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Old 09-27-2006, 01:19 PM   #1
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would I be able to use this as the top of a downpipe and just fab up the rest?


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Not unless you build a manifold that will position the turbine housing in a way that the outlet points down.
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dang.
I cant find a down pipe
guess I will have to look around locally
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this is what im talking about, this cast is similar on the new FM kits. The turbine flange is vertical to position the outlet down.

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and that one I showed would be pointing up?
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It would be great if some chinese company copies all of FM's castings. hehe.
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It really just depends on the mounting postion of the turbo, say that turbo mounted on a horizontal plane, then the outlet would point at the driver tire.

So yes it will work, but only in relation to the correct turbo position.
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I have the megan manifold, so it will be on a horizontal plane.
hmmmm maybe I will get one just to see if I can get it to work.
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ok never mind it wont be on a vert horizontil plane, it is pretty much the same setup as UofAcats
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comparing this:



and this:





It'll point up and to the left, no fly.
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well ****.
where could I get a downpipe?
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how about this one? anyone tried it?
http://www.hopupracing.com/icststdomi89.html
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Why not make a custom one?
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because I am lazy...

if I can get my hands on a welder I probably will...
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that is the magan racing dp the sell together all the time on ebay and can be had seperate for 100 or so bucks comeon man look up miata dp on ebay. there arent any at the moment but they will pop up eventualy. the prices have gone higher recently heck mine only ran 180 bucks shipped for the manifold and dp.
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yeah I saw them a while back but didnt have the money at the time, I wish I had gotten it instead of the intercooler....

I guess I will just wait around until another pops up.

I emailed a bunch of the sellers asking if they would sell the DP only and they all mocked me and said no.
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yeah they can be ********.
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yeah I saw them a while back but didnt have the money at the time, I wish I had gotten it instead of the intercooler....

I guess I will just wait around until another pops up.

I emailed a bunch of the sellers asking if they would sell the DP only and they all mocked me and said no.
What a bunch of nice guys.

Anyway, the mani/dp combos used to pop up like crazy as people bought them without realizing their turbo won't fit. The last combo I saw was bidding at 50 bucks. I shoulda bought it for spares. Anyway that has pretty much slowed, but when one does pop up you'll be able to get it cheap.

Also, the mani has the rep of cracking, not the downpipe. So, I would look at all the "for sales" for people scrapping both after the mani cracks and they change setups.

Good luck.
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ya most of them are douche bags...

Thanks guys.. I will keep looking.
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