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God. Corvette parts are expensive!

Turbo system: $10,000+++

That's pretty much double what it costs for my Mustang.

Are all these companies screwing you for the word "Corvette" or what?
 

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Corvette parts are going to be more expensive than Mustang parts simply because the research and developement costs are spread out amoung fewer amounts of cars.
 

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if you have it installed it can be, but kits are around 6-8k STS, TTi, APS, anyways...do the work yourself to keep the cost relatively low.
 

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Do your research (which it seems like you are) and you should be able to find some decent discounts.

I won't cite any specific vendors, but I found prices ranging from $1,500 to $995 for my Borla Stinger setup without the X-Pipe. I know $500 is nothing compared to the $10K you are talking about for the turbo setup, but the relative percentage difference is significant.

My suggestion, find a reputable dealer with a price-match gaurantee policy and work out a deal with them... it can be done:thumbsup:
 

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God. Corvette parts are expensive!

Turbo system: $10,000+++

That's pretty much double what it costs for my Mustang.

Are all these companies screwing you for the word "Corvette" or what?
Yes
 

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It makes me chuckle to think that the C-5 bodystyle is in it's 10th year of existence and a simple exhaust is still up around the 700++++ price range. I think most of that R&D paid for itself allooooong time ago;)
 

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God. Corvette parts are expensive!

Turbo system: $10,000+++

That's pretty much double what it costs for my Mustang.

Are all these companies screwing you for the word "Corvette" or what?
The question is what are you getting for $10k?

Way back in 1987 there was this twin turbo option that had the RPO code B2K which added $19,995 to the cost of the car.

On the Mustang front, how much does it cost to get the engineering and parts of a Saleen these days?

Not knowing what system you are looking at I can't say if it's over priced or not but there are setups out there that may actually be worth the money.
 

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God. Corvette parts are expensive!

Turbo system: $10,000+++

That's pretty much double what it costs for my Mustang.

Are all these companies screwing you for the word "Corvette" or what?
Yup. That's what some call the "Corvette Tax" :crazy:
 

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Turbo system: $10,000+++

That's pretty much double what it costs for my Mustang.

Are all these companies screwing you for the word "Corvette" or what?
Yes and no depending on which shop you are talking about. Corvette customers are, in general, expecting a high level of fit and finish as well as high quality parts - so it's not surprising the costs are high.

Also the Vette has limited space under the hood which complicates turbo kit design greatly.

Custom cast manifolds, FMIC, BB turbos, wastegates, etc, etc, aren't cheap.

You can get the TTi Stage X kit complete for $7,700 (with journal turbos) or $8,900 with BB turbos.

I think these prices are very reasonable for the quality of the components used and the large number of happy customers.
 

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Just be thankful it's not a Ferrari. Same sh!t and you're talking $5k and up.

The Porsche CGT straight pipes are two steel tubes about 15" in length. I'd post how much they cost but it would literally blow up the internet. :crazy:


So yes...corvette tax.
 

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Yes and no depending on which shop you are talking about. Corvette customers are, in general, expecting a high level of fit and finish as well as high quality parts - so it's not surprising the costs are high.

Also the Vette has limited space under the hood which complicates turbo kit design greatly.

Custom cast manifolds, FMIC, BB turbos, wastegates, etc, etc, aren't cheap.

You can get the TTi Stage X kit complete for $7,700 (with journal turbos) or $8,900 with BB turbos.

I think these prices are very reasonable for the quality of the components used and the large number of happy customers.

:agree: Anyone who wants to complain about it...is more than welcome to go in business for themselves and sell us Corvette mods & parts at a lower price.
 

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God. Corvette parts are expensive!

Turbo system: $10,000+++

That's pretty much double what it costs for my Mustang.

Are all these companies screwing you for the word "Corvette" or what?

The real question is, how much would YOU get charged to run neck and neck with that $10,000 Turbo Corvette upgrade?
 

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Corvette parts are going to be more expensive than Mustang parts simply because the research and developement costs are spread out amoung fewer amounts of cars.
Yerp.

Also, the Mustang has lots of performance parts that are universal for several decades.

That's pretty much double what it costs for my Mustang.
Well that's only one example. By no means are all the kits $10k... I've seen several Corvette "turbo kits" that cost practically the same as Mustang kits.

Sure Vette parts generally do cost more than Mustangs, but there's certainly not an across-the-board "double" in price. Most stuff is usually pretty similar.

Since the C5's popularity, the Corvette aftermarket has gotten a lot better in cost and availability.
 

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Anyone else notice he started the thread and never came back? Sounds like a pot stirrer to me.:rolleyes:
 

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Corvette parts are going to be more expensive than Mustang parts simply because the research and developement costs are spread out amoung fewer amounts of cars.
If that's true, you've made a very good observation. :thumbsup: I never would have thought about that.
 

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Anyone else notice he started the thread and never came back? Sounds like a pot stirrer to me.:rolleyes:
I've been reading it as new posts arrive. Don't really have anything to say. Would you like me to summarize?

There are at least 3 theories, each more or less contributes to the expense.

1. Corvette tax
2. Less quantity = more expensive manufacturing costs
3. mdhmi says the Corvette aftermarket is of a way higher quality than everyone else, so that's why it's more expensive.


And I don't understand AK's ZO6's question, if that's what it is.
 

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1. In 2005 Chevrolet made 35,000 Corvettes, Ford made 160,000 Mustangs.

Two additional important variables.

2. Corvettes are fast enough, really fast. Lower percentage desire power adders.
3. Mustangs... not so fast. Higher percentage desire power adders.

I would say that there are likely 10 times more power adders sold for Mustang. There is your economy of scale, and your answer.
 

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1. In 2005 Chevrolet made 35,000 Corvettes, Ford made 160,000 Mustangs.

Two additional important variables.

2. Corvettes are fast enough, really fast. Lower percentage desire power adders.
3. Mustangs... not so fast. Higher percentage desire power adders.

I would say that there are likely 10 times more power adders sold for Mustang. There is your economy of scale, and your answer.
:agree: Let me also add that 71% of Corvette owners are 45 years old or older. Not exactly the "Fast and the Furious" crowd.:laughing:
 
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