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Coil Spring Changeout Price ?

What would be a good price for a Coil Spring Changeout without front end alignment ? 1969 Camaro SS350
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Re: Coil Spring Changeout Price ?

I was a little nervy about this but once the shock is out, and compressing the spring with a spring compressor, and just removing the two bolts on the lower A arm, it swung right out. Spring compressor was $40 at summit.

It took about 1/2 day for me but I am no mechanic. 1.5 hours of that was tyring to fish a bolt I dropped into the subframe. At $80 per hour at the shop maybe 3-4 hours?

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Borrow the spring compressor from AutoZone for free.

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Re: Coil Spring Changeout Price ?

It would be at the shop all day and and I would guess $250-$300 ????

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It would be at the shop all day and and I would guess $250-$300 ????

AND you need an alignment. If yoy don't know how/can't do it the springs
can KILL or do serious damage!!!
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I just replaced mine last week. The original quote was $160.00 plus $80.00 for an alignment. Just to compare, I went to PepBoys and they wanted $200.00 to do the front springs. Before you do it, if you are not sure of the condition of your ball joints, make sure to ask how much to replace a ball joint if required. I got dinged another $120.00 to remove the A-arm and then tack weld a loose lower ball joint that was recently replaced by another shop.
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Re: Coil Spring Changeout Price ?

had a freind do mine in his shop 80 bucks plus 40 for alignment
i supplied the springs

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Re: Coil Spring Changeout Price ?

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