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Alright, to start off I didn't get as many pictures as I would've liked because I kept getting caught up in the installation and kept forgetting that I needed pictures of everything so if I don't have a particular picture of something, sorry.

Alright, to begin with, the install is really straight forward after you dig into it. You may feel a little overwhelmed if you just skim the instructions but that quickly goes away once you start the install. First things first, Removal of the bumper cover and engine parts (intake and coolant reservoir). Drain your coolant and place your reservoir out of the way since it isn't reused. Take your upper radiator hose off and place it off to the side for future modification. Remove your throttle body as well and place it to the side for installation later. Loosen the bolts on your water pump pulley before you remove the belt as well.



You're gonna wanna take the large wiring harness on front of the engine on the passenger side and free it of the two tie downs. Be careful with the one closer to the center of the engine because you'll use the threaded location later on in the installation. Refer to the last pic above to see the wiring harness.
The install calls for you to cut the stock hose clamp at the radiator Y where you removed the upper radiator hose and replace it with a worm drive hose clamp. I didn't understand the need in this because you don't mess with that upper hose at all other than this so take that for what it's worth.
Next, there is a wire connection that needs to be moved out of the way. The location is next to the PCM(?). Looking into the engine bay you'll see the wire connection to the right of the PCM and all you do is basically pull it up and dislodge and then move it. The bracket that the wiring connection was attached to needs to be bent and broken off.

Now you'll wanna grab the upper radiator hose and cut 2" from the 90* bend and also replace the stock hose clamp with one of the worm gear clamps and rotate the hose as needed. There are two small aluminum pieces in the kit and the 90* bend one goes on the side that connects to the radiator the other will go in to the other side. All you're doing with this radiator hose is rerouting it to get the supercharger and piping a place to go.

Moving on now to the new coolant reservoir. you'll have your new brackets and all to secure to the new tank, do so now. You'll be securing this tank to the inside 2 studs of the passenger side strut tower. you need to bend the A/C lines out of the way of course with care lol. You'll be cutting and extended the smaller coolant hoses and connecting them to the T on the new coolant reservoir.

You'll now need to remove the 3/4" hose from the driver's side heater tube and grab the new hose included in the kit and route it to the bottom connection on the new reservoir tank.
Next step will be to modify your fan shroud to fit the piping route for the intercooler.
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Modified:


You'll also be modifying the bracket holding the fan wiring. Basically, your moving the wiring further into the fan shroud to allow for more clearance for the supercharger. You'll also need to do a little trimming of the top to fit the new intake piping.


Now you move on to installing the supercharger bracket and also flipping the throttle body as well as installing the spacer in between the throttle body and intake manifold. You'll want to secure the blower as well.






If you are using your stock pass. side PCV and also have the stock intake manifold you'll want to do the modification that is included in the kit. I didn't have to worry about modifying mine.
To prep for installation of the intercooler and piping you'll need to relocate your horns located on the driver's side. All you do with the horns is flip the bracket they are secured to and reinstall. It will move the horns further up and out of the way of the piping.




Manual cars will need to cut the brake booster line near the firewall right behind the fuel rail and insert the T fitting included for the bypass valve.
Manual car again, take the driver's side Pcv off and carefully cut out the 90* fitting going to the nipple you'll insert this piece into the included tubing for the new intake going to the supercharger.
Now you need to trim and cut the bumper pieces so that they will accomodate the new intercooler and piping.
driver's side intake piece:


passenger's side piece:


Installed on the car:


Bottom piece:


and the front bumper:
 

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and here is a video as well.
 

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DDTCM said:
Nice! Looks like you knocked it out quickly and outside too. Thanks for the write up.
Thanks man! Yea my friend and I did it over two days (roughly 10hrs) and took our time making sure we were getting it all right. We really could've knocked it out a lot quicker had we had prior knowledge of the install. Its really not hard at all. Some places are really tight to get to but other than that, simple.
 

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Thanks man! Yea my friend and I did it over two days (roughly 10hrs) and took our time making sure we were getting it all right. We really could've knocked it out a lot quicker had we had prior knowledge of the install. Its really not hard at all. Some places are really tight to get to but other than that, simple.
Looking forward to seeing your #s since we almost have the same mods (minus LTs on your side) Are you using the tune that came with it or going to dyno tune?
 

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DDTCM said:
Looking forward to seeing your #s since we almost have the same mods (minus LTs on your side) Are you using the tune that came with it or going to dyno tune?
No can tune for me, I have a local tuner that's gonna dyno tune my car soon and he's got me a tune to use till then.
 

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Looking good man! looks like the install must have been a lot of fun. Thanks for providing all the pictures!
 

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nosympathy said:
Looking good man! looks like the install must have been a lot of fun. Thanks for providing all the pictures!
Install actually wasn't too bad but trying to get all the piping tightened was tricky and I have plenty of cuts to prove it lol. Once that fan shroud goes back in you can forget it. I wish i would've had more pics but just didn't remember.
 

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Looking at that is very intimidating, just wandering and I mean no offense here but what would you say your skill level is, say 10 being an ase certified mechanic and a 1 being the sack boy at a supermarket? The reason I ask is this... I want to install one, just don't have the nerve to actually pull the trigger to make the purchase just for it to sit on the shelf... I would say that I am at the 6-7 level myself.. I work on helicopters as a mechanic, so shouldn't be out of my skill set...

Thanks and when you get those numbers post em up...would be very interested to see what you get..
 

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Am3gross said:
Looking at that is very intimidating, just wandering and I mean no offense here but what would you say your skill level is, say 10 being an ase certified mechanic and a 1 being the sack boy at a supermarket? The reason I ask is this... I want to install one, just don't have the nerve to actually pull the trigger to make the purchase just for it to sit on the shelf... I would say that I am at the 6-7 level myself.. I work on helicopters as a mechanic, so shouldn't be out of my skill set...

Thanks and when you get those numbers post em up...would be very interested to see what you get..
Man listen, If you are a mechanic then you'll have zero issues with this install. Idk where I would rate my skill level honestly...um...maybe a 6? Like I said I'm not sure on the self evaluation lol. Also, this does come with instructions so you're not in the dark on the install.
 

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Am3gross said:
Looking at that is very intimidating, just wandering and I mean no offense here but what would you say your skill level is, say 10 being an ase certified mechanic and a 1 being the sack boy at a supermarket? The reason I ask is this... I want to install one, just don't have the nerve to actually pull the trigger to make the purchase just for it to sit on the shelf... I would say that I am at the 6-7 level myself.. I work on helicopters as a mechanic, so shouldn't be out of my skill set...

Thanks and when you get those numbers post em up...would be very interested to see what you get..
I'm a sack boy at Kroger :( lowblow.. lol jk man
 

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emery2483 said:
I'm a sack boy at Kroger :( lowblow.. lol jk man
Lol! You should've saved the just joking part for after his response to the first part haha.
 

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Thanks guys!

Did the video I posted not work?
 
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