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prodrive
02-16-2007, 02:02 AM
as the title says, I could have the custom tubular manifold around 800.but on the other hand cast manifolds way too cheap at ATP.
What's the advantages of tubular manifolds ? thnx.

a4rings
02-16-2007, 03:20 AM
tubular manifolds flow alot better then cast manifolds, and if they are made correctly they do not crack like cast manifolds, but shitty tube manifolds crack at the welds easily.

Don Supreme
02-16-2007, 04:40 AM
I waited 3 months to have my equal length tubular made.....

prodrive
02-16-2007, 05:57 AM
I waited 3 months to have my equal length tubular made.....

Haha .. if I am not wrong ,you have the full-race manifold ,I am thinking to buy flanges (T3 and 1.8T) from 034 cost about 200 and will make the equal length tubular at the local store.Total = 700-800

bitterchild
02-16-2007, 06:54 AM
tubular manifolds are the result of massive amounts of time spent testing configurations. Simply making one that fits will net you a poor result. I would suggest buying a commercial manifold over one that you can have made for 800 from scratch.

mike-2ptzero
02-16-2007, 08:51 AM
Haha .. if I am not wrong ,you have the full-race manifold ,I am thinking to buy flanges (T3 and 1.8T) from 034 cost about 200 and will make the equal length tubular at the local store.Total = 700-800

He has one from someone else, I am the one with the Full-race manifold. Make sure the person making your manifold knows what they are doing and has made turbo manifolds before. Using cheap tubing, incorrect welds or bad design will only mean it will crack much sooner. If it cracks you will have to pay for another manifold which means by that time you would have spent 1600 instead of 1000-1200 for one that last.