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Old 03-28-2016, 05:52 PM   #1
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Oahu- where can I bring my Element back to stock?

Hi everyone,

I bought a used 05 a few years ago. Original owners dropped it, and only later did I find out the only dropped the front (why?)

Anyway, I would like to bring it back to stock, any good ideas on where I could take it? One place said it would be about $9k to do it. Is that average?

Thanks guys, new here so appreciate any feedback

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Old 03-28-2016, 06:01 PM   #2
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So the front end is lowered via springs, air bags, what?
$9000 to install factory height springs?! You could buy another E for that money. Drugs?
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Old 03-28-2016, 06:12 PM   #3
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pretty sure its the springs.

Yeah, i bought it off some young guys and i don't know why they only dropped the front, but its been a headache. I just would like it lifted back to normal. And looking for someone who can do it, yk?
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Old 03-28-2016, 07:29 PM   #4
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Get yourself a set of quick struts from O'Reilley's.
Pull the entire old assembly out and bolt the new ones in. No spring compressors or anything needed.

About $185 per side.

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/se...005&make=Honda
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:36 AM   #5
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Hi everyone,

I bought a used 05 a few years ago. Original owners dropped it, and only later did I find out the only dropped the front (why?)

Anyway, I would like to bring it back to stock, any good ideas on where I could take it? One place said it would be about $9k to do it. Is that average?

Thanks guys, new here so appreciate any feedback

M
I know stuff on the islands is spendy, but that still seems high. $7 cans of spam are one thing . . .
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Old 03-29-2016, 08:48 PM   #6
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Get yourself a set of quick struts from O'Reilley's.
Pull the entire old assembly out and bolt the new ones in. No spring compressors or anything needed.

About $185 per side.

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/se...005&make=Honda
thanks for the link.

not a mechanic myself. Im just assuming i can call anywhere and they can do it?
Glad to know about not needing spring compressors.
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Old 03-29-2016, 08:57 PM   #7
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thanks for the link.

not a mechanic myself. Im just assuming i can call anywhere and they can do it?
Glad to know about not needing spring compressors.
And even if you wanted to change just the springs, Auto Zone rents spring compressors for free.
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Old 03-29-2016, 11:29 PM   #8
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thanks for the link.

not a mechanic myself. Im just assuming i can call anywhere and they can do it?
Glad to know about not needing spring compressors.
Go pick them up and drop them off at Midas or some place like that. Any shop that does suspension can do this. It's a pretty easy job.
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Don't forget the strut mounts
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