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Old 04-28-2009, 09:36 AM   #1
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Spring install

Hello all, does anyone know of any cheap places to get stock springs back on my car?
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Since you're in Surrey I'd say Advance is closest to you
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sorry to go off topic but is it better to lower the ride first or get rims first?
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you have get alignmnent after getting ride lowered, it doesnt matter about getting rims on,,,,,,,,,,,,
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It does matter, because if you're lowered on lowering springs and you're too low, bam your rims aren't going to fit (had you bought them first).

But if you lower the car first, you can test fit the rims first THEN buy them
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^ +1 You dont want your tires to be rubbing like crazy IMO I think you should do alignment when you have Rims and Springs installed together. This way you dont have to spend money again doing alignment when your rims are on...
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just go to Garage 5 in Richmond, they are very well respected and actually are very well priced as well. When I wanted springs installed while ago, I called around to a few so called "sponsors" the cheapest was close to $200, Garage 5 installed it all for like $80 I think.
And they did it really fast too, I think I waited like 30 minutes or so....

and yea, alignment comes AFTER you install everything, not before.... cause either one of those things, rims, tires, suspension...etc.... can throw your alignment off, thats why you're supposed to do it after you install either or all of those parts.
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just go to Garage 5 in Richmond, they are very well respected and actually are very well priced as well. When I wanted springs installed while ago, I called around to a few so called "sponsors" the cheapest was close to $200, Garage 5 installed it all for like $80 I think.
And they did it really fast too, I think I waited like 30 minutes or so....

and yea, alignment comes AFTER you install everything, not before.... cause either one of those things, rims, tires, suspension...etc.... can throw your alignment off, thats why you're supposed to do it after you install either or all of those parts.
I honestly cant see G5 quoting $80 to install springs. Both times I've gone there to install/inquire about suspension they've always quoted me $100+ for labor

I always thought you need an alignment only after you play with your suspension? It wouldnt really make sense to get an alignment done after swapping wheels. What about when you swap on your winters?
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^ it was a long time ago so most likely I got the $80 number wrong, I do remember they were noticeably cheaper than any of the other places I asked by a large margin.
I remember some places wanted almost $400. And though I can't recall the specific number I don't remember paying more than $150. But then again, the day I was there they weren't busy, they had 2 guys doing the work so maybe I got lucky.

and as far as the alignment, yes you're right, most people when they swap to winter wheels and similar sized wheels and tires can get away without having to do an alignment.

so yea sorry, I should've been more clear, but what I meant was when a person goes from stock to aftermarket wheels, where there is a large difference in wheel and tire size, most (but not all) of the time you'll end up needing an alignment.
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Dale in langley quoted me $300 for spring install + alignment + alignment check up 3 weeks later.

i think that's reasonable for the work they do and the reputation they get.
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Dale in langley quoted me $300 for spring install + alignment + alignment check up 3 weeks later.

i think that's reasonable for the work they do and the reputation they get.
Dales is a great shop, they definitely know their stuff
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AJ-Racing does spring installs for $80-$100 and usually take ~1-1.5 hours
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sorry to go off topic but is it better to lower the ride first or get rims first?
lower it first for sure

a lot of people get rims, which is usually larger than the OEM one with low profile tires.

low profile tires will exaggerate the gap between your tire and fenders...which makes your car look jacked up and makes it really tacky
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lower it first for sure

a lot of people get rims, which is usually larger than the OEM one with low profile tires.

low profile tires will exaggerate the gap between your tire and fenders...which makes your car look jacked up and makes it really tacky
I recently went up a size from 15" to 16" wheels and lower profile tires. I think my wheel gap looks a bit big and I'm planning to lower the car an inch or so. Do you think I'll need to get an alignment afterwards from going up one wheel size?
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Any height difference requires an aligment.
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