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Old September 4th   #1
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Lowering springs installation

So I'm ordering lowering springs for the Mazda6 this week and in need of someone who can install them. I know of a couple shops who will do it for an alright price, but if I can find someone who does this type stuff on the side I'd be GREATLY appreciated! If yall know of someone who does, or of any shops that will for under $200 pleeease let me know. Or if any of yall do car work on the side and are willing to go at it lol
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Munchie on here did mine for my lincoln, but im not sure he has any spare time with work and his photography business... Maybe he will chime in.. ( he knows what he is doing and i would recommend him to all my friends)
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BoostFab on here could probably do them.

I'd also recommend The Fiero Factory if BoostFab can't get to it.
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Thanks cheesepuff hopefully he'll see this thread. Beckham, I got your email.....that was me (Virginia) about the springs on the '08 Mazda6 lol......and I messaged BoostFab yesterday and Fiero Factory replied but out of my price range, but thank ya
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You'll be hard pressed to find a shop to do it under 200 dollars. It takes a few hours.
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You'll be hard pressed to find a shop to do it under 200 dollars. It takes a few hours.
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Is there a local Mazda forum you can ask? Might be some folks who have done it on other Mazda's that can probably help? Iwould but I have no idea on springs...I have some inkling on how to do it on my car, but I didn't go that route as I am already low enough as it is (have scraped my front splitter like 6 times already)!
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Not that I can find There aren't too many modded 6's. It's rare to find us lol. And yea S2K's are pretty low stock lol....I'm assuming you meant that and not the MX5
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$200 is a really low price point for all 4. But it's usually not that hard if you have a factory service manual. I would say if you're willing to try, do it yourself.
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It is really low I know lol. And I want to install them ourselves but Marcus doesn't feel comfortable with just jackstands and the possibility of the stock springs popping out at us -__-
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Yeah, I hear you on that. The main thing is to have the right instructions. I learned on my Altima that if I replaced the strut with the spring, there was no need to even use a spring compressor. Little tid-bits like this can help.

Is there not anyone in the Mazda 6 community that's nearby that's done it? That would be what I'd do. It might be a drive, but it would be a good time wrenching on the car with some friends.
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Nope. We're in the small crowd of modded cars lol and I haven't seen any others here. There's a sexy white Speed6 creeping around the Madison area time to time but that's about it aside from us 2. And howwww did you do that without a spring compressor??

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I actually never did the job. I read up on it forever in the Nissan FSM and still have the springs and struts waiting to be installed. I was going to shop around for a shop until I realized I could do the whole thing myself if I did it at once.

I think I left off where I was looking for a good alignment place since that's something you should have done after. I only recently found out about that a few years back. Now, it's just time that I don't have to do it.
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Oh ok. I'd like to know how you'll do that without a spring compressor, when you get around to it....out of curiosity lol. And yes, definitely 100% make sure you get an alignment after you lower it. All Tune and Lube on 72 in Madison I think does alignments. He told me they'd install my springs so I'm assuming they'd align too. NTB will but I didn't ask how much
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On the 1st Gen Altima, you remove the shock/strut as an assembly and then separate them on a bench with a spring compressor, etc. But if you're replacing both, you can just put them together and swap one assembly for the other. I'm sure most cars aren't like that though.

All Tune and Lube is managed by a very experienced enthusiast--Victor. That's his Galant VR4 you see out in front and he build the fastest VR4 in the nation at one point. He's well versed in cars, so he'd be a great person to take the job to. Tell him Samir sent you.
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I didn't see the man's name that was working the front desk the other day, but he did say he'd install them just for labor, so no tax or other charges. $200 total
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All Tune and Lube is managed by a very experienced enthusiast--Victor. That's his Galant VR4 you see out in front and he build the fastest VR4 in the nation at one point. He's well versed in cars, so he'd be a great person to take the job to. Tell him Samir sent you.
So that's where Victor went!

Does he still have his Evo VII?
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Not that I can find There aren't too many modded 6's. It's rare to find us lol. And yea S2K's are pretty low stock lol....I'm assuming you meant that and not the MX5
Haha, yeah, my S. The MX5 is actually my wife's fun car but I think I drive it around more than she does.
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Message sent! I can pretty much undercut just about anyone on pricing...seeing as I do it for fun mostly!lol
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