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Old 09-11-2009, 12:11 PM
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cast or stainless turbo manifolds

quick question.... whats better cast or stainless turbo manifolds?

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Re: cast or stainless turbo manifolds

wouldn't you think of putting something titled "TURBO MANIFOLD" in the forced induction section??


cast manifolds are usually alot more durable which is why all stock manifolds are cast (dsm's, scooby's, etc) but since you cannot cast manifolds into intricate and complicated designs, usually they are very poor flowing, and cannot handle extreme amounts of power because they do not flow efficiently. they are however some of the cheapest mani's you can buy. usually every single turbo kit that you buy will come with a cast mani, because they are the cheapest and are only good for small amounts of power. they are also extremely limited to they're design, there's really only 1 type of cast mani. the most expensive cast mani can prolly be had for like $300.


stainless tho, range from $300-$1500, and have many different designs; log, ramhorn, topmount, sidewinder, mini-me, to anything in between. these look alot nicer, are able to produce MUCH more power because they usually flow better and are more efficient, and can usually have different options like v-band instead of the regular flange.
the only downside is since they are welded together you run the risk of the welds failing and cracking (like mine right now ) not to mention are much more expensive.
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Re: cast or stainless turbo manifolds

cast is stronger only when it is reliable. i've seen cast iron parts from china break with a light tap. so if you go for cast i would go for a reliable one. i'm trying to install a dsm turbo cast mani which can work on our cars with a little modifications. i'm just a little lost myself.
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