Originally Posted by Savage_IS300
An entry level kit near or below $5000 would be great if it was COMPLETE, especially if it came with something compact and quick spooling like a GT3076 or GT35 sized turbo. Piecing together a custom kit using quality new/used parts, the cheapest I think it can be done for is ~$3500before tune and ~$45000 after tune (obviously personal ability and who you know plays a factor) That doesn't include suspension/tranny/clutch/internal work either.
I agree with this statement. I also think that good hot/cold side intercooler piping could do wonders for the IS community since most places that provide them never seem to get the fitment right - OR - they fit but they are overpriced/come with terrible customer service and long lead times.
I think a turbo manifold, and a intercooler kit for the IS300 would be a great idea. In my opinion Dezod doesn't have to develop a complete kit since everybody's setup is different. Some people like to choose their own compressor, engine management, gauges, injectors, exhaust, etc so you can never satisfy everyone. That said, a complete kit would also be nice for some of us who don't want to piece together our own kit.
If Dezod does produce a turbo manifold I think it would be popular for the NA-T guys since most of them run reinforced ebay manifolds, and most turbo manifolds available for the 2jz only fit the GTE head. If it's affordable and has the same kind of quality as the Dezod header I'm sure people won't mind paying a little extra for it as long as it's not priced like the Full-Race manifold.
As for the intercooler kit, I think everyone can benefit from this whether their running the GE or GTE. For me the only intercooler kit that looks like it fits right on the IS300 with little to no modification is from SRT, but everybody knows their customer service is terrible. I seen the cxracing, and tacotaco kits some guys run on the IS300 and to me it looks like it involves cutting and fitting the crash bar just to make it fit right. Not saying it's a bad option, but I just like my modifications to be reversible if I ever decide to go back to stock.
Luckily I'm not in a rush to boost my IS300, so I'll just stay tuned to see if Dezod does come up with something while I save up.