If you're going cheap, do it CHEAP. Chinese turbos are like 400 on eBay, universal piping kits are super cheap too, buy 2 of them. WG and BOV can come from there too. People have been building junkyard turbo kits for a decade now. If you have the resources and the knowledge and you're willing to work with cheap materials and cheap parts you could be running for 4k, no problem.
OTOH, guys driving 40k trucks don't want a $2k turbo kit blowing up their shit, or spraying oil all over the place or having cracked welds and so on. The guys on here selling kits are using premium parts and materials and tuning. I think if the jig idea was working for anyone the kits would be cheaper, but I guess that isn't feasible, so we just have to drop off the rig with a handful of cash and pick up a beast from the shop of your choice.
Good luck man.
Iím not looking to go cheap at all. This is not my first car I've moded. I have a Sti that i have dumped more than 20k into it. If I was cheap I would have bought a Durango! lol.
I have been looking into two different turbo setups and both either being Journal or Ball bearing turbos.
These prices are from a online store called ATPturbo
Garret GT4294R $2379.99
Tial EWG V60 $559.00
Tial Q BOV $260
ID injectors $800
2 walbro fuel pumps $220
and a Godspeed (ebay) intercooler $200 just because its ebay product doesnt mean in doesnt work.
Total $4418.99 just for these parts.
I know that I have to still look at the cost for material for the up and down pipe , the intercooler pipes the v band connection, hoses, filters, oil line, return line, ect. Iím working on those
the other option would be to go with the same turbo but a Journal bearing one that would cost about 1k less. The GT4294 JB is $1284.19 so now Iím at $3323.19
The third option would be going with a smaller turbo with the GT4094R Ball bearing $1747.55 and your total would be $3786.55 and of course the option of going with a Journal bearing turbo GT4088 $1095.00 that would put you at $3134
So we have Four Different prices and the only thing that changes are the trubos
GT4294R- $4418.99 + 1500 = 5918.99
GT4294- $3323.19 +1500 = 4823.19 + you installing and getting a Tune = Great Deal!
GT4094R- $3786.55 +1500 = 5286.55
GT4088- $3134 +1500 = 4634
Now an estimate of fabrication and parts for the rest of the stuff could be $1500
I know I have to take tuning into consideration but how much can a tune cost? Please chime in for a quote