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      06-25-2019, 12:50 PM   #1
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Shops that will install Bilstein B12 Pro kit

Hi Guys and Gals , has anyone installed B12 Pro kit on their M sport F30 ? if so how much drop ?

More importantly , which independent shops (MD and VA area) installed them at a reasonable price ?

I was quoted $1300 by one shop . this is NOT reasonable and it is higher than the dealership .

any good recommendations will be appreciated !
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Did you check with RRT near Dulles or Aktiv Automotive in Gaithersburg? They're helpful to club members.
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Did you check with RRT near Dulles or Aktiv Automotive in Gaithersburg? They're helpful to club members.
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GT Peace in Chantilly & Raja at Speed and Tech Motoring have also been mentioned in previous posts. Please let us know what you find & end up doing.
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I can check with my sponsored shop in Frederick if you want a price, they are very reasonable on the things I have had them do that I didn't want to.

I'm not sure where you are located or how far you are willing to drive.
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Call Kevin at Aktiv, 301 869-3200. He installed my Koni's , IC, DP, CP, exhaust, wheels/tires. Great guy, great price and service!! He and Carlos (formerly BMW Rockville) are great guys to deal with. He is very very reasonable!
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Thanks guys , I called AKtiv and spoke to Kevin .
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What did Aktiv quote you?
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What did Aktiv quote you?
$650 without alignment
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$650 without alignment
The guys at Aktiv are great but that's way too much. Call Induktion (in Linthicum Heights). They should be able to do install and alignment for 475. At least that's what they quoted me a year ago.
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The guys at Aktiv are great but that's way too much. Call Induktion (in Linthicum Heights). They should be able to do install and alignment for 475. At least that's what they quoted me a year ago.
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Just to follow up, I need to get KW V1s installed, so I called a few the well known local places to get quotes on coilover install and alignment. Thought it would be a good idea to post as this seems like a common question. Keep in mind that shops usually quote 50-150 or so less for Springs (not coils).

Induktion - 525 (popular amongst M3 guys; 475 for Springs/alignment)
Pure Auto - ~ 500 (well known shop but mostly cater to JDM crowd)
Luigi Motorsport - ~550 (including height adjustment; not as well known but was recommended by another member here and from their social media looks like they do a ton of suspension installs (coils and bags))
GT Peace - ~800
RRT - 1k
PTuning - ~650 (495 for coils w/out alignment)
Premier Autowerks - 1.5k (I suspect they don't do a whole lot of aftermarket work, hence the high price)
S2 Dynamics - 1k (and Audi/WV guys claim they have some of the most competitive rates around... guess not)
Fleming Auto - 650 w/out alignment
GR Motorworks - 500 (new place just opened in Beltsville)

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FWIW, can you also mention hours?
General rule of thumb is about 1 hour per axle. I sat with Farkle who did a spring swap and it took us just under 5 hours. So 4-5 hours isn't unreasonable for shop labor.

Alignment can add an easy 2 hours if done right.

So 6-7 hours can add up pretty quick.
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