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Old 07-30-2011, 04:01 PM   #1
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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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Like it really took him 9 hours to install lol. Probably took 2 hours tops.
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wish i had 4,300!! very nicely done
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You'll love it I loved mine (05' tacoma)now time to install my SC on my new tacoma. Dealership wanted 1100.00 to install so I installed it myself took 12hrs though. Enjoy your SC
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Like it really took him 9 hours to install lol. Probably took 2 hours tops.
Have you read through the instructions?
It's a BOOK. 49 pages I think.

Haven't gotten to drive it much yet, but I do notice it doesn't down shift going up hills where it used to.
I did have to open her up once on the way home. There was no way I was going to not pass my wife on the highway . Was over 100mph in no time at all!
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Like it really took him 9 hours to install lol. Probably took 2 hours tops.
Its an involved install. I did mine in 7hrs then by my third time installing on 2 other friends trucks I was down to around 5hrs.
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def not 2 hours...2 hours maybe just to take the stock parts off needed to install the SC...
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What toyota dealership did the install?
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What toyota dealership did the install?
Toyota of Tri-Cities, in Kennewick, WA.

Thanks for the props guys... As I said before though, I wasn't trying to "stick it to the man"; I was just in the right place at the right time to take advantage of their own mistake.
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