need tie rods
centaurus3200 at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 11 19:16:04 PDT 2008
yeah, my friend is a mechanic (he's the one that worked on my SHO and has a 530 HP supercharged SHO). not that he cuts deals on labor. BUT at $80/hr - he does do something that shops pretty much never do. he doesn't over charge and he never marks up part prices.
i figure it will be a bout 2 hours of labor - so $160-$200 plus parts. i have a used copy of the bentley book coming next week. aren't the new tie rods $330/piece? i think i might take my chance on the remans.
and then say you were right when they fail in 10k miles ;-)
do the ones 034 carries appear to be correct?
the place that i bought the tires didn't charge me for the alignment because he could only align the rear. he said the fronts were maxed out, even with the stock springs (and shot struts) - so will have to slot the towers like bernie said for the H&R springs. they have a year warranty on the alignment, so i can keep taking it back there once i get the suspension on.
the mechanic at the shop said he didn't care - he liked the audi ;-)
--- On Fri, 7/11/08, Peter Schulz <pcschulz at comcast.net> wrote:
> From: Peter Schulz <pcschulz at comcast.net>
> Subject: Re: need tie rods
> To: centaurus3200 at yahoo.com
> Cc: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Date: Friday, July 11, 2008, 7:04 PM
> Given the shop labor rate that I had to pay last time I
> went for an
> alignment, you might be better off with the new ones..
> Given that you appear to be paying for the maintenance, it
> might be a
> good idea.
> My lesson learned? Next time I'm pulling the entire
> tire rod AHEAD
> of time and loosening and lubricating the adjuster...
> Even with a liberal application of antiseize, after 1-2 New
> winters, the adjusters will corrode and require a torch for
> At 06:17 PM 7/11/2008 -0700, robert weinberg wrote:
> >just got the car back from getting tires. i expected
> something to
> >come up. you guys are right though - this thing will
> cost a pretty
> >penny before it's in fine running condition. who
> knows what else
> >awaits me. probably should have bought a cleaner
> example, but what's
> >done is done.
> >the guy said he couldn't align the front as the
> inner tie rods were
> >frozen - can't adjust them.
> >i searched around (as did he) - seems you can either
> get outer tie
> >rod ends or the whole tie rod assembly.
> >best price i can find for both is from
> >left - $59
> >right: $93
> >these look correct?
> >200q20v mailing list
> -Peter Schulz
> Chelmsford Ma, USA
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