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Old 11-06-2003, 01:01 PM   #31
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I spoke with a guy from Edlbrock about heads and phenolic spacers to go between the uper and lower intakes and he told me that they weren't interested in the 3800'*. He kind of made me feel like I had no business asking about it.
Yeah, But I am sure they are in the ricer market if not are thinking about it I dont know why when it comes to those damn ricers you can find anything you want, but when it comes to our 3800, a real muscle car, no one wants to make stuff for us.
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They have a turbo kit for the Civic DX motor. It runs about $3500. But keep in mind though that the import market is probably higher than our 3800 market.
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They have a turbo kit for the Civic DX motor. It runs about $3500. But keep in mind though that the import market is probably higher than our 3800 market.
DP has a turbo kit for the 3800 for, I believe, $4000...
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OK. But name other companies that make turbo kits for our cars. But his kits are also not a production run. They are custom. Ty is making alot of aftermarket products for us, but if you exclude him how many companies do you have left. Its not going to be no where near the same amount as it would be for imports.
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They have a turbo kit for the Civic DX motor. It runs about $3500. But keep in mind though that the import market is probably higher than our 3800 market.
Imports, GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR With all the GPs expecially, you would think it would be a close one though, guess domestic just isn't a priority. You know what we need to get things going in our favor? We need a move like fast and the furious that features 3800s, then everyone will want em, then manufacturers with cash in on it and start making all kinds of stuff for us. I never seen a Ricer untill after the first F&F movie came out. Then it was hell ever since with those damn things running around!
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theres always customizing your current heads?
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OK. But name other companies that make turbo kits for our cars. But his kits are also not a production run. They are custom. Ty is making alot of aftermarket products for us, but if you exclude him how many companies do you have left. Its not going to be no where near the same amount as it would be for imports.
That'* true. Hadn't thought about that angle...
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theres always customizing your current heads?
Does anyone know what the wall thickness is on the intake and exhaust ports on our heads? What'* the most we can take off on a CNC P&P?
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To get to the point the market for our cars falls back to the shops willing to do custom product but the cost goes up. This means cost stops the market. The cost issue is directly related to the number of people interested.

I personally like individual looking cars.. the mass produced look with the sheep mentality bothers me immensely. I have seen this creep into the GP market. I don’t care how fast or how easily a rice box can be made to go fast. I like to be different. As they say in the 4X4 world. “A REAL 4x4 is built not bought”. So instead of some car lot made rice box I vote to build a unique domestic with equal power and greater satisfaction.

I believe the market is very new and as I bring together more options and more builders there will be more cars modified and more of a movement.

Still I believe at its peak the 87-2003 Bonneville movement will not be any larger than the Fiero movement of the past.. Now all we need is a kit car. Hmmmmm.

Believe me there is no money in the Bonneville market. Really the cost is much greater than the yield. Still I am very stubborn and one-way or another It will all happen. The turbo can happen fairly quickly at a greater cost but for the cost posted on the site we need a group buy.


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Waht we need is to advertise the site. advertisement attracks more people more people interested in our cars means more money more money means mor readily available parts from leaders in the industry. and more money for dp.com
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