Date registered: Sep 2017
Vehicle: 1973 450SL
Location: Seabrook, TX
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Am I being ripped off? Indy shop prices
I finally found a shop that specializes in older Mercedes. Very good reputation. They had me come to the shop and go over what they found with me under the lift so that they could show me personally needs to be done. However, some of the prices sound reasonable and some seem high...They are allowing me to provide the parts to help save on cost what are your thoughts?
To rebuild driveline: New flex discs, center bearing, center support, both driveshaft bushings, new boot = $615. Note: Exhaust is all welded so must be dropped in 1 piece.
Install new rear diff and diff mount = $450
Install new engine mounts, a-arm bushings, tie-rod assemblies, sub-frame bushings, drag link = $1100.00
Install new steering coupler and re-seal leaky steering box = $935 .. This is the one that seems high, maybe its very labor intensive? - Note: Spoke to shop and this is for complete r&r of steering box and since exhaust is welded in one piece they need to drop the entire exhaust system all together.
Do these labor costs sound reasonable?