Full down pipes, y-pipe, cat back and ECUTEK Tune….how much to install?

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I understand the downpipes are a PITA to do and tuning takes some time. What would you expect to pay a shop to install and tune?
 

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I'm getting quoted around 1500 for the EcuTek tune - this includes the hardware and some time on the dyno (stock and with parts) for a custom time

The same garage is quoting me 125/hr for installing any parts like the CBE / DP.

I found another garage which only charges 100/hr for labor - will likely get my parts installed at this garage and do the Tune with the first garage.
 
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I'm getting quoted around 1500 for the EcuTek tune - this includes the hardware and some time on the dyno (stock and with parts) for a custom time

The same garage is quoting me 125/hr for installing any parts like the CBE / DP.

I found another garage which only charges 100/hr for labor - will likely get my parts installed at this garage and do the Tune with the first garage.
Ok I figured the ECUTEK would hit the wallet a little bit.
Are you figuring around $1k to install the exhaust / downpipes?
And your numbers….are they US or Canadian prices? Lol
 

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Ok I figured the ECUTEK would hit the wallet a little bit.
Are you figuring around $1k to install the exhaust / downpipes?
And your numbers….are they US or Canadian prices? Lol
I'm CAD, but I'd assume the prices, at least hourly rates are similiar.

I already got the CBE installed last week at the garage who charges 100/hr.
Was 1.6hrs so like 160.

(Actually going back today for an adjustment as my driver side outlet got shifted [totally normal for breaking in a cbe])

This same garage said it would probably be 3-4 he's for the downpipe install
He's done them on the Q's and this was the time taken - note, mechanic does not drop engine.


The other garage which charges $125
Said they'd probably drop the engine and be done in 1.5hrs - 2hrs.
Plus can check out some other engine components with the engine drop.


The EcuTek tune is static $1500
I think he mentioned it included 3hrs of Dyno (they charge $175/hr for any dyno time)
An hour in stock or something and two hours with the parts for a custom tune.
They offered additional dyno time at $125/hr to fine tune the custom maps if I needed.
 
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I'm CAD, but I'd assume the prices, at least hourly rates are similiar.

I already got the CBE installed last week at the garage who charges 100/hr.
Was 1.6hrs so like 160.

(Actually going back today for an adjustment as my driver side outlet got shifted [totally normal for breaking in a cbe])

This same garage said it would probably be 3-4 he's for the downpipe install
He's done them on the Q's and this was the time taken - note, mechanic does not drop engine.


The other garage which charges $125
Said they'd probably drop the engine and be done in 1.5hrs - 2hrs.
Plus can check out some other engine components with the engine drop.


The EcuTek tune is static $1500
I think he mentioned it included 3hrs of Dyno (they charge $175/hr for any dyno time)
An hour in stock or something and two hours with the parts for a custom tune.
They offered additional dyno time at $125/hr to fine tune the custom maps if I needed.
Thanks for the breakdown 👍🏼

I was thinking the down pipes would be an all day job but 3-4 hours seems more likely than 8 especially for a shop that’s done them before.

I’m going to call a shop today to see what they quote me at.

In a side note, how do you like your new exhaust?
 

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Thanks for the breakdown 👍🏼

I was thinking the down pipes would be an all day job but 3-4 hours seems more likely than 8 especially for a shop that’s done them before.

I’m going to call a shop today to see what they quote me at.

In a side note, how do you like your new exhaust?
Yea, that's key - finding a shop that has done em before on the Qs.

The shop i got my CBE done with, he's done the DP on at least 5 Q's and he was comfortable to do it in less then 4.
Whereas my tuning garage said it's best to do it with an engine drop to save time and "do it properly"

the MAP CBE is heavenly, only got about 60mi on her since the install and driver-side outlet shifted about .5in so going today to get it re-aligned.

Let me say, all videos on the internet do not capture the sound correctly at all....
I think this is true for all the exhaust, but of course I can only speak to the MAP i have.

It's a deeper tone, louder but not obnoxious (I've been telling everyone IRL, it's like 2x the stock experience, but this doesn't necessarily mean "twice as loud")
Low revs have new life to them, (1.5k - 3k) - biggest difference is in this range.
Over 5k, still deep and growly - much better then stock but you smile in the low ranges and appreciate in the high ranges.

next biggest diffy, you really here the downshifts.
Especially after nice pulls, you can both feel and hear the downshifts through the midpipe.
very light light pops and crackles - negligible, but it's there now.
I'm sure a tune would highlight these if that's what you're looking for.
 
 





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