even the cams are over priced compared to other options though not as bad as the headers by far but no one makes stuff for the vq40 because its a limited app motor, its only in this truck and pretty much anything that fits an hr vq35 will fit a vq40 it will just take uprev to tune for itPeople are talking about the crower cams and I chime in with a slew of camshaft options from a company I haven't seen much of on this board. I posted something different from my experience overseas and get bashed because it doesn't make 15 more horses at idle and cost 3 easy payments of $99.95.
The cams get ignored because I defend the cost of headers.
Keep buying knock off parts and then wonder why no one makes anything for the VQ40DE.
$50-$60 per hp tends to be the going rate for an FI kit. back when the greddy tt kit for the 350z first came out it was a bit on the high price side and ended up being around $75 per hp. the price for it has dropped like $2000 since it came out though and with injectors and a tune its pretty easy to get roughly 200whp over stock from itlol a stillen sc kit, if you figure the realistic 65hp comes in around $61/hp........ Fyi
the thing about intakes is how much r&d is really put into the average intake. they bend some pipe weld on a maf mount and throw on a filter. hop on a dyno and see what they got. the real r&d is already done, a long long time ago, you pay for the name on the sticker. intakes cost what they do because people will pay it blindly, why charge less if you know you can get it. its like the music industry, they act as if the masses are taking food off the tables of these artists because they download their music for free when the reality is they might not be able to buy that new version of the bugatti veyron and the only reason they make that money in the first place is because we blindly throw it at them and enough people always will at least enough for them to get that 4th Ferrari or one of the boats i used to build. in just the way that the parts will always exist, if the people want it enough it will be made. like it or not the market is bases off supply demand and competition. many of the major companies today got their start reverse engineering someone elses product, then the more people buy from them the more they can charge then you start paying for the name. and the big name brand jap companies have their run of crap products too. HKS had the worst quality control that i've even seen when it came to their Hi Power exhaust for the 350z, an h pipe with a cross over tube that on some of them protruded into the main pipes almost fully blocking them off. look it up on my350z.com. sent back 2 systems that had the same crap then got my money back and bought the copy of that exhaust that was cheaper and has much much better quality than the hks one. but hey if you would rather have the hks name you can take the poor performing crap built exhaust, and i'll take the better built fully functioning exhaust instead of the legendary hks name. when it comes down to it the best product for the price wins. there are little companies that make great stuff and some make crap and the same goes for the big namesThat was what my knock off comment was about.
What company will spend time, effort, man hours and money to design something that another company will reverse engineer? The other company will change something minor and mass produce in China for a fraction of the cost.
People go out to get the cheapest stuff and wonder why parts for their vehicle don’t exist. Who will do the above for a small portion of consumer enthusiasts that will complain about the price and then want the knock off version anyway?
What other company offers that many cam options?
Most of those "Jap headers" are not made in Japan. They are made in China or Thailand.