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Old 10-23-2010, 08:51 PM
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So the wife to the truck into the shop today to get the upper, lower ball joints replaced and new shocks they wanted $1136 just for it not including taxes and labor. Looks like Iím going to be spending more time working on the truck while I am on leave then with the family when I get home.
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:58 PM
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Holy shit, 1136 in just parts!?!?!?! Second opinion!!!!
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:07 PM
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Good set of shocks aren't cheap. Ball Joints aren't cheap either, but yeah still a little over priced...
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:11 PM
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Yeah I just went to RockAuto and spent $245 on all the stuff instead thats my second opinion . Screw me for not wanting to deal with the truck really while Im home for only 15days. Now i just have to fig outwhich rotors and drums I have didnt know there was 2 diff sizes since Im going to have it torn down anyways might as well do the brakes to.
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:07 PM
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Set that shop on fire >:-(
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:12 PM
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Naw I know what it is my wife took it in and thought they could just pull the wool over her eyes screw I cant stand shops like this. O well yet another point of why I always do the work myself.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:14 AM
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$220 for all MOOG upper control arms and ball joints from rock auto with 5% off.

I got Gabriel Pro Guard shocks from autozone for $30 a piece. Rockauto has similar ones for cheaper.

Shops. Suck. Period.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:22 AM
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I would have punched the man in the face who gave me that estimate and then asked him if he was high. Thats is insane! The only mechanic that has every seen my truck is me.
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:06 PM
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If ever you find an ethical and honest shop, cherish it.
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