Originally Posted by tunertype
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.