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Old 08-11-2011, 09:11 AM   #41
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But where is the best deal online for the supercharger and fit kit? TRDparts4U?
That is where I got mine, along with several other parts. They have been great to deal with.
There is another vendor that has it for a little bit less, but TRDparts4U ships it for free which makes up the difference.
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just received my SCer, now to get install quotes....

whats the going rate for install?
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That is where I got mine, along with several other parts. They have been great to deal with.
There is another vender that has it for a little bit less, but TRDparts4U ships it for free which makes up the difference.
some of the others mentioned offer free shipping.
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just received my SCer, now to get install quotes....

whats the going rate for install?
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Bought the S/C and fit kit online from TRDparts4U.
Called around to several dealers that were within about 2 hours drive; all were quoting around 9 hours ($800-$950) for install... pretty much what I expected, so I dropped it off Thursday night at the one that I felt was the most professional.

Waiting my turn to pick it up this afternoon, I notice there is a supercharger display for the Tacoma & Tundra nearby in the parts dept. I take a look, and see that the genius parts guys have taken the info directly from the Toyota brochure, and printed a sample invoice on their dealership's letterhead that shows only 6 hours billed for install!
So I return to service and when I am presented with the bill, I ask why I am charged 9 hours when the display right over there advertises only 6? The service writer follows me over to take a look...

Honestly, I was happy to pay the 9 hours, since I know the manufacturers are always quite optimistic on their flat rate times, and I saw the tech's time-stamp on the work order was 8.27 hours. Mostly I was just curious to hear what his explanation would be. He looked at it a few seconds and without any arguing at all, says "Well, I guess that's the most I can charge you for."
He reduced the bill by 1/3 and out the door I went!

I could tell he was pissed at the parts dept., but he never took it out on me at all. I was worried that the tech would get shafted, but he said he'd still pay him the 9 hours and try to recover the difference from the parts manager
I bet they won't make that mistake again!

So in all, I got my supercharger, fit kit, and installation all done for ~$4,300. Not too bad!
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