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Old 05-13-2008, 04:15 PM   #21
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Bryan, How was your experience in terms of the fitment of the flange-to-head nuts? It looked like a few of those would be difficult.
they all were easy to get too. and i will do the releif cuts soon too
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:09 AM   #22
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any updates with it?
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:21 AM   #23
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took it for about an hour drive yesterday and today, still holding.
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I am so tempted to get it and try it with t3's being pretty cheap it seems. My concern is the DP
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Old 05-18-2008, 01:50 PM   #25
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the downpipe is easy. there is a ton of room for it too. here is the mani installed with a t3/t4

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Old 05-19-2008, 12:20 PM   #26
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I am still waiting to see the pics of where you placed the EWG though.
looks ok as far as Turbo placement, does it clear the hood without mods?
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Old 05-19-2008, 07:22 PM   #27
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clears the hood fine. i will take some pics of the wastegate next time i have it off. i need to do the cuts anyway. and maybee do some porting, i am getting some boost creep.
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bryantaylor could run an over-the-rad intake tube to the mouth
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Old 05-20-2008, 03:35 PM   #29
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bryantaylor could run an over-the-rad intake tube to the mouth

which he should.
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:59 PM   #30
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my iat's are no problem so far
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until the fans kicks in...whats better...source air behind the radiator or in front?
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I don't have pictures, but I got my manifold relief cut and the bolt hole surrounds ground flat. The turbo fits perfectly under the hood, but since it sits up pretty high, the down pipe will have to have a very sharp turn to get past the 'shelf' in the engine bay. The only big issue is that the middle bolt between the 2nd and 3rd runners is going to be nearly impossible to tighten since it's pretty encapsulated...we'll see about that one tomorrow.
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That manifold looks pretty nice for 130$!!
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I was able to get a couple pictures taken yesterday, so here they are:


Turbo fits into bay just fine, and there should be plenty of space for me to fab a heat shield, too.


Notice the relief cuts. Also using brass exhaust nuts.
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had to grind away material to get the nuts on i see...and looks like nuts without a washer build in too....
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:14 PM   #36
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Yes, another member in the broken dipstick club.
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True dat, yo. Actually, I broke the dip stick while I was checking the oil when I went to check out the car to buy it.
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The bolt face grinding looks good. FWIW if anyone cares. I'm using 3 different kinds of nuts on my manifold right now with the BEGI manifold. I replaced all the nuts i could with some nice large 17mm wrench size nuts. They work great except for the middle bottom nut and the nut on top just to the right of the middle. The middle bottom one has to be small so you can get your wrench between the runners, the stock nuts work great for this, the larger 17mm would have never worked as my wrench would have never fit in there. The top one just to the right of middle needed a nuts with no shoulder, it was basically a stock nut with no shoulder on it because any nut like that would hit the casting making it impossible to tighten.

I like that turbo position you could build a badass downpipe that way. Might be able to machine a flat for a 38mm WG on the turbo collecollector. Or you could run a standard flange with a hole for the WG and run an external if you wanted off that tube kind of like my old setup.

Even with the internal wastegate adapter the downpipe is going to be super easy to build.
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This thread is getting me all exited Mine is on the way!
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Old 06-01-2008, 04:47 PM   #40
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FWIW mine is still holing up fine with no releif cuts. for the price, you can not beat this mani!
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