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Old 11-14-2012, 07:48 PM   #1
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Today I went over to Rev Works in Winter Springs, FL. Talked for a long time with Matt there and decided on these parts. He took a lot of time to talk about my goals and gave me great pricing!

Part List:
Invidia q300 Turbo Back Exhaust
Cobb AP Stage 2+
AEM Intake
Stainless Steel Brake Lines
Perrin Master Cylinder Brace
Kartboy SS and Shifter Bushings

Install is on Wednesday. Will post pics.

Edit: Pics and review on page 2&3

Second set of Mods:
TP Stage 2 AEM OTS map
Kartboy 12mm Exhaust Hangers Regular and XL
Whiteline 24mm Front/22mm Rear Sways
Kartboy Front and Rear Endlinks
Whiteline HD Steering Rack Bushings
Whiteline Positive Shift Kit
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Group N Motor Mounts
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:50 PM   #2
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you are paying for install on that stuff? why not do it yourself? stage 2 is a nice bump in power.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:55 PM   #3
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you are paying for install on that stuff? why not do it yourself? stage 2 is a nice bump in power.
I'd love to if i had the time, and the tools. Or access to a lift. Plus they are being fair with me on labor.

Maybe I'll install the MCB myself at least. lmao. i can find time for that.

Im just STOKED to get some more power.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:02 PM   #4
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I'd love to if i had the time, and the tools. Or access to a lift. Plus they are being fair with me on labor.

Maybe I'll install the MCB myself at least. lmao. i can find time for that.

Im just STOKED to get some more power.
You must have a good job. if ur time is worth more than what a shop charges($75/hr). The point at which its not worth it to do your own car work is when your at about 150k/yr. if you make less than 150k/yr its actually worth it to take the day off from work to do the install.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:07 PM   #5
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You must have a good job. if ur time is worth more than what a shop charges($75/hr). The point at which its not worth it to do your own car work is when your at about 150k/yr. if you make less than 150k/yr its actually worth it to take the day off from work to do the install.
Yeah I hear ya. I just want it done though and done right.

Is there any reason I should keep my oem exhaust and intake? Is there a market for it at all?
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:14 PM   #6
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Yeah I hear ya. I just want it done though and done right.

Is there any reason I should keep my oem exhaust and intake? Is there a market for it at all?
if you wanna sell the car stock, save the parts to reinstall in the future. i sold all my stock parts. i dont wanna swap everything ive done back and will not sell for a long time anyway.i sold just about everything on here.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:35 PM   #7
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You must have a good job. if ur time is worth more than what a shop charges($75/hr). The point at which its not worth it to do your own car work is when your at about 150k/yr. if you make less than 150k/yr its actually worth it to take the day off from work to do the install.
You are, of course, assuming that somebody can install something as efficiently as someone who installs things for a living. While it might take me two hours to install a TBE, it could take a technician half an hours. Made up numbers but you get the point.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:10 PM   #8
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I wonder if all the people who say "install it yourself" does any of their home/appliance/electronics repair and maintenance themselves...
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:26 PM   #9
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I wonder if all the people who say "install it yourself" does any of their home/appliance/electronics repair and maintenance themselves...
this is the usa, we just throw away electronics when they stop working! lol. ive always liked to work on my own vehicles. i understand what you are saying though. not everyone is mechanical or has somewhere to work on their ride.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:23 PM   #10
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I wonder if all the people who say "install it yourself" does any of their home/appliance/electronics repair and maintenance themselves...
Just redid my bathroom a couple weeks ago(tub, drywall, toilet, plumbing). I've also installed a garbage disposal, fridge water/ice, dish washer, electrical lighting, outdoor fencing, built a shed, build my computers and do repairs on computer components, go to the gym, clean up my house, do my own laundry, do my own yard work, and a few other things I can't think of right now. Just gave my snow blower a tuneup too to get ready for winter.

It's just when you think about how much "professionals"(mechanics, doctors, lawyers, electricians, contractors, plumbers, hookers, etc) charge for their services it's silly to hire them for something you could do yourself with alittle investment in your personal education. Some things aren't worth the trouble and the mess, like doing your own oil change for $20 when you can get it done for $35 and not get all dirty and messy and have to dispose of the old oil etc.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:56 PM   #11
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I wonder if all the people who say "install it yourself" does any of their home/appliance/electronics repair and maintenance themselves...
I've fixed my furnace, dishwasher, installed 2 toilets, pulled the piping under the kitchen sink, and some other random jobs. The only thing I didn't do was install my new gas dryer because the copper gas line had to be modified for the new dryer and I have kids to worry about.
I also do basic work on my cars (brakes, suspension, and other bolt-on types of repairs like axles, hubs, an that sort of thing). The only things I have not touched are the transmission and engine internals. I have no formal training and I know my limits lol.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:50 PM   #12
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I don't appreciate being told to work on my own car much like most of the people saying this don't appreciate being told "use proper grammar" or "allow me to share with you about something I'm highly skilled at and explain to you why you're a piece of crap for not being highly skilled at it either"

