I bought some lowering springs with that exhaust a couple days ago, and I don’t have the means to install them myself. I’ve emailed a few shops and just heard back from one this morning: with an alignment, they want $585. There’s no way that’s fair, is it? I’ll just go out and buy a spring compressor for myself if that’s what it’ll cost.

One guy in my Kia Soul group said he took his front shocks off and brought them to a shop, then had the springs replaced for $40. There's no way that removing them is worth $545 in labor. I was expecting to pay $150 tops, honestly.