Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Local Chapters and Regional Forums > CL of Southern California
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

lowering spring labor costs?

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-24-14, 04:32 PM   #1
AllWheelGS
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: WA
Posts: 10
Default lowering spring labor costs?

Have a 2010 Lexus GS 350 AWD, recently just purchased the tanabe nf210 lowering springs based on a lot of reading throughout the forum. Not wanting too much of a drop while still maintaining some ride quality. I just picked up a set of 19" Vossens that are next… my dilemma is finding a shop down near the San Fernando/LA County area willing to put the springs on. Ive came across two spots over the last few weeks, one shop said they would do it for $600 which would include an alignment. The other said $570 no alignment… really trying to gauge the challenge in this job verse the cost, does this seem fair? …or is this something i really should just try and do on my own? Also I understand wobble/vibration to be possible but however with less aggressive drops and having an alignment down afterwards some posts I've read had positive outcomes with the nf210s… any help is appreciated (or even if you know of a shop in SoCal you would recommend). Thanks!!
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!
AllWheelGS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-14, 04:37 PM   #2
RA40
Moderator
Trader Score: (6)
 
RA40's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: California
Posts: 15,785
Default

Rates I've come across in the past to install springs and shocks are $200-$350. Alignment $75-$125.
__________________

Mike
RA40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-14, 05:04 PM   #3
TranV
Pole Position
Trader Score: (1)
 
TranV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: CA
Posts: 201
Tranv_ISF
Default

Go to tommy or try calling him if you have any questions. there's a thread about him in socal forum. Remember, he only do appmnts only.
948 Durfee Ave ste C
South El Monte, CA 91733
626-823-2853
__________________
2011_SFP_ISF
2010_OSD_RX350
TranV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-14, 05:31 PM   #4
RVCAis250
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (0)
 
RVCAis250's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Orange County
Posts: 1,112
rvcasebastian
Default

Yeah springs are harder to install then could, much harder. So usually it is around what RA40 said, 200-300 for a good shop + alignment cost, which should be 50-75
__________________
Instagram: @rvcasebastian
The Pursuit of Perfection | LTMW | RaysEngineering | Voltex | APR Performance | Hankook

RVCAis250 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-14, 12:27 PM   #5
Need4Speed
Sponsor
Trader Score: (0)
 
Need4Speed's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: CA
Posts: 1,848
https://www.facebook.com/Need4SpeedMotors https://twitter.com/N4SMotorsports http://instagram.com/need4speedmotorsports#
Default

that's insane

we charge 200 for spring installs ( depending on the vehicle and what else the client wants installed as well) but that's the general cost, and our partner company charges 80 for a full laser alignment on a Ferrari build in lift.
Need4Speed is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-14, 12:32 PM   #6
Kd0t
Driver
Trader Score: (17)
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 121
Default

+1 for Tommy! I think he charged me 150 for springs install
__________________
2011 IS350 F-Sport | Joe-Z Intake w/ F-Sport Air Filter | F-Sport Rear Sway | BC Racing Coils | Tanabe Medalion Exhaust | Volk CE28n | HERS

2011 Honda Civic | Daily Beater | HIS
Kd0t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-14, 05:34 PM   #7
AllWheelGS
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: WA
Posts: 10
Default

Yea definitely seemed high to me. Need4speed, I'm 20min from Glendale might have to head your way... who should I ask for?
AllWheelGS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-14, 01:56 PM   #8
masboy
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (29)
 
masboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SoCal
Posts: 3,078
Default

id say get coilover, my friend can install it for $80. he can install air suspension too! hes in pasadena.
masboy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-14, 06:04 PM   #9
decajaydee
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
decajaydee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Pasadena, California
Posts: 29
jdecasas obiwankenobear novum.elit
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by masboy View Post
id say get coilover, my friend can install it for $80. he can install air suspension too! hes in pasadena.
where in Pasadena, does he have a shop?
decajaydee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-14, 07:24 PM   #10
abounly
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (26)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: ca
Posts: 4,261
Default

You can hit up MidnightGarage in South El Monte, they do multiple air installs for reasonable price. So springs should be easy for them!
__________________
01 GS430
SWERVE
https://www.facebook.com/SwerveKrew
abounly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-14, 10:08 AM   #11
FRSH250
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
FRSH250's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Ca
Posts: 17
Default

how much did you pick up the springs for? if you don't mind me asking..
FRSH250 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-14, 11:29 PM   #12
masboy
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (29)
 
masboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SoCal
Posts: 3,078
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by decajaydee View Post
where in Pasadena, does he have a shop?
nope. in his house. he s the one that run Garcia Factory USA. i dont remember where in pasadena to be exact. PM for his cell#
masboy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-14, 06:44 PM   #13
toriharper
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
toriharper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: California
Posts: 11
Default

I highly recommend 168 Motoring!!
Just got my RS-R Super Downs installed on my 2014 Lexus IS350 for $125!!
Kevin was super professional and installation time was super quick!!

I told my brother about it and he brought his GS350 in. They packaged Tanabe springs and installation for a great price!!

I'm planning on buying wheels them as well, just got to save up some dough. Kevin really helped me understand the options since I'm still a bit of a n00b when it comes to cars.

Give Kevin @ 168 Motoring a call!
toriharper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-14, 06:44 PM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lowering spring labor costs, SoCal AllWheelGS Suspension 6 07-28-14 11:28 PM
Question about Tanabe NF210 springs mshmsh Suspension 7 07-17-13 10:01 AM
CO OEM GS300 Springs (went to NF210s on my car) GTE4Life 2Gen GS430 / 400/ 300 Classifieds (98-05) 0 04-11-13 08:31 PM
Tanabe NF210 anywhere?? lottaloot Suspension 12 07-16-12 10:14 AM
LS 430....Experiences with Tanabe NF 210 and DF 210 springs Aimhigher3 LS430 30 04-06-11 09:05 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:18 PM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info