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    I've been quoted £293 inclusive of VAT and fitting for 2 new rear springs....

    They said it would take about 1 1/2 hour each side.. Does that sound right?? A lot of money for a piece of spring.

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    if they had a ramp you could do each side in 10mins.

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    So they are liars in other words....

    If I buy them myself which ones would I need? I have a 04 1.9 CDTI 120 SXI.

    I've looked here:
    [url]http://www.lmfvauxhall.co.uk but could not find any rear spring coils.

    But the 1.9 CDTI is not listed as an option...

    Any ideas

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    I found a local garage near me who will do it for £180 all inclusive of parts and VAT....thats a bit more reasonable.

    The springs come at a cost of £100...aftermarket. I assume that should be ok?

    I also need the upper suspension mount bushes...but apparently you cant buy just the bushes and you need to buy the whole arm...at a price of £70 per side....outrageous since it's just a bit of plastic that is worn!!

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    if your paying 100 for just rear springs mate why not just spend a few quid more and get a set of lowering springs alot better quality than original and will last longer,70 sound about right for the upper control arms

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    I did look at LMF for springs but the lowering ones look quite expensive. Also, the £180 is really more than I can afford at the moment.... I've had some other unexpected (not car related) expenses so my wallet currently has moths coming out of it. I just need the absolute necessary for the time being.

    That's why I'm not doing the upper control arms just yet. The garage said it could wait.

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    I replaced my rear siggy springs took 20mins each side its easy takes longer to undo the bolt under the arm than to change the springs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eaglepva View Post
    I replaced my rear siggy springs took 20mins each side its easy takes longer to undo the bolt under the arm than to change the springs.
    Is it easy to do the front springs? out of interest.

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    I didnt do the front springs as i had just 1 broken rear spring. I think the fronts are a lot harder and require spring clamps etc

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