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Old 20th October 2015, 05:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Single turbo manifold

I am going to go down the route of fitting a single turbo in the near future.

I would love some feed back on the following companies please.

Full race,
Raw brokerage,
6boost,

Or get one made to my specifications using 3.2mm steel?
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I have just purchased a Full Race T4 manifold (you can see it in my build thread) and I have to say that the quality is simply fantastic!!!!!

I did a lot of research into all 3 manifolds from the companies you mention above. In all fairness, they are all top quality and much of a muchness... I'm sure the differences between them will be minimal.

At the end of the day I chose the one which I thought had the best feedback. Sure the Raw Brokerage has a billet collector and looks the nuts but as I say, feedback on all 3 is very positive so it's a case of which one you personally prefer.


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I have a raw brokerage manifold and to be honest the turbo sits in a funny place, all the manifolds what are made for all rb models the ports are compromised as they are all in diffrent positions.

Hypertune do some lovely ones
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which is the strongest? i'm also interested in this with mounting a fairly large turbo the weight and cheap metal makes the manifolds crack and melt like chocolate in the heat, also heard of the 3 names mentioned in the first place but are there any at a more reasonable price which are also strong or will i be looking at £1k+ regardless
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which is the strongest? i'm also interested in this with mounting a fairly large turbo the weight and cheap metal makes the manifolds crack and melt like chocolate in the heat, also heard of the 3 names mentioned in the first place but are there any at a more reasonable price which are also strong or will i be looking at £1k+ regardless
I also read that it's not just down to having a strong manifold. It's also down to having some sort of support on the down pipe to spread the weight load of the turbo and half the he exhaust system.
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hmm but bracing on the flange can actually cause it to crack, something like that anyway, my hks manifold broke on the sr20 with a hks 3037s turbo so braced it loads and had it tig'd seemed to be fine :-/ bit unsure if i should just get a cheapy xs power manifold and brace it
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hmm but bracing on the flange can actually cause it to crack, something like that anyway, my hks manifold broke on the sr20 with a hks 3037s turbo so braced it loads and had it tig'd seemed to be fine :-/ bit unsure if i should just get a cheapy xs power manifold and brace it
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I also read that it's not just down to having a strong manifold. It's also down to having some sort of support on the down pipe to spread the weight load of the turbo and half the he exhaust system.

The exhaust allways have rubber mounts on them to take the weight so it's not so much a problem, the steam pipe is so strong I don't think material cracking should be a concern tbh.

If I was spending proper money I'd want equal length, not a manifold made in any length what's easier for the fabricator
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hmm but bracing on the flange can actually cause it to crack, something like that anyway, my hks manifold broke on the sr20 with a hks 3037s turbo so braced it loads and had it tig'd seemed to be fine :-/ bit unsure if i should just get a cheapy xs power manifold and brace it

Your ok bracing the manifold but it needs puts on a rose joint so it's not fixed solid otherwise when the stainless expands and extracts it causes cracks and cause more problems than not having one imo.

Lots of people use xs manifolds with no issues the wastegate pipes need modifying as there restrictive and brace it like rjt done and it should be ok
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rjt? got a link?
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Whifbitz manifolds..

Made in the UK so expect quality and also they are used on Midlands performances 1000jp R32 GTR's both of the cars use whifbitz manifolds with big turbos!
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This was made in the UK.....



Not the epitome of quality.....



On a serious note though. Hats off to anyone who makes decent British-made stuff . We, as a country, really need to start making good quality stuff again and lots of it......

A country with nothing to sell is ****ed....(IMHO)


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Or get one made to my specifications using 3.2mm steel?
If you go down this route, I would consider using Inconel. You will be able to make a much stronger, lighter system although it will cost more.
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If you go down this route, I would consider using Inconel. You will be able to make a much stronger, lighter system although it will cost more.

You took the thoughts out of my mind!
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You took the thoughts out of my mind!
3.2 steel seems a bit crazy to me, I am in the process of designing an inconel one at the moment.

Out of interest how much do these 6boost, full race ones weigh?
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3.2 steel seems a bit crazy to me, I am in the process of designing an inconel one at the moment.

Out of interest how much do these 6boost, full race ones weigh?

Much stronger in 3mm steel but now I'm thinking inconel myself!
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RIPS do superb manifolds for single turbo use.
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10.2 kg my t4 split 6 boost manifold is.
How an 8374 sits on it.
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I know I am reviving an old topic but I'm looking at getting a 6boost manifold for a single turbo but I can't seem to find the pictures of a top mount vs a bottom mount. Which one is the picture above showing?

Does it matter? I want to easily be able to reach things and change the turbo but not if it affects performance in a major way or causes any undo stress.
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I know I am reviving an old topic but I'm looking at getting a 6boost manifold for a single turbo but I can't seem to find the pictures of a top mount vs a bottom mount. Which one is the picture above showing?

Does it matter? I want to easily be able to reach things and change the turbo but not if it affects performance in a major way or causes any undo stress.
That's top mount.
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