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Springs fitting cost
« on: January 03, 2019, 11:27:37 AM »
Recently bought H&R springs for my MK5 GTI. I'm getting quoted about £430 fitting inc. alignment from a VW Audi Specialist. Is the price right or getting quoted too much?

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Re: Springs fitting cost
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2019, 12:28:48 PM »
Sounds high. I would have expected half hour each plus alignment, so around half your quote.

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Re: Springs fitting cost
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2019, 12:52:27 PM »
Sounds high. I would have expected half hour each plus alignment, so around half your quote.
I thought it was a bit high too just to replace springs and get alignment. Another garage quoted me £420 and another said £320 without alignment. Need to ask a few others.


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Re: Springs fitting cost
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2019, 01:05:39 PM »
I was getting quotes like that when I had mine done.   Ended up paying £180 at a back street garage.

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Re: Springs fitting cost
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2019, 02:02:19 PM »
I was getting quotes like that when I had mine done.   Ended up paying £180 at a back street garage.

Was it a good job? I just want to make sure its done properly with alignment.

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Re: Springs fitting cost
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2019, 03:33:43 PM »
It was ok, but didn't do alignment.  Had it done elsewhere.

Ball joints were also siezed so had to be replaced.

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Re: Springs fitting cost
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2019, 10:13:25 PM »
I just had rear springs and both handbrake cables replaced for £100 labour at a local garage. The springs took less time than the brake cables, I'd imagine he would charge £150 for front and rear as an idea.

Where are you based? I'm in South Bucks if it helps.

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Re: Springs fitting cost
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2019, 11:55:17 PM »
I just had rear springs and both handbrake cables replaced for £100 labour at a local garage. The springs took less time than the brake cables, I'd imagine he would charge £150 for front and rear as an idea.

Where are you based? I'm in South Bucks if it helps.
I’m based in London and yeah I’m going to ask around a few more garages. I just want a professional job done with full alignment. I was surprised that my local garage quoted me £320 just for fitting and these guys aren’t even specialists.


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Re: Springs fitting cost
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2019, 10:21:34 PM »
I got my H&R springs fitted on my MK5 Golf GTI for £100 in Central London. Didn't do the alignment till about 2 weeks later cause I wanted the springs to settle.

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Re: Springs fitting cost
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2019, 11:15:40 AM »
I just had rear springs and both handbrake cables replaced for £100 labour at a local garage. The springs took less time than the brake cables, I'd imagine he would charge £150 for front and rear as an idea.

Where are you based? I'm in South Bucks if it helps.

Rears are dead easy. Fronts are (apparently) more of a ball ache.