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Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by ^crx^, Oct 7, 2004.

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    ^crx^ Senior Member

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    SS autochrome manifolds are generally regarded as being made to very low standards of quality control- It's also accepted that the welds on that manifold are prone to cracking without proper bracing. If you have the time and equipment to go through the entire manifold, weld on braces and clean the excess material and sloppy joint fitament up, then it might just be worth it

    but for the most part i would just say to stay away from it
     
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    so i just buy a DP for 250usd som i can use a drag setup?
    aint drag pretty crappy? concidering the WG solution and its not equal length
     
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    yeah the drag is crappy- it's not equal length and the wastegate only vents gases from one cylinder

    but it all depends what kind of power you're trying to make? For not a lot of power, i wouldn't bother upgrading to a different manifold because manifold design isn't going to play a big enough factor in limiting power

    if you're trying to make tons of power or even a fairly moderate amount, ditch the drag manny and look for a inlinepro manny- they are equal length, cast and at least the wastegate port can vent gases from all cylinders, even though it is completely perpendicular to exhaust flow- they also sell downpipes that work with their manifolds on their website- for the price, you really would have a hard time beating their manifold
     
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    well, i think it would be smarter for me to buy a equal length manifoil with a good WG solution and a downpipe for 250$ or just a downpipe for my drag manifoil for the same price...

    if the welds go up could it just weld it?
     
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    ssauto shit > drag in terms of use/power/design

    but it will break on you at some point... just a matter of when, really. i'd say 75% of them crack or break in some manner.

    but, personally, i'd spend the money and get a real manifold- like an inline pro, and hit up joe at joes muffler shop for some downpipe action if you're that tight on a budget.
     
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    I made 520 whp with the inline pro and we didn't have any spiking or creeping problems from wg placement. i feel that the inline pro is the best log style mani you can get. unless your trying to make over 600whp thats your best bet.

    you can search but i think you'll find drag and that ssauto whatever it's called will crack and you'll be buying a new mani, might as well get a good one the first time.
     
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    nuts working off is not a problem of the manifold dude.
     
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    from honda-tech...

    i hope that fucktard burned his hand when he GRABBED THE TURBO...
     
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    ... I think you are reading way to far into it...

    I'm with B in that you have a stud/nut problem when it backs itself out (from thermal expansion and stress). There are special nuts you can buy that won't back out, but the company's name eludes me....
     
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