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Reasonable labor estimate?

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    Reasonable labor estimate?

    This is the first time I've taken my car to a performance shop to get anything major done to my car and I just want to make sure that this sounds right. Long story short i need a new clutch so they're suggesting an LS7 clutch and flywheel, new slave cylinder, new throw-out bearing, new pilot bearing. 730 in parts and 550 in labor.

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    Buddy of mine had his mustang gt in the ford shop for clutch work cost him abt $1300 he said.

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    yep. that estimate is reasonable

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    Will your mechanic take parts you bring to him??

    LS7 clutch and flywheel are roughly $550 last I checked (granted, been a while). Plus slave at $120.
    Otherwise sounds about right.
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    That's pretty good, considering the price of the parts and labor...and the fact the shop is installing them. Some shops refuse to install parts that aren't sold by them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Will your mechanic take parts you bring to him??
    The problem is I don't really have the capability to have parts shipped to me (live in a dorm, have a po box) or bring them to the shop(I left my only car with them and I'm 2hrs away)

    Thanks for helping me out guys. I'm a newbie and that just seemed kinda high to me.

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    If you have anymore questions, don't hesitate to ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixXIV View Post
    The problem is I don't really have the capability to have parts shipped to me (live in a dorm, have a po box) or bring them to the shop(I left my only car with them and I'm 2hrs away)

    Thanks for helping me out guys. I'm a newbie and that just seemed kinda high to me.
    You have to know someone with a house nearby....

    Still, the shop should take shipped in parts I would think. Otherwise, they are screwing you. Just my opinion.

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    Eh, they're like my friend's parent's houses. I don't know them that well so I would feel a little awkward asking them. And I'm pretty sure that this shop would take let me ship stuff to them, but I really don't mind going through them for parts.

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