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Old June 23rd, 2004, 12:34 AM   #1
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UPDATE: $2500CDN ($1875US) to get my bodykit installed?

I got a quote today to for around $1000CDN to get my bodykit installed. This includes test fitting, prep work, molding and painting. Also some custom work, shaving a couple things off plus mounting foglights. Is $1000 for all that a good price? Or should I go somewhere else? This shop has a good rep though.

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Well I went in for a test fitting today and it turns out the kit doesn't fit too well. I did expect that because it was a replica BW kit. They said it'll roughly take 32 hours for the job. Here's a list of what they're gonna do:

1. Shaving side vents off the front bumper
2. Custom mounts/fitting GS foglights on the front bumper and wiring/foglight install
3. Cutting off the top of the front bumper grill and rasing it a little higher so the front bumper will be aligned with the hood and so that it'll fit.
4. Side skirts needs work done so that it'll fit properly ( a little short )
5. Rear bumper needs work done so that it'll fit properly( a little too wide )
6. Exhaust needs to be cut short so that it'll perfectly be in the middle of the 2 holes on the rear BW bumper
7. Little misc. work to get the whole kit to fit nicely
8. Paint

For all this, they're charging me $2500 CDN. What do you guys think? They're a fairly reputable shop and alot of people recommend them.

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Old June 23rd, 2004, 12:37 AM   #2
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oh you're shaving shaving some things? .. and mounting fogs? .. i think that is a fairly good price .. jump on it ..
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Old June 23rd, 2004, 01:06 AM   #3
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depends on what youre shaving, what other custom stuff youre doing, etc.

but it sounds okay so far...
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Old June 23rd, 2004, 03:56 PM   #4
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Just the side vents on the front bumper of the BW kit. And I'm getting Lexus GS fogs fitted and mounted also.
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sounds ok to me. what kind of paint dupont or ppg? and how many coats?
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Old June 25th, 2004, 09:45 AM   #6
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That seems reasonable for that amount of work, assuming it's quality work (which it sounds like it would be).
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Old June 30th, 2004, 02:05 PM   #7
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Please read my update in the first post.
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Old June 30th, 2004, 02:16 PM   #8
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Sounds like a bunch of work to be done........ and it's starting to get pretty pricey too.

But I have no idea if that's a good deal for all that. Need some body shop peeps to chime in.
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Old June 30th, 2004, 10:26 PM   #9
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Yeah, I need some input quick. It seems reasonable since I'm getting alot of work done. But I don't want to get ripped off.
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i'm in vancouver what bodyshop are you using?
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Old July 2nd, 2004, 01:23 PM   #11
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wow thats a bit of work.. just to get the kit to fit right. Is the kit thin? If so I would really suggest selling it and getting a genuine kit. The real kit pieces will fit MUCH better and most likely be thicker and of better overall quality. This could save you time and money in the long run. As for the prices. Seems pretty damn reasonable for the amount of work being done... once again this is assuming the shop does quality work.

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Old July 5th, 2004, 10:36 AM   #13
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...so is it 1000cdn/738us or 2500cdn/1875us?

in comparison to SoCal prices, the listed labor for the first [lower] price should be decent. The second price is far too high.
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damn u shoulda jus bought tha real kit.
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