Thread: Clutch install
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Old 09-11-2011, 11:03 PM   #9
JRach
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Join Date: Dec 2004
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: North Seattle, WA
Vehicle:
98' SF5 STI
93' GF8 (rally)

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Originally Posted by GotaSubie View Post
PIA quoted me 1200 bucks screw them!! Have your own flywheel turned its only 20 bucks, outback will charge like 65 or something.
Seriously?!

Have your own flywheel turned? Let me get this straight... you're going to pay a shop to removed your transmission, remove the flywheel, and THEN ask them to leave your car on THEIR lift while you go somewhere to have your flywheel turned? So you want them to wait the 4 to 24 hours for you to come get your flywheel from the shop (after they remove it), have it turned elsewhere and bring it back, all the while they're losing money on the lift they can't use while your car is on it?

There's a reason shops charge $50-80 to have it turned. Because it takes time. Most shops don't do machine work in house. They have to physically take it to the machine shop (while paying (usually a tech) someone their hourly rate) get it turned and pick it back up each time they do a clutch job. While most shops have extra oem flywheels ready to go to minimize downtime, that doesn't mean they don't have to then take your flywheel and get it turned so it's ready to go for the next job.

So before you blast any of the local shops for quotes and prices, really think about what you're saying.

With all that being said, all the local shops are great.
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