Aftermarket Lowering Springs Installation

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Accessories & Modifications' started by osidecruzr, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. osidecruzr

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    Can anyone tell me if the installation of aftermarket springs are any different than other cars? I was quoted by a shop that it would cost $400 for the installation of the Eibach Pro-kit due to the batteries in our cars. Does this make sense?

    I have lowered almost every car I have owned and paid between $150-$200 for install, never double..

    Thanks for your input everybody!

     
  2. toyotechwv

    toyotechwv Toyota Technician

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    LOL find another shop. Minus the trim you have to remove its no different than installing springs on a Corolla.
     
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    I agree with the above. They are trying to gank you because most people think their car is somehow special because it is a hybrid when in 99% of cases it is no different from a conventional car when it comes to repairs and upgrades.

    Due to high shop rates in California I would expect somewhere between $200-$300 for the install unless they are a tiny shop with low overhead costs.
     
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    LOL, the extra $200 was for their "hazard" fees. I think you know that they are milking you... i'm quite sure the batteries and strut towers have enough clearance between each other. We both live in So Cal, there's a mechanic every other block!
     
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    duplicate post.
     
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    When working on the rear suspension, it doesn't even come close to the rear batteries ;)
     
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    Ummmm.......yeah ok.
     
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    Ummmm.......yeah ok.
     
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    Yeah I was really caught off guard when they quoted me the price. Thanks for the replies everyone.

    BTW I don't know if this has been mentioned before, Eibach has discontinued the Pro-kit for Gen II.
     
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    Looks good! Now go get better pictures. :)
     
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    Your link is to a link of mods and links to pdf maint . Not really helpful 4 lowering
     
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    They gave me $300 B&G installed in San Diego.
     
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    Where did you go? I just got quoted 675!!!! Im in SD and want to lower mine also. thanks for your help.
     
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    Where did you go and how much did you pay? any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks!
     
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    good advice lol
     
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    that has to be what, 2" lower ?
     
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    I had a friend install them in LA.
     
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    Sidecar,

    I believe the front was a 1 1/4 inch drop and 1" in the back.
     
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