I have been trying not to add things up exactly cost wise. I would say it is in the 2000 buck range. That IC was a big ticket item. The turbos were cheap to begin with like 100 bucks a piece but then I rebuilt them so add another 150 to the price for the kit plus balancing. This and that adds up. I think alot of the kits are a good value considering what goes into them and how much effort it saves the purchaser. If you like doing stuff yourself, then thats another story (like me).
The FMU is going to be temporary most likely. Not much money left. "Just getting it tuned by a real SCT dealer" means: chip $300, Injectors $250, MAF-$150, dyno time $100-200. Oh yeah then why do all that and run a stock throttlebody and EGR spacer. Don't get me wrong, dumping the fmu and doing the above is what I want to do for the reasons you stated (except there is actually no hacking of fuel lines, the fmu just plugs in line) I just want to get the car going first. I will take it to a SCT dealer to check out how that FMU is performing. If I am getting crazy lean spikes, that will certainly force the issue with doing the above. In addition to the turbo stuff costs, this motor cost $2500 and it would be pennywise pound foolish to destroy that to same another $800.
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