I think the plan will be to have distributor/installers in other parts of the country as well. Not sure exactly how that will play out, but I’ll bet that once all the dust settles and everyone already signed up gets theirs, the geographical issue should not be a barrier. Who knows, I’ll bet we see dealers installing the BBSC’s in the not too distant future, as the install is easier and less involved than the CTSC install.
Why would someone who owns a CTSC switch to a BBSC? Well, the way I see it is that the high-boost option CTSC still gives better low end grunt than the standard BBSC. This could be seen as more desirable for guys who like to run weekend track events, because you can get better pull coming out of those turns running between 5-7,000 RPM.
The BBSC has bigger lungs than the CTSC and can get us a better max HP number, it just takes a bit longer to ramp up than the CTSC. That, in a nutshell is the big difference for most guys. Forgetting about the price difference for a moment, the decision comes down ultimately to a matter of driving style and personal preference.
The story does not end there, however. One of the real advantages with the BBSC is that (to borrow a computing term) it is more scalable: you can set one up to run much higher boost numbers than you can with the CTSC. An old axiom is that no matter how much power your car makes, you will eventually get used to it, and start wanting more.
I predict that in the near future we will start seeing some enthusiasts (I myself have already taken the plunge) trading in their used CTSC’s, and opting for some higher boost numbers (10-14 PSI) with the BBSC in conjunction with the required internal engine work. I see nothing wrong with otherwise keeping the CTSC if you already have one. It’s a great kit, but the high-boost / engine rebuild option was just too tempting for me. After all, 1991 models are now flirting with official automotive antique status (12 years old), and many guys wanting to keep their cars long term would not mind getting their motors rebuilt at this point anyway.