I enquired about installing a vortec on my xr8. After talking about the install for a bout 20 mins i asked what the install cost would be drive in drive out.
He said close to $15,000, my jaw hit the ground and at first i was not sure he was he was joking or not. He assured me that this was the price. Considering this is a bolt on item and the engine is not touched in any way i think it is very expensive quote. I am not sure of the price of a v2 s/charger but i would think it would be around 5-6 grand.Correct me if i am wrong. So i decided to can that idea for the time being.
I then spoke to Rob herrod at length at the ford gmh show in Brissy, not mentioning any names i told him of the price, then he quoted me drive in and out of between 8 or 9 grand. Now that was the figure i had in my head.
By the way Rob Herrod is one of the most professional people i have met in the industry, not only in the way he runs his buisiness, but also in his egerness to please even tyre kickers. I am a engine machinist by trade but i make no mention of this fact when i speak to people in this field. It's the only way sort out the one's that are full of shit and the one's who aren't
I will be ordering a xr6t instead. Probably better putting the cah towards that than mod the xr8.
This is just my experience only. I know of many that have had great service from his workshop.
Two T3's are better than one