Bad news....

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Beany, May 4, 2017.

  1. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

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    well it was D day with the car and it's m.o.t today and sadly she failed :worried:

    N/S/F shock absorber has gone so sadly need try get them both replaced... garage quoted me £472 for the works.
     
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  2. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

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    Really sorry to hear you had a fail on the MOT buddy :worried: Are you happy with the quote, or are you going to shop around?
     
  3. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

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    Cheers mate,
    Going to look around... I've had a look on Kam racing and they've got a pair for £140 so I might ring MVS Daytona and see if they'll offer a fitting quote.
     
  4. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Gold Member

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    Not good Kid hope you get it sorted
     
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  5. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

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    That sounds a good price for the parts.... so I wouldn't have thought MVS (or any garage for that matter!) would charge £400 for fitting them! Best of luck with it, Chris.
     
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  6. Chris

    Chris Bad cop

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    Ouch, sorry to hear Chris!
     
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  7. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

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    Balls mate. Sorry to read this. Quite the bill to have come out of nowhere too. However, try and look on the bright side, it will feel LOADS better when done.
     
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  8. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    Bad news mate. At least on the plus side you'll have new shocks in and may feel an improvement...
     
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  9. Siliconsteve

    Siliconsteve

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    You might as well go coilies
     
  10. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    sorry to hear..sure you can get it cheaper elsewhere..mine is due tomorrow..think she passes with no advisories :thumb:
     
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  11. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

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    Seems likes it's going to cost about £400 to get her fixed...

    Tax due too at end of month, looks like it'll be an expensive one
     
  12. Chris

    Chris Bad cop

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    Could be worse mate, always got to look at it like that. Just have a browse round here and you can see much bigger bills than that! Unfortunately doesnt really help though as £400 still a lot of cash!

    You'll come out of it feeling like the cars stronger on the bright side. :smile:
     
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  13. dolby20

    dolby20 Clio Newbie! Platinum Member

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    10% off this weekend at KTEC racing with 'BIRTHDAY' if that's any help?
     
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  14. AshK

    AshK

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    You can get the 200 cup dampers from renaultpartsdirect for around £136 and use the site code for free delivery - ".netfree" I think it is, if confirm that first if I were you. I replaced my standard 197 shocks with them a few weeks ago and the improvement is incredible!
     
  15. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

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    That's where I got them from in the end.. sadly I didn't use a code but got them for £130 can't complain.

    The car is a cup model so makes sense to get cup dampeners
     
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  16. AshK

    AshK

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    I didn't know about the code until afterwards either ha! Dammit!
     
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  17. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

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    Bloody expensive quote mate. Shocks are not difficult to replace.
     
  18. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

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    Been quoted £250 for labour to change the shocks as sadly I don't have to tools nor skills to undertake such a task ..
     
  19. Cossers

    Cossers

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    It's a pretty basic job for ANY garage, as you have the shocks, the original quote means over £300 for labour! That's ridiculous tbh!

    Sorry just seen the above, £250 is still silly money in my book
     
  20. MarkTeamF1

    MarkTeamF1 POTM Winner - March 2017

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    It's because you have to drop the subframe, hence the price! Sorry to hear the bad news bud!


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