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Old 10-13-2008, 01:54 PM   #1
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What's the going rate for a suspension job in your area?

I'm looking to replace my shocks and possibly springs (might as well while it's all apart) by an independent Porsche shop. Can't be TOO complicated...not being engine, tranny or electronic related.

If you've done this job recently either from a dealer or indy shop please post the price you paid and what you paid for parts they weren't provided by the shop.

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Old 10-13-2008, 02:17 PM   #2
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Hi,
I just installed the HR springs on my car.

For the labor alone- dealer wanted 900 plus 250 for alignment = 1150$
Indy shop wanted 750 and 200 for alignment. = 950$

I did it myself, and then took it to the dealer for the alignment.

The work is not hard at all. However it took all of 2 days. 6-8 hrs a day to do it. I had to buy some new tools, torque wrench, ball joint separator, large metric sockets, spring compressor, new caliper bolts, large metric open end wrench, lots and lots of brake cleaner.
If you do it yourself, PM me and I will tell you an easier way of doing it that shaved 2 hrs off at least for me.

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I had the M030 installed last year. Without digging out the invoice my recollection is that the independent I went to charged around $850 or so (obviously for installation only), including the alignment. It probably would have been a little less without the sway bar replacement.

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I had an independent shop install my H&R sport springs three years ago on my '02 S. Charged me $650 labor, including alignment.
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if you do this, i recommend picking up the complete M030 package from Sunset Imports. Winds up being quite a bit cheaper than bilsteins w/ aftermarket springs.

not sure what the labor rates are now adays, but a good mechanic can do this job in six hours.

EDIT: plus one hour for alignment.
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I don't have my receipt with me but my indy shop installed my Eibach Pros, brought my car somewhere else to have it aligned and replaced my two front rotors with OEMs for a grand total of about $1000 CAD. I think the cost fo the rotors alone were at least $400+
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Does the M030 package result in a much harsher suspension over the standard S package? The creaking and rattling is starting to pick up. Not sure if that's due to worn out shocks or if things are starting to come loose. I've got this one creaking sound coming from the windshield header that's driving me batty when the top is up.
I'm considering the PSS9's just so I can adust the height and rebound.
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Does the M030 package result in a much harsher suspension over the standard S package? The creaking and rattling is starting to pick up. Not sure if that's due to worn out shocks or if things are starting to come loose. I've got this one creaking sound coming from the windshield header that's driving me batty when the top is up.
I'm considering the PSS9's just so I can adust the height and rebound.
i think the M030 setup rides great. i only know of one person who thinks it's too harsh, but he's a whiner, so take that with a grain of salt.

decide early what you want to do with your car. if you don't plan to do much track driving, there's really no point to the PSS9. the M030 RoW ride height is great IMO. if, on the other hand, you plan to do some track driving or a lot of auto-x, consider the PSS9. by far the most OEM-like ride from a coilover.

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