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Ok I finally found a dealer that will install some aftermarket springs for me, however he said that with the new springs, there will always be a fault code present.<br>Is this true, or maybe this is his way of scaring me out of this?<p>I know alot of people have aftermarket springs installed and I didn't come across any posts about Fault codes, so is this just BS?<p>Thanks for the help.
 

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Great News! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>He seemed a bit negative on the idea of the install, but he didn't say "NO!", and actually gave me a quote. No one else would give me the time of day. "Aftermarket Springs Bad, Fast and Furious, yada yada"<p>Aftermarket springs are so common, I don't understand the big deal. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Now I just need to decide on which springs to get. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Thanks again. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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He said 3hours - front, 2hours - rear, sum calibration included = $552<br>I forgot to ask about alignment
 

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ouch....not sure how complicated the setup is, but that seems like a lot!<p>i remember when we installed the springs in my 1996 saab 900, we had all four done within 2.5 hours.
 

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I just e-mailed my dealership to see if they would do this and they said they would, but they would also void my suspension warranty. I told them to go fly a Swedish kite.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>phuz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">ouch....not sure how complicated the setup is, but that seems like a lot!<p>i remember when we installed the springs in my 1996 saab 900, we had all four done within 2.5 hours.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Actually that's pretty much in line with what has been done up to now. I was quoted between 6 and 9 hours depending on which dealer I called. I believe that JRL's took 6 hours with the rear bar.<p>5 hours seems like a decent price.
 

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wow! im very surprised. i know when it comes time for me to get some springs on the R, i will have the dealer do it, and i appreciate the heads up on pricing!
 

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Decent price no matter what Sean will say, ( he was lucky). <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Are you also putting in a rear bar? Just curious too - what springs are you putting in?
 

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Re: Fault Code with Aftermarket Springs? (Case)

Most fault codes on here related to aftermarket springs is because whoever did the work was too heavy handed undoing the connectors on the struts. As long as they are going to stand behind their work you should be ok.
 

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Re: Fault Code with Aftermarket Springs? (Case)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Case</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ok I finally found a dealer that will install some aftermarket springs for me, however he said that with the new springs, there will always be a fault code present.<br>Is this true, or maybe this is his way of scaring me out of this?<p>I know alot of people have aftermarket springs installed and I didn't come across any posts about Fault codes, so is this just BS?<p>Thanks for the help.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>False. From everything I've seen and read here, it's just not true at all. Infact, I just drove home from a dealer that just installed my springs. The ride home was great, lights pointed in the right direction, and there was no messages waiting for me.<p>KVB
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Case</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ok I finally found a dealer that will install some aftermarket springs for me, however he said that with the new springs, there will always be a fault code present.<br>Is this true, or maybe this is his way of scaring me out of this?<p>I know alot of people have aftermarket springs installed and I didn't come across any posts about Fault codes, so is this just BS?<p>Thanks for the help.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>He is incorrect in that there will NOT be a fault code always present. However, I must advise you that it is possible for the SUM recalibration to not go through after lowering. I've had Eibachs for over a year now and the last 2 times I recalibrated the SUM, I received either "sensor voltage too low" or "sensor voltage to high" in the rear. If this happens the lights point down until it's recalibrated successfully. To remedy this 2 guys lifted the rear of the car by hand (1 on each side) at the rear quarter panel (at the wheel wells) while the tech did the recalibration, so they raised the rear about 1/4 - 1/2 inch during the recal. When you first install the springs it may not happen but the probability increases over time, as the springs settle. If you're doing the IPD springs this may not be an issue at all as those don't lower the car as much as the others (Eibachs, EVOLVE). Just something to bear in mind.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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