Originally Posted by Dave W.
Maybe the cheaper budget version of the turbo will cost that much, but Shiv is using the ball bearing version which lists for twice as much. I don't see him cutting corners on this kit. From what I've seen in Creaminz thread everything is fully legit and the performance of Shiv's car shows the value of doing things right. http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=692883
Hince the use of "starting." you are right the BB versions are about $1500, which still leaves the same $5500 for manifold and misc bits.
Again, looks to be a quality kit, but the only thing not readily available is the manifold.
We will see what he announces.