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View Poll Results: Will you pay extra for a professional ICE install?
Will pay upto 10% - for a pro install 70 66.67%
Will pay upto 20% - for a pro install with fiberglassing, lots of mods 31 29.52%
Will DIY - you prefer to Do-It-Yourself, save the money 7 6.67%
Wont pay extra - wont pay a paisa over the cost of the equipment 5 4.76%
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Old 30th August 2006, 22:38   #46
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Would option A / B include the cost of enclosures as well??

Either way with the current setup I have I would find paying 10% a bit steep. Though if I was a salaried individuals I wouldnt think twice about paying 10 % for an installers labour, as it is proffesional epxpertise that gives my ice the edge over others

Voting option A.
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Old 30th August 2006, 22:48   #47
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... percentage??.... did anyone say "Percentage"??
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Old 30th August 2006, 23:14   #48
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... percentage??.... did anyone say "Percentage"??
Imagine if you had to pay by the hour KB100000, you would have paid for 2 months by now
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Old 30th August 2006, 23:33   #49
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.. percentage??.... did anyone say "Percentage"??
heheh, I was just thinking about kb 100*100 when I posted on this thread. Lol
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Old 31st August 2006, 13:48   #50
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But I have seen two systems having same installation complexity even though one costs twice the other due to difference in power output and features.
In most of automobile service centers, labour(even specialized) charges are based on time.
In case mercedes etc., which we can compare to professional installers the per hour cost is more.
hmmm, i dont think you could compare labour charges for replacing mechanical parts with an ICE install. there is more heart & soul to this install than the mechanical one, especially in the A.S.Ss. An ICE installer could probably be compared to an engine mod specialist.
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Old 31st August 2006, 19:30   #51
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Hey Esteem Lover, that's a nice esteem you got there in your avatar pic. Pity you didn't show it to me when I met you!
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Old 1st September 2006, 13:06   #52
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Hey Esteem Lover, that's a nice esteem you got there in your avatar pic. Pity you didn't show it to me when I met you!
yeah, that's my esteem when i moonlight as a born aristocrat & attend garden parties with Her Majesty. lol .

thats a singster Roadster 4AD that i ripped from www.singster.co.uk.

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Old 5th February 2007, 13:12   #53
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BUMP!

I would like the experts to comment on professional install + tune charges for a Civic if he choose to have
6.5" components in front
6.5" coaxial in rear
One or two subs (depending on budget)
An amp for speakers. Amp for Sub.

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Hello SS,

I think a good installer would charge 1000-1500 bucks labour + cables + charges for the box.
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Old 5th February 2007, 16:34   #55
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BUMP!

I would like the experts to comment on professional install + tune charges for a Civic if he choose to have
6.5" components in front
6.5" coaxial in rear
One or two subs (depending on budget)
An amp for speakers. Amp for Sub.

Thanks.
To some degree it depends.

If you buy all your hardware from the installer you can get a break on the install. I find this method saves me time too as I dont have multiple necks to catch.
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Old 5th February 2007, 18:32   #56
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hi,

IMO the percentage is not justified. i have voted for diy, not because ill save money but i love to do things my way and myself.
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Old 5th February 2007, 19:26   #57
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A customer's psyche is typically to resist any additional charges for any service. A max of 10% is acceptable.
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Old 5th February 2007, 20:07   #58
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From a Customers POV, i dont think they know the importance and value of a good install. Most of the time they think its the dealers duty to do the install free as its just bout connecting wires and fixing speakers.

Depending on the Car and the ICE equipment, i'd say 10-20% is ok
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The install is the key part of the ICE setup. Even if you spent lakhs on your ICE equipment, if not installed properly it is of no use. you wont enjoy it.

I have a very basic ICE setup in my car which cost me 18K for the stuff. I paid 4K for the install of a 2 channel amp and 4 speakers no sub.
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