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Old 11-14-2012, 10:01 PM   #13
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I don't appreciate being told to work on my own car much like most of the people saying this don't appreciate being told "use proper grammar" or "allow me to share with you about something I'm highly skilled at and explain to you why you're a piece of crap for not being highly skilled at it either"

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i'm still new but i hear ya. i lived in apartments or town houses for 8+ years where i didn't have a driveway or garage to turn wrenches in. sure, had buddies who said "just use mine" but i'm an early bird. i get up early and get it done. plus, if something goes wrong i don't need a ride home.

OP - do what you want. whatever makes you happy.

i think the reason you'll get the "just do it yourself" is because the bolt-ons really aren't that hard to do. -except if your not mechanically inclined, you will mess something up.

i'm not expecting a repair manual.. but the install instructions out there today are garbage! your better off NOT even looking at them going straight to google. or have a laptop or tablet with you. just my .02
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:07 PM   #14
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i'm still new but i hear ya. i lived in apartments or town houses for 8+ years where i didn't have a driveway or garage to turn wrenches in. sure, had buddies who said "just use mine" but i'm an early bird. i get up early and get it done. plus, if something goes wrong i don't need a ride home.

OP - do what you want. whatever makes you happy.

i think the reason you'll get the "just do it yourself" is because the bolt-ons really aren't that hard to do. -except if your not mechanically inclined, you will mess something up.

i'm not expecting a repair manual.. but the install instructions out there today are garbage! your better off NOT even looking at them going straight to google. or have a laptop or tablet with you. just my .02
Agreed
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:29 PM   #15
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I don't appreciate being told to work on my own car much like most of the people saying this don't appreciate being told "use proper grammar" or "allow me to share with you about something I'm highly skilled at and explain to you why you're a piece of crap for not being highly skilled at it either"

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Then why bother modding a car at all? Why not buy something more expensive that will fit your needs?

If you don't care about working on or learning about your car, why do you even waste your time?

Bought not built hahaha.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:01 PM   #16
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I have to know the reason for the brake lines?
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:00 AM   #17
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I have to know the reason for the brake lines?
SS lines + master cylinder brace help firm up pedal feel.

Is this a serious question? Though I wouldn't go for the Perrin piece necessarily.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:08 AM   #18
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SS lines + master cylinder brace help firm up pedal feel.

Is this a serious question? Though I wouldn't go for the Perrin piece necessarily.
I had no idea it made any difference, hence my question. I dunno, stock brakes feel good enough to me?
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:57 PM   #19
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How hard is it to install a downpipe in driveway?
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:05 AM   #20
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I don't think it's the fact that it's hard to do in a driveway, just tedious. Luckily a friend of mine has a lift that I can use in his garage.I'm extremely claustrophobic so I wouldn't be able to just get a couple of jacks and jackstands and do the job.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:44 AM   #21
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I don't think it's the fact that it's hard to do in a driveway, just tedious. Luckily a friend of mine has a lift that I can use in his garage.I'm extremely claustrophobic so I wouldn't be able to just get a couple of jacks and jackstands and do the job.
This


I did my DP and then the q300 CBE a couple weeks later, then removed the q300 CBE two weeks after.

Using ramps because i dont trust my jack stands on my driveway.

Anywho, i'd say the heat shield and DP bolts at the turbo suck the most, especially on a raised car (ramps).

But i just took brakes as needed and got done.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:04 AM   #22
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That will get you a very solid daily driver, and you'll be happy with it. Very similar to my setup now. Only other thing I would recommend is a group N transmission mount/crossmember bushings.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:20 AM   #23
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i'm not expecting a repair manual.. but the install instructions out there today are garbage! your better off NOT even looking at them going straight to google. or have a laptop or tablet with you. just my .02
With good pictures, the most soft-handed people can do more than they ever thought.Threads in nasioc make me confident every time I have to dig into my car. Just research until you feel familiar with whatever it is your going to be doing, then do it. Slowly and carefully.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:46 AM   #24
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It'll help pedal feel a bit. Its one of those "why not" mods, especially if you're doing anything with your brakes.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:11 AM   #25
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It was great talking with you yesterday, and I for one am very excited to be a part of this "cherry popping" *giggity*

See you Wednesday buddy!
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