tell the shop ya older brother told you to get a check done here and make up some s**t story about his friends car was done here and they were honest and cheap blah blah...

Throw in a few cash hints and when they tell you a price/damage report tell em you'll be back in a few minutes while you call him! (ie: thats the best price yeh?

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Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:39 pm 
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^ good tips, also you could always just get your brother/bf/dad/friend to go with you...

A rebels bikey mite help drive the prices down :D
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Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:00 pm 
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Well I got quoted, KYB adjustable shocks (yellow) all round, with low King springs and whiteline front sway bar for $1500 for parts only. I'd say $1800 installed.

So the price you got quoted is too bloody much as everyone else has said. Now that you know what that person is charging as well as what you need done, try calling up some other places and getting quotes.

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Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:58 pm 
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Ive been quoted for boge shock's front and back with king springs low for $990.00 installed or $740.00 for parts.

and if i wanted the above plus a full rebush of the car it would cost $2100.00 installed

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:10 pm 
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Man I'm in the wrong business.

 

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