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March 16, 2016, 11:08 AM #0

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good shop to get coils install?

Please name me a few thanks in advance  :banana:

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    March 16, 2016, 11:12 AM #1

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    Originally posted by Swoldier
    good shop to get coils install?

    Please name me a few thanks in advance  :banana:

    Speedfactor or Option Plus can do it. Coilover install is pretty straight forward and can be done in a couple of hours. You could save some money and do it yourself.
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      March 16, 2016, 11:58 AM #2

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      Originally posted by Igor
      Speedfactor or Option Plus can do it. Coilover install is pretty straight forward and can be done in a couple of hours. You could save some money and do it yourself.
      This. I'm sure if you listed exactly what kind of car your going to install these coilovers on, someone on here would give you a hand (once it's nicer out).

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        Originally posted by themikewoo
        This. I'm sure if you listed exactly what kind of car your going to install these coilovers on, someone on here would give you a hand (once it's nicer out).

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        This x2.
        I changed my springs on my car and had to take the struts out and use a spring compressor, seemed a bit scary at first but with a helping hand it was fun and took only a couple hours to do.


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          March 16, 2016, 12:42 PM #4

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            Do it yourself! To do it yourself is generally a socket and ratchet set, floor jack, impact, some pliers and a marker.

            pliers for any brake line clips.
            sockets for topcoat nuts, wheels, lower strut hub mount, and any brake line clips
            impact for lower strut mounts
            marker to mark cambolt... you will still need an alignment however.

            a bottle or a case of liquor and most of us can help ya out for install.
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              Originally posted by Colby
              a keg of beer and most of us can help ya out for install.

              Fixed

              Jk obviously.. Unless it's thirsty Thursday

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                March 16, 2016, 05:49 PM #7

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                Any competent mechanic can install coilovers. They are just struts with additional adjustments. Or in the case of cars that don't have struts, springs and shocks with additional adjustments (only coilovers in name).

                If SF or OP or another specialty shop can align and corner balance your car though, that would be ideal. Otherwise a shop is a shop.

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                  According to your Intro, you drive an Audi A4 and your a mechanic?
                  Why not do this yourself? Complete Coilovers are even easier than springs :)

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                    Yes i do  a b8 and not a car mechanic though And 2 Reasons i dont like asking people for favors and second i still have warranty on the car if i do it at the shop maybe it wont void it lol probably will though  but yeah thats my reasoning about that.

                    Thanks for the input guys!

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                      Anyone have pics of the guy that cut up his strut towers to install coils on his 180SX?

                      Don't be that guy.
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                        Originally posted by Swoldier
                        Yes i do  a b8 and not a car mechanic though And 2 Reasons i dont like asking people for favors and second i still have warranty on the car if i do it at the shop maybe it wont void it lol probably will though  but yeah thats my reasoning about that.

                        Thanks for the input guys!

                        You'll learn being on toptier that the guys are more than happy to give you a helping hand and will respect you a lot more asking for help and wanting to learn rather than having a shop do it.


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                          March 16, 2016, 10:21 PM #12

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                          Unless you do it at audi and they personally tell you that your warranty will be okay, you will most likely void the warranty regardless of if you do it yourself or at a shop.

                          You could maybe employ Pineapple Express this spring/Summer to help out but payment is pretty steep....empanadas.
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                            March 17, 2016, 11:03 AM #13

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                            I am not 100% on Audis warranty, but anything other than OEM spec will void the warranty with any related parts. This is of course if they can prove it. Installing coils will affect the CV's and axles. If your Tranny goes, it should be under warranty, where as the axles wouldn't.

                            You install coils, either at a shop or yourself, that will automatically drop the ride height. This changes your suspension geometry... Any arm, bushing, sway bar, axle/cvs won't be covered. They will assume that the modifications will have caused the defect... now I'm guessing that you arent going to just install the coils and leave it there, but you will lower further than OEM and the Out-of-box setup for the coils. This will affect the geometry even more. it doesn't matter who does it. Shop or you. Might as well save $150-300 and do it yourself. That can be used for future mods.

                            Hope this helps. @Madbuzz41 is right, being able to turn a wrench or ask for help will earn more respect than being able to buy your way to a modified car
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