Originally Posted by Full-Race Geoff
it is not simple to put an EFR in the stock subaru location - doing this properly takes more than meets the eye. Additional components are stiff EFR wastegate actuator, billet BOV, inconel turbo studs, etc. The highest cost from this comes from the downpipe which is handmade one at a time *in the car* to have perfect fitment even on the trans tab.
If you wanted this kit but needed to save a chunk of $$, order it without the downpipe and fab your own or modify an old one
First I want to say I have a lot of respect for your products judging from what I have read and gathered from around here, but it is difficult to not be critical of that pricing. Maybe I (as well as most people here) are missing some things.
Is the stiff EFR WG actuator mentioned above anything more than a stiffer spring to replace the stock EFR Wg Spring that comes w/the turbo? If so what is it?
The billet BOV sounds shiny and tough... Why is this inclusive though rather than just being an option (unless there are big fitment issues with the stock BOV)...
Inconel studs sound like they won't sweat no matter what you throw at them, but again assuming these add a lot to the cost of the kit without actually being necessary, why are they not just an option like above?
And Each downpipe is made in a subaru? Why not just make a jig to hold the parts similar to how most DP's are made, especially seeing as the DP appears to have a flex joint which I would imagine might clear up some minute fitment issues (possible wrongly imagining that
It just seems like going to a car dealer where the dealer tries to sell you a car with every non necessary option checked and already tied into the MSRP, and then tellin you that the engine isn't included and it will cost a lot more.
How much for just a DP and UP??