Installation Time: Full Day
May 17, 2016
Perhaps some insight -
I don't have a garage although I had excellent weather to install this outdoors. As you might expect, you have to take your time and go slow. There are many little items that need to come together right to get it to look right.
HOWEVER, I didn't expect to have any slop factor whatsoever. Turns out that there is enough adjustment play to get the shaker where you need it.
Also, cutting the hood and drilling the holes were not that big of a deal. The hood is fiber glass and cuts really easily with a jig and a metal cutting blad.
The HARD part was aligning the blue print thing onto the hood to get the holes/cut in the right spot. Expect to drive yourself crazy on that one... but I was exceptionally relieved to have that slop factor.
Two specific comments on the included items:
Hood Appliqué (Applied to the Factory GT Hood)
- This is plastic. If you break one of the mounts, you are going to have "fun" getting the applique tight on the hood. As much time and as slow I was going, I somehow managed to snap one off, not by putting on the screws/nuts, but simply getting the mounts through the holes. Disappointing. I blame myself, but the quality should be better, imho.
Hardware Kit and complete instructions-
- I have done several mods but I am amateur on these bigger projects. There were a few times while looking at the instructions where I was simply "WHAT!?" Again, if you take your time, you can figure it out.
Finally, as said by others, this thing looks awesome. The highest quality part is the shaker itself. Seeing it torque over is wicked. I have an aftermarket KandN intake, so I didn't hook up the shaker to it. Having cool air sucked directly into the engine seems to have an overall difference, although I won't speak to actual performance gains. I just know it is a bit snappier, but then again, maybe I'm throttle harder on the gas to see that sucker move. :)