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Old 09-02-2008, 03:05 PM   #1
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I have a t3 turbo on my mostly series 5 from BEGI.

I have the standard ford type 5 bolt down pipe flange.

I am looking at a turbo that has a vband type down pipe flange. From the pictures it looks like the vband is bolted onto the turbo with the ford 5 bolft flange pattern I have.

Can I just unbolt this vband thing and be on my way??

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You should be able to. Just be sure it's a Ford 5-bolt. Does the v-band piece look like this piece? If so, I'm interested for the right price.

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That is sex right there. I would love to convert my current set up to a Vband.
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M2, yes sir. That is what it looks like. Not that pretty though man

It would be new and it is the ford type 5 bolt on there.

If I do this I will PM you and see if you are interested at all.

Thanks for the info..
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here is my setup.
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Thanks, that is what I was talking about.

Problem is, the number were the opposite way I want them LOL..

Compressor was too small and turbine was too big :(
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Thanks, that is what I was talking about.

Problem is, the number were the opposite way I want them LOL..

Compressor was too small and turbine was too big :(
What? pretty much all 5-bolt t3 housings are the same and the v-band flapper housing bolts right up!! .48 or .63 are the same.
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He was talking about the turbo specs, not the vband flange/wg housing. And there's more than one t3 five bolt pattern.
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Splitime was selling a T25 or something with a V-band flange welded to it a while back.
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The chinese have officially knocked off ATP's t3 internal vband gate, which IMO is the way to go. It's only $10 more than the cast t3 piece above and looks to be big improvement on flow over the OE housings.
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i've tried the apt cast 3" wastegate and it's to big to fit with the fm2 manifold. unless you cut the rear shelf to make room for the downpipe
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The chinese have officially knocked off ATP's t3 internal vband gate, which IMO is the way to go. It's only $10 more than the cast t3 piece above and looks to be big improvement on flow over the OE housings.
How much are they? I got my Garrett v-band piece for less than $40, but the guy selling it didn't know it was a Garrett part and didn't market it as such.
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$60 delivered- the chinese version of yours is 50, so you got a stellar deal for a "true" part.
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