I had a chat to the place that im planning to get my exhaust done at.
We were talking about building my turbo manifold as well, and while we were on it he was telling me how hes had guys with turbo manifolds hanging off the head without proper sealing. He rekons that building a brace from the manifold/turbo to the engine bay/engine is an important step that most turbo conversions skip.
Ive noticed a few cars in mags doin the same like Kyles EA turbo.
Wats ur opinions on this?
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Yep have to be carefull as there is varying temps and expansion rates..
A strap thats reasonably flexable would be good support...
Usually a brace is welded from top of primary pipe to flange on each one..Over flange weld and 30mm down primary pipe...
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If your talking BIG boost or HP then you maight look at it but not for a mild application. Or maybe if your joining a custom steel/stainless inlet to an alloy head (differing expansion). But imo for moderate/non crazy application not overly important.
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Standard XR6T has a "H" brace from the bottom 2 turbo/manifold flange bolts to the top 2 mount bracket bolts. But BAs have 5 struts on the intake and a "H" brace on the throttle body. They all reduce NVH (noise, vibration, harshness).
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