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My supercharger install experience (dealer)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by horwitzs, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. Jul 30, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    horwitzs

    horwitzs [OP] Well-Known Member

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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!
     
  2. Jul 30, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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  3. Jul 30, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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    Sweet!

    Looking forward to hearing the drive report!
     
  5. Jul 30, 2011 at 4:09 PM
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    Fuck me, looks like I might have to shop around for some brochures.
     
  6. Jul 30, 2011 at 4:10 PM
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    Well played! Now go roast your tires. :burnrubber:
     
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    Edit: NAO!

    Fixed.
     
  8. Jul 30, 2011 at 4:27 PM
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    ^ this!
     
  9. Jul 30, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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    Like it really took him 9 hours to install lol. Probably took 2 hours tops.
     
  10. Jul 30, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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    drive reports?
     
  11. Jul 30, 2011 at 5:01 PM
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    wish i had 4,300!! very nicely done :cheers:
     
  12. Jul 30, 2011 at 5:06 PM
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    Bone Stock!
    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 :)
     
  13. Jul 30, 2011 at 9:56 PM
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    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!
     
  14. Jul 31, 2011 at 12:06 AM
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    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.
     
  15. Jul 31, 2011 at 12:40 AM
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    def not 2 hours...2 hours maybe just to take the stock parts off needed to install the SC...
     
  16. Jul 31, 2011 at 1:38 AM
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    What toyota dealership did the install?
     
  17. Jul 31, 2011 at 2:12 AM
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    well played sir..its nice to see the little guy win over a multimillion dollar corporate company..props to you OP.
     
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  19. Jul 31, 2011 at 10:58 AM
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    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.
     
  20. Jul 31, 2011 at 12:18 PM
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    Good morals dude!!!
     
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