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went to a local performance shop and asked for estimates. so i asked about intakes and Hid's so all in all he made an offer, intake plus HID's any color with installation 400.00 cash money. is that good ?
 

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Come to my place, I'll do it for $380.

That's a lot of $. Figure less than an hour to do the HID's, and about 90 minutes - 2 hours for the CAI.

$400 / 3 = $130 per hour. Bit steep in my books.

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Is the guy providing the parts and installing them for you, or do you have the parts in hand and all hes doing is installing it? Either way, both installs are very easy and theres writeups on here that you can use. If you can work a screwdriver, you can install both yourself.
 

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you think? i called other places and they wanted 390- 455 for the intake alone

PS yes he is providing the parts as well
 

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OK, if he's providing the parts it's a good deal... unless it's an "ebay" CAI.

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this offer is for parts and installation i had bought nothing from the net ebay, craiglist etc.
the intake is injen as for the hid's not sure whats a good make
 

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DDM/Apexcone is nice for HIDs. Injen is rather expensive, so thats a pretty good deal. I still think you could save $100-150 if you install it yourself, which is rather easy.
 

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i dont think im a motor head material, PC's are more my thing. so doing it myself......meh :huh
 

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[quote author=daybreaker link=topic=139264.msg3001098#msg3001098 date=1237347555]
i dont think im a motor head material, PC's are more my thing. so doing it myself......meh :huh
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I work in IT, and I managed to replace the hydraulic lifters in my 300ZX's engine with nothing but a torque wrench and some cheap oil (The engine ran for about 100k after that, must've done it right). Oh, and directions printed off the internet. I've taken all of like two fairly beginner level auto shop classes ever. You can certainly install a CAI with the good directions I've seen on this forum.
 

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[quote author=daybreaker link=topic=139264.msg3001098#msg3001098 date=1237347555]
i dont think im a motor head material, PC's are more my thing. so doing it myself......meh :huh
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If you can build a PC, you can install a CAI with your eyes closed.
It's the same stuff. Unscrew screws and unclip some clips, replace part with new part.
 

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yeah, i agree, install on either is easy as long as you have the tools and a good guide (which you can find on the forums) only problem i had with the intake was taking out the resonator cause one of the bolts was hard to reach because i took off my wheel instead of taking off my front bumper -_-
 
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