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"When you wishbone upon a star, It don't matter who you are" It's who you know...

Ok, I had my car looked over a few months back and I was only quoted for the lower wishbones so I presume my upper ones are OK for now. I bought new shocks and springs (as I'm sure lots of you are tired of hearing) so in the new year I'll be having a crack at fitting them with the help of a mate who has access to a garage & tools. His mechanical expertise extends to that he put shockers and springs on his Golf Mk4 so he is feeling confident and we have both read over the guides on here but I'm wondering whether its a) worth having crack at the apparently tricky lower wishbones, and b) worth the expense of upper wishbones or drop links while I'm at it. Alternatively I could drop it off at a garage and let them have at it but I'm guessing its a 1 day or two day fair weather job? Any advice/recommendations/warnings before we break my car or cost myself a fortune?

Edit: I'm adding Eibach Pro Springs and B8 dampers, will this help or aggrevate the wishbone issue? Should I paint any parts to prevent corrosion? Should I treat the new rubber bushes with anything?
 

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I'd change the lot & have four wheel alignment done.

Lowers ain't that bad to change relative to every thing else you are doing.
 

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While the struts are out, changing the lowers is so much easier.

+1 on changing the lot!
 

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Ok, a full set of wishbones is about £280-300 + £30 alignment but how much money on labour would I save by doing it myself vs. how much hassle it is to do? Ultimately, how long would it take/much would it cost a specialist garage to change front upper and lower bones, front springs and shocks, rear springs and shocks?
 

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Got both lower wishbones done on my 156 by A for Alfa - change from 300 quid.
I know that is a good price, took a couple of hours. Guess if you're doing the lot - a big 'all off' and then 're-assemble' with the new. Then a 4 wheel re-alignment
Not qualified to advise how long, but if competent I'd reckon a days works if you have a nice well lit dry spot with heating all and the right tools and lifting gear. If you have lucky you.... I wish I had!!

All the best T
 
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