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PEDDERS Suspension $2153 quote for my VN

aussieghostrider

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I took my car to Pedders in Sydney south and got their $14 safety check
and i got quoted $2153 ...

Front : 2 new shocks $268
Upper Bushes $70
worn lowerbushes upperbearing plates $150
Steering Gear/rack $420

Rear: 2 new shocks $160
upper bushes $110
lower bushes $180
lateral arms $30
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Parts: $1388
Labour $695
WA $55
Balance $15
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equals $2153
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I am taking car to a mechanic i know and im getting everything fixed except for the steering rack as its still got life in it.What would be fair price ??

$900 is what my mechanic said he would do it all for.. and also replace the cooling temp sensor.

Is replacing the steering rack a very expensive job ??? whats a fair price for that ??


Any thoughts.......
 

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Your mechanic said he would do all that or $900? Parts and labour?

And dude how long has it been since you have had a service done by a professional on your car? Thats insane that all that needs replacing.
 
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hehe i've done ALLLLLLLL of that on my car :( It's a bitch hey....

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

TOTAL $855.00

A bit of a Comparison.. Pedders = Ripoff Mucho.
 

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anton1o said:
KING SPRINGS SUPER LOWS (FRONT & BACK) $220.00
MONROE SHORTENED SHOCKS (FRONT & BACK) $280.00
WHITELINE ADJUSTABLE PANHARD ROD $155.00
LABOUR $165.00
WHEEL ALIGNMENT $ 35.00

TOTAL $855.00

A bit of a Comparison.. Pedders = Ripoff Mucho.
The Shocks is a good comparison. Pedders are asking heaps for shock absorbers in their quote, and i think the labour is too high.
But theres other things there that are well priced at the same time.
 

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The passenger side front spring is stuffed and thats it... other side was replaced years ago after accident.

Im getting everything done all round ... shocks and springs... just to be on safer side... and getting what bushes need replacing urgently...

yeah my mechanic said around $800-$900

but im not doing the steering rack yet. thats for another day..

Im not going to get it lowered or anything ive decided against it as i prefer a comfortable ride.

does $900 seem fair to replace all thats listed except the steering rack..?
 

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All them prices are straight off a Dealer on ebay & Autobarn for the Panhard rod..

Dont go to Pedders all them parts they have listed probarbly dont need changing..
Heres a story, i went in saying my front end is making alot of noise when driving and slowing down... They said my steering rack and a hell lot of other parts were worn out causing amounts of sound..

So i went for a 2nd opinion at a Beurepair..
The man said 'These are a high performance tyre and shouldnt be used at the front of the car'
He swaped my front to back.. And to this day i go back to that man for new tires..
 

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Every car that i have taken to Pedders for a safety check, ends up with them wanting to replace everything.
 
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