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Old 03-29-2019, 08:22 PM
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I値l apologize in advance for asking this question, but I did not find an answer using the search function. Okay, about how long does it take to install an ECS or AA base kit supercharger on a 2005...IF the crank is already pinned? I know from reading the numerous posts about the installs, everyone says pinning the crank is the hardest part. In short, since my HB is now pinned...I should be capable of doing the install myself (I have installed front clips, installed engines, trannys, etc.,)...but have never started dreaming about a supercharger until I got the Corvette. Thanks for the insight folks...👍
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i installed my ECS kit in a weekend (including pinning the crank). People say pinning the crank is the hard part, but i didn't think it was that bad.

installing the hard parts seemed to be a breeze. the time consuming parts were the shrouds for the intercooler, trimming underside of the bumper cover, wiring the boost a pump.

make sure you buy or borrow a pulley alignment checker and double check the alignment before putting things together

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Mine was in the shop for 4 days for the install that included dual A-Pillar gauges,boost a pump,dyno and street tuning. I had previously pinned the crank myself.
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I think if your doing it by yourself it will be a long saturday project, if you have help i would say less than 8hrs. Your going to spend more time figuring out the little stuff. Are you tuning it yourself?

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Old 03-30-2019, 10:55 AM
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I think if your doing it by yourself it will be a long saturday project, if you have help i would say less than 8hrs. Your going to spend more time figuring out the little stuff. Are you tuning it yourself?
No, I値l have to find someone to do the tuning part. After reading through several posts regarding tuners in Florida...it seems to be a hit or miss, but at least there seems to be some good options (within a few hours drive). I知 just starting my research on this and will probably do tons of reading on the subject before making the final decision. I would like to say the supercharger options posts remind me of the Glock vs everyone else posts I used to read...I.e., some love ECS, others would only deal with A&A, and some will only install pd blowers. It痴 all good though as I love to research things...👍. And at the hp I知 looking for, I can get there with any of them (~ 500-525 rwhp). Again, thanks to all who致e contributed to previous SC posts...I have/will enjoy reading them.
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Shop, 10-12 hours. At home, couple of days.
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Old 03-30-2019, 01:28 PM
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A&A charges about 1700 to install their unit, at 100 per shop hour that's 17 hours. The shop that did mine was 1800 but that included other parts needed like anti-freeze and different plugs etc...
Since your already pinned you can knock off a couple of hours, having help might save you even more time depending how much help you get.
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