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III. I'm 51 years old, well aware what $400 looks like, married with a wife and 5 kids and LOTS of other stuff to keep me busy besides learning to do something and buying toos for a task I will likely never do again.

I am aware I have the option to do the job myself and if I wanted to, I wouldn't have asked about the quoted price. I'd rather pay someone else and have the day for other stuff.

I'm not sure why some here need to be all high and mighty on DIY and condescending towards those of us who choose to pay others to do certain jobs on our cars.

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Sorry, did not mean to condescend.

I see your point. Im in my 30's and there are days which just the thought of pulling out the floor jack, jackstands, and tools to do something to the car makes my back and legs protest.


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For some of us, wrenching on our cars is our hobby and our passion. For others it is a necessary evil. And for the rest it is something to avoid whenever it is possible to pay someone else to do it. To each his own.


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"I see your point. Im in my 30's and there are days which just the thought of pulling out the floor jack, jackstands, and tools to do something to the car makes my back and legs protest."

Amen brother.

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I was quoted more at a shop near me to have shocks/struts/spring/rear panhard bar installed on my '12 GT. I did it myself though. It's really quite easy. If you're going through the trouble of putting in new shocks, you may want to consider doing springs while you're in there.

Not being a pro and being the first time I worked on any mustang, replacing the rear shocks/spring+panhard bar install took me an hour. I was also taking my time. The fronts probably took me 45 mins per side--again, taking my time, never having worked on a mustang or Ford before. I would say that anything <$300 is probably where you want to be if the shop is being close to honest with the hours they're charging. But it will all depend on the shop--I take my cars to a very expensive indy shop because I think they're worth the price. They do a lot of track prep for BMWs, Ferrari's, Porsche, and they also do a lot of the overflow installs for American Muscle. If I can't do it myself, I want to take it to a shop where I know I won't have to worry about some guy half assing the work, rushing, or just trying to get by. That's also why I don't let them do easy things for me either---they cost too much for that!
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Sorry, did not mean to condescend.

I see your point. Im in my 30's and there are days which just the thought of pulling out the floor jack, jackstands, and tools to do something to the car makes my back and legs protest.
Fair enough.

There are plenty of things I do myself on the car and around the house. But I pick and choose my battles depending if it is worth my time / frustration / investment or something I'm not comfortable with being too far over my head. Im more than willing to take on new challenges but in the end, it comes down to practicality, not laziness.

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I see you're not interested in doing the job yourself, which is completely fine. To answer your original question, I think a $400 charge is reasonable for a shop in NY. I imagine the area in NY you're in, is not known for having the lowest costs of living, which is typically reflected in labor fees. For a 2hr job, $400 does not surprise me. Especially if you trust this shop and know they have a solid reputation.

That being said, I'd see what they can do for an alignment afterwards. Maybe you'll get an even better deal!

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Thanks Shane. I was about to order these from you but saw last night the rears are out of stock. Any idea on restock timeframe?

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My friend found a guy on Craigslist that works on cars in his garage (..I know). Since he took all the risk by going first (and came out happy), I decided to go there as well. Took 1 hour tops. And charged me $120 for the shocks, struts, springs, CC plates, and panhard bar. He did a good job too!

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I had shocks, struts, springs, strut mounts & an alignment done for $325.90 out the door.

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My friend found a guy on Craigslist that works on cars in his garage (..I know). Since he took all the risk by going first (and came out happy), I decided to go there as well. Took 1 hour tops. And charged me $120 for the shocks, struts, springs, CC plates, and panhard bar. He did a good job too!

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I find that 1 hour number very hard to believe.

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Thanks Shane. I was about to order these from you but saw last night the rears are out of stock. Any idea on restock timeframe?
I'd be happy to look up an ETA for you, but which struts/shocks are you looking at? I didn't notice a brand name in this thread, unless I missed it.

Let me know and I'll get back to you ASAP!

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I find that 1 hour number very hard to believe.
There was 2 of them, so it went by pretty quick.

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I'd be happy to look up an ETA for you, but which struts/shocks are you looking at? I didn't notice a brand name in this thread, unless I missed it.

Let me know and I'll get back to you ASAP!

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Whoops. Yeah I thought I put it in my OP.

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Not trying to hijack the thread or anything but Im a car dumnazz and it seems related... I know basic stuff but not a ton like most of the people here (thats why I come here) Anyway, I just gave up an 06 Saleen for my new 11 which I absolutely am in LOVE with. I would like to get better handling (without the stiff bumpy ride) as close to the Saleen as possible.... What parts would I need? Springs, caster camber blah blah blah? whats the best?

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There was 2 of them, so it went by pretty quick.

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Oh, ok - that makes sense now. Still a pretty quick job though.


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