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Old 08-09-2018, 12:31 AM
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Default Top mount turbo manifold options

I've got a gt2560r that I'm trying to pair with a manifold for my 2001 NB. I bought a taco taco cast T2 manifold, but it arrived today and I was unfortunately shipped a T3 flange design instead. It would cost me a ton to ship it back from Canada so I think I'll take my loss on it. I'd prefer a top mount design as I think I'm giving up on getting a cheap cast one unless there is a reliable seller able to get me one shipped to Canada.
I was looking at the CXRacing "thick wall" t25 top mount manifold.

It looks pretty solid, if it cracks I have a TIG welder to patch it up. I also like the design, the turbo is mounted closer to the front for more space for a 3" downpipe, and it matches up perfectly with my cxracing intercooler. Anyone have experience with them, or is there anything else out there that's similar and quickly available? I'd be fine with a MKturbo log style manifold but with a T25/T2/T28 flange.
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Old 08-09-2018, 12:52 AM
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Originally Posted by mrelia100 View Post
I'd be fine with a MKturbo log style manifold but with a T25/T2/T28 flange.
I mig welded one together with carbon steel weld els in about 2 hours including cleanup. The turbo is exactly where I wanted it to be. If you have a welder and you're fine with a log then I don't see why you'd **** around with a cxracing manifold that is known to have fitment issues.
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:15 AM
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Kraken can sell you a great cast manifold. Or a matched manifold and Downpipe set. Top notch quality and good prices. Find him on facebook.

I would not mess with thin wall shiny manifolds, they crack, then you weld it, then it cracks again and the cycle never ends.
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Old 08-09-2018, 03:18 PM
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how much room would there be to weld a t2 flange to the t3 manifold? not ideal, but no worse than a pipe log.

bring it by when your in town next and I can zap it on.
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