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Old 04-11-2001, 02:27 PM   #1
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how about adding camber bolts and keeping the suspension in place?
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Old 04-11-2001, 02:59 PM   #2
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how about adding camber bolts and keeping the suspension in place?
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Could you tell me more about this? I am not familiar with camber bolts on Imprezas at all and don't recall reading anything about this here.
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Old 04-11-2001, 03:13 PM   #3
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If I were you, I would go ask a few of those muffler/suspension shops (i.e. Midas, Monroe Muffler, PepBoys). When I didn't know anything about cars, I had to have coil springs installed on my Accord, and it cost me $80 for the front suspensions at Midas. Spring coil installation requires taking apart the struts, so it's the same labor / procedure.
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Old 04-11-2001, 04:37 PM   #4
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What about bleeding the brakes? How tough is that?

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Old 04-11-2001, 04:42 PM   #5
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It's a snap if you have 1 more person. It takes about 45 minutes to bleed all 4 corners.
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Old 04-11-2001, 06:32 PM   #6
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I just payed my moonliting Subaru mech. $200 for version 5 springs and struts.Id a done it myself but i was pressed for time and $200 didnt sound like a bad price.That price did not include alignment.That im workin out with my dealer under warranty lol.
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Old 04-12-2001, 12:21 AM   #7
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Question Spring/Shock or strut Installation Cost

I just purchased some new tires not too long ago. The tire size is a little bigger than my previous tires so now my rear tires rub in the wheel well while turning or going over dips. Instead of purchasing another tire size, I chose to just get OEM springs and shocks/struts and remove my WRX SH RA springs and shocks/struts. I chose to get a set of used 2.5RS springs and shocks/struts to be put on all the way around.

Here's the problem: The Subaru dealership I asked to install them wants to charge me $420.00 for labor. Is this around the typical price of springs and shock/struts installation? How much did it cost you to have your springs and shocks/struts changed? This is a blow I didn't see coming. If this is the normal price of this, I'd be better off just getting another set of new tires.
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Old 04-12-2001, 12:26 AM   #8
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Kevin...
cant you and a pal or 2 do them at home?
doesnt someone have tools and a garage?

mine cost me $0 cuz we (pals and i)do all the work ourselves..


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Old 04-12-2001, 12:46 AM   #9
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Just out of curiosity I once asked at the local Big O tires when I was getting new tires mounted... They wanted around $400 as well. It's not that it's a hard job to do, just a bit time consuming. Take a Saturday afternoon and you'll get it done... More hands and power/air tools make things exponentially easier!
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Old 04-12-2001, 12:53 AM   #10
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Problem is I live in this uppity yuppy apartment/townhouse complex and we are not allowed to even change the oil in our cars here. Only one friend of mine has a garage to work on cars but I wouldn't let him near my car and I'm not the best er...mechanic myself. My next life, maybe I can be like you Subie Gal *sniffle* Lol!
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Old 04-12-2001, 12:53 AM   #11
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rallispec charged me something like $375 to install a set of coilovers. that included corner weighting and alignment, too.

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