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Old 08-20-2010, 09:44 AM
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Eaton Swap vs. Trilogy Price?

I realize that the Trilogy is custom perfect fit for the marauder and therefore it cost more because anyone can slap it on, but how much does the eaton swap cost, approx of course.
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:59 AM
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Appx 3200 in parts if you shop for them correctly.
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yup^ exact same performance
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:08 AM
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I mannaged to find a used trillogy kit for 2k but it's missing some parts. I already bought some of the missing parts and it looks like the final price will be around 3k not including the dyno tune.
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To be fair..... What you are paying for in a Trilogy(besides the blower) is the time and engineering that went into the fabrication of the kit parts, and the tune, so that you could run your vehicle as soon as the kit was properly installed and the tune properly loaded. Though subjective, the Trilogy is a much better looking display under hood with an very factory look. If a kit is acquired from Trilogy, a customer gets everything they needed exept tools and know how.

With the Eaton swap, the additional steps include fabbing/sourcing your own parts, dyno tuning (most do this with the Trilogy at some point too, again just to be fair) and the need for a considerable amount of time to install all of it..... Oh yea, and if you mess it up, or a part breaks during install??? You are on the hook vs, having Trilogy in your corner......

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say.......In terms of time to street/track with a well performing Marauder........ The Trilogy set up will get you to a finished usable vehicle quicker and more finished off, if that is a factor in your decision making.

Food for thought. I know we all like what we have. Not out to convince folks of what should be a personal choice..... Just want to offer a balanced perspecitive.
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To be fair..... What you are paying for in a Trilogy(besides the blower) is the time and engineering that went into the fabrication of the kit parts, and the tune, so that you could run your vehicle as soon as the kit was properly installed and the tune properly loaded. Though subjective, the Trilogy is a much better looking display under hood with an very factory look. If a kit is acquired from Trilogy, a customer gets everything they needed exept tools and know how.

With the Eaton swap, the additional steps include fabbing/sourcing your own parts, dyno tuning (most do this with the Trilogy at some point too, again just to be fair) and the need for a considerable amount of time to install all of it..... Oh yea, and if you mess it up, or a part breaks during install??? You are on the hook vs, having Trilogy in your corner......

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say.......In terms of time to street/track with a well performing Marauder........ The Trilogy set up will get you to a finished usable vehicle quicker and more finished off, if that is a factor in your decision making.

Food for thought. I know we all like what we have. Not out to convince folks of what should be a personal choice..... Just want to offer a balanced perspecitive.
you pretty much nailed it, except the part about looks, my swap looks like my car came that way.
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Old 08-21-2010, 09:17 AM
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you pretty much nailed it, except the part about looks, my swap looks like my car came that way.
+1

No doubt a Trilogy set-up looks really clean, but a well-installed Eaton swap looks pretty sweet, too.
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my swap looks like my car came that way.
i want mine that way too dave!
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To be fair..... What you are paying for in a Trilogy(besides the blower) is the time and engineering that went into the fabrication of the kit parts, and the tune, so that you could run your vehicle as soon as the kit was properly installed and the tune properly loaded. Though subjective, the Trilogy is a much better looking display under hood with an very factory look. If a kit is acquired from Trilogy, a customer gets everything they needed expert tools and know how.

With the Eaton swap, the additional steps include fabbing/sourcing your own parts, dyno tuning (most do this with the Trilogy at some point too, again just to be fair) and the need for a considerable amount of time to install all of it..... Oh yea, and if you mess it up, or a part breaks during install??? You are on the hook vs, having Trilogy in your corner......

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say.......In terms of time to street/track with a well performing Marauder........ The Trilogy set up will get you to a finished usable vehicle quicker and more finished off, if that is a factor in your decision making.

Food for thought. I know we all like what we have. Not out to convince folks of what should be a personal choice..... Just want to offer a balanced perspective.


I fully agree go with Trilogy or Vortech, both are good kits both have there pluses and minuses, but at least you do not have to re do the engine compartment and with all that said and done, is it really worth it. Cobra Mustang Eaton blower that has been documented here to have the IAT's run in the 130 plus IAT range and on a stock Marauder with a SAFE tune might make 368, you have to remove the stock OEM knock sensors re'locate them where there entirely useless, after back to back passes at the track in hot weather the car becomes heat soaked, now this is just my opinion I am not trying to start a gang bang or Bonn fire so lets leave it at that. I do not care who's kit you use but do your home work.

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you pretty much nailed it, except the part about looks,
Yeah your intake is on the WRONG SIDE!!!
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Actually its on the right side, they came from the factory on the wrong side.

Dennis the cobra eaton and trilogy eaton and pretty much the same and you have to delete or relocate the useless knock sensors on either since they use the same lower intake
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What about for us guys that have tons of knowledge with cars...but just under the line of "know-how", that maybe a blower install is best left up the pros?
Does Trilogy and anyone else, install these things - and does it increase the cost substantially?
(If this ever is in the cards for my car - I would even send it Trilogy if thats the case).
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What about for us guys that have tons of knowledge with cars...but just under the line of "know-how", that maybe a blower install is best left up the pros?
Does Trilogy and anyone else, install these things - and does it increase the cost substantially?
(If this ever is in the cards for my car - I would even send it Trilogy if thats the case).


The average cost for the Trilogy is 6k non polished and the average install is 1000.00 if you have the car re,tuned that will be another 500.00 and it makes no difference in who you buy any kit from, you always want to have the AF reverified take no short cuts make sure it is set right and the SC will last the life of the car if treated properly.
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if you know anything about mechanics or cars you can install a trilogy in a weekend. for the eaton swap, you have to know a little more and be able to think outside the box as there are no instructions and some fabrication is necessary.
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