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Old 09-27-2010, 04:05 AM   #1
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So after getting my new hardware from ARTech everything looked perfect but scared and fearing the worst for my new manifold i decided to fab up a heavy-duty brace. Pics show all. All the hardware for the brace was bought at my local hardware store for less then $12 bucks.
welded steel tabs where the new support will bolt on to.











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And im currently working on fitting the new larger intercooler for the new china 2870. Intercooler is from CxRacing its 29x9x3

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looking good man!!!
nice brace!!!
can you take a photo inside the inlet on the intercooler to show if it has turbulators finns inside?
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Aren't you worried that the expansion of the mani and the lack of expansion of the brace might cause some stress? That mani already looks pretty beefy.
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Aren't you worried that the expansion of the mani and the lack of expansion of the brace might cause some stress? That mani already looks pretty beefy.
Those spherical rod ends should allow some rotation but you're right, some flex would help.
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i like the duct tape on the oil line :P
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Aren't you worried that the expansion of the mani and the lack of expansion of the brace might cause some stress? That mani already looks pretty beefy.
Cast iron is what your thinking when it comes expansion which is why cast manifolds NEED relief cuts. This Manifold will have expansion no doubt, but not nearly as much as cast. The brace is made to support the weight of everything so it will prevent cracks but im hoping that its not going to induce remature cracking
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i like the duct tape on the oil line :P
Thats actually heat wrap with aluminum lining on one side
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Are you planning to have the rod in tension or compression? I'd actually have to think about this a bit and maybe run a simple FEA to see how to best support that. Would be pretty simple if I had the geometry. (Hint, if you or somebody mock up some CAD geometry and send it to me I can test it, I do FEA daily at work)
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the bar is held in with compression from being bolted down. I couldnt tension it because the threaded rod started stripping and got stuck tight. I got it extended far enough to where i could slide the bolts through each hole and bolt it down.
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nice..I can't wait for my engine and turbo parts to show up..
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Looks great, but if anything 'too' heavy duty.
Look on any serious WRC/race turbo car and you'll notice the braces are usually pretty weedy - typically 6 or 8mm bar with M8 rose joints even on heavy manifold/turbo combos. The brace can bend a little that way i guess.
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what size was your old intercooler? And is it up for sale?
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my old intercooler was half the size in height about.

It will be for sale when i get around to taking pics =P
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that dude didnt call dibs! i call dibs! and there is no need for pics casue i can clearly see it in one of the above pics! lol

stuff looks **** BTW!
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lol really, we dont need pics, we can see it. I was just wondering dimensions...what if I edit my post, then it will say I had dibs first!
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lol really, we dont need pics, we can see it. I was just wondering dimensions...what if I edit my post, then it will say I had dibs first!
i totally forgot i had a picture comparing both old and new intercooler

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