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Here are the directions for the T, the picture of it, and the actual install I had to do. I had to buy this at autozone which is why the clamps are not black. Sorry for sideways pictures.

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Here is the part (179) where they ask to put the cap on the tank. Then there is a picture of how the tank looks as it sits. Finally there is a diagram showing how the system is piped. It clearly shows a 3-way intersection which dumps in to the tank. The drawing also clearly labels a cap on the tank. Weird huh?

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This is a picture of the install instructions. These hangers are much deeper than mine are. Mine are the same shape but are 1/2 the depth of the ones in this illustration. I brought this up and then received the same hangers I already had!!!!

I ended up just buying 2" long carriage bolts and sleeving them with larger nuts until I had made up the 5/8" difference. Thats a really, really cheesy thing to make someone have to do after paying well north of $7,000 for a kit that " includes" mounting hardware.

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For once let's end on a positive note! Here are two pictures of the install. I would say this is 95% complete. The only major missing piece is the fuel pump. I asked my dad if he wanted to drive it and boy did he have fun. He even left a 20 foot patch or so in his own driveway.

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Nice job!

I do like the new case design by Arrington.
 

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Thanks!
Yeah the new case is gorgeous. When the plates are set on top it looks a little better also.
 

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hey cuda

if you had to guess. ( aside from messing with messed up parts ) how long did it take you to install. and what are the biggest headaches.. congrats on finally getting it done by the way

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Well Champ I think about 14 hours. Keep in mind for a while I knew I could not have the car running no matter how fast I worked. I would work for 2 hours and stop, and we all know that is no way to be efficient. Also I started to notice the directions mixed up the passenger and drivers side about 3 times, so even if the directions said to do something I made sure to think about it instead of just cutting away. You really only need a partner for a few things, but if someone isn't ready to help you place the head unit on the block you gotta wait on them too. The fabrication of the CAI takes a a few hours itself also.

The biggest headaches.... Make sure you take off the bumper. I did not and I had to get my wife to help unbolt the condenser. 15" forearms cannot get everywhere lol. I certainly saved no time at all keeping the bumper on. The heat exchanger, coolant pump, and some plumbing all took longer because of accessibility issues.

I would say getting the fan in and out was the worst part. It was also a little tricky pinning the crank, more specifically finding materials to use to keep it from spinning. Danner asked about the dowels towards the start of this thread. The coolant pump's connections were nearly impossible for me to get too ( bumper!). Other than that it was just getting parts!

I would say 2 people who had all the parts could bang this out in 10 hours. Realistically this is a Saturday and Sunday affair. VERY, VERY easy install. I feel anyone can do this.
 
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Here is the part (179) where they ask to put the cap on the tank. Then there is a picture of how the tank looks as it sits. Finally there is a diagram showing how the system is piped. It clearly shows a 3-way intersection which dumps in to the tank. The drawing also clearly labels a cap on the tank. Weird huh?
Hmmmm, looks like they're no longer circulating the fluid through the reservoir.
I wonder if they had cavitation issues?
With that set up you need to be very diligent to make sure the system is fully bled of air.
I'll try to call Magnacharger about the reason for the change today.
 

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Hmmmm, looks like they're no longer circulating the fluid through the reservoir.
I wonder if they had cavitation issues?
With that set up you need to be very diligent to make sure the system is fully bled of air.
I'll try to call Magnacharger about the reason for the change today.
Appreciate it Ylw.

Yeah I made damn sure to fill the whole exchanger, the inlets for the sc, and the plumbing before I closed the system.
I primed the pump as best I could too and ran it in spurts to try to reveal any pockets of air... I do not feel I have ALL the air out though.
 

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Well the car is running. I have been waiting two weeks for missing parts and 6 weeks for original parts. I had to go out and just buy what I needed which is not right. If anyone is reading this and is thinking about getting a kit I would seriously consider KB or Edelbroc.

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I'm reading, and yeah I'm having doubts about buying this kit. You seem to be another in a long line of people with missing parts, and to exacerbate the problem, no packing list. Damn shame.

Magnuson is certainly at fault but if Arrington is selling it and putting their name on it, well, you know.

Good job on the install anyway. Time to put the headaches behind and enjoy it!
 

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Thanks

Yeah I agree 100% with every word you said. It is all getting taken care of though... The first time I heard the SC put the biggest smile on my face. I don't even care now :)
 

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Cuda, probably a stupid question, but how much of a difference does it make? Is it like "Holy sh*t! It's like a new car!"?

Ever driven an SRT8? If you have, how would you compare it? I ask because I'm torn between my RT and upgrading to an SRT8.
 

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I cant speak to the feel of the SC on the RT.

However, I had a 09 RT 6spd and upgrded to an 11 SRT. That was and I quote
you "Holy sh*t"
 

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I have never driven an SRT. I have a very hard time believing a SRT would pull like this does anywhere in the powerband though. I mean the crank hp on an SRT is about the rwhp on a SC R/T. Before I could chirp into 3rd but now I can spin in 3rd and scratch 4th.

Yeah it is like holy shit.

Still I would weigh your options. SRTs are awesome, but they are nearly $20,000 more than what I paid. I am close to $9,000 in mods ATM. Imagine what another $10,000 would do. That is enough to buy a 426 long block. I could upgrade the brakes and drive train. Heads, cam, water/meth, Tb, headers, mids, catback.... Lots of weighs to spend that money and be way way ahead.
 

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Here is a pic of mine installed. It took me a total of 18 hours but I was taking my time to make sure I didn't miss anything

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Beautiful install. Very clean looking. I like the braided hoses with the carbon fiber intake tube, they kinda match.
 

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First time I have seen the throttle body in that position.

These units really stand out sitting atop of our engines dont they?
 

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Trust me, your not the only one missing parts of a complete Maggie install. Youll get it there though..
 

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Ordered on July 11th. Still no fuel pump. Still no hardware to mount the dog bone. I might ask for my money back on the fuel pump......... This is ridiculous.
 
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