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I've got Heico spings on order for my V50 AWD. Wondering 2 things...<p>1. Install costs? What is a ballpark figure for labor?<p>2. Where to get the work done? Volvo dealer? Other?<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Suspension Install Costs? (surfer_bill)

Be a man, do it yourself. I did! It doesnt take that long to do, especially the rears, they are super easy....and the fronts, well..... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> lets just say that you should be glad others before you have attempted such a procedure and you can learn from their mistakes <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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DON'T get it done at the dealership. I had mine installed there assuming it couldn't possibly cost more than a couple hundred bucks and in the end I was out $800-$900 for parts and installation.
 

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I've got the parts. Just looking for a ballpark on installation...<p>As for DIY, with my crazy schedule and lack of suspension know how, I'd rather pay a professional to do the job.
 

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Re: Suspension Install Costs? (surfer_bill)

<A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=43833" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=43833</A>
 

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I agree with Tarheedvolvo. I did it with a good friend of mine WITHOUT spring compressors, although it wouldve been nice and I wouldnt have to be up 4 in the morning. From the help of my friend he says its easier to change out than a civic... A CIVIC... A FREAKING CIVIC!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Also it is more fulfilling work to do it yourself IMO.
 

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ok. I'll ask one more time, since I'm not interested in doing this myself.<br>(and the post linked above contained info on a $500 spring install for an R, and a $300 estimate based on some rough numbers that were never verified)<p>How much (labor only, plus alignment?) have people paid for the installation of springs on their V50/S40 AWD?<p>I know there are a few people on here with the exact same setup I'll be running (V50 AWD with Heico springs)<p>Thanks
 

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If a 20 year old girl can do this (without braking a nail ) then you should try this yourself. no alignment is needed with the heico springs,only a 1.3 " lowering, you'll need a spring compressor , you can get this at summit racing or jc whitney for like $14-$20 . the rest is a piece of cake, but if you are lazy, machanically totally not inclined and/or just rather have a shop do it. this shouldn't cost more than $150 -$200 to install tops. stay away from Vovlo, they'll instal Vovlo parts for a premium but any other part ?? you're just asking for warrenty trouble .
 

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Or you can rent the spring compressor from like Autozone or AAP for the day and as long as you return it then they give you your money back minus like $3 for the rental fee. Its a pretty nice one that would normally cost like $80-90 if you were to buy it youself. <p>You can do this!<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"><p>and if you need help then just call/IM me and ill walk ya through it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> (email me if you want my phone #)
 
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