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Old 07-12-2012, 08:38 PM   #46
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thanks for the info guys!!

also i believe ive found a good maifold, has lifetime warranty

http://www.turbochargingdynamics.com...o_Manifold.php

seems great, and well priced.

also how does the ebay turbo kit seem if it was only 1000? i would of course upgrade the manifold to the one stated above but ill have to get an adapter plate for t4-t3
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:38 AM   #47
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Can't go wrong with a TCD manifold! Longevity for sure.

Some TCD manifolds (for the M20) require an on-center turbo, instead of the normal offset style you see. You should make sure that's not the case: you don't want to have to get one of those.

You can also get t3 / t4 adapters from ebay for about $35 that move the turbo up / down. I'd ask Todd from TCD if he has any experience with that mani on a e34 like yours.

I would still skip the kit, just make a large list of what you need *exactly* and buy as needed. It will be cheaper for the same quality components.

My list for turbo-ing had "hard" items where I knew exactly what I needed, ie, injectors w/ size / brand / company. Then "soft" items like oil lines, where I knew sort of what I wanted but I'd let the blanks fill in as I went. Sometimes you don't know what you'll need until its time to install due to size, etc.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:06 AM   #48
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Can't go wrong with a TCD manifold! Longevity for sure.

Some TCD manifolds (for the M20) require an on-center turbo, instead of the normal offset style you see. You should make sure that's not the case: you don't want to have to get one of those.

You can also get t3 / t4 adapters from ebay for about $35 that move the turbo up / down. I'd ask Todd from TCD if he has any experience with that mani on a e34 like yours.

I would still skip the kit, just make a large list of what you need *exactly* and buy as needed. It will be cheaper for the same quality components.

My list for turbo-ing had "hard" items where I knew exactly what I needed, ie, injectors w/ size / brand / company. Then "soft" items like oil lines, where I knew sort of what I wanted but I'd let the blanks fill in as I went. Sometimes you don't know what you'll need until its time to install due to size, etc.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:18 AM   #49
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:59 PM   #50
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:18 PM   #51
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Ya so i checked on that TCD manifOld and it does require on center tubo, but he said that peoPle have made mounts/adapters to make other t3/t4 turbos work, so i might go for this manifold, still researching
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:43 PM   #52
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So a minor update, just ordered in some m50 apr head studs, as well as mls 3mm head gasket, for just about $425 in total. also ordered some new drilled and slotted rotors and some semi-metallic pads

Ive decieded im gunna go with the TCD manifold, im gunna order it right after i finish this meassage ahaha.
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:35 PM   #53
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so another update! got a few parts in, brakes and manifold... well u will see

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This is a t3/t4 adapter for my soon to be comin t3 turbo... will take pics tmrw when i pick it up!!

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so today i pulled off my exhaust from the manifold back, i got my wheels off and got the car on jackstands, i will be assembling it tomorrow for fitment and we hope all goes well, pics will be included!!
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:31 PM   #54
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Dude, that's super legit! Looks like you're moving along at a good pace!
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:43 PM   #55
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:40 PM   #56
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Soo after a headache and a half at the canadian border... They must really like me to keep me around for over an hour, and well they must like my caddy too cuz they took a while to search it lol, but in the end i got home... With my turbo kit in a 100lbs box.

I got the tcd manifold bolted up fits nice looks good to for a cast product.
I attempted to install the turbo to see if it would fit and wellll.... Its DOESNT!! ... The t3/t4 adapter extends down tooooooooooo far and now the turbo is coming in contact with with some of my sterring components!!, so im gunna check and see if i can get a shorter one or try an angled adapter! Tomorrow ill try amd get at a few other things like mounting elec. fan, intercooler, puttin ma new brakes on, some of the little things to move the Project along
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:21 AM   #57
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Damn.. I like your positive attitude though! You could maybe find a T3 and T4 flange and have a shop build an adapter to the size you need.
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I have a t3/t4 adapter, but its to long, if i could cut out a section from in between the flanges that would be ideal... But first ill look to see if there is a shorter one/angled on ebay

Or better yet, if i cut just one of the flanges flush off then cut downthe adapter from there... I was thinkin cut somewhere in the middle but that seems more difficult! Soo ill try that, and i really dont want to do this but i know if i use the cheap faccckin manifold from my kit it would fit :/
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:55 AM   #59
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That's what I meant, find just some flanges and build your own adapter in the same style only angled / shorter, etc. You could mock it up with thick cardboard then have a shop plasma cut and weld it.

I'm not 100% positive, but I believe it would be difficult to reweld the one you have if you cut it because it is cast iron.

All of these options are more $ though too. Sucks.
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That is a goood idea, never thot of buying just the flanges... Ill take a look tonight for just some flanges and ill work from there, thanks for the info!
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