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Old 06-24-2013, 04:00 PM   #1
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Whipple 2.9L Self Install

I am considering a Whipple SC and am curious if anyone has installed their own? I am a "shade tree mechanic" with tools and a garage. Just curious if it is advisable or not.
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:11 PM   #2
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I know a bunch have done self install. User name big squirrel comes to mind with lots of pics
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:30 PM   #3
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I did it. Not a hard install at all
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:41 PM   #4
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I did it. Not a hard install at all
Did you get a tune right away? There is a reputable shop about an hour away that will do the install and tune for $8495.00. Doesn't seem like I could install it and then have a tune done for much cheaper than that. Only the satisfaction of doing it myself.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:04 PM   #5
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It took me 17 hours start to finish! However that's also many ,many people coming over to talk and see the install, worth every minute
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:23 PM   #6
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I took my computer to my tuner for a base tune before I started the install so I could take it in for a dyno tune right away. Honestly I would never pay anyone to install the blower it is so easy. Just time consuming. Everything in my sig was installed with jack stands in my garage.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:11 PM   #7
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Here is mine I did in my garage last fall. http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=251787 JRE sent me my tune in the mail. It runs like a charm.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:41 AM   #8
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Very straight forward install, it took me about 13 hours over 3 days to do it. With a little help I was able to get the car drivable tune wise and then I took it to slowhawk for some dyno tuning. Don dialed my car in perfect.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:00 AM   #9
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Here is mine I did in my garage last fall. http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=251787 JRE sent me my tune in the mail. It runs like a charm.
Todd, great write up. I got as far as seeing your helper and had to comment... Is your helper available for assistance? lol
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:03 PM   #10
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Todd, great write up. I got as far as seeing your helper and had to comment... Is your helper available for assistance? lol
That's funny. Ya it's great having my wife help me mod my car.
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:36 PM   #11
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That's funny. Ya it's great having my wife help me mod my car.
I would ask my wife, but I would be completely bald before we were done. Hope I didnt offend you, just acknowledging your wife's easiness on the eyes....

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Old 06-25-2013, 12:39 PM   #12
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Here's a link to my install thread.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=211238
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:11 PM   #13
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Here's a link to my install thread.

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Thanks man, very good write up! Although, I didn't see your wife?
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:12 PM   #14
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John, you should get in touch with Mike Norris down in Plainfield. You won't be disappointed. I have Mike, Eric and Bruce do a great deal of work on my car and I can't speak highly enough about them!

Edit.....Phone calls are the best way to reach him.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:57 PM   #15
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I did everything in my sig my self except the tune. For that I contacted Jannetty who sent me a tune to get the car started based on the modes. I then data logged and he retuned. Quite simple and works great for those of us who live where there are no tuners.
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:33 PM   #16
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John, you should get in touch with Mike Norris down in Plainfield. You won't be disappointed. I have Mike, Eric and Bruce do a great deal of work on my car and I can't speak highly enough about them!

Edit.....Phone calls are the best way to reach him.
Thanks Never, that is who I was referring to as a "reputable shop". I almost think for the price I was quoted, that it would be hard to justify doing it myself. I just like the self satisfaction part of it. But I may just end up taking it to Norris.
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Cool.
If you decide to try and tackle it yourself, I'd lend a hand if you want. You could always do the install yourself and then let Mike tune it.
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Thanks man, very good write up! Although, I didn't see your wife?
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I would ask my wife, but I would be completely bald before we were done. Hope I didnt offend you, just acknowledging your wife's easiness on the eyes....

No problem. She just turned 40.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:40 AM   #20
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Cool.
If you decide to try and tackle it yourself, I'd lend a hand if you want. You could always do the install yourself and then let Mike tune it.
I appreciate the offer very much! I will let you know what I decide. I am local to Lafayette.
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