engnbldr kits are low low low. DNJ crap though. I like LCE because each component is from a different company with a mix of aftermarket and OEM. That means LCE set out to find the best part with a quality and price balance in mind. Some parts apparently should be substituted, for example a lot of guys will only run the OEM head gasket.
What experience do you have with DNJ parts, and why do you believe they are "crap"?
I'm curious. One of the very top and highly respected aftermarket suppliers here in AZ uses and recommends DNJ parts manufactured for Toyotas. engbldr is a highly respected aftermarket supplier, they use and recommend DNJ parts.
Do you know something they do not know?
How many conversations have you had with John at LCE or Tod and Ted at engbldr, or Jim or Jerry at 22RE Performance?