Pretty certain I have seen this piece running around town.
Also, in regards to the labor rates, the dad had the work done at a pretty high end shop. I have had work quoted at RPM before and they charge premium hourly rates.
for clarification, i couldn't find this "RPM" shop in PA as mentioned in the posting, so i don't know what their labor charge might be. lets assume $75/hr
autopilot V2 kit is $2500 from bagriders + 10 mhr install = $3250, so i was wrong by about 2X. if those had been bagyards instead of bagriders (my mistake) - $7k easy.
body work could be the amount i listed if they removed, prepped, shot the body parts, then blew the roof, and reassembled. all depends on what route the shop took to do it. done "right" is way more than just spraying color on the car. all at $75?/hr
if the wheels are real, it makes a difference, but still. 2k for reps, 4k for real.
also, i agree about the "ICE". still those subs ARE $600 EACH! that's $1200 before amps, monstercable (most likely), full range, and the nav unit. plus install
also, "we paid $41,000 for the car, aftermarket products and the new cluch"
19k car + 2k clutch = 19k in mods.
i'm not saying it's a good way to spend the money. i mean, he's got at least ten grand under that hood. just saying the previous estimates were a little low.
Last edited by sirswank; 10-04-2012 at 10:23 AM.