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Old 09-02-2009, 03:52 PM   #1
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Default $120 a decent price for plugs intsalled?

just wondering? dont really have time to do it myself and this is a quoted price from a local dealer
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:55 PM   #2
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Seems better than the other prices I have heard from dealers (in the $300 range).

It does only take about 2 hours for a total noob to do it though, I bet it takes about 30 min for the mechanic at the dealer to do it.
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:56 PM   #3
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Considering you can do it yourself for less than half that price (and get better plugs)... I'd have to say no.
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:58 PM   #4
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The dealer is giving 15% off to NASIOC members..
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:04 PM   #5
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Far too much to pay for such a simple job. I'd do like stated above and do it yourself and get better plugs. Are you afraid of messing something up, maybe?
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:07 PM   #6
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nah, just dont have time......
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:10 PM   #7
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Depends on what plugs they're using. If they're using the factory platinum plugs, the parts alone are about $50. In that case, $70 for installation isn't bad at all. If they're using copper plugs, then the plugs are $8, and $112 for installation isn't such a great deal any more.
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:13 PM   #8
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Either they do not know it is a WRX (price sounds about right for an NA car)

Or, they are using non-factory parts

Or, the genius quoting the job has no idea of the actual price (roughly $60 in parts + 1hr labor would be closer to $160/$180 w/tax and SS)

Either way, get it in writing.
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:13 PM   #9
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Doing it yourself is kind of a pain I guess. 120 isnt too bad, however I'd still rather do it myself....
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:17 PM   #10
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dude...do it yourself....dealer here charges $200....decided to do it myself...borrowed tools...and paid out $36 for plugs instead of the $54 dealer was charging...saved myself...$164...and learnt a lot ...pleasure of doing myself...PRICELESS!!
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:19 PM   #11
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Considering I can do it for <$15 that's a ripoff.
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:19 PM   #12
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damn subaru in my area charged me $428 , ive changed them myself before and its pretty easy and doesnt take too long, just have to move stuff.
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:19 PM   #13
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changing you plugs is really not that hard do it your self save some money for parts, higher grade fluids/preventive maintenance.
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:23 PM   #14
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Quote:
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Considering I can do it for <$15 that's a ripoff.
if thats a ripoff then i was severely , paying 428
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:26 PM   #15
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damn subaru in my area charged me $428 , ive changed them myself before and its pretty easy and doesnt take too long, just have to move stuff.
You got charged $428 for changing plugs? You got ownedddd
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:27 PM   #16
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Thats insane.. just do it yourself. It takes 30 min.
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:40 PM   #17
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We don't know.

Get 3 quotes, choose the middle one. This answer applies to all things in life.
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