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Old 05-11-2011, 11:38 AM   #1
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Ebay Replacing my crappy TD05 tubular manifold?

Hey guys,

I have a 'kit' from eBay fitted to my car, as you no doubt already know, they're a little bit dodgy on the quality front.

After spending too much money having my tubular manifold CNC-machined flat on each flange, it's just cracking and cracking and cracking. Probably 50% of it by weight is now just welding. The 'kit' I have is the TD05 Greddy-replica and the manifold and down pipe I have looks just like this:

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I want to replace it with this piece of Chinese tat:
eGay cast manifold

Will my turbo fit? Do I need this (I suspect I do):
Third and final piece of crap...
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:02 PM   #2
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Those parts what you need. The bolt patterns are different.

You need either a used Greddy mani or to have one of the gentlemen here build you a suitable replacement. Or switch to a turbo with a more common flange design. Have you been through the "for sale" section here?
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buy a manifold from abe at artech he makes a greddy replica that wont fall apart.
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This particular badboy looks like what you mean?

Looks sweet, but how much? The Artech website I just googled didn't reveal it to me...
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And a T25 flange TD05-16G (which is what I think I have on this Godspeed kit)???
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buy a manifold from abe at artech he makes a greddy replica that wont fall apart.
what he said
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And a T25 flange TD05-16G (which is what I think I have on this Godspeed kit)???
Mitsu T25 turbine flanges are the same as those on a Mitsu TD05-16g. All the other T25s out there use a different turbine housing.
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the tacotaco cast log has been proven to work but wont fit like others said.
if you absolutely must stick with the rest of this setup I think a custom Artech "log" (if you wanna keep costs down) mani is one of your few or only options. Otherwise ditch this weak setup entirely and get something common like a t2 or t3 footprint inlet/5 bolt outlet turbos.
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I've got a sweet ebay tubular mani i can sell you. BEGI style design.
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This particular badboy looks like what you mean?

Looks sweet, but how much? The Artech website I just googled didn't reveal it to me...
I think it's 300
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I've been speaking to Mr. Artech about different options and prices, thanks for the tip!

I've also figured I could probably make this combo fit:



Cast iron log
Correct adaptor for said log

My car is just a track car, and it lives on the Nordschleife where we drop and climb 1000ft every single lap - or every 8.5 minutes. The turbo manifold is reaching obscene temperatures and as much as I love the tubular works of art that I've seen here, I worry about their endurance on the 'Ring.

At least with more cheap eBay parts I can swap the convertor flange from T3>TD05 to T3>T25. Then replace with a re-conn'd Nissan T25 if/when the worst happens. I'd hate to invest over $500 on the Artech (remember shipping and taxes) and then break it... :(

Can you believe my chinese turbo is over a year old already?!
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