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    Default Where do you take your car to get work done?

    Got a set of Koni FSDs but don't have the time/tools to install them myself Where would you take your car, and what's a reasonable time for a shop to swap out 4 struts on a E46 and do an alignment?

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    Got mine installed at Certigard. Cost was $492.00 + GST (That's labour only, I provided the parts obviously)
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    Of course, a perfectly good explanation is boring, so the answer is, it's fucking voodoo.

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    I saw an E46 getting some suspension work done at Speedtech last year. You might want to try getting a quote from them while you're getting quotes...

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    minute muffler on 32nd ave ne are wicked when it comes to bringing in your own parts.
    they will only charge you labor, if i am correct i think it is between $60-$100 an hour.

    the work is quality though

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    Im a big fan of Bert and Jacks Automotive on 17th ave near mcleoud trail. Work on alot of european cars and the owner is great.

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    All my suspension on all cars has been done by Tirecraft on McLeod. They haven't changed their prices for a basic susp install and alignment for like 5+ yrs

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    Originally posted by Aleks
    All my suspension on all cars has been done by Tirecraft on McLeod. They haven't changed their prices for a basic susp install and alignment for like 5+ yrs
    Yeah they did my Exhaust on the 330, they do all of Max_Boost's work as well..he vouched for them when I asked.
    Originally posted by rage2
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    Sheni's?

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    Originally posted by E46..sTyLez


    Yeah they did my Exhaust on the 330, they do all of Max_Boost's work as well..he vouched for them when I asked.
    Originally posted by Aleks
    All my suspension on all cars has been done by Tirecraft on McLeod. They haven't changed their prices for a basic susp install and alignment for like 5+ yrs
    Yeah man. One stop shop for everything. Definitely give them a call 255-5592. Ask for Steve or Mike (on vacation till next Monday)

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    Thanks guys, just gave Steve a call... he said $350-450 for installation and alignment. I think Apline Autowerks quoted 4-5 hours, which would've been like $400-500 I think.

    What are your guys' thoughts on Alpine?

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    I just did the suspension on may E46, isn't that tough. Work that took the longest was ripping the trunk apart to get the bolts for the shocks.

    But yeah, if you need professional work, Tirecraft yo!!!!
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    option import is a really good place, right by the hooters on mcloud trail

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    I have heard many people praise Tirecraft's work.

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    I have always been happy with Kal-tire and I have gone there enough times to notice an issue if they had one. The one in the SE on 52st and 72 ave is the one I go to.

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    I'll give another nod to Sheni of Autotrend. Great work. Knows these cars back to front.

    243-3232.

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    tirecraft ppl arnt really mechanics...
    www.projecttechnik.com

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    I've had really good luck over the years with Alpine. And they are very knowledgable on the Euro cars. Issues that weren't resolved at the dealers (Both) were diagnosed and repaired in one visit to Alpine.

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    Originally posted by robpark
    I'll give another nod to Sheni of Autotrend. Great work. Knows these cars back to front.

    243-3232.
    Sheni really does know bmw's, i'd get a quote from them!

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    Originally posted by DC328is
    tirecraft ppl arnt really mechanics...
    Umm...OK

    What are they then?

    They've done multiple members suspension and exhaust systems and installed rage2's 750hp turbo kit. I think they know how to work on BMW's. If you want to go to the dealership and get a real mechanic to work on your car installing after market parts, be my guest!!
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    Originally posted by max_boost


    Umm...OK

    What are they then?

    They've done multiple members suspension and exhaust systems and installed rage2's 750hp turbo kit. I think they know how to work on BMW's. If you want to go to the dealership and get a real mechanic to work on your car installing after market parts, be my guest!!
    Agreed. Come back and tell us how much bigger your asshole is after that. Bring the vaseline.

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