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Sultan Feb 27, 5:44pm - #113481 

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Performance Mods Install Price?

Just got an estimate -

AEM CAI
HS Header
AEM pulley
TRD Springs
TRD exhaust



$542.72

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GTSHYPR Feb 27, 5:48pm - #113482 
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Does that include the price of the parts or is it just for the install alone.
I would think just the install alone.

I'm gonna take your little Civic. Dust it off. Turn it sideways and stick it straight up you candy A*s.
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spaztikid Feb 27, 5:48pm - #113483 
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wow... i dont know if thats good or bad... i woulda done it all myself.


damn... $542 can go a long way.
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GTSHYPR Feb 27, 5:49pm - #113484 
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You can do the CAI and the exhaust yourself. It shouldn't take you more than an hour.
If I can do them anyone can.

I'm gonna take your little Civic. Dust it off. Turn it sideways and stick it straight up you candy A*s.
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Mizery_Machine Feb 27, 6:51pm - #113485 
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These guys quoted me 80 something bucks for just a CAI install. thumbsdown

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Evan Feb 27, 6:54pm - #113486 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
i woulda done it all myself.


$542 can go a long way.

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isaac Feb 27, 7:03pm - #113487 
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if you are not froogle and have the money - go for it... there are somethings that you could do yourself, but honestly, if you just want it to be done and are not really into learning more about your car - then pay someone else to do it.

Allot of tuners like doing their own labor because of the sense of accomplishment and the fact that they can say, "I built that" or "i customized it myself"... but then there are others who just "want" and don't care about how how it is "got" or what was needed to create it.

My point is, if you know what you are doing or are at least willing to learn and the project is all mechanical know-how (rather than bodyshop skills/talents) then do it yourself... if you don't care, then pay someone else who already knows & is confident about the install (or learning the install).

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either way - its your car and you choose the setup all on your own thumbsup

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Sultan Feb 27, 7:05pm - #113488 

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Originally Posted by GTSHYPR
You can do the CAI and the exhaust yourself. It shouldn't take you more than an hour.
If I can do them anyone can.


I'm sure I can do it, however I have no tools for the installs - I'm gonna check around some more...
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Evan Feb 27, 7:14pm - #113489 

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Originally Posted by Sultan
Originally Posted by GTSHYPR
You can do the CAI and the exhaust yourself. It shouldn't take you more than an hour.
If I can do them anyone can.


I'm sure I can do it, however I have no tools for the installs - I'm gonna check around some more...


You only need a few basic tools. Borrow some from a friend or neighbor. If you have no friends grin, just rent them from a local auto parts store. It's dirt cheap.

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CeLlYgT04 Feb 27, 7:30pm - #113490 

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I've heard that headers are a bitch to install...Which is why I was going to buy them, but didn't...Anyone have any advice on this?
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Da Mac Feb 27, 8:29pm - #113491 
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I would have to say thumbsdown sorry man. I get more of a satisfaction ( to put wf) out of doing my own modding. However I don't run or own a shop so unfortunately I can't do everything myself. I do have a garage good thing for me so what I can do and am certain I can do I do myself. If you add up all the money you save by doing work yourself that could amount to another mod.
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celicaTRDgts Feb 27, 8:53pm - #113492 

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u should be able to put on CAI , exhaust, and springs...shouldnt be that hard...look up some install guides see if you can do it

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Sultan Feb 27, 8:55pm - #113493 

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Originally Posted by celicaTRDgts
u should be able to put on cai , exhaust, and springs...shouldnt be that hard...look up some install guides see if you can do it


I'll read up on it...maybe it'll change my mind
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Steven Feb 27, 8:59pm - #113494 
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dude i would have helped you install that stuff if you lived closer

Originally Posted by Sultan
Just got an estimate -

AEM CAI
HS Header
AEM pulley
TRD Springs
TRD exhaust



$542.72

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Grand-Touring-Dan Feb 27, 9:00pm - #113495 
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I believe there are a quite a few people on this board out in the philly area. Check out the regional forums...I'm sure someone would be happy to help you with the install. Make it a meet and meet everyone while you all install parts on everyones car (if they have stuff to install).

Just a suggestion.

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Sultan Feb 27, 9:01pm - #113496 

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Originally Posted by Grand-Touring-Dan
I believe there are a quite a few people on this board out in the philly area. Check out the regional forums...I'm sure someone would be happy to help you with the install. Make it a meet and meet everyone while you all install parts on everyones car (if they have stuff to install).

Just a suggestion.

Dan


good idea bro...I'll check it out
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celicatalbot Feb 27, 9:43pm - #113497 
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I think those are good prices.

My car might be slow, but at least it looks nice!
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Zero Feb 27, 11:41pm - #113498 

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Originally Posted by Grand-Touring-Dan
I believe there are a quite a few people on this board out in the philly area. Check out the regional forums...I'm sure someone would be happy to help you with the install. Make it a meet and meet everyone while you all install parts on everyones car (if they have stuff to install).

Just a suggestion.

Dan


hey it's like a celica upgrading orgy grin grin

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robare99 Feb 28, 4:47pm - #113499 

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I agree, you can do the Intake and exhaust yourself. I did mine and believe me I am NO mechanic. Just takes a couple wrenches for the Intake and a wrench, screwdriver and a can of WD-40 for the exhaust. I'm going to try my springs one of these days. I'd pay for the header install, and maybe the pulley.

