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Old 12-25-2011, 08:17 AM   #1
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how much will a shop charge to do control arm bushings?

I'm trying to get a ballpark idea for what it will cost me to have someone do my upper and lower control arm bushings?

I do not have the tools, time, or patience anymore to do work like this
and would rather someone with some experience do it for me.

has anyone ever had this work done and how much did it cost?
or if anyone on the boards works at a shop that could tell me
what they would charge

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Re: how much will a shop charge to do control arm bushings?

I just had my uppers done not too long ago. Couple hundred for both sides. Moog parts.
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Re: how much will a shop charge to do control arm bushings?

Most will charge hourly, due to some being a huge pain in the ass and take a whole freakin day, and others are able to be knocked out under an hour( in this case they will still charge three hours worth of work )

Trying to save money: remove arms yourself...
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Re: how much will a shop charge to do control arm bushings?

0o thanks guys
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Re: how much will a shop charge to do control arm bushings?

i have to do mine in the spring. but i also have ball joints to do. im just gonna get a set of used control arms and assemble it all first and then install it all together to save me down time on my truck.
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Re: how much will a shop charge to do control arm bushings?

Upper control arm bushings on both sides at the dealer with tax cost me $1200.

They did not rebuild them they just replaced them. And you know they'll find a couple of other bad parts while they are in there.
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Re: how much will a shop charge to do control arm bushings?

if you just buy the bushings, take the control arms off (upper are very easy) and take it all in a box to a NAPA shop, they will press out the old & in the new for $20 per control arm. At least save yourself a little money on the uppers. for cryin out loud they will rape your honey hole on this if you let them.
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Re: how much will a shop charge to do control arm bushings?

It is 100% worth buying a used set of uppers and lowers they purchase the bushings and ball joints from a good parts house that has MOOG swap the parts and install them into your truck.
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Re: how much will a shop charge to do control arm bushings?

Quote: Originally Posted by Ed98
Upper control arm bushings on both sides at the dealer with tax cost me $1200.

They did not rebuild them they just replaced them. And you know they'll find a couple of other bad parts while they are in there.

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Re: how much will a shop charge to do control arm bushings?

Not being a dick... just suggesting.

I've found that the easiest way to find out local charges on particular items would be to call a shop...

I say this because what may cost me $100 here may cost something completely different there... also depends on the shop... so shop around... plus that's alot faster than posting here and waiting for a response...
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