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Mikorsa16v
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12th May 03 at 12:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i have a set of alloys with tyres already on and an apex suspension kit to get fitted. i got quoted for the lot at a local garage 90, i thought a bit steep, but not too bad on the whole.

i went to a vauxhall dealer near me and asked the same question: the receptionist told me, (was written on paper, and was unsure about tellin me ) that it would take 2.25hours to just fit the rear shocks on, then i was told that it would take then 5-6 hours to fit a sus kit and put wheels on! this would cost near enough 400 to fit the goods i supply!

i said "i could buy an irmscher (spelling) suspension kit and have it fitted for that" he goes , yeah. LOL

p.s im not getting it done there! pmsl
ajscorsa
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12th May 03 at 12:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

eh do it your self and it will cost nothing
Mikorsa16v
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i would if i had:
1) axle stands
2) a jack
3) and mechanical knowledge
Adam
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axle stands = 15
Jack = 20
Haynes manual = 15
M4tt
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and sping comperessors - 20

how easy is to fit suspension, cause i've heard stories of people killing themselves which puts me off a tad.

i got all the kit and that.

[Edited on 12-05-2003 by M4tt]
Phil Hall
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Dont forget spring clamps. Very important.
Laney
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I'm pretty apprehensive of doing mine.

Luckily I've got a mate that seems (?!) to know what he's doing, so I'll just stand and watch as he does it
Phil Hall
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quote:
Originally posted by M4tt
and sping comperessors - 20

how easy is to fit suspension, cause i've heard stories of people killing themselves which puts me off a tad.

i got all the kit and that.

[Edited on 12-05-2003 by M4tt]


Icould do the lot in just over an hour. Easy. Its the rears that caused me probs. Ringed the nuts doh!
nik
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Find the corsa rears pretty easy just drop out
Mikorsa16v
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6 hours is a bit optimistic then
Phil Hall
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quote:
Originally posted by nik
Find the corsa rears pretty easy just drop out


If your only doing the springs that is.
Sam
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12th May 03 at 13:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Vauxhall would probably charge about an hour labour to take a set of wheels off and bolt them back on again!
Scott M
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I find the rears more difficult as its a pain in the arse to get at the top of the shock behind the panels in the boot.
Adam_B
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12th May 03 at 22:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

How do u kill urself changing suspension ?

Its all in the bible (Haynes Manual)
Drew
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12th May 03 at 22:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i did a tutorial on how to change them

didnt get put up - and i canny be arsed to type it all out again

Dan
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i had 2 do an assignment 4 college, based on real figures 4 me company (volvo truck n bus) they charge half n hr labour just 2 fit 3 bulbs, that take bout 2mins. thats 35 quid!!!


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MattyB
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12th May 03 at 22:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

me and my bro have done a full suspension kit on a nova in 45 mins....thats no rushed job either.

Matt
sdlcrosby
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yeh scania charge 50 -60 an hour. . . and they charge a customers 10 minutes labout to change a bulb. . . thats like 10 per a bulb plus the cost of the bulb! lol!
Nath
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12th May 03 at 22:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Whats the difference when fitting shocks and springs as to just springs? easier or harder?
Adam_B
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No difference on the front, cos u still have to compress it. Bit easier on the back as u dont really need to take out the damper.
Nath
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So with a haynes manual and a bit of basic knowledge i could do it myself with the correct tools?
Adam_B
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Yep Thats how i learnt. Just remember - Righty tighty, lefty loosey

[Edited on 12-05-2003 by Adam_B]
Nath
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Might attempt it myself when i get my new suspension kit.
Wolfy
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did my suspention no probs... have all the kit here mind but still... took me about 3 hours to do the lot.
AdiSRI
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corsas are not too bad to do, but it took me and my m8 about 3 hours to do a single front strut on his 306 yesterday, crap french rubbish!!!!!

 
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