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Who decides these things have to run upwards of 6 to 7 grand? A glowing snail with a prop in it, a glorified radiator, some pipes/tubing... I'm starting to think a pink powder-coated transplant would be more cost effective.

Maybe not?
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um...6-7g? The average kit is around 3k. Are you talking about Shiv's kits+TEC-II? You definitely get what you pay for with shiv's kits.

my kit was only 2500.
 

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Go look on my main site (www.RS25.com - believe it or not there is something there, not just these forums! :lol: ) and you'll see my plans for a decent kit for not too much. Less than $2k at the rate I am going, if I recall correctly...
 

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a $7,000 kit is an awesome kit. I got my kit for $3,000 and am very happy with it.

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when you think about all the extras, 6-7k seems about right. gauges, clutch kit and other tuning electronics on top of a kit adds up to a pretty penny. but a kit can be done for a fair price and the results are well worth it (i hope :p)
 

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I stand completely corrected. :)
Slick spreadsheet, and very nice faq that shows the facts! :D
i've been meaning to click around, just didn't get around to it in the 3 or so days since I found the site. :biggest:
 

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RS25- That is a nice spreadsheet. A few of the other guys that have gone the Legacy route have set up a spread sheet as well. I know stimpy has one on his site (www.nothingserious.net). Personally, I don't think you can beat the Legacy setup, its very economical and has potential for lots of power.


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My kit, with a clutch, flywheel, engine/tranny mounts, and gauges and stuff like that has cost me a little over $2k. For couse, after building my own up and down pipes, I can see why there aren't more kits on the market that are bolt on. Up pipe alone was worth about 40 man hours, down pipe was another 30...with about 5 of making brakets, and cutting hoses to various lengths.
 

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We are hoping to be able to sell the Stage I supercharger kit for a little under $3000. You don't want to know how low the profit margin will be at that, not even taking into account the hundreds of hours of work I have spent designing, researching and so on. That will include everything you need to bolt the kit in and run reliably. The few things not included will be...

A boost guage for the simple reason that guages are too personal a choice and you can buy them from Summit for less than I could get them for if I became and autometer dealer.

An upgraded clutch.

A box of Depends to wear the first few times you drive it. :D :D :D

You will probably want to add an exhaust to help the engine flow better and reduce backpressure; and a lightened flywheel will be a good addition too.

You should be ready to rock and roll with all that for around well under $5000 if you spend $500 each on flywheel, exhaust, and clutch. You don't need to spend anywhere near that much though.
 

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You can build a basic turbo kit for $2 grand if you know where to get the components. If you want an adequate kit figure another $1 grand. An then another $1 grand for incorporating a quality intercooler. Add engine managment and things go up fast from there.
 

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Well I'm glad that things seem to be going down in price for these kits, it's the electronics that are the killer, will they ever go down? Hopefully the prices will drop when my warranty expires sometime this year:sunny:

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Graham said:
RS25- That is a nice spreadsheet. A few of the other guys that have gone the Legacy route have set up a spread sheet as well. I know stimpy has one on his site (www.nothingserious.net). Personally, I don't think you can beat the Legacy setup, its very economical and has potential for lots of power.


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Yeah, Stimpy and I were developing our kits at nearly the same time, so we traded a lot of notes. However, I got laid off three times in a row which hampered my efforts, to say the least.

My personal take on the Legacy setup is reliability and long-term repairability. If something breaks, you can just head to your local Subaru shop in many cases and pick up a replacement part.

I personally don't like the header design, but everything else seems to be decent.
 

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Do you have the Legacy setup on your car right now or is it still in the works? I bought stimpy's Legacy Turbo setup just recently, and I will be putting it on my car in two weeks time.


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and not to mention that the compression ratio is still 10:1, pretty high for turbocharge. oh, and the tranny. :D

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