Our composites shop has been pretty back logged with a big order from Honda Motorsports. It's cool that they work with some bad ass folks in the industry but every time Honda comes calling we end up having delays (sucks for the smaller fish in the pond). We've tried using second tier vendors in the past and we basically ended up with a stack of parts where the quality wasn't quite what we want.
The delay at the moment is that before we can finalize pricing we need to know our costs. That's not the classic way to do pricing and we know these are expensive (but hope everyone believes they're getting what they pay for!). That said, big parts are a huge pain in the @$$, particularly for shipping, so if we can't get any margin, it's not worth it and I'd rather spend an evening with my wife and kids than packing parts for all of y'all (no offense). That just means that sometimes we have to price stuff higher than would be ideal vs. what average folks are willing to pay, and deal with the fact that only a half dozen crazies out there can justify the expense. These are not built in a sweat shop in Vietnam guys, so we'll never compete on price with the ebay vendors.
In order to get final pricing the shop needs to spend the time "seasoning" the mold (basically means spending few days waxing, in a specific sequence, over and over and over again). That eliminates the requirement to use film release in creating parts, gives a marginally better surface finish, and is also a little faster to do.
Anyways, because I know folks are anxious to get these moving here's what we'll do: From the preliminary feedback we've been getting I'm expecting these to be a touch more costly than the fronts (front are available at $749). For anyone who pre-orders between now and when we get final pricing we'll do the four corner kit for $1449, or front or rears only for $749.
I suspect that will rise slightly when we get final pricing, but it's a good way to thank those folks who are ready to jump the fastest. The only other disclaimer is that the front fenders have heavier than we like witness lines at the mold seams. It's not a big deal but it takes maybe a half hour of sanding to get them smooth.
Shipping: the most economical way to ship these is via greyhound to the 48 states and it means you'll be picking these up from a bus terminal. Locations are here:http://www.shipgreyhound.com/locations/locations.asp
Assuming greyhound works, shipping the full kit will be $120 and shipping front or rear only will be $100
. If you're outside of the 48 states contact us and we'll get you a custom shipping quote.
Paypal is firstname.lastname@example.org
. Tax is +7.75% on the part cost if you're in CA. Contact us via email if you want to use some other method of payment or you need a shipping quote.
-Joel (for the Ronin crew)