Thanks cj, I'll check out blaast.
I can wait a few months to find a good deal. I just don't know the best places to go looking.
This is the cheapest retail option I have found... T31 2.5" V-Band
$250 @ ATP (WOT can knock a few bucks off that.)
For not much more ATP has a T3 .78AR twin scroll 3" V-Band housing which might be interesting. Both of these are older non-GT housings though, and I'm a little concerned about loosing the efficiency of the GT wheel.
The "proper" housing for this turbo is the GT 4-bolt. (machined for V-band in the photo below). Look at that nice smooth flared 3" outlet.
$380 @ ATP
For the same money TialSport offers a beautiful cast SS housing with V-Band inlet & outlet. But paying to have a V-Band manifold custom fabbed probably doesn't make sense.
You guys know of other housings worth considering or better deals?
Care to comment on GT vs non-GT housings?