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    Thread: how long should it take to change the springs to sport springs at a dealership?

    1. Junior Member GLIf3's Avatar
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      10-04-2012 10:44 PM #1
      how long should it take to change the springs to sport springs at a dealership? Also do i have to pay any additional costs if so how much?
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      10-05-2012 09:20 AM #2
      It only take about 2-3 hrs to swap springs out with the right tools and know how. The dealers tend to exaggerate on how long it actually takes to install. If u can find someone local that can do it for you or help you can prob save $200 from dealer price.

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      10-05-2012 09:54 AM #3
      If you have two jacks and a socket set, you can do the rears your self. super easy. The fronts if you have the know how, you can do as well, if you don't feel comfortable pulling your axle bolt, have someone else do it. This should help cut some of your cost.

    4. 10-05-2012 10:58 AM #4
      is it really neccesary to pull axle bolt? and what exactly are referring to?

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      10-05-2012 12:35 PM #5
      can you do it without pulling the axle bolt out...yes, but it's easier and safer to do it that way. I don't know if anyone did a diy in the MKVI forum, but you can look in the MKV forum and read that one, the suspension is pretty much identical(for gli)

    6. 10-05-2012 01:45 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by fasttt600 View Post
      can you do it without pulling the axle bolt out...yes, but it's easier and safer to do it that way. I don't know if anyone did a diy in the MKVI forum, but you can look in the MKV forum and read that one, the suspension is pretty much identical(for gli)
      Thanks I have been looking for something like that.

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      10-05-2012 05:35 PM #7
      my dealer quoted me 5 hours!! at $135 an hour thats just absurd when the springs only cost around $150...theres an AUDI dealer by me that has always given me better install prices then my VW dealer, isnt that ironic....
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      10-05-2012 10:44 PM #8
      1.5 Hours. When the car is up on a lift, the rears take all of 10 minutes with a hydraulic engine/transmission jack, and the fronts take about 30 minutes each side, plus the extra 20 minutes of setup and cleanup time. I don't know which dealer quoted you 5 hours, but I wouldn't go there if you care about your $$$.

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      10-05-2012 11:32 PM #9
      If it's that high it's a flat rate charge. Dealers use predetermined charts that show the average time for a mechanic to do the work. Some shops even have different level mechanics; experience level usually brings down the time, but raises the hourly rate.

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