If that's true, then N54 hydraulic lifters are more robust than the M5x / S5x lifters that tap out right above 7000 rpm. Interesting.
Hopefully less expensive
I agree, but I doubt it.
OCDWorks isn't inexpensive to start with and you are going to have their mark up on it and then Doc Race's mark up. Two hands in the kitty before it gets to the end customer vs. say ABR whom I assume does it all in house.
That being said more competition is better for the customer.
He's eyeballing a standalone
Standalones are like $3k+ IIRC? I might be looking into this avenue in the future when I swap in some Schrick cams, I should have a head capable of almost 9000rpm. What are the other benefits of a standalone ECU? Could it be coded for more security with port injection? (shuts down on misfire)