Just a brief history, before I get to the story. Most of you don't know me, but I recently. Decided to install Zex nitrous kit in my 300 SRT8. I'm new to nitrous and had a ton of questions, which Scott had no problem answering here on the forum. Last weekend, I finally finished the nitrous install and decided to try it out.
I began with a simple 75 shot and the car had a nice, steady pull. Everything seemed to go fine, until I got up in the morning and started the car up. I heard an inconsistent clacking sound from the engine. Definitely not a noise that you want to hear, just after making your first nitrous test. The next morning I emailed Johan and asked him who he trusted in my area. He directed me to Afterhours Mopar Performance. I emailed Scott, and within about 3 minutes, I had an email back. After a few questions, he determined that he had to see tha car. He was able to fit me into his busy schedule, the next evening.
Took him the car the following evening and within a few minutes of speaking with Scott, I realized this was the shop that would handle any work that I couldn't. His knowledge and the way he talks to his customers, IS THAT GOOD. Left the car within him for diagnosis and by the next evening, I had a phone call with very good idea of what him and Jon thought the problem was. I expected the worse and was relieved, when he told me they thought it was a bad lifter. He quoted me, what I thought was, a very fair price. Even suggested that I s=could by the parts myself from the local dodge dealer, since I work at a dealership and could get a pretty good discount. But being in the business myself, I understand that he needs to make his money too. I had no problem with him getting the parts himself and charging me a fair markup.
Now this was wednesday, that we had the conversation. He said that if everything went well, I would have the car back by Saturday. I thought to myself, no way is he gonna be able to pull the head, replace the lifters and reinstall. Remember, these guys both have day jobs and do this work after their day jobs. Hence the name "Afterhours". To my surprise, I get an email last night, telling me that the car is ready and I could pick it up Saturday. Picked the car up about 2 hours ago and it's noise free and runs perfect.
Now to what I haven't told you. This is my WIFE'S DAILY DRIVER. Now you could imagine what was going through her head when i told her, "baby. I'm putting a nitrous kit on your car". Then you could imagine the words that came out of her mouth when I told her, "baby, I tested the nitrous and now your engine is making a noise". Not a good day in my house. So in the end, Scott and Jon pretty mush saved my from an ass whoopin. Being in the automotive business my self, I know how quick customers are to complain. And I know how important word of mouth is. So to anyone in the South Florida area, or willing to make the drive from wherever. You will not be disappointed with the service and price that you get from Afterhours Mopar Performance. Thank god they're not closer to me. Cuz the wife would beat my ass everytime that I dropped the car off, for some more performance work to be done. Lol!!
Thanks guys for the awesome service and price!!!!!
2006 300 SRT8
ZEX Nitrous kit w/ Nitrous Oulet plate, Modern Muscle custom grind Nitrous Cam, JLT Carbon Fiber Intake, Predator custom tune from Johan (DIABLOTOONA), Edge 3200 stall convertor, Paramount Valve Body, 6.1 Mopar TCM, SLP Loud mouth II catback, Magnaflow midpipes w/ Highflow cats, 170 tsat, BT catch can
2007 Grand Cherokee SRT8
Bwoody intake, Works longtubes, Borla S catback, Custom Johan tune, Mercedes Blue Tops, Eibach springs
Johan tune,LMI Hammer,BBK85mm TB, BB GP300X4 res del,180 tstat,tranzformer,MTCM,DC Sports front strut bar,speedlogix rear arched strut bar,stack sway bars,getrag lsd conversion,Ipod interface,hard wired V1,15% tint,yellow fogs,Black grill,catch can,upgraded 10" sub & kicker amp
TOP BANANA 3949 (SMOKE'N) 6.1 w/forged pistons, Forged push rods, BB Stage 2 Valve body, Ported Eagle Heads, PWR Cam 219/230 593/578 114LSA, N2O, Ported Thottle Body 85MM, 3200 Stall PRO TORQUE, AND SOME UP GRADES TO THE TRANSMISSON, UPGRADED REAR AXLES, Tranzformer, Paxton Novi 1500 Supercharger 9psi. ETC ETC
Nice!! Couple of good guys there at AMP for sure
Arrington Forged 6.1..ported 5.7 Eagles..HHP Ported Intake
227/235 cam..Paramount Trans..Dominator..RPM Roll Bar
Nitrous Outlet..DSS driveshaft..CTP DSL..'09 Getrag 3.06
Kooks..Corsa..LMI 4"..ATI 13% UD pulley..Billet Tech..BFNY
email@example.com w/1.61 60' NAfirstname.lastname@example.org w/1.51 60' N20
Steve, thanks again bud. the pleasure was ours to keep you out of the dog house. Any one whos is married and is a car guy has been there or on the way there in one way or the other.lol
What do you mean?!???
Hemi Registry 0436 6.1 block - CTP Dual intake - Modern Muscle ported intake manifold - Indy Heads - PWR cam - FTI converter - TTI Longtube(catless) - 3.06 gears - 17 X 8.5 Borbet TS w/ 275/40 Hoosiers - Diablo tuned!! Billet Tech Goodies EVERYWHERE. ALL Parts supplied by LXF vendors: Afterhours Mopar Performance, SpeedRated, PWR, Modern Muscle, Picklefork...and LXForum members. Installed by: Afterhours Mopar Performance
Last edited by HER SRT8; 04-22-2012 at 03:55 PM.
Steve, those guys are top notch. Congrats. BTW<<<fingers crossed for an exhaust tomorrow>>>
Personal Best: coming soon!!