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Group Buy: Solid Lifters for 924/931 2.0L

I specifically checked with Wayne prior to posting this, and he approved the one-time posting of this buy, since it's such a highly specialized part that's not very common. Also, there is a detailed thread at 924board.org with testimonials from a respected UK 924 owner who is running these in his track car. There is also an extensive discussion as to the pros and cons. I'd strongly encourage anyone considering this upgrade to read through that thread: http://www.924board.org/viewtopic.php?t=24727

Disclaimers aside, this is a feeler post to gauge interest in a group buy for solid lifter upgrades for the 924 NA / 931 2.0L. To be clear, these will NOT work in the 924S/944 2.5L motors.

I have contacted two companies, both in the UK, that can produce solid lifters. Arrow Precision Engineering have not produced our particular followers before, but they can make them based upon a sample. However, it will take 4+ weeks, and their price was a bit higher. Piper have produced them in the past, but they are currently out of stock. They indicated they could turn them around within a week of ordering. Prices are as follows:
1 x set 199
5 x sets 175
10 x sets 155
Shims are not included. They are available from Piper in 3, 4, 5, & 6mm thickness at a cost of 4 each. (Piper recommended starting with 6mm and machining them down).

Doing the math based on today's exchange rate works out as follows:
Shims = $7.8 each / $62.40 for complete set
1 set = $388.05 per set / $48.50 per lifter + shims
5 sets = $341.25 per set / $42.66 per lifter + shims
10 sets = $302.25 per set / $37.78 per lifter + shims
Note: Per lifter pricing is only provided to give you a comparison to replacement cost for stock item, which seems to be in the neighborhood of $40 per lifter. There will be no partial sets (for hopefully obvious reasons).

There will be shipping charges on top of this that would have to be shared as well. 55 flat shipping cost to get the total shipment to me in Detroit = $107.25, plus whatever cost for me to ship from Detroit to individual buyers. Total shipping cost per buyer goes down with more participants.

Terms of a group buy
If I organize this, here are my terms:
Please post back ASAP with your interest. The cutoff date for committing to a group buy is 5 PM EDT 15 March 2008.
A commitment means verified funds for the TOTAL amount of your order, inclusive of shipping, sent to my paypal account.
Those funds will stay in the account until the order is placed, received & distributed.
Once we've determined interest, I can follow up with all respondents via PM / email with specific logistical details.

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There's been a lot of interest, but so far we only have 3 confirmed participants. Please send me PM if you want in on this. Thanks!

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