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theo325 01-28-2013 10:19 PM

complete top quality custom turbo kit for E30 325i
 
Hey guys I have to sell my barely used turbo kit as I'm getting married this summer. Please check my add on Kijiji.

http://montreal.kijiji.ca/c-cars-veh...AdIdZ449377798

thanks and if you have any questions please ask ;)

Bullet Ride 01-28-2013 10:37 PM

I have a question... where did you pull that $10,000 figure from? I've seen a stage II kit from TCD that gives you 300whp at 14psi for $5100 and a full stainless exhaust from them for $700, but I have never seen anything close to a $10k turbo kit for an E30.

Yamahammer 01-29-2013 12:36 PM

Why are you trying to pull the wool over somebody's eyes?

theo325 01-29-2013 11:00 PM

Dinan used to make a turbo kit that was around 10,000$. The TCD kit has black painted pipes and a log type inefficient exhaust manifold...If you think 10,000$ is too much you might be right but point is that I'm selling the kit for 2,500$.

Bullet Ride 01-30-2013 08:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by theo325 (Post 1596646)
Dinan used to make a turbo kit that was around 10,000$. The TCD kit has black painted pipes and a log type inefficient exhaust manifold...If you think 10,000$ is too much you might be right but point is that I'm selling the kit for 2,500$.

The TCD manifold is actually pretty decent, and if you think combining two stock log type manifolds with an adapter is better I think you're mistaken. The TCD manifold also has an external wastegate which gives more options for upgrading the turbo. Dinan has the luxury of being able to charge a premium for their products because they don't void the factory warranty.

The point is that you're trying to make your kit sound like an amazing deal for $2500 because you're saying that to buy something similar would cost $10,000 which just isn't true. I think that $2500 for this kit is a fair price, but not amazing.

theo325 01-31-2013 12:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bullet Ride (Post 1596664)
The TCD manifold is actually pretty decent, and if you think combining two stock log type manifolds with an adapter is better I think you're mistaken. The TCD manifold also has an external wastegate which gives more options for upgrading the turbo. Dinan has the luxury of being able to charge a premium for their products because they don't void the factory warranty.

The point is that you're trying to make your kit sound like an amazing deal for $2500 because you're saying that to buy something similar would cost $10,000 which just isn't true. I think that $2500 for this kit is a fair price, but not amazing.

The stock cast M20 manifolds actually flow really well. There were some discussions about this in other forums years ago.

NOTORIOUS VR 01-31-2013 07:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bullet Ride (Post 1596664)
The TCD manifold is actually pretty decent, and if you think combining two stock log type manifolds with an adapter is better I think you're mistaken. The TCD manifold also has an external wastegate which gives more options for upgrading the turbo. Dinan has the luxury of being able to charge a premium for their products because they don't void the factory warranty.

The point is that you're trying to make your kit sound like an amazing deal for $2500 because you're saying that to buy something similar would cost $10,000 which just isn't true. I think that $2500 for this kit is a fair price, but not amazing.

Two things... stock manifolds w/ up pipes like the OP has is better then the TCD log manifold.

And Dinan parts DO void the factory warranty.

Bullet Ride 01-31-2013 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by NOTORIOUS VR (Post 1596857)
And Dinan parts DO void the factory warranty.

Is that ever since BMW Performance became more prominent? Because back in the day there were Dinan parts you could buy that would not void the warranty. I remember dealership techs telling me about getting trained by Dinan to install their stuff.

NOTORIOUS VR 02-01-2013 09:12 AM

It's always been that way. Dinan offered their own warranty to cover anything that their parts would void.

Bullet Ride 02-01-2013 09:22 AM

Interesting. I guess they train dealership techs so you can get repairs done at a local dealership and they pay the dealership for the work.


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