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Do I need to brace the turbo?

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by projectxspeed, May 16, 2005.

  1. projectxspeed

    projectxspeed Senior Member

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    Simple question. I have a t3/t4 .57 / .63 turbo which seems pretty heavy. It is going to be ok just bolted up to my log manifold? Or is there some sort of support / bracing I should be using. I want to try, and minimize the stress on the manifold to prevent cracking.
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    log manifolds rarely crack...

    I would go with a no. I haven't braced mine.
     
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    projectxspeed Senior Member

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    Thats what I was thinking but this turbo is one heavy mother
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    all turbos are heavy... lol
    if its cast, i wouldn't worry about it.
     
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    projectxspeed Senior Member

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    Ummmm what if its not cast :)
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    if its not how good are the welds?
     
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    projectxspeed Senior Member

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    I will post up some pictures tonight. Its a BMC manifold
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    i wouldn't worry about it...

    the ssautoshit manis are really the only ones you hear of breaking
     
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    projectxspeed Senior Member

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    Ok just trying to careful.
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    what about the obx ones...i just got one and i'll be bracing it like crazy
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    ^^I would on the OBX thing. It's on par with SSAC
     
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    yea, no need to brace a log manifold. Dont heat wrap it either. That will cause it to crack.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    obx = ssac = spark

    they are all the same sweat-shop crafted shit
     
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    Louis@CTSturbo.com Junior Member

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    :blink: sadly true
     
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