heh, they want the same amount to install the Intake
as the pulley, that's funny! the pulley is a bit more involved, the Intake
is an easy install, so why the hell are they asking that much?
You can do the Intake
, shifter, Hood
and pins yourself and save some cash. If you are a bit shakey on how to do it, get the shop to do the install.
When installing the Hood
, use a grease pencil to draw alignment marks on the Hood
supports before removing the stock Hood
, then, remove it, and install the Carbon Fiber Hood
, lining it up with the marks from the stock Hood
. the Hood
is done perfectly that way.
double check your locations for your pins before drilling, then drill your holes, mount the pins. check the location of the pins under the new Hood
, mark them, and drill, finish mounting all the Hood
pin hardware. Boom, that job is done.
pulley is a bitch, you need to remove the alternator, put it in a bench vise. use a pulley removal tool to pull the stock pulley, install the new one on the alternator, and reinstall the alternator with the new belt that comes with the kit. not hard, just time consuming.
Short throw shifter is an easy install too, once again, it's time consuming because you have to remove a bunch of stuff to get at the shifter assembly. once exposed, the shifter is basically a simple swap.
I would get the shop to install the suspension bits, you will probably need an alignment afterwards. since you are replacing both struts and springs in one shot, you will not need to decompress and remove the old springs from the factory struts. it would be a simple swap, but the extra work involved in aligning everything, adjusting camber/caster, etc, I'd say have the shop do it.
so...AEM Cold Air Intake
- do it yourselfAEM
tru power pulley kit - DIY again
vis oem carbon fiber Hood
pins - DIY
eibach sportline springs with kyb agx adj shocks/struts set - 120
twm short throw shifter - DIY
total cost = $120+ (depending on suspension alignment costs)
MY two cents...