Updated/Revised/Improved...Still looking for suggestions from you guys...loving what you have to say so far!
-No ebay shit on my chart. I'm not recommending anything without customer service.JamesN1830 said:I disagree with....
Intercooler low end..... EBAY
Turbo kit low end.... SP Budget kit.
Fuel system low end... piece together yourself for ~$1100.
Average price of a supra $32,500...... HAHAHAHAHAHA A bit high?
x X CLoud X x said:i think the chart will be extremely useful to new comers
We're assuming here that the person building the car isn't going all out, in other words, they're gonna be happy with the stock motor. I can see in the future needing to add that to the chart though.SteelCitySupra said:I would say the low end is pretty close... but your a bit off on the high end. Building a t6 car you forgot about the motor!!!! Which will easily bump that price up 15k by doing it right. You forgot maintence and all the little things that add up... oil, gasket kit, selant ect. Through my experiences, If you think you know how much it will cost... add a couple thousand
Hey thanks man...good idea. I will add that stuff.LLCoolJ94 said:Personally I think you should add some motor items such as cams, springs, and retainers. Not at all biggies in terms of a motor build-up, but certainly necessary with anything as big as or bigger than a 67. That's just MHO.
EDIT: Also, I think some GREAT optional items would be a short shifter or sequential shifter.
Ken, thanks for the input. I think this is something that with your help and the general buying public here can be improved over time, and added to, and can be a benefit for sure. As for the Ebay stuff I've already had to put out one fire in this thread, but that's the only one I'm going to allow to even get started here. Right before the forums went down Dusty put his foot down one final time about Ebay and his word is the last word here.KenHenderson said:Brad,
This is a real nice piece of work. I believe it will be real helpful to newbies and those old guard owners contemplating going single for the first time (you hear me Lagtime?). I also believe your assumptions are spot on. Even though we have a thread in the dyno section about 1000+ whp cars, and you'd think there was one on every corner, this is nowhere close to being the norm. I also agree with you completely on the ebay stuff and hope this doesn't turn into another ebay parts thread.
I'm glad you also included brakes, suspension and that sort of stuff as, when a guy starts to make real serious power, he needs to look at those items if he wants to have a car that is as well balanced in APU form as it was from the factory. I think the real value here is helping an owner in making good decisions when going APU. Except for over-the-top street cars and race cars, I think it's safe to say the MKIV Supra aftermarket is mature.
By that I mean a guy can make some very good, informed decisions today and not feel like his set-up will be obsolete tomorrow. I've had four complete set-ups on my car, in part because I've had it since 1994 and there wasn't really an APU aftermarket to speak of prior to late 1997. If I was starting over today, I think I would have one, at most two set-ups and if the first set-up was selected with a view toward upgrading the turbo, a guy could reduce his out-of-pocket expenses significantly when he made the decision to further upgrade.
Again, very nice work. Thanks for taking the time and putting in the effort.
I thought about saying that too, but I was a little cautious because I don't know how interested Bran would be to add this, but I guess you can't find out if you don't ask . Good suggestion.KenHenderson said:Good point LLCoolJ94 about cams, springs and retainers. I think they should be listed under options because you can make serious whp without them. Might want to add head work as well with a possible range of $1,000 on the low end and $5,000 on the upper end.