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Old 07-05-2012, 07:39 AM   #101
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You lost me at 12ga Let's see that turbo support bracket!!
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:04 PM   #102
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You lost me at 12ga Let's see that turbo support bracket!!
Man, you have just been a load of negativity from the start on this. I guess your manifold is just superior to this guys and you should leave it at that.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:00 PM   #103
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Man, you have just been a load of negativity from the start on this. I guess your manifold is just superior to this guys and you should leave it at that.
Its ok it takes him a year to weld a Z4 fuel surge tank
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:21 PM   #104
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Man, you have just been a load of negativity from the start on this. I guess your manifold is just superior to this guys and you should leave it at that.
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This guy builds manifolds for a living, im pretty sure he thought of where the down pipe etc was all going to be placed before he even started a weld.
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:55 PM   #105
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Wish I'd came to town earlier in the day to come check this out.
As u can see alot of us here on rhe forum are interested.
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:36 PM   #106
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Man, you have just been a load of negativity from the start on this. I guess your manifold is just superior to this guys and you should leave it at that.
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its ok it takes him a year to weld a z4 fuel surge tank :d
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this guy builds manifolds for a living, im pretty sure he thought of where the down pipe etc was all going to be placed before he even started a weld.
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:01 PM   #107
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Great work so far. hope you put Out more than 1k.
Don't worry about any negative comments. In every forum there are always rocket scientist that know better. If you know what I mean...lol.
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:51 PM   #108
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Wish I'd came to town earlier in the day to come check this out.
As u can see alot of us here on rhe forum are interested.
It's ok, you have some sick upgrades going on to your ride! I'll be sure to update when I can find some time to fit the manifold on the chassis.

Had a small portion of time left the other night so started mapping out Intercooler brackets for now.
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:28 PM   #109
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Hey guys, I know you thought I forgot about this project but I'm back with some progress I spent the whole day fitting the manifolds on the car and it all went well. I must say it would have been way easier to drop the motor which I might do for the final install. As far as fitment, I couldn't as for anything better. It has plenty of clearance for the AC pump, stock engine mount is used, plenty of room for a 3" downpipe. One pipe is touching an AC line but i already figured I'd have to modify something. Check out the pics guys. BTW, I'm planning on running a 4" downpipe.
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:43 PM   #110
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Okay once you get the final setup done and you're happy with the results...reproduce Looks awesome! Definitely not seeing anyone step up other than you for this project
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:58 PM   #111
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Very nice progress, no issues with the turbo being so close to the head/valve cover?
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:48 AM   #112
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What is the turbo in the pics ? And what might we be able to fit there
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:13 PM   #113
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Very nice progress, no issues with the turbo being so close to the head/valve cover?
Put on a turbo hat and you'll be safe

I'll give you a sneak of my build :


Design was scrapped though , had downpipe issues
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:41 PM   #114
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Commanderwiggin, its possibly loking that way.

6spd_legend, the downpipe is close to the valve cover but I plan on doing some shielding to protect everything.

Providence, pictured is a PT67 with an S cover. I'm not positive but an H cover might fit. If that's the case I can run something like a PT72 in the future.

I feel your pain Pir4t. I've had downpipes not fit after mocking up manifolds. It just makes you better the next time. You got a crazy build man. Hope it all works out.

I started mocking up the downpipe and it looks like I can even go twin 3" downpipes if I wanted to I'm not going to but its cool to know it's an option haha. Check out the pic
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:07 PM   #115
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:57 AM   #116
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:15 PM   #117
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"Topmount Tubular Turbo Manifold"

Say this once out loud. It sounds so cool. Say it out loud 10 times in a row...hilarious.

Seriously, best wishes on success. I lke the idea. But will it ever be a viable, affordable option?

Even FSR did not attempt this, at least not as an item for sale. Theirs is bottom mount. Too bad it is so tight on left hand drive cars.
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:40 PM   #118
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Bottom mount manifolds just fit better on e36 and e46 cars. If the engine was vertical it would be a different story. E30's work better up top due to the strut tower location.

Cool design, though. I know why you went with the 2" tube instead of pipe. 1.5" pipe is too small, and 2" pipe is a bit too big. Keep the pics coming.

FYI, you can get precision 76 and 78mm turbos in the H cover. Same as the S cover but with a 3" outlet instead of a 2.5" And comp turbo makes 80+mm turbos in the H cover.
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:07 PM   #119
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Bottom mount manifolds just fit better on e36 and e46 cars. If the engine was vertical it would be a different story. E30's work better up top due to the strut tower location.

Cool design, though. I know why you went with the 2" tube instead of pipe. 1.5" pipe is too small, and 2" pipe is a bit too big. Keep the pics coming.

FYI, you can get precision 76 and 78mm turbos in the H cover. Same as the S cover but with a 3" outlet instead of a 2.5" And comp turbo makes 80+mm turbos in the H cover.
Mike, FSR has gone to considerable trouble to come out with a bottom mount tubular exhaust mani for the E45 M3 using 1.5 primaries. You are saying they botched things by not going to 1.75 inch?
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:06 PM   #120
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Mike, FSR has gone to considerable trouble to come out with a bottom mount tubular exhaust mani for the E45 M3 using 1.5 primaries. You are saying they botched things by not going to 1.75 inch?
I think he's referring more to the material being used (pipe vs tube).

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