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Old 03-12-2013, 08:45 PM   #256
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alright i got the fronts out but i dont have a coil compressor so im stuck for now!

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once i get the coils off i can remove the strut insert and cut the strut housing down. instructions told me to leave two inches of the stock housing to slide the new housing onto
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:01 PM   #257
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You can rent them for free from some Canadian Tires. The bells corners location had one recently.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:03 PM   #258
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i was told to only use the wall mounted ones due to some safety concerns i dont want a smashed jaw from my strut mount flying off
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:05 PM   #259
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Yeah it's a hairy experience, I won't lie. But I've always used the little ones. Your mileage may vary.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:07 PM   #260
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i tried them once and the slipped, so i didnt try them again i brought them to a friend of mine's shop to do it PROPERLY ... ill just have to do that again
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:56 PM   #261
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Cool... Well get it on it we're all waiting! :p
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:39 AM   #262
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Haha alright alright , i need to get a machine shop to make me my turbo flange, any ones that are recommended?
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:04 AM   #263
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Make a flange? Like, to weld onto a manifold or something?
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:06 AM   #264
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I need to make a flange for my exhaust to bolt up to the rear of my turbo....

Sorry should have explained that better
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:08 AM   #265
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What style of flange does your turbo need? Almost certainly will be cheaper to buy one than machine it, probably by a long shot. Any flange from ebay will likely do; they're just iron.

I looked at getting a small something machined once and it was $100 just to set up the tooling.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:09 AM   #266
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Is this what you need?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/T3-T3-T4-TUR...2fc205&vxp=mtr
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:11 AM   #267
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Mine is a t4, its just a round plate with four bolts and a 2.5 inch hole in the middle for the exhaust.... i even check with the place i ordered the turbo from... noooo gotttzz
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:17 AM   #268
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How about these:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/T3-Turbo-Down...1#ht_500wt_969

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/2-5-4-Bolt-Tu...ht_3825wt_1186

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/OBX-T4-Turbo-...vxp=mtr&_uhb=1
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:21 AM   #269
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Third one looks like it.... ill contact them and get the demensions thanjs buuuuddy
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:21 AM   #270
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Also, don't bother with getting a gasket: make your own! Copper gaskets seem to work the best and I found how to make them very easily.

They sell copper sheets at the hobby store, about $10 for 6"x12" sheet. Trace the flange to make the gasket shape, then anneal the copper using a blow torch and water. You heat the copper until it goes dull red, then dunk it in the water. It softens the copper like you wouldn't believe, in fact, the gasket will easily distort and bend so you have to be careful.

Then, install. When you tighten the bolts, the soft copper will squish into all the irregularities in the surfaces to make a perfect seal. The first time it gets really hot, the slow cooling of the copper will harden it back to "normal" copper. If you need to refit the gasket, simply anneal it again!
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