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Old 09-02-2014, 01:34 PM   #1
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Full turbo kit but no manifold!

So I have a 2003 gt, and I got a brand new turbo kit off of my cousin, he's a mechanic. And I have everything I could need, and more. But I cannot for the life of me find a turbo manifold anywhere! Only a full turbo kit. I know a lot of you guys have boosted stangs, any advice? And help with the manifold?
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How much boost are you planning on running?
Is this turbo going to be installed on a stock engine or a built engine?
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Low boost for now, I figure about 8lbs in a stock engine. The car is only at 59,xxx miles. Still in amazing shape, nothing wrong at all. I got the turbo kit cheap because the shop ordered it for a customer but the customer ended up not wanting it and they kept it and my cousin traded it to me for my system I had in my eclipse.
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AWESOME!!!

Just use your stock manifold. It should work just fine for that setup.
On boosted engines, the intake manifold flow becomes less important because it is just a "vessel" filled with pressurized air that is just waiting for an intake valve to open so that it can go into a cylinder.
I know that it's plastic but a "fresh" FRPP manifold will easily withstand 8lbs of boost.
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Sweet! Thank you tons! I've had the kit for a couple months because I couldn't find one and also because I use it as my dd in the summer, and I've been working a lot and not able to go without a vehicle for a while.
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Just change to an aftermarket plenum, and I suppose that you'll need a bigger throttle body also, and you should be good to go.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:45 PM   #7
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Sounds to me like you are asking about the exhaust manifold???


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Hmmmm.
Lol.
I wasn't even thinking exhaust manifold...
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Yea.... OP what type of manifold do you need? Exhaust or intake?
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Haha. He said that he had a complete kit "and more" so I assumed that he meant the intake because that is the only thing that a turbo kit wouldn't come with.

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Haha. He said that he had a complete kit "and more" so I assumed that he meant the intake because that is the only thing that a turbo kit wouldn't come with.



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Yeah I gotcha...when he said he needs a turbo manifold my first thought was exhaust. I guess we wait and see.....


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Haha. He said that he had a complete kit "and more" so I assumed that he meant the intake because that is the only thing that a turbo kit wouldn't come with.



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Yeah I gotcha...when he said he needs a turbo manifold my first thought was exhaust. I guess we wait and see.....


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Yup exhaust! Lol
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Lol.
Sorry about that.

I would contact whoever put the kit together and see if they have a source that they recommend.
Is this kit specifically designed for Mustangs?
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No I believe it's just universal, and I asked my cousin and he said jut to try craigslist and whatnot, can't find one /:
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Try Street Lethal Performance in PA. They may have a kit of some kind.
You can use your stock manifolds or headers but you will have to custom fabricate all of the piping to the turbo and exiting the turbo...
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Usually turbos have their own custom manifolds


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Yeah. I'd say that OP is taking on a big project here.
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Yeah I would say so. Trying to second hand piece a kit together wouldn't be for me.


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First off where does the turbo kit connect to? Does it use normal style manifolds or forward facing manifolds?


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No I believe it's just universal, and I asked my cousin and he said jut to try craigslist and whatnot, can't find one /:
How is a turbo kit universal?
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How is a turbo kit universal?
Lol, if you go on ebay you'll see a TON of junk chinese "universal" kits. ssautochrome is (or was if they aren't around anymore) was notorious for suckering in ppl who didn't know any better with universal kits.

OP, unless this is a 1st generation On3 turbo kit (that bolts to the stock rear facing manifolds) I would cut my losses and get out. Maybe try to salvage the cold side tubing and intercooler and if the turbo/wg/bov is any sort of decent maybe that too. Hopefully you got this cheap because none of the universal kits work properly without extensive modifications.
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