To help out, picture my avitar saying... You paid HOW MUCH for those installs?????? LOL

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SilverXtreme02 Feb 28, 4:52pm - #113500 
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i had my TSRM exhaust installed for $60
my Injen Short Ram for $50

toyota service would have charged me 2 hours of labor to install the TRD exhaust.. which here in NY would be like $200
its always good to go to mechanic or performance shop for cheaper prices.. but make sure they are qualified.. get a referral from a friend
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ClayPeanuts Feb 28, 4:56pm - #113501 

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CAI, Exhaust, Springs, are all fairly easy to do if you have the right tools, id say springs would require a bit more work if you didn't have the right tools especially a lift, headers are a pain to install the stock nuts on the stud that connects the heads to the block really suck because the got about 1mm of actually socket rest is rounded, i bot some new ones at toyota which were better because the whole nut was socketed anyway one striped and i ended up cutting it off with a blow torch but needless to say it was a bitch, easiest way to get the old headers out without a lift or droping the cradle is to take the valve cover off its got a rubber gasket so its reuseable and you dont need to buy another one. thats the easiest way to get it off. everything else is pretty self explanitory as far as the guides you'll find and stuff, anyway thats just my .02 on the HS headers install. Hope this info is useful, btw a set of tools isn't a bad idea to invest in especially for doing work yourself or simple maintence on your car etc. Good luck with the install of your parts. Also the AEM pulley i think requires a air rachet or impact because we weren't able to do it in the garage, we gotta take it to a shop were we rent a bay with a lift and tools ya im pretty lucky.

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IcEd blUe Feb 28, 4:58pm - #113502 

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do the Intake and exhaust yourself

i know it may look like its hard,i got my Intake installeed by a mechanic but when i was takeing it off i realized its really easy to install, isnt much to it


exhaust only has a few bolts and hangers, shouldnt take a beginner more than half an hour (just use commen sense)

you might even be able to install the pulley yourself too


headers would take too long, some shops here would probably charge like $300 for the header install alone rolleyes

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Sultan Feb 28, 5:38pm - #113503 

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thanks for the insight guys. I guess I'll do Intake and exhaust myself after my boards are over. Others will have to be done in a shop - unless I rent spring compressors wave
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Sultan Feb 28, 6:16pm - #113504 

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I'm assuming the Injen and AEM CAI installs are virtually identical? (couldn't find AEM install)

also, what did everyone use to elevate the car? I don't trust the stock jack, however I have no other options available to me
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isaac Feb 28, 7:09pm - #113505 
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you can get a nice floor jack from sears for about $30
...that floor jack can be used for many other things too... like rotating your tires and even an oil change or two grin

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spaztikid Feb 28, 7:16pm - #113506 
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Originally Posted by isaac
you can get a nice floor jack from sears for about $30
...that floor jack can be used for many other things too... like rotating your tires and even an oil change or two grin


yeah floor jacks are great.


basically if i were you and had no experience with the car i would (and did) install the Intake and exhaust.


springs are basic, you just need to do it four times and thats what takes the time.
pully is a bit harder unless you have air tools

the header is the hardest because its such a tight fit.
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fastceli2001 Feb 28, 7:21pm - #113507 

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everything on my car i have installed myself. however i do have acess to all the nessisary tools ( or ones that will at least get the job done) the hardest of the installs that i have done was the headers. the only reason for that is because the space you have to work in is very limited (and i stripped a bolt angry) i dont think that you should pay a mechanic to do something that you could do just as good if not better. plus is the funnest part about owning a car like this thumbsup

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Sultan Feb 28, 7:42pm - #113508 

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Originally Posted by isaac

you can get a nice floor jack from sears for about $30
...that floor jack can be used for many other things too... like rotating your tires and even an oil change or two grin


looks like I'll be headin' out to Sears then grin

- while I'm there, you guys have any suggestions for a good set of tools for these installs? (CAI, exhaust)
(something of good quality that will be comprehensive - I'd rather spend more and get something better)
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spaztikid Feb 28, 8:11pm - #113509 
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get a nice rachet set... make sure its metric

also if you dont have screwdriveres get some of them

and a pair of pliers and a wrench should make you good to go.
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Sultan Feb 28, 8:32pm - #113510 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
get a nice rachet set... make sure its metric

also if you dont have screwdriveres get some of them

and a pair of pliers and a wrench should make you good to go.


nice, thanks a lot bro
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isaac Feb 28, 10:08pm - #113511 
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the best tool I ever bought was a set of mechanics gloves... thumbsup

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Evan Feb 28, 11:10pm - #113512 

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Originally Posted by isaac
the best tool I ever bought was a set of mechanics gloves... thumbsup


OMG, yes. I don't know how many times I've cut my hands on something or had so much nasty grease and dirt that it wouldn't all wash off. Great suggestion thumbsup

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Sultan Feb 29, 1:43am - #113513 

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Originally Posted by isaac
the best tool I ever bought was a set of mechanics gloves... thumbsup


good call thumbsup
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beans Feb 29, 2:27am - #113514 
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dude, the exhaust is a complete bolt on

maybe you should try to do the CAI yourself

you might get into the car stuff even more and then have confidence to do the springs yourself
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Sultan Feb 29, 2:45am - #113515 

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Originally Posted by beans
dude, the exhaust is a complete bolt on

maybe you should try to do the CAI yourself

you might get into the car stuff even more and then have confidence to do the springs yourself



I'll be getting the tools in a few days - then will post pics of the project after I put on the CAI and exhaust and the mechs do header, springs, and pulley
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