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    • Fftec Motorsports N54 twin scroll top mount turbo manifold kit, $4950 - Too pricey?

      The N54 inline-6 turbo upgrade era is really now blossoming from stock housing options to a variety of aftermarket manifold and turbo solutions. Fftech originally worked on a bottom mount turbo manifold but it seems they have abandoned that setup in favor of a top mount turbo manifold now. This 'kit' includes everything you need to install an aftermarket turbo setup at $4950 but does not include an upgraded turbo making for a pricey manifold option.

      Fftec deserves whatever the market is willing to pay and there are not exactly a plethora of top mount off the shelf manifold options in the N54 world at this time. Will it sell? Absolutely.

      Why a top mount? Speculation by BimmerBoost members is that the bottom mount manifold required too much modification to the frame of the vehicle to fit. As a reminder, BimmerBoost vendors do have working bottom mount solutions for those not interested in a top mount for whatever reason (sleeper, heat in the engine bay, etc.).

      Picture and pricing info below.




      Included in this Kit:

      FFTEC Twin Scroll Top Mount Exhaust Manifold
      FFTEC Top Mount Downpipe
      FFTEC Lower Intercooler Pipe
      FFTEC CNC Coolant Pipe
      FFTEC Oil Feed and Drain Lines
      FFTEC Swirl Pot
      FFTEC Boost Control Solenoid
      FFTEC Valve Cover Heat Shield

      This article was originally published in forum thread: FFTEC Top mount twin scroll kit started by bmw335iguy View original post
      Comments 265 Comments
      1. Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
        Tony@VargasTurboTech -
        I just got an email from a guy interested in stage 3 claming FFTEC quoted him 16K for a Single turbo kit, out the door. He didn't break it down for me exactly what they were doing. But seems like a lot more labor than $1500. John, you aren't too far from Alex at ABR, we may be able to work something out with him where he can install you for a better price. I can always talk to him, but if you are gonna sell the spot, I wont bother. Let me know
      1. Terry@BMS's Avatar
        Terry@BMS -
        The labor runs around $1550 as far as I know. The kit itself will vary a bit depending on what you want but retail on the top mount kit is around $7600 w/ the turbo and wastegate(s). I'd expect an install to run around 10k including sales tax, new oil, etc.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Terry@BMS Click here to enlarge
        The labor runs around $1550 as far as I know. The kit itself will vary a bit depending on what you want but retail on the top mount kit is around $7600 w/ the turbo and wastegate(s). I'd expect an install to run around 10k including sales tax, new oil, etc.
        Probably added meth kit, procede tune, some exhaust. That''s the extra 6k LOL
      1. Terry@BMS's Avatar
        Terry@BMS -
        Yeah it can add up quickly. I am having FFTEC make a custom midpipe for both cars. Won't be cheap but should be a lot of fun. Click here to enlarge
      1. rdeterman's Avatar
        rdeterman -
        16k could be in the ball park if hes going from a stock car to single including install. Especially if its a manual transmission. Figure up the single kit, FBO, tune, meth and if they are adding in a clutch/flywheel and maybe a LSD? 16k comes pretty quick!