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    Default cost estimate rear beer cans?

    Or sub frame bushings, In terms of parts and labor time/cost at an independent? I may do this soon. Cound not find an idea of time involved in the archives. From the archives, I found Ido not want to do this myself without proper tools.

    BTW, I have Bruno's subframe inserts which help wanter/swaysomewhat. However, I think there is some lateral movement remaining. The sub frame bushings are original as are most front/rear suspension parts. I have only replaced my front struts, front sway bar links and rear dogbones
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    It depends on how hard it is for the shop to get them out. It can be a 2 hour job or a 6 hour job. They don't know until they do it. If i were you, I'd get the shop to committ to a price that you are comfortable with and leave it at that even if it takes them much less time.

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    It's really easy to do if you rent the tool from Koala. I'd bet the $70 to rent it for the weekend would be cheaper than the hours they'd charge at the indy.

    Follow the instructions on Bruno's site (slightly different and slightly better than the instructions that come with the tool) and you can get it done in only 1-2 beers.
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    how big are your beers?
    Quote Originally Posted by Robin-535im
    It's really easy to do if you rent the tool from Koala. I'd bet the $70 to rent it for the weekend would be cheaper than the hours they'd charge at the indy.

    Follow the instructions on Bruno's site (slightly different and slightly better than the instructions that come with the tool) and you can get it done in only 1-2 beers.
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    Now Now! I should have known this was coming. But NO! I thought everyone would be very-veryvery "professional". But I was wrong

    OOPs looks like I missed the beer remark and I missnderstood the subject of your comment. Either way OK.
    Last edited by Russell; 04-11-2006 at 12:18 PM.
    Thanks,

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    Koala still rent tools? I had heard they do not. Think I will check
    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell
    Koala still rent tools? I had heard they do not. Think I will check
    Whit would know for sure.. but I am 99.99% sure they don't rent tools anymore
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    Here's how it's done with a Sawzall:

    http://www.tycksen.com/bmw/tech/subf...dJKvYmZGw3itv2
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    Gotta love the sawzall, who the hell needs the proper tools?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell
    Koala still rent tools? I had heard they do not. Think I will check
    Perhaps they no longer do. I rented it 2+ years ago... I *think* I returned it...
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