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What's It Worth??!

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I AM getting a liquid filled boost/vacum gauge installed on my supercharged
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My shop wants to charge me $352 for both the part and the installation. The part costs about $56 bucks. Do you think the total price is reasonable? Inquiring minds want to know what the Werkzians think!

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300$ for installation? Sounds crazy to me!

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By the way, I want the name and location of your shop, since I obviously will need one up here.

I need a boost gauge too....



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That's stupid. Find a better shop. Fuck, for $350 i'd break down, spend a bit more, and go for a Defi Main controller and Defi stealth boost gauge. Which I did order last February, but after 3 months of backorder I gave up on it.


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Thought so...

Agreed as to the silly $$ they were asking for the small job. That is exactly what I wanted confirmation on here. They are an excellent shop and are well known in the industry, but my local friends agreed that $350 for the gauge & install was stupid high. My guess is that since they've held onto my old wheels and tires for 4+ months sine my Brembos went in and I needed to change wheels and tires (MUST sell those neear new tires and nice OEM rims BTW), they may have tried to make up some for the storage.

///M Power: that kind of talk is dangerous as I'm afraid this has been quite the "pig out" year for me as to mods, new 328xi for wifey, and now the bananas New Years' jaunt I have planned. Pics etc to follow in a later thread. I want what you just mentioned, along with a lightweight flywheel and triflow exhaust...somebody stop me! Thanks for the input.

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Do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Rancho Palos Verdes, CA - my hometown. just go here, save the cash, and boost more!





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Rancho Palos Verdes, CA - my hometown. just go here, save the cash, and boost more!



AWESOME! LOL! W'HOO! In 2 years baby - when I have the big 4-0, me wants ///M School in SC and Pebble Beach at last!

You all keep at it, I'll wind up chucking the Supercharger and going turbo (my wife et al still have NO IDEA why I needed the mods to begin with! (nor even HALF of what they cost!).


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1. The first pic made me think Ireland, but the trimmings of the hotel room kind of threw me off on that one...

2. Do M school sooner than that, you won't regret it. And do the 2 day one. BMW does not make a dime on that school, I swear, given how many tires, pads, and rotors they go through, much less paying for all of the many staff who are there over the weekend. Frankly I think I'll probably do it again, as well as the advanced M school at VIR after the new M3 comes out.



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I'm thinking of doing the 2-day performance driving school within the next year or so. Then I will wait until my savings and investments are solid before I decide whether I want to drop the money for M school.

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I'm thinking of doing the 2-day performance driving school within the next year or so. Then I will wait until my savings and investments are solid before I decide whether I want to drop the money for M school.
To be honest, the normal school is just lame compared to the M school. Save your shekels and do the 2 day M school up front.



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1. The first pic made me think Ireland, but the trimmings of the hotel room kind of threw me off on that one...

2. Do M school sooner than that, you won't regret it. And do the 2 day one. BMW does not make a dime on that school, I swear, given how many tires, pads, and rotors they go through, much less paying for all of the many staff who are there over the weekend. Frankly I think I'll probably do it again, as well as the advanced M school at VIR after the new M3 comes out.
It is Lana'I, the uber-private small island in Hawaii at the 4 Seasons! The pics of Princeville Resort on Kauai did not come out well and so were omitted.

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