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Old 04-16-2007, 01:29 PM   #1
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My AVO turbo manifold cracked due to me driving the car 100 miles in the hills with a bad exhaust rubber donut, allowing the exhaust to torque the manifold. :(

I had it welded, and 500 miles later it cracked again.

Now my Q:

Does the BEGI new manifold locate the turbo in the same place as the FM?

I'm thinking of using a new BEGI manifold, FM 2-piece downpipe, and mating it to my used TDR a/a intercooler. If the turbo is located in the same position, TDR can sell me the for-FM turbo-to-intercooler pipe.
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yeah, begi and FM mounting points are identical still.
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BEGI's manifold looks like it flows a bit better than FMs, but I heard their downpipe has fitment issues. Anyone heard this?
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I haven't heard anything about any fitment issues with BEGI.
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I've read one or two cases where they rattled against the K-member...but were returned to be reworked. It's the whole hand built vs. production line thing. But other than that, nothing serious.
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The FM downpipe is a nice piece also.

The best part of it is the lifetime warranty.
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