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Old 03-29-2012, 03:50 PM   #109
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Originally Posted by redrum0486 View Post
I got a price from my indy shop to do the outer ball joints and control arms... $600 all in. Is that rape or sounds fair?
Thats kinda high IMO for just control arms on a XI (outer ball joint is part of the control arm). I did (DIYed) the arms, inner ball joints, and bushings all for under 600. For a shop to all that I did you shoulnt be looking at more than an hour and a half of labor. You should be able to do everything I did with labor included for around $700.

If you are skilled with a wrench just do it yourself. I was suprised how easy this was and I am more of an internet mechanic than a real one. Its literally 5 fasteners on each side holding the arms/inner balljoints/bushing brackets on.
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