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Old 07 Mar 2002, 11:47 am
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Can someone tell me what they paid for springs and what the installation cost was. As described in the Cruiser Quarterly, my 2002 PT Limited suffers from "Wheel Gap" anxiety. Thanks

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Old 07 Mar 2002, 04:15 pm
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Depending on the springs you get, the cost could range from $250.00 to $350.00. I paid right at $400.00 to buy some Eibach progressive springs and to have them installed. Best $400.00 I've invested yet..the car looks great, rides and handles like a dream. Others have tried different brands and have had the same result..you won't be sorry.

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Old 07 Mar 2002, 05:18 pm
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I have the Progress Springs. They less expensive than the Eibach.

Installation took 2 & a half hours total...one hour each for the front springs, and 30 minutes total for the rear springs. Professional equipment is neccesary to install the front springs. Total install cost was $120.

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Old 07 Mar 2002, 05:46 pm
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Thanks Jody, great pictures. I got quoted $249 for the springs and $200 to install by the alignment shop dodwn the street from the parts store. (Nashville, TN) $*#^%$*#^%* Guess I need to shop around.

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Old 07 Mar 2002, 06:10 pm
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Testing PIC function



I put the picture at clubphoto.com and copy pasted the link above but it doesn't work.

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Old 07 Mar 2002, 10:29 pm
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I have Eibachs that I got from the Tire Rack, www.tirerack.com shipping and all I payed 227.00 and it was worth every penny, I have been droppin my rides for years, if you have any plans on keeping your PT for more than 2 years, buy a good name brand spring, I have already lived and learned, I installed mine myself but I'd say it should be about 1.2 hours per front strut and about .6 for rear (3.0 hours labor total) at around 55.00 an hour (thats what our labor rate is at our shop, then around 39.95 for F.E.A, don't pay or be talked into a 4 wheel alignment, its not need, a front wheel is all you need, the rear springs will not change anything on the rear, remember, its a beam axle....James

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Old 08 Mar 2002, 10:08 am
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Another pic test -

Well! It worked. I need to get into a photo editor and crop it a little now. Thanks Carey for the PIC tips.

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You're welcome <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 08 Mar 2002, 02:19 pm
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As Jody's before and after photos show..the look is so radically changed, in such a subtle way..they look longer, sleeker and definatley more elegant. Amazing how something so simple can make such a differnce..you'd think Chrysler would have figured that out by now.

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