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      11-30-2013 04:31 PM #1
      I am gathering information in order to turbo my vr6 24v. The cast turbo manifolds from C2, CTS, PPT are all in the price range of 600$. The ones from Ebay are arourd 100$. I was wondering if someone had some experience with the cheap Ebay ones or if the more expensive ones are worth paying the extra money.

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      11-30-2013 05:18 PM #2
      You get what you pay for. Exhaust manifold leaks are a royal pain in the ass too.

      Have you seen this one? http://store.034motorsport.com/exhau...otorsport.html

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      11-30-2013 09:08 PM #3
      I haven't seen it thanks

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      11-30-2013 10:24 PM #4
      034 and ebay manifold are the same then.......

      Cause it sure looks that way to me.
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      12-01-2013 04:10 AM #5
      Ebay atp clone here. Good for two years now. However I did gasket match ot because the holes where misshaped a bit

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      12-01-2013 10:04 AM #6
      Please note eBay manifold is T3 only. The other manifolds could be either. I c2 is T4. You will really want a T4 for a vr6.

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      12-01-2013 10:28 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by bonesaw View Post
      Please note eBay manifold is T3 only. The other manifolds could be either. I c2 is T4. You will really want a T4 for a vr6.
      No atp clone is both t3 and t4

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      12-01-2013 12:10 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by super73vw View Post
      No atp clone is both t3 and t4
      The 12v is both. The 24v is T3 only.

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      12-01-2013 06:14 PM #9
      Why do i really want t4?

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      12-01-2013 06:44 PM #10
      Depending on how you like your turbo setup it will allow you to have a more properly sized turbo. A t3 may spool to quickly because a t3 turbine housing is really too small for that motor.

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      12-01-2013 06:49 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by bonesaw View Post
      Depending on how you like your turbo setup it will allow you to have a more properly sized turbo. A t3 may spool to quickly because a t3 turbine housing is really too small for that motor.
      lol.

      there are 800 HP t3 flanged turbos.

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      12-01-2013 07:19 PM #12
      I didn't notice the ebay ones are only in t3. Im planning on using a gt3582r 0.82A/R T4 and i'll probably go with the C2 as I prefer the v-band WG.

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      12-01-2013 08:14 PM #13
      The C2 one looks nice for the price. T3 turbo could be used i just dont like driving charactaristics. All the VR6s that weve turboed alway use a T4. All comes down to personal preference.

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      12-01-2013 10:29 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by TBT-Syncro View Post
      lol.

      there are 800 HP t3 flanged turbos.
      Aren't there like 1.06 AR T3 turbine housings?
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      12-01-2013 10:35 PM #15
      found this it looks like a relatively cheap way to feed a twin scroll turbine


      the only twin manifolds i found were on Ebay. Does anybody know of reputable suppliers?

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      12-02-2013 08:55 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by maclellan13 View Post
      the only twin manifolds i found were on Ebay. Does anybody know of reputable suppliers?
      i just realized that these are stock
      still looks like a good way to go

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      12-02-2013 11:09 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by G60 Carat View Post
      Aren't there like 1.06 AR T3 turbine housings?
      yep.

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      12-03-2013 07:58 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by maclellan13 View Post
      found this it looks like a relatively cheap way to feed a twin scroll turbine


      the only twin manifolds i found were on Ebay. Does anybody know of reputable suppliers?
      That is some fantastic use of the stock manifold! I was just looking at a stock 8v double downpipe manifold, and it has a flange very similar, and thinking to myself, somebody should make a turbo adapter for these!

      But probably nowhere near enough demand on either the 8v/ABA or VR6's for that.
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      12-03-2013 09:16 AM #19
      C2 used to make something like that

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      01-03-2014 10:33 AM #20




      the e bay mani takes a little more attention but for the massive price difference i felt it was worth my time in porting. i know of a few people using cheap mani's with no issues


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      01-03-2014 04:12 PM #21
      My two ebay manifolds? One cracked, the second constantly warped. Every 6-8 months it needed to come off and be flattened due to exhaust leaks pre-turbine and pre O2 sensor. You get waht you pay for. If you daily drive, are finnicky and want reliable clean power, spend the extra cash.

    24. 05-09-2019 08:07 AM #22
      I know thats is old topic but i registered to add info other users. If You mount turbo to yours VR6 not use this cheap manifloid! It is ****! I installed twice and twice cracked. My manifloid is not drilled for sensors and have big bracket for big turbo GT35. I buyed manifloid in polish distributor MTUNING POLAND. They have me deep somewhere and they not change damaged manifloid to new one! Second manifloid worked only 9 month! I'm running on 1.1bar and have 630cc injectors... powers somewhere 500hp.

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      05-14-2019 11:51 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Kompiesto View Post
      I know thats is old topic but i registered to add info other users. If You mount turbo to yours VR6 not use this cheap manifloid!
      Cheap ebay manifolds (12 V) on multiple cars for years now. No issues.
      "OP sounds like a MKIV guy"

    26. 05-21-2019 02:30 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by V-dubbulyuh View Post
      Cheap ebay manifolds (12 V) on multiple cars for years now. No issues.
      Bro, look on 24v manifold and saw difference

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      Last edited by Kompiesto; 05-21-2019 at 02:34 AM.

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      05-21-2019 07:52 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Kompiesto View Post
      Bro, look on 24v manifold and saw difference

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      To be honest some of the 12v castings are rough also (ATP clones). They occasionally will require some cleanup on the ports etc but in terms of overall durability, have never had an issue. Eventually I will try a 24v clone too to see if I experience similar cracking problems. Currently using a CTS 24v manifold.
      "OP sounds like a MKIV guy"

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