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Turbo kit build price

Tnetics Turbo: 950
JGS WG: 220
eBay BOV: 50
All mandrel bends: 250
eBay Intercooler: 160
Oil lines: 100
V bands/silicone: 200
Filter: 40
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I can't believe I even considered buying a kit. I had little welding experience, and taking my time, I knocked this out in a few weeks. And I got the kit to fit my car perfectly, and I put everything where I wanted it. Anyone considering building your own I would strongly recommend it. It was a great learning experience. And when people ask "what kit is that?" I get to say I built it myself.


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Agreed Did my own also.....and replace the Turbonetics with a master power t70 and minus 400.00 .

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The "I built It" factor can be rewarding BUT...Not everyone has the time/tools/skills to accomplish it.
I own an extensive collection of hand tools, cutters and welders



My time is worth more to me now, so I'd rather buy a kit (Mustang are worth nothing, I don't care what you have done to it. So the parts are becoming cheaper by the day). At least the major hot parts, long before I'd take the time to build one.
If certain parts needed modification, no problem as that is to be expected with an off the shelf kit.
I agree it's not a whole lot involved with making a kit to fit a 5.0 Mustang (since the foundation/design has been hashed/re-hashed 1000's of times). At the same time, that simplicity coupled with low retail value of the car. Brings the price of a decent kit within budget for most. As opposed to 10 years ago when a kit for the car cost half of what the car was worth (and added nothing to said value!). Making a kit was the logical approach to go fast on a "reasonable" budget.

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Welding is easy, I picked it up no problem. I bought a nice new Lincoln and is was the best purchase I've made in awhile. I think saving a few thousand is worth a few weeks of my spare time. Plus that's the fun of working on cars.

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yea, i will definatly be building my next one

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I did my kit with

ponydown stage 2 hotside- 550.00
masterpower t70-500.00
ebay intercooler-100.00
ebay wastegate-60.00
talon bov- free
misc mild steel pipe- around 100.00
Less than 1500.00.
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Welding is easy, I picked it up no problem. I bought a nice new Lincoln and is was the best purchase I've made in awhile. I think saving a few thousand is worth a few weeks of my spare time. Plus that's the fun of working on cars.
I agree but with the price drop of kits its almost not worth it. B&G and PD are down to ruffly $2500.. you save less then the cost of a good welder.. NOT that a good welder isnt a good investment lol

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I agree but with the price drop of kits its almost not worth it. B&G and PD are down to ruffly $2500.. you save less then the cost of a good welder.. NOT that a good welder isnt a good investment lol
Does that kit come with a 31x12x4 intercooler? 2.5" charge pipes, 3" IC pipes, 4" downpipe? Turbonetics TC76? I did all of the above, gained a ton of welding experience/skill, and I now have a sweet welder. I would not have bought a kit even if it was $2000.

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Does that kit come with a 31x12x4 intercooler? 2.5" charge pipes, 3" IC pipes, 4" downpipe? Turbonetics TC76? I did all of the above, gained a ton of welding experience/skill, and I now have a sweet welder. I would not have bought a kit even if it was $2000.
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Which Lincoln did you get?
I picked up a 175HD mig.

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That is the exact welder I have been looking at for awhile or a 180HD. I still havn't pulled the trigger with getting one though, but I have a feeling its going to be very soon.
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Does that kit come with a 31x12x4 intercooler? 2.5" charge pipes, 3" IC pipes, 4" downpipe? Turbonetics TC76? I did all of the above, gained a ton of welding experience/skill, and I now have a sweet welder. I would not have bought a kit even if it was $2000.

no clue on IC size but the charge pipes are 2.5 and 3in and only a 3.5 DP.

ya I hear ya on the turbonetics.. I LOVE mine IMHO, they are the BEST!!

That is a NICE welder...Im looking at one just like it.

I dont blame ya, no matter the cost its very nice to do it yourself however SOME people would pay $4k not to have to do much work lol lol

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That is the exact welder I have been looking at for awhile or a 180HD. I still havn't pulled the trigger with getting one though, but I have a feeling its going to be very soon.
Home Depot sells it for 660 plus tax. I got mine off ebay for 496 shipped brand new.

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no clue on IC size but the charge pipes are 2.5 and 3in and only a 3.5 DP.

ya I hear ya on the turbonetics.. I LOVE mine IMHO, they are the BEST!!

That is a NICE welder...Im looking at one just like it.

I dont blame ya, no matter the cost its very nice to do it yourself however SOME people would pay $4k not to have to do much work lol lol
I couldn't be happier with how nice it works. Shielding gas is a must though. I started with flux core and decided to try gas and what a difference. Freaking amazing.

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Thanks for the heads up !! I will look on egay first. Lowes wants $669 plus tax and I about fell over when I seen summit racing has it for like $850

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Thanks for the heads up !! I will look on egay first. Lowes wants $669 plus tax and I about fell over when I seen summit racing has it for like $850
Summit is usually good with prices, thats where I buy most of my stuff. Not with that welder I guess.

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Tractor Supply runs some STELLAR deals from time to time on their Hobart lines (same as Miller). The have the occasional “managers special” package which includes a TON of extra’s for cheaper than the price of the just the welder.

Here is what I got back before I started…all for $580!!!!

Standard hh180 package
welding cart
20 cubic foot tank
2 spools of wire
gloves
flux brush
2 wire brush’s
auto darkening helmet

Considering they had just the standard hh180 package for sale for $640….and the auto darkening helmet on the shelf for $159, I’d say It was a STEAL to say the very least!
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Summit is usually good with prices, thats where I buy most of my stuff. Not with that welder I guess.

same here.. Summit is right down the road. I usually buy everything there. Some things you got to watch them for.. welders, air compressor's and stuff like that. however IF its a "summit" brand its usually a good deal. Lincoln 180amp welder is $850 but the summit brand welder is $570.


Tractor Supply does have good deals !! They sell the same the same air compressor for like $400 at Tractor Supply that Summit sells for $600

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