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Old 06-26-2012, 10:55 PM   #1
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Default TSE Stage 8 wont fit

I'm installing the TSE inconel studs and can't get the bottom rearward Stage 8 triangle piece over the nut. The nut is nearly touching the turbine housing, leaving no room to slide the triangle piece over it.

I'm already aggravated as hell so I'm giving up for the night, but the only solutions I can think of are:

1. grind down the top edges of the nut
2. grind off some of the turbine housing

Is there a less destructive solution I'm missing?
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:03 PM   #2
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Did you try putting the nut where it would rest tightened and thread the bolt into it from the other side?
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:05 PM   #3
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I currently have the M8 stage 8 kit (stock size studs) and I couldnt get that one on my FM manfold/ T25 combo. I ended up just leaving the triangle cam off on that one nut. Not ideal obviously.

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Same here, ended up leaving that one off as well. I made sure I had a fair amount of resbond on that stud.
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Is it possible to bend the triangle tab down and over the edge of the flange? So instead of a cam per say, it's more of a tab. It's worked pretty well for me in the past when placing it properly isn't an option.
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It's not the triangle portion that's the problem. There's not enough room to slide the round part over the nut. Hell, there's barely enough room for the diameter of the nut itself. With the T2 housing, it's maybe the 7 o'clock to 1 o'clock area where the housing interferes.
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grind a little bit of the triangle piece. I did on 2 out of 3, works fine.
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^that or just resbond the nut on and go. My GT2560 wouldn't fit the one on the bottom back. When it goes back together I plan to trim it down.
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You can grind down/cut off a small portion of the triangle piece where it interferes or just use Resbond on that nut.
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You can grind down/cut off a small portion of the triangle piece where it interferes or just use Resbond on that nut.
Thanks for the official response, and to everyone else for their input. Grinding down the triangle piece sounds like the simplest solution, mainly because it doesn't require me removing the god damned turbo again Hope it works!
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Just don't cut too much off that it wont stay on the nut and hold it from spinning.
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Have you guys done this before? Do you know if I actually cut a small part off (so it is a "C" instead of a "O") will it still be strong enough to stay on? I don't think I'll have to cut off more than 1/8"

Worst case scenario: It doesn't stay on the nut and I just use Resbond
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