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I am getting bored and am thinking about doing the suspension install on my car (Eibach springs and Tokico struts - to complement my rear Whiteline swaybar - it should be ill y0).

It looks like about $700 for the parts (from my friend at CT Motorsport, maybe).

What is a fair price to have someone install everything, and obviously do a good job aligning the car? I just want to know what to expect. I would like to use my Toyota mechanic, as I trust him, but I want to call around.

What should I expect to pay?
 

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Damn, if thats all, I'm set!

Looks like $1100 if the instal is $250ish.

I hope the car handles well, I wish I could test it out - anyone else want to chime in before I take the plunge? :D
 

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well don't expect too much of a drop from the eibach springs. But i heard that the car feels much stiffer and centered throughout corners and tight spots.
 

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I think if my suspension didn't clunk, then it'd be well worth the money, but it does, so it's not.

However, it is quite fun throwing the car around a bit with a better suspension
 

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tightcamry129:

I do NOT want the car lowered, I want it to HANDLE better.

If I could, I would have ZERO DROP. I still need to drive this thing around town!

SKYravefever:

My suspension clunks, is that a bad thing?
 

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Sky - if your suspension is clunking you need to get that addressed. If you don't know what it is, jack up and look for shiny parts where its hitting. Did you use parts not designed for your car?

Kenratboy - Firestone (chain) wanted like $550. I got pissed. I am shopping but I am out of the dollar$. Seems like if I can find someone to do it for $250 including alignment, I should be happy. My ride is fugly riding high on stock setup. Slight lowering desired with H&Rs, 1.3" to lose that big space between top of tire and wheel well. I really recommend it. Lowered most of my previous cars and was always happy with the slightly lower height, seemed to help handling quite a bit. Might be psychological but I liked it huge. Never did like radical drops as everything suffers, especially dragging it over humps you could not avoid, unbalanced wheel wear and too many people (Joe Copcar) looking.
 

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I've the dreaded and uncurable knocking strut mounts. Had them replaced, but no dice. :(
 

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SKYravefever said:
I've the dreaded and uncurable knocking strut mounts. Had them replaced, but no dice. :(
i am on my third set..i know the feeling, they are good for 3 years or 20K miles PER set. after that the noice comes back....Ive done a lot of asking...if your cars vin starts with J (meaning not an american made 97-98,99) camry then your good..the american ones are the one making all the noise!
 

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i got mine installed for free :D my friend and i did it.. it wasnt that hard.. all you need is some muscles (if you have air tools, that would be good) and i think you can borrow spring compressors from autozone.. my friend have it so i dont need to borrow from autozone..
i didnt do alignment yet (i dont feel any misalignment) so maybe later when i have the $$$ to do it..
as for the parts, i got the tokicos for 330, eibachs for 180.. and im still looking for a cheap used rear sways..
 
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