View Full Version : KA-T Top Mount Turbo Help! w/ Pics

01-29-2012, 11:57 PM
Fixed the problem. Bought a new manifold

01-30-2012, 12:05 AM
that's a terribly designed manifold, grinding down the master cylinder is a bad idea for one. for two, you will overheat your fluid, go to stop, wreck and possibly die seeing how it will be resting on it....you can't even fit a heat shield there, i would see about getting another manifold (looks like a cheap one anyways)

01-30-2012, 02:18 AM
yeah man ditch that jank mani and get something decent im sure a quality tubular mani will clock the turbo better for better clearance

01-30-2012, 02:30 AM
seriously, that is a disaster waiting to happen. get another manifold.

01-30-2012, 04:42 AM
Yeah you guys are right. Any suggestions on a decent top mount manifold?

01-30-2012, 11:53 AM
Look at the jgy log manifold

01-30-2012, 11:59 AM
buy a new master
either reweld the flange or get new manifold

01-30-2012, 12:02 PM
Look at the jgy log manifold

I think you mean JGS?

JGS does good ka-t stuff!

01-30-2012, 03:33 PM
Yeah. Phone correct for some reason? Jgs

01-30-2012, 04:09 PM
Yessirr JGS manifold will solve your problem... Also invest in a pre bent heat shield to keep the BMC from failing....

01-30-2012, 04:38 PM
DOC Race. Full race quality at half the price.

01-30-2012, 07:12 PM
The JGS is kinda expensive for me right now. I'm just starting school so I don't have much money to buy a manifold like that at this moment. I was thinking of picking up the cx racing stainless steel top mount. Anyone have one of those?

01-30-2012, 07:25 PM
the problem with the chinese manifolds is the flanges are usually off/not straight, causing leaks and lots of blown out gaskets. they're also thin/shitty metal and can crack/break. if you're on a budget, look into the mazworx diy log manifold. i can weld it for you, pm me if you're interested.

01-30-2012, 07:51 PM
ya or get a cheaper manifold and have someone weld braces on it to prevent cracking or save up a lil and get a nicer manifold or get the one cut and rewelded