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How long is reasonable...

How long would a reasonable amount of time be for a garage to fit 4 new springs to my car?

I ask because I've been taken by garages before....like the Fiat dealer in Kegworth who tried charging me 3 hours labour to strip a brake caliper and clean it

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How long would a reasonable amount of time be for a garage to fit 4 new springs to my car?

I ask because I've been taken by garages before....like the Fiat dealer in Kegworth who tried charging me 3 hours labour to strip a brake caliper and clean it

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Also, has anyone ever tried Pi lowering springs?
Ok, had all 4 springs changed by Midland Fiat in 40 minutes and charged me 80. JCS are very thorough in what they do but boy they are expensive.

PI springs don't have good press on this forum though, apparantly weak tempering???
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Re: How long is reasonable...

Yeah, there's a reason they're 50 quid cheaper than the Eibachs I'm guessing! I'm gonna order some Eibachs tonight I think.
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Yeah, there's a reason they're 50 quid cheaper than the Eibachs I'm guessing! I'm gonna order some Eibachs tonight I think.
Best of luck with your ordering. Do a search on lowering and you might come across the pitfalls of ordering springs for a Stilo, nightmare so do your homework. Transforms handling though.
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What sort of pitfalls Boz? And what's the general opinion on Apex springs?
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Theres two different types afaik. My second and correct set were red and not what was advertised on europerformance.co.uk (black). They screwed up so I went direct to eibach and they got it right. You will need the lack ones I think? do a search as I say and all the part numbers are there.

I wanted APEX as they have good name but couldn't find stock at the time.
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Re: How long is reasonable...

Just ordered some Apex -30mm springs...117 quid delivered from Larkspeed!
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