I have heard some horror stories about diy
Funny, I haven't heard of any.
Worst thing I have seen is of the several hundred DIY
Kits I sell every year, I usually have maybe 6 or 8 customers mess something up. Then they send them to me for repairs and usually end up paying what it would have cost to just have me do them in the first place. You don't really loose anything, unless you totally screw up machining something and have to replace an injector.
How does this all work out cost wise?
Building your own having possible machine shop cost, having to send them off to be flow bench tested. Versus buying ones done by people that know every little thing there is to know and you know they are balanced flow tested and tolerances are GTG.
What is the actual cost savings of doing it yourself versus buying them built? this is really a question I am asking cause I do not know.
238 80% hybrids are say $2300
How much is the kit?
, check out the DIY
Kits and Injectors pages for prices.
I'm not sure if I can post actual prices on my stuff, but I generally charge $200 over the cost of a DIY
Kit to build the injector set, and that includes flow matching and a 1 year warranty. To some guys, it's not so much about the savings as it is doing something hands on yourself on your own truck.
My 238cc Hybrids with 100% over nozzles are no where near the price you quoted.
And new for 2010 I offer an Armature Shim Pack that almost completely eliminates the need for injector body machining. These shims go under the Armature Plates and lift the Armature Plate up restoring the tolerance under it. I have worked on so many injectors in '09 from the big reman shops that use these shims, I went and found a place to make them for me so I can offer an easy, affordable solution for the DIY'er.