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how long to install springs?

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I would like know about how long it takes for a prof. mechanic to install a full set of springs on an nsx. I see in the FAQ do it yourself section that it takes 1.5hrs-2.5hrs front and back if I was inclined to do it myself (which I am not). I have received a quote from a local shop for about 8 hours. That seems excessive to me. Thanks.
 
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I agree about four hours. Often times shops quote by a standard labor book which quote labor times, even if they can do it in less though.
 
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moehr said:
I would like know about how long it takes for a prof. mechanic to install a full set of springs on an nsx. I see in the FAQ do it yourself section that it takes 1.5hrs-2.5hrs front and back if I was inclined to do it myself (which I am not). I have received a quote from a local shop for about 8 hours. That seems excessive to me. Thanks.

8 hours X $75 (average shop rate) = $600 labor to change springs

Wow, I think you should post the name of the shop.

If you're in the Northeast, I know plenty of competent shops that can do the job for you for far less than $600.00 :wink:
 
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Please detail the quote, Does it include an alignment? I do agree it is way high, but let's understand exactly what the $800 represents:)

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thanks for the information everyone. The quote was only for the installation of the springs, and does not include an alignment. The shop is located here on key west, so I guess I should expect to get price gouged a little. I will shop around on some of the other keys or maybe up in miami. thanks again.
 
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Did the job myself in just under 3 hours with hand tools and floor jack. Authorized dealer mechanic can certainly perform things in the same sort of timeframe to a max of 4 hours like others have stated. Confirm quantity of hours and what those hours represent from dealer. Do a quick multiple against their hourly shop rate and you should quickly find out where you're getting taken. JMO
 
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you also need to do an alignment after springs are changed so figure an extra hour or so on top of that
 
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I am in the process of having this done right now and every where in the DFW area that I called wanted 300-450 for the spring install, plus alignment.

I ultimately went to a guy in the middle at 382.00 plus alignment.

This was for HR springs.
 
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I got a quote for R&R all four shocks (essentially same labour as doing springs). Best quote was 4 hrs R&R + 1 hr alignment. The other place quoted 5 hrs R&R and 2 hrs alignment.
 
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