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I will be starting pre-ordering next week. Lines are getting ordered next week and cans will be showing up first week in September.
Currently just making sure my BoMs are correct, and I have all the components sourced and ready to order.

Finding -AN stainless lines from a reputable vendor that I don't have to assemble myself and don't cost an arm and a leg has been very hard, but that is done now.
All bracket configurations have started yesterday on the water-jet except for the VT dual bracket and that will start production Monday.

I'll be finishing my BoMs and cost-out lists based on the CAD assemblies you see below. After I get my cost finalized I will be setting retail pricing.

As I mentioned previously, margins for these kits will be fairly low because I'd like most people to have a can of some sorts because they are pretty much a standard form of maintenance and a necessity for LSPI prevention.
These kits are top quality and they won't be cheap by any means.

With that being said, until I can get some final product photos, enjoy these CAD renderings. There is also some pics of the dual kit installed on my car.

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They have drain plugs, but I don't think most will really use them. I can disconnect the lines and the bracket from the car in less than a minute, then I unscrew the lower can half then dump the contents. I will video this process and post on our YouTube channel to show how fast it goes.
The cans have a dipstick in the to check the level.

If you want more detail on the cans, these are the ones I am building the kit around.

Radium Engineering Catch Cans

And you're welcome :) The only way I get to continue to support the aftermarket of this car is for you all to support me :) I couldn't do all I do without the customer support from this forum and all of my current customers! :)
 

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Well crap man! If I didn't have to do maintenance on 3 cars next month I would be on this asap. Love the look of it!
 

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Seeing this is making me want to replace the kit i made myself.
 

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I wonder if the tower brace I have will clear that mounting
 

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is that R2-D2 in the backround? going to have ask knee about this
 
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is that R2-D2 in the backround? going to have ask knee about this
Ha! totally looks like R2-D2 with no top. Good eye warpig.
 

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I am finalizing this weekend, but expect to see approx $400-$420 for the dual kit and about $210-230 for the single kit.

These are complete bolt-on solutions and you won't need to source anything. Just install and go!
Holy crap man that is a ton of money. Can you compare what you guys at 6th have built to the ADD W1 and explain the massive cost difference? I just don't see how mounting hardware triples the price.

I love you guys at 6th but that is just way too much
 

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Holy crap man that is a ton of money. Can you compare what you guys at 6th have built to the ADD W1 and explain the massive cost difference? I just don't see how mounting hardware triples the price.

I love you guys at 6th but that is just way too much
The mounting hardware is the cheapest part. I'm using very nice high quality american made cans. They hold more fluid than ADD W1 too. The Radium cans retail for $165 a piece. That's $330 just in the cans if you were to purchase them separately.
I get them at discount and passing the discount prices on to you. Plus, add in the -AN fittings and the braided stainless line! That stuff doesn't come cheap either lol.

My profit margin on these kits is maybe 10%, if that. I want to provide a high quality, seamless kit at the best possible price I could.

I know they seem high :) Those guys that are super hardcore will get the dual kit, and for most of you getting one can and filtering the PCV side with it will me more than adequate. Currently the PCV side is getting filed up WAAAAY faster than the valve cover breather line.
 

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The mounting hardware is the cheapest part. I'm using very nice high quality american made cans. They hold more fluid than ADD W1 too. The Radium cans retail for $165 a piece. That's $330 just in the cans if you were to purchase them separately.
I get them at discount and passing the discount prices on to you. Plus, add in the -AN fittings and the braided stainless line! That stuff doesn't come cheap either lol.

My profit margin on these kits is maybe 10%, if that. I want to provide a high quality, seamless kit at the best possible price I could.

I know they seem high :) Those guys that are super hardcore will get the dual kit, and for most of you getting one can and filtering the PCV side with it will me more than adequate. Currently the PCV side is getting filed up WAAAAY faster than the valve cover breather line.
Thank you for responding so fast!
Answers all questions perfectly thanks.
 

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Thank you for responding so fast!
Answers all questions perfectly thanks.
No problem! I'm more than confident if you use our single can setup on your PCV line, you'll keep the majority of gunk out of the system. I just emptied my cans this past weekend and the PCV one had filled up halfway again in just a few weeks time!
 
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