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BlueBoostedAudi
03-26-2015, 08:49 PM
Im hoping someone has this and is still holding up? Would be a cheap alternative ($400) to a tubular manifold if quality and reliability are not compromised!?!?
Spec;
Primaries Tube : 1.8"*OD
Flange Thickness 3/8"
Runner Wall Thickness 16 Gauge (1.5mm)
T3 Turbo Flange
4-bolt Wastegate Flange
Sand blast polished 304 grade stainless steel
High quality 304 stainless steel
Mandrel bend for a faster and smoother airflow
CNC machined flanges with Dual-TIG welded durable construction
Accessories on photo are included
Maximizer backed lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects

http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/BlueBoostedAudi/media/Mobile%20Uploads/Screenshot_2015-03-26-23-16-06.png.html?sort=3&o=0http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/BlueBoostedAudi/media/Mobile%20Uploads/Screenshot_2015-03-26-23-15-42.png.html?sort=3&o=1

ray4624
03-26-2015, 08:58 PM
pics didnt work. link to product?

redline380
03-26-2015, 09:03 PM
Found it. Looks decent. May be worth the gamble for $400

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Maximizer-Turbo-Manifold-99-04-VW-Audi-A4-1-8L-Jetta-Golf-GTI-FWD-Turbo-Header-/151526234177?hash=item2347aad841&vxp=mtr



http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTE5M1gxNjAw/z/W2oAAOSwwTlUmcL2/$_57.JPG

mykeg6
03-26-2015, 09:22 PM
Looks like my custom made manifold.

Except mine is Schedule 40 stainless steel.

Also my wastegate is placed in the middle.

BlueBoostedAudi
03-26-2015, 09:29 PM
Looks like my custom made manifold.

Except mine is Schedule 40 stainless steel.

Also my wastegate is placed in the middle.

U have a pic? And why Schedule 40 stainless? J/W

mykeg6
03-26-2015, 10:14 PM
I wasn't able to take a pic without the turbo on top.

Welder's here use sched40 stainless for toughness.

Avant Nate
03-26-2015, 10:45 PM
looks like an f41 wastegate flange

Seerlah
03-27-2015, 05:45 AM
$400 is def worth the gamble.

BlueBoostedAudi
03-27-2015, 07:54 AM
$400 is def worth the gamble.


I agree.

Audiguy1234
03-27-2015, 05:02 PM
I have a high temp ceramic coated Full Race manifold for 600 bucks if anyone is interested.

Seerlah
03-27-2015, 05:13 PM
Good deal!

ray4624
03-27-2015, 05:40 PM
I have a high temp ceramic coated Full Race manifold for 600 bucks if anyone is interested.

Do you take discover? Lol


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Audiguy1234
03-27-2015, 05:45 PM
Haha yes I do.

ray4624
03-27-2015, 06:31 PM
Ah fuck


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Jgarcia1910
03-27-2015, 08:32 PM
Anyone buy that manifold for a longitudinal motor ?

melomandn
03-27-2015, 10:32 PM
Ah fuck


Literally could not have put it any better haha

BlueBoostedAudi
03-28-2015, 01:17 PM
Anyone buy that manifold for a longitudinal motor ?
I would like to but funds are tight. U should buy n try!

Jgarcia1910
03-28-2015, 03:25 PM
Getting a full race man

BlueBoostedAudi
03-28-2015, 03:32 PM
Getting a full race man
Thats sweet man what u goin to put on the top of it? And a t3?

Jgarcia1910
03-28-2015, 03:43 PM
Yes t3 and a be s200

BlueBoostedAudi
03-28-2015, 05:21 PM
Do these specs sound like a durable set up for turbo tube headers?
It would be sweet if someone already has this and post there results!


Primaries Tube : 1.8"*ODFlange Thickness3/8"Runner Wall Thickness16 Gauge (1.5mm)T3 Turbo Flange4-bolt Wastegate FlangeSand blast polished 304 grade stainless steelHigh quality 304 stainless steelMandrel bend for a faster and smoother airflowCNC machined flanges with Dual-TIG welded durable constructionAccessories on photo are includedMaximizer backed lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects.

Seerlah
04-13-2015, 05:30 PM
Ok, had to do a little investigating. Seems Maximizer is the same company as OBX. And with that being said, don't waste your money.

Oddly enough, OBX seems to be the rave over on the American muscle forum boards (Google it). Seems our cars like to pick and choose...like some women.

xdewaynex
04-13-2015, 06:42 PM
Ok, had to do a little investigating. Seems Maximizer is the same company as OBX. And with that being said, don't waste your money.

Oddly enough, OBX seems to be the rave over on the American muscle forum boards (Google it). Seems our cars like to pick and choose...like some women.

I had a stainless tubular exhaust manifold and downpipe from OBX on my old s10 a few years ago. I was impressed by the quality of it and it held up good. I know a few others running their manifolds on built v8's and theyre holding up just fine.

Seerlah
04-13-2015, 07:09 PM
I find it odd. Even higher quality units like full race still crack on our car. But other cars can run cheap stuff with no problem. Weird!

ricekikr
04-13-2015, 07:52 PM
I find it odd. Even higher quality units like full race still crack on our car. But other cars can run cheap stuff with no problem. Weird!

Atp clone ftw lol.

Wouldn't bracing the turbo prevent cracking? Some bottom mount turbo guys, don't have any load on the manifold (headers > flex pipe > turbo). On a bottom mount 370z all the weight of the turbo is carried by a bracket on the transmission.

Mad Cow
04-13-2015, 08:33 PM
Atp clone ftw lol.

Wouldn't bracing the turbo prevent cracking? Some bottom mount turbo guys, don't have any load on the manifold (headers > flex pipe > turbo). On a bottom mount 370z all the weight of the turbo is carried by a bracket on the transmission.

That's the key right there, tons of people run without a brace and then wonder why they keep cracking manifolds. The Chinese KKK-flange tubular manifold also has a brace between the turbo flange and part that bolts to the head, something like that might be a good idea to add to this one if you buy it.

M-Hood
04-15-2015, 12:08 PM
Anyone buy that manifold for a longitudinal motor ?

Wouldn't work seeing the turbo flanges is way too close to the head, unless someone feels the need to run their turbo facing backwards instead of the correct way. So I guess everyone that said it was worth the gamble just lost $400. lol

Jgarcia1910
04-15-2015, 12:22 PM
Lol nice mike