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Old 03-17-2004, 04:59 PM   #16
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hey look at that...we both have those yellow/black signs in our pics
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Old 03-17-2004, 05:05 PM   #17
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yea terry i know.. but try telling that to my dad, when he says somethign there isnt much i can do about changing his mind

Damn western european dads,,,,,Mine is the same....

"NO terry you cant trade ur car for a 5er, are u a out of ur mind"
and yeah, sings are cool....And there is one place close to my g/f house that i think will be perfect for a pic, we gotta hook up and take some....
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Old 03-17-2004, 05:09 PM   #18
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Man, call up Charlie. Those quotes are stupid high for just springs.
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Old 03-17-2004, 05:12 PM   #19
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A bit OT, but Jay, do u have the H1 High beams, or just the normal sealed beams, and how do they looked teamed up with the flat H4's?
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Old 03-17-2004, 05:14 PM   #20
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Man, call up Charlie. Those quotes are stupid high for just springs.
Who's Charlie? I always hear people talking about him on here.. where's he located and how much do you think he will charge?
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Who's Charlie? I always hear people talking about him on here.. where's he located and how much do you think he will charge?
CHarlie is known to be the Best BMW mechanic in Toronto(or so people claim). I personally take my car to him, and pretty much only him, and thus, so far i can't complain much, if at all. Usually, he can "hook you up" for very reasonable prices(got my T-belt done, for about 3/4 of the regular price), if you want his number, LMK, and ill PM u it....
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A bit OT, but Jay, do u have the H1 High beams, or just the normal sealed beams, and how do they looked teamed up with the flat H4's?
Sealed highs. They look fine, I never notice the difference.
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Old 03-17-2004, 05:21 PM   #23
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Who's Charlie? I always hear people talking about him on here.. where's he located and how much do you think he will charge?
Yeah, all-star BMW tech. He's in Sauga, I went over there and met him on Monday. Great guy, he'll be doing a lot of my work from now on.

His number is 416-949-5701. He gives out that number on a card, no need to keep it private.
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Old 03-17-2004, 05:38 PM   #24
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Ok I need some expert opinions here. Just talked with our "family mechanic" and he claims the following: 1. I MUST change my shocks if changing the springs. 2. I MUST do a re-allignment after installing the new ones. 3. New shocks will cost in the $600 range all around. 4. Re-allignment will cost around $250.

Now, I know this cant be true. For one, the H&R sports are designed to work with the stock shocks, though I know many suggest to upgrade shocks when upgrading the springs, the fact is since the drop isnt that big, the shocks will be fine. Second, these prices seem a bit bogus, where he got $600 for new shocks and an allignment for $250 i dont know.

Someone help me out here, I it seems like a bit much just for putting on new springs, especially when I know some people do this on their own without any big problems..and my dad is convinced now that if I put these on without doing all that work that its gonna **** up the car and ill be going through new sets of tires every 3 months. Can someone who actually knows gimme some advice here?
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im no expert seba, but those prices sound pretty BS to me....Depending on the shocks, yes they will cost 600(bilstein yellows, if they fit the e30, are about 150 a pop, times 4), but an alighnment for 250? I got mine done on the e28 for something like 40 or 60$....
Im positive that ur tires are not going to go every 3 mths, yes they prob wont last AS LONG, but the difference will not be sagnificant....
Just put them on somewhere cheap and dont worry too much,...


id like to hear what the others have to say....
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Old 03-17-2004, 05:58 PM   #26
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Yeah thats what im thinking too, and yeap i wanna hear some opinions from some mechanics or people who've done this before, just so Im sure about what Im doing, more so so i can convince my dad... even though its my car, its his final word on most decisions concerning it.
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Old 03-17-2004, 06:50 PM   #27
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Just spoke to Charlie, he said $220 for the full install cause on the ix the front's are a bit harder to do.
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Im not sure about the ix, but normally if the mechanic is careful and marks where the suspension parts are when u take em out, and put them back close to how it was, you alignment shouldn't be off, if anything every little, from the lowering.

most guys who install their springs themself do adjust their alignment themselfs, it may not be as close as a computer, but eyeballing it gets it close, until u check it on a computer. i

I dont htink u should get a perfect alignment jus yet, bcus im sure once u drive it for a bit, ur gonna wanna do the struts the shocks. In that case you would have had to pay $250(ur case) again after u do the shocks/struts for another alignment.
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Old 03-17-2004, 07:53 PM   #29
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yeah, plus people here say charlie is the best guy when it comes to work on bimmers, and he said that i woudlnt need to do a reallignment, so im just gonna go to him to do it... that is as soon as i can convince my dad that its gonna be ok, lol
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how much did u pay for them if you dont mind me asking?

Im in the market for springs and shocks/struts.
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