the 034 plenum is a completely different casting, and there are many simple and noticeable indicators.
the plate for the logo or whatever is at a different angle on the 034.
the TB flange is squared off on the Skunk backing plate, and rotated on the 034.
the 034 has those two casted in blocks on the ends, the Skunk does not.
the Skunk has a ring that is loose for mounting, the 034 does not it is casted into the runners.
the Skunk has the two long blocks casted in for drill/tap or whatever, the 034 does not.
the Skunk is barely the height of the TB flange at the end of the plenum, the 034 is taller.
the 034 plenum looks to have more internal volume than the Skunk due to plenum height off the runner backplate.
034s has 3 bolts across the long sides, and Skunk has 5 bolts across the same span.
just sayin, there are a ton of differences. and the people who think its the same are just plain RETARDED. yes i said it. RE-F**KING-TARDED.
if you do not understand the process used to design and then produce something that is an investment cast or sand cast piece, then i suggest you do some learning!
its no wonder i hate posting here anymore with the sheer retardedness this place has become.
SHEEPLE UNITE!!!!! bah-ah-ah-ah-ah!
Last edited by speeding-g6O; 10-19-2012 at 05:49 PM.
I don't even get the jump to the Skunk2 Manifold. Why not every aftermarket manifold as they all seem to use bolts to connect to the Cyl Head and all?
Last I checked it was the stuff you can't see that makes one of these guys a performer or not.
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I still need to tear apart and dig in to that nozzle you sent me. I've been trying to find the time to sit down and find the appropriate pumps to drive it, too. I still want to take a crack at building my own nozzle, as well, but after a quick test run with the Dremel drill press, I quickly realized I'm going to need a real drill press.
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All grate things come in time so as long as we can get them by spring IE one is nice but I like that fact that 034 has helped me so much with answering questions and pointing my build and project in the right direction. that and I like track proven parts if they cant brake or find a probomle with it then I should be good.
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Guys, please keep this thread on topic...
This is not intended to turn into an IE vs. 034 pissing match.
Integrated Engineering and 034Motorsport have a strong business relationship, and a great deal of respect for one another.
We're amongst the few companies who continue to develop platforms old and new, pushing VAG engines and chassis to levels beyond most others.
We were quietly developing this manifold before IE announced theirs, and both are well engineered, high performance parts.
There is inevitably going to be overlap as far as products go in this niche market, but in the end, it benefits the enthusiast.
I will post more information as it comes, but the manufacturing processes and tooling for making these manifolds take some time.