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Suspension pricing fair?

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Old 10-16-2012, 06:08 PM
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Post Suspension pricing fair?

Hey AudiForums,

quick question on my A6 repair quote. Is it fair?

2000 Audi A6 2.7 L 2671 CC V6 DOHC 30 Valve


--- Labor/Notes ---
$184.50 TIE ROD &/OR ENDS - R&R M
Includes: Adjust toe-in on rack & pinion type gears.
NOTE: Manufacturer recomends removal of rack & pinion steering gear on some models. If removal of
rack & pinion gear is necessary use Steering Gear - R&R plus Combinations.
Deduct .4 if alignment is als
$328.00 CONTROL ARM - R&R M
DOES NOT include alignment.
$90.00 FOUR WHEEL ALIGNMENT
4 WHEEL ALIGNMENT, INCLUDES COMPLETE INSPECTION OF ALL FRONT AND REAR SUSPENSION AND STEERING COMPONENTS. ADJUST CASTER, CAMBER AND TOE IN OF FRONT AND
REAR END TO FACTORY SPECIFICATIONS, STRAIGHTEN STEERING WHEEL IF NEEDED. DOES NOT INCLUDE REPLACEMENT OF ANY WORN OR DAMAGED PARTS.
--- Parts ---
$246.32 Tie Rod End Outter
$80.63 Control Arm - Upper - Front Susp
$132.00 Control Arm - Upper - Front Susp
$132.00 Control Arm - Upper - Front Susp
$80.70 Control Arm - Upper - Front Susp
Note: M - Labor Database, Copyright, Mitchell International, All Rights Reserved
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$602.50 Labor
$671.65 Parts
$0.00 Sublet
$45.00 SHOP SUPPLIES
$0.00 Charges
$54.61 Sales Tax (Tax @ $716.65 * 7.6200%)
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$1,373.76 Repair Total

I appreciate your input!
 
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:58 PM
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If you look on line outer tie rod ends are $75 and control arms are $85 aprox. Check an automotive parts retailer for prices, bring the list and check a few shops for labour times. Shops charge about $100/hr. 4 wheel alignment $90 looks about right.
 
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:35 AM
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Default A6 Suspension pricing

I am kind of backing into your pricing from a slightly different angle. My daughter bent the passenger lower rear guide control arm on her 2003 A6 last week. After some investigation, I found some informative YouTube videos on replacing the bottom and top Control Arms. It is easy...so far. I have the driver and passenger tops off (with the shock/strut assembly). I have the bottom passenger rearr link off (bent). I looked online and it looks like these 5 parts (4 tops, 1 bottom rear) are $303 free shipping. Auto Parts at AutohausAZ - OEM Auto Parts - Discount Replacement Parts, Resources and Car Care Tips

I have no experience with these folks. Reputable or not?
PM me if you want to links to YouTubes. I would say this is a 3 of 10 in terms of difficulty of replacing the parts. Good luck.

britt
 
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