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Has anyone experienced installing aftermarket springs on a 2017 GT? Livermore Ford quoted me 1700 with alignment, and most other shops quoted 7 hours in labor (5-6 hours for the rear).

Is this accurate, cause all the videos I have watched on youtube are nowhere near the time and effort.

Thanks for the insight people! [patriot]

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$1,700 to install some lowering springs with alignment? That's rape, no lube. I've never worked on a S550 so I can't see how it can cost $1,700. I know shops gotta make their money but this ain't no blower install or whatnot. Maybe someone can chime in who owns one. I know for $1,700 my car can climb rocks its whole life. lol

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Rent the spring tool and it shouldnt take longer then 1-1.5 hours cjpp on youtube has a video with good instructions and how to guide for the installation.
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quote:
Originally posted by 93ex chp:
Rent the spring tool and it shouldnt take longer then 1-1.5 hours cjpp on youtube has a video with good instructions and how to guide for the installation.

I viewed all the videos on Cj, LMR, and AM... All have the install at 4 hours! I can's see the cost being much more than $500.
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Fuck thats crazy, did my 17GT in 3 hours. $1700 is retarded. What springs? I have the BMR performance and really like them.

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[ 2018-11-27, 09:19 PM: Message edited by: Camara90 ]

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How do you like them?? Those were my original choice but i didnt like the fact that the front gap seems bigger then the rear making it seem like the rear is lower then the front. Ended up with cjpp springs and have almost no wheel gap. Also i did the 1” spacers all around makes a huge difference. Car looks badass btw that blue just pops
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Originally posted by Camara90:
Fuck thats crazy, did my 17GT in 3 hours. $1700 is retarded. What springs? I have the BMR performance and really like them.

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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Camara90:
[QB] Fuck thats crazy, did my 17GT in 3 hours. $1700 is retarded. What springs? I have the BMR performance and really like them.


I also had a few places quote $700, which is still F-en expensive.

I went with the Eibach Pro-Kit and BTW very nice car. We have the same car. I love the way she looks and lowered is badass!

Thanks for posting the pic!

[ 2018-11-30, 05:55 PM: Message edited by: IRISH ]

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quote:
Originally posted by IRISH:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Camara90:
[QB] Fuck thats crazy, did my 17GT in 3 hours. $1700 is retarded. What springs? I have the BMR performance and really like them.


I also had a few places quote $700, which is still F-en expensive.

I went with the Eibach Pro-Kit and BTW very nice car. We have the same car. I love the way she looks and lowered is badass!

Thanks for posting the pic!

Thanks Brotha, got some new forged wheels on the way so I will be parting with the PPs. Cant wait.

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std. 356hp, 350tq
11.85@111.9mph on motor.

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Thanks, I really like the handling of the BMR setup, the car doesn't have rubbing issues, rides better then stock, and BMR supposedly designed those springs to match the PP shocks which I didn't want to change. [

QUOTE]Originally posted by 93ex chp:
How do you like them?? Those were my original choice but i didnt like the fact that the front gap seems bigger then the rear making it seem like the rear is lower then the front. Ended up with cjpp springs and have almost no wheel gap. Also i did the 1” spacers all around makes a huge difference. Car looks badass btw that blue just pops
quote:
Originally posted by Camara90:
Fuck thats crazy, did my 17GT in 3 hours. $1700 is retarded. What springs? I have the BMR performance and really like them.

<img src="https://i.imgur.com/AOwQewK.jpg?1" style="max-width: 640px" alt=" - " />

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[ 2018-11-30, 08:59 PM: Message edited by: Camara90 ]

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92GT,stock short block,9:1 TFS 170's,perf rpm,custom cam,1 5/8 shorties,C4 trans.
std. 356hp, 350tq
11.85@111.9mph on motor.

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quote:
Originally posted by Camara90:
quote:
Originally posted by IRISH:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Camara90:
[QB] Fuck thats crazy, did my 17GT in 3 hours. $1700 is retarded. What springs? I have the BMR performance and really like them.


I also had a few places quote $700, which is still F-en expensive.

I went with the Eibach Pro-Kit and BTW very nice car. We have the same car. I love the way she looks and lowered is badass!

Thanks for posting the pic!

Thanks Brotha, got some new forged wheels on the way so I will be parting with the PPs. Cant wait.
Very nice, i plan to buy some 20" Niche Targa.
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[ 2018-12-03, 08:47 PM: Message edited by: IRISH ]

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That's a good looking coyote.
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quote:
Originally posted by IRISH:
<img src="https://cafords.com/album//00001629/IMG_1201.jpg" style="max-width: 640px" alt=" - " />.

Looking good bro. I ordered up some black badges and need to get them on as well.

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11.85@111.9mph on motor.

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6.8 hour job according to all data. 6.8 x average labor rate at most shops. Lets say 140 that's $952. Now for the alignment some shops charge 80-120?? Or by the hour let's say. In other words, if you want to save money, do it yourself or with some friends. Shops have to make money in order to stay in business.
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quote:
Originally posted by Venom:
6.8 hour job according to all data. 6.8 x average labor rate at most shops. Lets say 140 that's $952. Now for the alignment some shops charge 80-120?? Or by the hour let's say. In other words, if you want to save money, do it yourself or with some friends. Shops have to make money in order to stay in business.

NextGen did and installed the sequential front turn signals for less.

Alldata has 6.8 hours of due to Alldata says to drop the rear spindle, which is not needed.

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quote:
Originally posted by Camara90:
quote:
Originally posted by IRISH:
<img src="https://cafords.com/album//00001629/IMG_1201.jpg" style="max-width: 640px" alt=" - " />.

Looking good bro. I ordered up some black badges and need to get them on as well.
Man they were a pain in the ass! The stock ones had a shit ton of sticky shit to get off. Lots of goof off used!
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Next time try BBQ lighter fluid and a tough rag to get that sticky goop off. It strips the wax off too. Add a new coat of wax to the area when you're done.

[ 2018-12-09, 04:07 AM: Message edited by: Martinna ]

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3m eraser wheel or stripe off wheel and your done in 2 minutes. done it on all my vehicles. Shit works like a Champ

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std. 356hp, 350tq
11.85@111.9mph on motor.

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I've always worried the 3M eraser wheel will dig into the clear coat. What RPM do you run it at? Do you use a water spray bottle on the area to keep the heat down?
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quote:
Originally posted by Martinna:
I've always worried the 3M eraser wheel will dig into the clear coat. What RPM do you run it at? Do you use a water spray bottle on the area to keep the heat down?

Just use a drill, it doesn't take much rpm to get the job done. Just did them yesterday. Both sides done in 5 min.

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[ 2018-12-10, 03:58 PM: Message edited by: Camara90 ]

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92GT,stock short block,9:1 TFS 170's,perf rpm,custom cam,1 5/8 shorties,C4 trans.
std. 356hp, 350tq
11.85@111.9mph on motor.

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