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$560 for struts and superlows???

Discussion in 'VN - VP Holden Commodore (1988 - 1993)' started by coolvxss, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. coolvxss

    coolvxss New Member

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    Hey guys i want to put new struts and superlows in the front end. I called pedders and they quoted $560 for the srings and struts fitted. To me this sounds a little pricey. What do you guys think. Im not confident enough to do it myself so i wana get it done proply. Does anyone know any suspension place other then pedders that are cheaper? I dont like pedders i think they are rip offs. Cheers
     
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    Thats a lot cheaper than any quotes I got here in Sydney. Thats supplied and fitted is it? I just got replacement cartriges for the old struts, and did the group buy a while ago, but I think 4 springs, and front and rear shocks was ~$450. I removed the front struts and took them to pedders, who put my stuff on for $40. Don't know if that's any help... Good luck, It'll be worth it once its done :)
     
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    Morton For external use only

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    Just the fronts, eh? That'll look interesting ^^

    Lowering is bloody expensive though. I'd love to do it, but I don't know if I could ever justify dropping my Commodore unless I found shocks/springs/panhard rod sold together at a wreckers :p
     
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    Yeah thats all parts supplied and fitted. I might give a few other places a call and get some more quotes.
     
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    I just called another place and they quoted $655 to do it. I just think thats expensive because if i shop around i can get struts and superlows for about $300. Its just i dont know how to fit them.
     
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    Did you get detailed quotes from both places? If so how much are they charging for labour? Capital steering and suspension did me a quote on a couple of things I don't have the tools to do and they're charging labour @ 80 bucks an hour!
     
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    Full Spectrum Bro it's a VW your Audi!

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    Do you have a the tyre factory in Canberra??
     
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    pandaman Aussie Muscle Fan

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    Nope, I'm pretty sure we don't, or if they are up here they're trading under a different name.
     
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    Full Spectrum Bro it's a VW your Audi!

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    Was that $560 for just front and back springs only?
     
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    pandaman Aussie Muscle Fan

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    I dunno, I'm not the dude who started the thread, I'm just the hijacker asking him about the quote he got. :D
     
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    Thats not cheap at all..

    KING SPRINGS SUPER LOWS (FRONT & BACK) $220.00 (ebay Dealer)
    MONROE SHORTENED SHOCKS (FRONT & BACK) $280.00 (ebay Dealer)
    WHITELINE ADJUSTABLE PANHARD ROD $155.00 (autobarn)
    LABOUR $165.00
    WHEEL ALIGNMENT $ 35.00

    TOTAL $855.00
     
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    front and back springs $210 (superlow)
    shortend rear shocks $100
    bustingb your arse all weekend so you can drive to work on monday, priceless
    (and low)
     
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    No $560 is just for front springs and front struts fitted. The back is already done. I did the back easy, only took abouit 30mins but i dont think i could do the front. I dont have the tools or anything.
     
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    I had **** stocks done for $200 front when going for RWC. You think it wouldn't cost to much as it's in the one place there doing.
    Knowing Pedders they charge $200 for rear shocks so front must be $250.
     
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    yeah there charging $260 just for the front struts. I can get new front struts for $190 at autobarn and can get new superlows for about $140. So thats $330 in parts. If i got the parts do you know if a suspension place would fit them for me? If so how much labour would they charge? How long would it take them to do it? cheers
     
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    Which ebay dealer did u get ur stuff through. Does your car sit ****ed up in the rear with the super lows front and back.

    cheers
     
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    think i got the bargain of the year!
    Superlow kings springs for 40 bucks from a swap meet brand new
    fitted them the other day and they sit great.
    Was a little hesistant about buying them from a swap meet but the gamble paid off,
    As for getting a ruff ride, my car has never felt better, it actually handles really well!! then again i've only got 15 inch alloys so that probably aids to the smooth ride factor a bit, having a big tyre
     
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    Unfortunately to get a suspension place to fit parts you bring in is near impossible, they'll say that they cannot guarantee the integrity of the product etc. I think the main reason is they need to be making money off every part they put into your car to make their business profitable.

    I did everything that needed on my car (super lows and short shocks) for $270, everything brand new, and fitted myself.
     
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    well i have priced around a few places and strut prices range from $190 to $300 and king superlow springs $135 to $185. What is the differnce between a $190 strut and a $300 one?
     
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    we just got the mrs vn lowered at pedders inslacks creek and it cost about $1100 including labour. dropped it off at 8 and got it back at 5. they did lowered springs, shortened struts, new bump stops in front, new strut top bearings, adjustable panhard rod and a wheel alignment. dropped 1" in the front and 2" in the rear and all is still legal. thought that was pretty good actually.
     

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