Reading things again I don't think the JCW kit is the downpipe / cat. I think it actually is the manifold. This is because salesman / dealer as quoted that parts in kit retail at £1090 inc. VAT. Now that includes cat back, airbox / filter, badges and other bits so doesn't leave enough for a £500 cat for sure. This is good news because it means JCW upgrade owners can still have the GTT cat.
On a side note I have been trying to get my dealer to discount the kit to that of Eastern / Menzies. Boy was i shocked when he phoned yesterday and said because i have ordered the R105 alloys ( which he has already discounted heavily ) he's looking at giving me the JCW upgrade for £1000 inc. VAT & fitting. Apparently there's a deal on in combination with the R105's.
He's going to confirm on Monday together with the parts / part no. breakdown of the kit:smile:
Std car. circa. 190bhp + JCW upgrade + GTT Cat = one pretty rapid hatch
Do you see the manifold as a weak spot, heat wise as that's apparently the reason stated for JCW swapping it out !
Still no further news from the dealer regarding confirmation of parts.
However, the deal he mentioned regarding the wheel / upgrade package has turned out to be ( i've seen it in writing ) is a dealer demo offer only, limited to one per dealer. It includes the upgrade + R109 Alloys + limiter with a £680 saving on top of their usual profit margin. This is to makesure they have a demo car.
The list price is £1090 for parts and 48 AIV's ( 4 hours ) labour for fitting. Profit margin is 25% on kit parts.
Are all JCW parts 25% markup as i had thought it was 20% !.
Anyone confirm ?.