Happy 4th !! I have planted a lot of seeds for this and it has been a long time waiting, but I'm finally there. Wife approved the order, its on the way! To her......:worship and to me............:gringreen To all of you and your help.......:bigthumbsup
I will keep all of you in the loop during install. Mechanic quoted me at $1,275 oouch! Now should I do this thing myself ? and yes I can change a tire.
Congrats on the new KB. If you have basic mechanic skills and know how to use a torque wrench/follow instructions then you can do it.
I bought a used 2.1 which was missing most of the hardware. Luckily for me, the instructions came with a list of all hardware. My next door neight just so happened to work at a hardware warehouse, too. Got me everything I needed. I spent more time waiting on parts than it took me to install it.
Thats cool...I'll bet you spent a lot less $ than me. Are you happy with the results? For me as I did a little bit of bolt ons, but was bored with the results after a couple of days, LOL. I hope not this time:smilie
The install quote seems a bit pricey to me...Does it really cost that much to let someone else bolt it on?
It's definitely a good power increase at 10psi. You will definitely notice the difference, unlike bolt-ons. My old direct port nitrous kit actually made a lot more power than the KB. However, nitrous gets expensive at $50-60 a bottle and only 3 passes per bottle. It's also not available all the time.
It very well could cost that much. Shops can charge whatever they want per hour to install something. You could probably look around a bit and get a better price. If you don't feel up to the task of installing it yourself. Find a friend or family member who regularly works on cars. A couple cases of beer and some lunch is a lot cheaper.
I'm only going with 9 psi...I figured I would be extra cautious that is what KB recommended and Didn't think it would be worth the 20 hp, its still a lot more than I have now.
I guess shops can charge whatever they want especially with a specialty thing like a SC. In my area there is not many places that will do it so its slim pickins. I would not mind doing it myself except I have minimal tools...almost none and would not know what to do if things start going wrong and often times they will...But your right a case of beer and lunch is a hell of a lot cheaper:bigthumbsup
yeah i think that is way too high of an asking price. it pretty much is an intake manifold swap. oh wait, it IS an intake manifold swap. shops just charge out the a$$ because they know you paid big bucks for the kit so they think you can pay a lot for the install.
and yeah dude it's a wicked easy install. you only need the most basic of hand tools. just read the directions carefully and familiarize yourself with everything the kit comes with so that you know what all of it is before you start the install. i did my procharger install at 17 and really didn't have too much trouble with it.
and for the pulley setup, just find someone with a GT that would be willing to swap their stock pulleys over for your UDPs if you don;t have your stock ones anymore.
the corbeaus are unbelievable BTW. my car is finally complete (kind of), for now at least. the seats were the perfect touch. i feel so much more in tune with the car now that i have them.
I think I just might have to do the install myself then, I got the time and if its that easy why not save some cash to put towards something else...I almost dropped when I heard those numbers for a SC install. Thanks for the advise Mello:bigthumbsup
KB recommends that I get a start up tune from one of their tuner guys for my Diablo to re-flash my cars computer, is this correct? Also how long of a wait is it to receive shipment on the east coast? I know it takes 3 days to build the kit....just was not sure about shipping...
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