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Old 06-11-2013, 08:20 PM   #1
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What are reasonable Installation/Labor costs for...

1) Getting rep headlights put in to replace your current headlights?

2) having a rear sway bar installed?

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Old 06-11-2013, 08:22 PM   #2
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really going to depend on what the shop charges for labor. Best to call around to local shops and see what they say.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:16 PM   #3
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do them both yourself, it'll be worth the learning. these are two things that are hard to F up.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:25 PM   #4
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Do the rear sway yourself....it's easy.

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Old 06-11-2013, 09:28 PM   #5
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Find an independent shop. They charge lower rates.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:00 PM   #6
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Ball park range? Any of you guys in the south bay area?

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Old 06-11-2013, 10:13 PM   #7
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Those are DIY projects
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:48 PM   #8
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.5 hrs for RSB

1.5 - 2 hrs for headlights depending on wiring
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:57 PM   #9
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I am of the mindset that some jobs are worth paying for, while others are not. These are both DIY projects that I'd have felt comfortable tackling by myself when I was first learning. If you're intimidated, just make sure to read every DIY you can find on the subject(s) at hand, and ask questions if needed.

You can do it, OP.
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:43 AM   #10
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Do I need any kind of tools or equipment? Like racks for the car to put in the bar??

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Old 06-12-2013, 08:36 AM   #11
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Check the regional sections. Maybe create a post seeing if anyone local to you is willing to give you a hand.
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:12 PM   #12
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all you need for the rear sway is some ramps or jack stands and one special 12pt socket.

The headlights are very simple, just a bunch of screws to come out and pop the bumper, swap lights out and done. I have taken mine apart countless times and have it down to about 30 mins for both start to finish now, lol. First time took me a little over an hour reading a good DIY (no bumper removal required!)
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:25 AM   #13
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yeah the sway bar is like 3 steps. jack up the car, unbolt the enlinks, unbolt the bushings. reverse to install.
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:00 AM   #14
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Car just needs to be on the ground or on ramps before final torque to sway bar end links.
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