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Old 11-19-2006, 04:22 PM   #41
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I assumed that was a jig setup, but jealous IDK seem to have a lot of negative stuff to say.
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Old 11-19-2006, 04:26 PM   #42
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If your unhappy with the welds, wrap the manifold with some heat wrap (which you should do anyway) and WAMMIE! You cant see any welds.
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Old 11-19-2006, 04:38 PM   #43
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yes, this is just a mock up, not the end result. I am really just showing a new design that can be done with the stock DSM parts. Plus this stuff was all welded by me, not a professional welder. The ones i will be producing will be welded by my father, who is a professional. All of my stuff will be mig welded and look 100% better than what you see in the pics.. I am not going to be doing tig welding because we do not have the equipment.

I got material pricing on all of the stuff i need to make these manifolds out of mild or stainless steel, and it looks like about a 40 dollar differance, and the manufacturing cost will not go up much, so i plan on offering both.

As far as coating goes, that will just add cost, so i may offer it for an extra cost.

A couple questions about the setup you see in the pics.

Do any of you think that the fact that to use this setup you have to remove your A/c, and relocate the coolant lines is going to be an issue?

or do most of you guys that are boosting remove your A/c anyway?
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Old 11-19-2006, 04:41 PM   #44
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my main target market is for the people that buy the megan racing stuff.. they buy it because it is cheep, and works. I feel my stuff will be a bit cheeper than the megan stuff, and should hold up better. another advantage to mine is you can buy my manifold, and a used DSM turbo and o2 housing, and then a big portion of your turbo system is ready to go with no work and not that much money.
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Old 11-19-2006, 04:42 PM   #45
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I for one will not be removing A/C.
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Old 11-19-2006, 04:45 PM   #46
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Same here... the A/C isn't going anywhere. However the pesky power steering pump is out of the way once and for all
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well maybe i am wrong, i might need to rethink this..

who has removed there a/c?


and who else has not?
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Old 11-19-2006, 05:03 PM   #48
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I still have my PS and A/C. I might remove my PS in the future but I'll most likely be keeping the A/C. If i had an NA i would trash the PS and A/C but with my '99 I want to keep it on there.
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Old 11-19-2006, 05:37 PM   #49
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A/C ain't going anywhere. I even have many spare a/c parts and freeze-12 so if something fails, I'll have little down time.

A lot of DIY turbo people don't care about ps, but no a/c will be a deal breaker for many. I think kit buyers would prefer to keep both.

If I were you, I'd try to mock up equipment that will fit a/c and ps cars. Then you'll reach the largest possible market.
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Old 11-19-2006, 06:24 PM   #50
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No a/c, no p/s.
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Old 11-19-2006, 07:18 PM   #51
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i have ac/ps your turbo looks to be smack on your coolant line from the rad you might need to raise it a couple of inches to get it to clear those the megan stuff puts the top of the turbo/compressor about level with the engine and sits the turbin at about a 45 degree angle. fyi looks promising just though i would put that out there
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Old 11-19-2006, 07:43 PM   #52
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yeah, the reason that i put it so low was for one to keep the heat low, and two, allow you to mount the turbo in the same rotation as it would have been on a DSM car. I think i may need to revert to a setup like atlanta93le is installing in order to keep it at that rotation, and clear ps/ac and coolant lines. i didnt realize all of that untill i had it mocked up in the car...
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kinda figured the same, still looks promising though
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Old 11-21-2006, 04:28 PM   #54
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PS and AC (texas gets stupid hot)

I'm so in on this deal for the 1.8 manifold and the dp. I don't mind paying a bit more for something that will last a bit longer.

If the welds broke, I'd be pretty pissed.
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