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#76 Old 07-26-2011, 05:26 AM
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I'd do it later than sooner. 5500.00 is alot at one time either way. Especially if you can do it yourself.

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That is almost my down payment on my repairs. So, yeah....do make sure the oil drain plug and filter are on right from now on or suffer a more expensive repair than a trans upgrade. Btw, chad makes you put down near 50% down payments. Granted I'm getting more stuff upgraded or it wouldn't hellish amounts of money.

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Usually they'd charge 10 hours of labor for a trans job, but since I went with the Albins gears, they graciously knocked off 4 of those hours.

If labor is $79.00/hr. (it is), I'm saving $316.00 and that's roughly 1/4 of the price of the front diff.

Do I need it? Absolutely not (but I didn't "need" the Albins gears either - stock gears probably would have worked just fine for a while)

Do I want it? Absolutely.

Can I afford it? Nope. Either way, this will be the first time in my life I'll carry a bit of a balance on my credit card and I plan on cutting back on all unnecessary spending so I can pay it off in a month or two. It's certainly not the smartest thing to do, but if I'm going to do it, I'm going to do it right.

I'm also on the verge of possibly getting another (much better) job. If I had another week or so to decide, my decision would be so much easier. I have a feeling this is going to be one crazy gamble!

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Even if your card lets you schedule a payment plan to pay it off. Then that is a credit building excercise. Like my Chase card will let me schedule a planned monthly payment option. That way I can pay it off over a couple of months and make them happy.

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Do what I did and get 2 jobs...lol
Carrying a small balance on a CC is actually a good thing. If you pay off your card all the time it doesn't allow mature credit, and lenders look at that.

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Bump for updates

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Well I still have a small amount on my CC...LOL!!

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John's updates you silly arse.

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Le sigh... Almost 3 months later and IAG is still supposedly exchanging emails with Albins. No gears yet. Still waiting. I'm a pretty patient guy, but this is getting ridiculous. I'm debating whether or not I should scratch the Albins plan and pony up the extra money and go with a 6 speed swap or just kidnap my car and drop it off at Andrewtech for some PPGs. I'm tired of paying for my hooptie rental too

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Worst. Memorial. Day. EvAr. !Cry!
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Damn man. I think I'm getting my car back in another week or so. Complete with a cheap turbo upgrade to a Dom 3.0XTR.

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Aw, you luck bum. When I finally get my car back, the first thing I'm going to do is break in the trans (500 easy miles), change the trans fluid (still not entirely sure which fluid I'm going to use - might stick with the Andrewtech cocktail, might go straight Redline Shockproof), install my Walbro 255 fuel pump, schedule a protune and have a Grimmspeed 3 port bcs installed and be happy with that for a while. After that, I'll be ready for something along the lines of a 20G turbo, injectors, and another protune... but I'll probably need some serious engine work before I can do that !Cry!

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As long as you don't get over the 350 whp/tq range. You should be ok on the engine for a while. If all you are going to do is get a 20G. Then all you would need is new pistons anyways....that isn't a lot of money to do that. Sorta terrible if you are paying for labor. But, otherwise the parts can be had for pretty cheap.

I should mention I'm getting my engine back in that period of time. So, bearing that CBRD isn't tied up in other projects. The engine should be put in a day or two. Break the pistons in a little, then I'm getting a cusom CBRD FMIC installed with a new tune for the new turbo and all the head work. I'm hoping all this humidty breaks soon.

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Aw, you luck bum. When I finally get my car back, the first thing I'm going to do is break in the trans (500 easy miles), change the trans fluid (still not entirely sure which fluid I'm going to use - might stick with the Andrewtech cocktail, might go straight Redline Shockproof), install my Walbro 255 fuel pump, schedule a protune and have a Grimmspeed 3 port bcs installed and be happy with that for a while. After that, I'll be ready for something along the lines of a 20G turbo, injectors, and another protune... but I'll probably need some serious engine work before I can do that !Cry!
It's all in the tune my good man. Several people have run a 20g on a stock 2.0L and haven't had problems. I will recommend a set of 850's with a 20g though. Everything else is pretty much bolt on. Although I would do the basics before hand....

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850s is overkill for the 20G...but, look at how much growth I've gotten out of mine. I still recommend them though. Like I said....a 20G can be held at bay enough to not require pistons. Its why a lot of people use it.

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