rubber spring bushings installed...OUCH!

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  1. jones

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    I was just quoted $80 to install OEM rubber bushings!:eek1: Is that rape or does it sound right?
     
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    Go with some greasable poly ones. They are a lil more for front and rear, but well worth it...


    Edit: OOO u meant install... 80 bucks is cheap for all of em... How many were you quoted to get done for that price? Its not easy to get the old ones out....
     
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    You can get non-greasables from Energy Suspension for about $45 for either front or rear springs.
     
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    Like remove the springs and install bushings or you bring the springs and they install them?

    Sounds cheap IMO. Figure average shop rate around my area is about $60-80 an hour. For just one spring I've had it take me all of 2 hours(granted I've done it a few times since then, but thats not how a flat rate system works), so yea in my mind, thats not bad.
     
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    All the work is done for them.I already removed the old bushings.All they need to do is press the new ones in.and that $80 is for the rear leafs only.
     
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    Buy some polyurethane bushings ,you can push them in by hand ,no need for a press ,they don't have the outer metal sleeve like the OEM ones .
    And they will out last the rubber ones .
     
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    Yea what he said. ^ Put that $80 toward a better quality bushing you can install yourself. Rubber is the old technology, bring your bushings upto date. Grease the snot outta them with some white lithium so they don't squeak.
     
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    THATS AN AWSOME PRICE. But have them upgrade you to poly bushings. It is a B*tch to get the old ones out and well worth $80 IMO.
     
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    he said he already had the old bushings removed

     
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    Give me the 80 bucks and I'll send you some grease and a hammer to put them in with.
     
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    I'll do it for $70.
     
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    $60 :p:
     

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