Oh look..he's getting a reprieve on the Jan 2019 tariffs. Trump announced today there will a 90 day delay until more details can be worked out.rebelrouser wrote: ↑Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:01 amFrom a mopar website. 440 source is a company I have used a lot in building big block mopars.
"Hi all, this is Brandon from 440 Source. Many people have probably seen some headlines about the tariffs, but so far maybe haven't been impacted by them. Here's the deal: The harmonized codes which cover all categories of imported engine parts which we carry fall under the new tariffs. As of Sept 24th (currently in force) everything is subject to a 10% tariff. We have already received increases of 10% from many of our suppliers (including rods from Scat, etc). As of Jan 1st 2019, that will increase to 25%.
Do the simple math, and a 25% increase on a $2,249 stroker kit brings it up to $2,811.
Unfortunately, this is not going to "push" people into American made components as it was possibly intended to do, because, as any experienced engine builder knows, true American made cranks are $3,000+ (Bryant, etc) just for the crank, and $1,800+ for the rods (Crower, Carillo, etc) making a stroker kit with "truly" US made parts in the 5K range. So people arent' going to switch to a $5,000 US made kit because of the tariffs, they are just going to have a pay quite a bit more for the same "affordable" parts we've been able to buy for decades without paying an additional 25% to the government.
And, keep in mind, every company pays these tariffs. Scat, Eagle, K1, whatever. If it's imported, (and if it's at these lower price levels we are talking about, no matter what someone tells you, it IS imported), you are about to see HUGE increases across the board from EVERY manufacturer.
So you might want to think about doing that build sooner rather than later."
Trump making America great again.
Maybe even more tariffs will be removed at that point in time?
Maybe theyll be able to get Chinese parts again, just like before...