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Old 05-03-2009, 01:38 PM   #21
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Looks pretty, and would certainly make clocking the compressor/turbine easier. From 20 minutes to maybe 5. But I tend to do that...once per turbo setup. Worth the extra cost? Nope. But I would get a "woah.that's.the.*******.****.bitch" from 4 of you. That's priceless.

But for the drag guys that have to disassemble their setup all the time, it's probably worth it no doubt.
Actually the v-band that connects the manifold to the turbo is what really gets my attention. The one for clocking it, debatable if worth it, but to not have any bolts that could back out or break for that connection.... worth 5k? Nah, but very "the ****".
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v band is so much nicer i wish some one made a v band kit for miatas
You request it, We make it. Been done before.
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have any pic of the one you guys done
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If I have turbo/manifold bolt problems then we'll talk.
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Don't think it hasn't been discussed around here
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If it's a change that happens to the whole line of kits how much more cost would it actually add to the bottom line?
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If it's a change that happens to the whole line of kits how much more cost would it actually add to the bottom line?
for just turbo and downpipe, it'd be $20-70 depending on where you get the V-bands I bet. most people dont care about the v-bands beyond the dp. just me.
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V-bands for mani/turbo connections. Seems to me like discs vs. drums in brakes. Discs are so much simpler why wasn't it developed as standard first! DOH!

V-band would completely eliminate the extreme difficulty of getting to the turbo bolts on my S4 mani.
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When it's time to upgrade from the greddy parts I have, I will be going with v bands. Seems like for the minimal cost it eliminates alot of potential issues.
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When it's time to upgrade from the greddy parts I have, I will be going with v bands. Seems like for the minimal cost it eliminates alot of potential issues.
Agreed. Not having to worry about manifold/dp hardware and having an easier installation would be bad ***.

Military aviation has been using v-bands for a while. They make help make an engine change on an Apache (the engine starter and exhaust) easier.

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I think the big hang-up for our fabricators of choice are the cry-babies who want ultra cheap prices and don't respect the utility in the superior design. I can't seem to find cheap v-band turbine housings, but if worse comes to worse and I can't keep turbo hardware in, then I'll call BEGi and tell them to get the tig out.
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Hustler is that the Laguna Seca corkscrew in your avatar?
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