For the last quarter, I have been boltin' on some fun stuff to a 2011 GT
. And I've been (more or less) consistently OK with the cost/value proposition of each new addition.
But in the last month, I started a new project. A little side affair. Re-loving a 1988 Porsche 924S, which is turning into a little NASA/SCCA club racer type of ride.
To my astonishment, many of the bolt ons for the old Porsche are cheaper, wayyyyyyy cheaper, than a comparable mod for the GT.
A GT CAI is 300-400. A CAI for the 924S is 150.
A tune for the GT is 400. A new chip for the 924S is 150.
Performance brakes are more for the GT, on and on.
In the abstract, I'm still OK with the price/value proposition for the GT-specific mods.
Except for brakes. Performance brake prices for our cars are, to me, insane.
But . . . dang, you'd think with (a) a huge domestic market for Mustang performance, (b) a huge fleet of Mustangs out there to give the parts makers the sales volume, and (c) the healthy and robust competition between all the Steeda/Roush/Strange fabricators and all the AM/Bren/Strano/Justin's distributors, that we could get the price of new bolt on for our used American cars below that of an old Porsche.
What am I missing?