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Old 03-13-2012, 04:25 PM   #41
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RyanRaduechel, what's with the spacer between the manifold and turbo?
Well that is a good question, when Abe made the manifold and downpipe the original plan was to was a genuine Garret, but with limited funding I had to go with a chinacharger. Not sure if its the orientation of the turbine housing bolts or if its the turbine housing itself. Either way the dowpipe hits the transmission. Abe offered to fix it if I sent it back to him with the turbo I planned on using. Instead I got these two T3 304 SS manifold flanges, welded them up and it clears no problems now. Although it looks... kinda ghey

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White VC looks slick.
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:39 PM   #42
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Mmmm..
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Well that is a good question, when Abe made the manifold and downpipe the original plan was to was a genuine Garret, but with limited funding I had to go with a chinacharger. Not sure if its the orientation of the turbine housing bolts or if its the turbine housing itself. Either way the dowpipe hits the transmission. Abe offered to fix it if I sent it back to him with the turbo I planned on using. Instead I got these two T3 304 SS manifold flanges, welded them up and it clears no problems now. Although it looks... kinda ghey


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Ahh, well who cares about looks. I'd be more worried about the additional failure point. I guess time will tell for you. Looks clean otherwise man.
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Mmmm..
Sexual.

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Mine is better.
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Mine is better.
we are talking about clean or dirty yet functional setups...


...not broken.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:23 PM   #47
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Question: why is everyone going "up" with the turbo outlet, then goin down again for the IC and returning up one more time?

Go back to the first page. Mine goes down... FM kit.


We'll see how long it takes for the rubber IC pipe to rub through on one of them smooth AC lines. I also have no PS, so that makes things pretty simple.
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In progress... Just got it running two days ago.

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CAN I PLAY?
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Nice!
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Some clean bays guys! And some gnarly ones lol.

Next on the list for me is a catchcan or breather for the VC...that chrome tube has got to go. Then more wire tucking, possibly (finally) eliminating the entire factory engine harness. And now I'm thinking the intake mani needs to be crinkle black to match the valve cover.



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RyanRaduechel, what's with the spacer between the manifold and turbo?
The spacer is just that, a spacer, otherwise turbo hit block.
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:16 PM   #54
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Thats funny how similar my nb is as far as mods to it.

plate + sticker


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^^^^sick set-up! i like it alot.....
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Pre-Artech:

ignore the cooper scooper, I was checking out placement.

Post-Artech coming soon.
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ha i just noticed the way your setup is in those pics -
it looks like your boost line to your bov is going straight to your coolant over flow...
i know it's not - it just looks like it
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Slowly making progress ... hopefully some more 'finished' photos by May.



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ha i just noticed the way your setup is in those pics -
it looks like your boost line to your bov is going straight to your coolant over flow...
i know it's not - it just looks like it


Haha!!! Yes I am innovative. Plastic bottle is gone and so is plastic radiator.
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