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A good place for Supercharger install in WA state, Seattle or Portland area

Hey everyone,

I was looking for a place that would do a supercharger install on one of my friends Mustangs around the Seattle area or anywhere in WA state really or Portland . We did find a couple of places in seattle area but they seem to charge an arm and a leg.

The two places we found were brad's custom auto and the other was the mustang shop... although seemingly good shops seem to be overcharging IMO.

does anyone know any good reputable places that could do supercharger install on a 05+ Mustang GT for a reasonable price anywhere in WA state or Portland area.

I mean how much should we be expect to be paying for the install of a non-inter-cooled Vortech S/C with a boost a pump for fuel and the regular stuff like fuel injectors, spark plugs... not including a dyno tune I might add.

thanks for the help as were not from around town and would be making the trip down from Vancouver, BC for this... so any help would be appreciated.

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Blue Oval Performance | Mustang Performance and Service. The place for mustang exhaust, intake manifolds, headers, superchargers, brakes, fuel injectors, cold air kits, mufflers, h pipes, rear ends, air cleaners

Give them a call and see what they say.

Also depends on thier rates, some charge 60 per hour and some charge 80 bucks per hr. Also if their work guide to maint says it's takes 10 hrs, they will use that and X's that by their hourly rate, even if it took them 6 hrs to do. but don't go to a cheap place cause you'll get what you pay for.

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Blue Oval Performance | Mustang Performance and Service. The place for mustang exhaust, intake manifolds, headers, superchargers, brakes, fuel injectors, cold air kits, mufflers, h pipes, rear ends, air cleaners

Give them a call and see what they say.

Also depends on thier rates, some charge 60 per hour and some charge 80 bucks per hr. Also if their work guide to maint says it's takes 10 hrs, they will use that and X's that by their hourly rate, even if it took them 6 hrs to do. but don't go to a cheap place cause you'll get what you pay for.
well im getting quotes for around 1200-1500 for install alone from all three shops... the two that i listed and the one that you just listed.

that IMO seems like a bit much for the install of a non-intercooled Vortech SC with just a boost a pump to be honest.... i mean I dont wanna go to a cheap shop either and be cheap... but a more reasonable charge should be in order for install that shouldn't take a pro more than 8 hours.... or am I completely wrong?... in which case it would be nice if i was corrected by someone... beucase I dont think my buddy should be paying 1200+ for a non-intercooled S/C install.... those prices include no dyno tuning whatsoever!!!

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i checked with blue oval, brad's custom, the mustang shop, fast specialties.... im getting #'s close to $1500 for install of a non-intercooled Vortech SC.... and that includes no dyno time, fluids, etc..... wow!

does this sound about right to you guys? it doesn't to me...

Im starting to think its worth buying a few hundred in tool a few cases of beer and we should just do it ourselves and get it checked over by a mechanic after and what not and get her on a dyno and get some pulls and be done with it.... $1500 for SC install is ridiculous IMO... I would have figured for a pro this would be a 8 hour job... and at even 100 hour that would be $800.

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Check FAST Specialties, LLC / Vancouver, WA / (360) 213-2781 / (877) 567-FAST - Home They have their own in house dyno, and are Certified with Diablosport, SCT, HP Tuners etc. 360-213-2781 in Vancouver. I was there today, with just a tune they sqeezed a 35 HP gain on a 2005 GT with just tuning. No other bolt ons. Look at the turbo,S/C section on their website.
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Check FAST Specialties, LLC / Vancouver, WA / (360) 213-2781 / (877) 567-FAST - Home They have their own in house dyno, and are Certified with Diablosport, SCT, HP Tuners etc. 360-213-2781 in Vancouver. I was there today, with just a tune they sqeezed a 35 HP gain on a 2005 GT with just tuning. No other bolt ons. Look at the turbo,S/C section on their website.
they want almost 1500 plus like another 300 for dyno time.... about $1800 for the install of a blower that should take no more then 8 hours of a pro's time start to finish.

I think I checked about every reputable shop around WA and the cheapest from the "reputable" shops was $1300 for install plus dyno time... wow.

I hate to be a cheap ass but I think im gunna have to be one in this situation as I just cant justify spending that much and neither can my friend..... Either gunna install it ourselves or ditch the whole project all together.

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Who did you talk to over there? I am pretty sure they have a "flat" rate for any S/C install + dyno time.
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Who did you talk to over there? I am pretty sure they have a "flat" rate for any S/C install + dyno time.
I spoke to some woman there.... I forget here name (maybe Amy or Amber?).... I understand shops are in business for a reason... and we are willing to pay the price for good customer service and good work .... but not that much more as we have been quoted.

As for the flat rate charge.... Were getting just a Centri S/C without an intercooler installed with no in tank fuel pump work to do either.... its just a Kenne Belle boost a pump.... so its kinda not fair IMO.... but obviously im going to feel that way.... which is why I asked in this thread that are we really that wrong to assume that these quotes are too high for a S/C install in our situation? I mean if we are we would like to know... maybe that is how much S/C installs cost and we just dont know it?

thanks for your help though man... its appreciated.

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It's Amber...I talked to her today. I would call her back. She remembers talking to you. She said she wanted to provide you a firm qoute? There may have been some communication mix-up or mis-understanding although she's pretty smart. Been in the business since she could walk.

Just a suggestion.

As far as shops are concerned, if you look at overhead these days...they have a 24/7 on premise guard, video, shop keepers insurance, medical insurance, fire suppression etc.
Some other shops don't have that stuff, and nobody ever asks if a shop has shop keepers insurance or a business license. I have a good friend who's car burned to the ground when they were welding on the frame. Caught the carpets on fire...NO shop insurance. Lost his pride and joy. Total loss.
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It's Amber...I talked to her today. I would call her back. She remembers talking to you. She said she wanted to provide you a firm qoute? There may have been some communication mix-up or mis-understanding although she's pretty smart. Been in the business since she could walk.

Just a suggestion.

As far as shops are concerned, if you look at overhead these days...they have a 24/7 on premise guard, video, shop keepers insurance, medical insurance, fire suppression etc.
Some other shops don't have that stuff, and nobody ever asks if a shop has shop keepers insurance or a business license. I have a good friend who's car burned to the ground when they were welding on the frame. Caught the carpets on fire...NO shop insurance. Lost his pride and joy. Total loss.
I dont remember anything about a "firm" quote.

I understand what your saying about overhead and whatnot... but after posting this I checked around the amount of time it should take a pro to install the system we were requesting and it should be no more then 8-10 hours.... which at say even $80 an hour does not equivocate to the prices that we were being quoted.

and Amber actally gave me the highest quote of them all at $1500 plus shop material and dyno time.... the damn suoercharger itselt is only 3800!

Pretty absurd if you ask me..... ill just buy some tools... maybe cost me $200-300 and do it over a period of one week if it comes down to it and do it myself with my friend.

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Quite a few years now, but how did this ever turn out?

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I'm sure it turned out the way it usually does ,they sobered up and forgot about it and people who did not need to ask about price went to shops they have heard of ...you phone shop for tires NOT service,if you are serious go see them and DO NOT EXPECT A WARM WELCOME IF YOU BRING YOU OWN PARTS! Would you take your own eggs to DENNY'S?
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