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    Installing springs??

    How much should it run me to get some springs installed?? Subaru wanted 550 dollars.................................NO!! I could buy coilovers for that much.....damn you subaru, damn you!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~~~BURN~~~
    How much should it run me to get some springs installed?? Subaru wanted 550 dollars.................................NO!! I could buy coilovers for that much.....damn you subaru, damn you!! LOL
    tell subaru you'll give them the shocker if they don't lower their price...
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    True, True. SOrry about posting 100000 times my computer Farted PPPUUUURRTTTT

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    I paid basically $100 or so to get my Eibach's installed on my first WRX. I'll be doing it myself this go-round, to save money.
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    its going to run you ALOT!!! i checked at the shop i was working at and it came to about $650... i dont remember exactly how many hours it called for, but 6 comes to mind... the best thing i would do is if your mecanically inclined, nd u have the time, rent a spring compresser from autozone and do it yourself... just make sure to get an alignment ASAP!!

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    One shop said 250 then subaru said 550. Im waiting for them to hit the 800 mark!! ANY TAKERS???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drifting02WRX
    just make sure to get an alignment ASAP!!
    Everyone says that, but my Eibachs worked out fine for 30,000 miles without an alignment. Still a good idea, though.
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    im not talking about miles, im talking about the DUH-LARS (you know the CHING CHING). ITs just crazy to pay that much for a spring intall. Maybe i should get out of computers and into working on Subarus??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~~~BURN~~~
    im not talking about miles, im talking about the DUH-LARS (you know the CHING CHING).
    Right. I was responding to Drifting02WRX's post.
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    sorry im slow, just call me JEFFY DAHMER!!

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    I paid $140 for spring install plus another $60 for an alignment afterwards. If you change springs you need to get an alignment. My toe was off prety far afterwards.

    Find a good tuner shop in your area for the install. Places like goodyear or firestone will rip you off. Maybe post in your local regional forums if your having a hard time finding a good shop.

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    you can probably do it yourself if you have some tool skills. Ask on your local suby board for some help/offer to buy pizza/beer
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    Quote Originally Posted by roo21
    you can probably do it yourself if you have some tool skills. Ask on your local suby board for some help/offer to buy pizza/beer
    I've read through a pretty good tutorial on it, and it doesn't seem that hard. I'm going to use AutoZone's "Loan-A-Tool" program to get a spring compressor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX
    I've read through a pretty good tutorial on it, and it doesn't seem that hard. I'm going to use AutoZone's "Loan-A-Tool" program to get a spring compressor.
    That's the best advice to give......unless you go to Harbor Freight and pick one up for $20. The AutoZone option is nice because you get your money back when you return the compressor.

    The install is pretty easy, just be sure to get some PB Blaster and a breaker bar (the 19mm nut can be a pain in the ass). Also, you may want to pick up a set of O-sockets (or "thru-sockets" as sometimes called) and some nice hex wrenches...this will make the loosening and tightening of the top strut nut MUCH easier.

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