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Old 28-Feb-2011, 09:51 PM
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Cheap autoshop

Does anyone know of a body shop that offers labour CHEAPER than 55/hour?

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Old 28-Feb-2011, 11:11 PM
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Does anyone know of a body shop that offers labour CHEAPER than 55/hour?

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Such a thing exists ?
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Old 01-Mar-2011, 09:21 AM
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Yeah actuallly, found a private auto shop charging 40 an hour lol
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Old 01-Mar-2011, 10:09 AM
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^Where is this???? lol
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^Where is this???? lol
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Old 01-Mar-2011, 11:19 AM
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I am waiting for the guy to reply back to me, apparently him and his dad run a private shop somewhere.. sounds like only one lift though cause he said he's free next monday cause of a bmw he's working on nowwont be done til end of this week
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is he even licensed?

cheapest i seen is 60$.
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Old 01-Mar-2011, 09:23 PM
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if you need a license for a shop, i guess they are, lol

wheres your 60/hr?
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Old 01-Mar-2011, 10:02 PM
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You don't need a license to rent a shop, anyone can rent space.

Its not MY shop. Not somewhere I would go either, I said that's the cheapest I've seen. Anyways, they are in scarborough, (we call it the jungle at work), highland creek overpass and kingston rd.
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Old 02-Mar-2011, 09:09 AM
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lol not some where you'd go? do you guys think it's a good deal to have:
2 Lower Control Arms.
2 Upper Control Arms.
2 Lower Ball Joints.
2 Outer Tie Rod Ends.
2 Inner Tie Rod Ends.
2 Sway Bar Link Kits.
all installed for 350 flat if cash?(he also offering 390-420 for those parts at mid-class depending on brands, not sure what are choices)
and 750 for a complete engine swap?
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Old 02-Mar-2011, 10:34 AM
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$350 for all that work is a good deal. I hope he is a good mechanic though.

You're doing an engine swap too?
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Old 02-Mar-2011, 10:38 AM
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haah i do too..
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^ you're brave. i wouldn't just hire anybody cause they're cheap. think about it.....they're cheap for a reason, and not one that you would hope for......

i'd say pay the extra 20$ an hour for someone that is licensed. the 60$ shop i saw is licensed, and i've delivered parts to them many many times. i can't say about their work, but if they sucked, they wouldn't be in business, just saying.

this is a car, for me, if my car broke, i'd be fcuked. can't take those risks to save a few bucks. good luck
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The place has gotten good reviews though so I don't know, lol. I'll just hope for the best, what's the worst that can happen, front end suspension fails on me and i die? shucks.

lol
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$350 for all that work is a good deal. I hope he is a good mechanic though.

You're doing an engine swap too?

Maybe when the weathers warmer lol
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you'll need an allignment after all that suspension work. better not cheap out on that.
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i would hope they would allign it after installing.. no? lol ><
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if he didn't quote you for it.. then no. if i were you and had to take my car to a shop for repairs, i would go to a reputable shop that charges around $80/hour and uses quality parts, preferably a shop that is mto certified and that the mechanics are all licensed. just remember.. you get what you pay for.
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I completely agree, but i've read good reviews and i'm willing to gamble lol...
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So I ended up paying 925 last night to get 2 upper control arms, 2 lower control arms, 2 outer tie rods, 2 cv boots, 2 steering sleeves, and i think 2 lower ball joints

parts + labour.

parts were from Bravo Canada and DX^2 (squared)

anyone know those brands? the guy told me that they were Japanese manufactured and considered "mid end" they were also brand new
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