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Old 02-16-2016, 07:16 PM   #1
heelntoe
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Reasonable Mechanic DFW

Looking to get some VWR springs for my GTI but have ZERO expertise in installation. Dealer wants $400 in labor to do it. is this (relatively) reasonable?

Does anyone know a good VW mechanic in Dallas? may do other things as well....
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:17 PM   #2
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I'm sure you can find an independent VW mechanic that won't break the bank, especially in a city like Dallas.

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Old 02-17-2016, 02:37 AM   #3
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I used DigiSport Performance in Denton. They do all the regular VW jobs, but they just did a Malone tune on my TDI. Went just fine.
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Old 02-17-2016, 02:56 AM   #4
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Looking to get springs changed. Oddly enough, the VW dealerships have given me the cheapest quotes @$350 (plus springs).
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Old 02-04-2017, 01:38 AM   #5
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Anyone recommend any good shops to install the VWR springs? Have gotten two quote that are $600+ for just labor, not including the alignment. Just seems a bit high.
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Old 02-16-2017, 03:40 PM   #6
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check out Marin in Richardson for install.

Mazda North is good for alignment.

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Old 02-18-2017, 06:06 AM   #7
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Springs + Alignment isn't cheap. I'd figure you're looking at spending roughly 400 on the low end.
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Old 02-18-2017, 06:13 AM   #8
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Sounds about right. Local VAG shop quoted me 3 hours at $90/hr.
Also said if RSB, would do for only an extra hour of labor

For alignment, I have always done Firestone lifetime alignment which tends to run around $160. Sometimes on special for $140.
Then when you change something or hit a curb, just take it back for an alignment gratis.
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