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      09-12-2019, 09:52 AM   #1
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Smile Lowering springs installation DMV shop

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I'm looking for a shop in the DMV area to install my lowering springs for my 328i xdrive. I listed the shops I found in the area. I wanted to know if anyone has recommendations or been to one of the listed shops.
  • PTuning
  • F3 Auto
  • Up Fixin
  • Mach V


Any recommendations on lowering springs for an xdrive would be appreciated as well. Thank u


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      09-12-2019, 02:22 PM   #2
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Look in the thread below, I've posted quotes from some of the most well known shops in the area. The places that have given me the best quotes are Induktion, Luigi Motorsport, Pure Automotive. Expect to pay around 500 including alignment.
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      09-13-2019, 01:55 PM   #3
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S2 Dynamics in Rockville, MD. has been my go to lately. Nothing bad to say about them
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      09-13-2019, 06:08 PM   #4
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S2 Dynamics in Rockville, MD. has been my go to lately. Nothing bad to say about them
Would be really curious what they would say. They quoted me 1k for coilover install and alignment, which is insane.
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Look in the thread below, I've posted quotes from some of the most well known shops in the area. The places that have given me the best quotes are Induktion, Luigi Motorsport, Pure Automotive. Expect to pay around 500 including alignment.
Thank you. $500 is not bad. Places I listed are about $600-$670. Iíll check them out.
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Estimates on installing lowering springs

PTuning
Installation & alignment
$665

F3 Auto
Installment & alignment
$618.18
Cash discount $595

Up Fixin
Installment
$300

Mach V
Installment & alignment
$515 + $99 = $614

Bmw alignment
$180
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      09-19-2019, 01:11 PM   #7
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Estimates on installing lowering springs

PTuning
Installation & alignment
$665

F3 Auto
Installment & alignment
$618.18
Cash discount $595

Up Fixin
Installment
$300

Mach V
Installment & alignment
$515 + $99 = $614

Bmw alignment
$180
Where can I find the Up Fixin shop? I tried googling it and canít find it.
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Did you check Activ Auto in Gaithersburg? Kevin is a good guy

http://www.aktivautomotive.com
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      09-26-2019, 03:58 PM   #9
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Did you check Activ Auto in Gaithersburg? Kevin is a good guy

http://www.aktivautomotive.com
Just talked to Kevin and he quoted me 900 for a spring install alone. Said it was more for Xdrive, which I donít even think is true. Not trying to drag anyoneís name through the mud via the Internet, but that seems really high. Can anyone weigh in?
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      09-26-2019, 04:16 PM   #10
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Just talked to Kevin and he quoted me 900 for a spring install alone. Said it was more for Xdrive, which I don’t even think is true. Not trying to drag anyone’s name through the mud via the Internet, but that seems really high. Can anyone weigh in?
It's high according to prices in post #6.
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I've been to AKTIV and wouldn't hesitate to go back provided the rates were competitive. They're only 15 minutes from me so I would prefer it actually.

But

You shouldn't be paying more than 550-600 max including alignment. I actually just got KWs installed at Induktion earlier this week. Plenty of reputable shops out there that do a lot of suspension work. Most of them have active IG accounts as well so you can check out the type of work they do regularly. Did you look at the thread below where I posted actual quotes from several local shops?

Mach V I know has a good rep from my Subaru days, but I've never been there.

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Just talked to Kevin and he quoted me 900 for a spring install alone. Said it was more for Xdrive, which I don’t even think is true. Not trying to drag anyone’s name through the mud via the Internet, but that seems really high. Can anyone weigh in?

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http://www.aktivautomotive.com[/QUOTE]

Just talked to Kevin and he quoted me 900 for a spring install alone. Said it was more for Xdrive, which I don't even think is true. Not trying to drag anyone's name through the mud via the Internet, but that seems really high. Can anyone weigh in?[/QUOTE]
If I remember correctly he quoted me $7xx, just for the spring install around the beginning of this summer. Prices might be going up...
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      10-02-2019, 09:16 AM   #13
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Where can I find the Up Fixin shop? I tried googling it and canít find it.
Interesting... I can't find them on Yelp or Google but they do have a Facebook page. They're located in South Riding, VA (703) 699-7735.
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fleming automotive can do them they are located in crofton, md 4433029120 should be in the 4-500 range they have ig fb and web
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Did you try?

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all are in sterling, VA area.
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Just talked to Kevin and he quoted me 900 for a spring install alone. Said it was more for Xdrive, which I don't even think is true. Not trying to drag anyone's name through the mud via the Internet, but that seems really high. Can anyone weigh in?[/QUOTE]
If I remember correctly he quoted me $7xx, just for the spring install around the beginning of this summer. Prices might be going up...[/QUOTE]

Yes his rates have increased due to reduced business over the years. Trying to make it up somewhere.
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all are in sterling, VA area.
I contacted AAG to see about a coilover install for my F30 and they quoted me $568 which i found reasonable.
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      12-09-2020, 09:51 AM   #18
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Called Kevin at aktivauto - received the same price of ~800-850. He said the same thing about the price because my F30 is also an xDrive.

Induktion quoted me a slightly more reasonable $525 for my H&R sport spring install. Still a bit high for me though.. doesn't seem too difficult and I would expect somewhere around the $300-400 range would be a lot more reasonable.
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GT Peace is an excellent shop. They are the only ones that work on my car for things I cannot handle.

https://gtpeaceauto.com/

Mach V is pricey IMO and don't really care about their customers. I stopped using them over 5 years ago.
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Same, GT Peace does all the work on my car and so far I've been pleased with their work. From personal experience, I would stay away from F3 Auto.
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Spooln Motorsports LLC, located in New Freedom, PA. We do maintenance, installs, fab work, etc.

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Hey this is David from Scanlans Home Car Care!

I am a brand new shop in the dmv area and will beat anyone's prices while doing exceptionally great quality work. I am a legit ase certified mechanic that comes to you to do the work. I do everything from maintenance and repairs to fabrication and welding .

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