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    Top mount manifold confusion

    I don't get this, I am looking for a top mount t3/t4 manifold with waste gate outlet. Looked on eBay and Christ, they want up to 1k plus for a crappy stainless one, yet the same company are selling the same set up I have for 350? Manifold, crappy turbo and weak waste gate. The world has gone mad!

    Where can I get a top mount manifold from? Any ideas?

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    They must have run out of stock.

    If you click the bit that says '3 sold' in the advert it shows the manifolds selling for about a hundred quid.

    It also shows the following sellers are blatantly run by the same person/company:

    Toyosports
    2fast2cool
    uk-performance-uk
    performance-motorsport-parts
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    Never realised that, cheers, I guess it's so they don't have to cancel the advert. I thought they were taking the proverbial.

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    Yea you're right on both parts.

    They put the price so high so people don't buy them when they're not available and also to not have to bother removing the advert.

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    Still does not help with me buying a new manifold tho, think I will have to buy the manifold, turbo and waste gate package at 320, sounds like a good deal, not ha ha

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    Standard manifold + Std T25 or S14 T28.

    Stainless rubbish from eBay is going to fall apart sooner or later.

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    Maybe your right mate.

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    Mazworx, full race, Brae all make top mount manifolds and they are far better quality that the eBay jobbies.

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    Thanks daz, I will do a bit of research, mine is to far gone to reweld I reckon. A mate is building me a turbo based on a t3 with external gate.

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    If you have a chat with thebigshow, he has a complete top mount setup with turbo and downpipe he is no longer using, basically bought it and used it as an engine ornament for about 3 years before deciding to re fit a bottom mount t28
    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigShow View Post
    Reach arounds are more my thing, I don't like the taste...

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    Thanks for that, I will pm him.

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    Cheers merlinz, I have just ordered one to see what it's like, hope its good quality.

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    mind you could place a review when it arrives you? asked for a top budget-mount and I would like to know the quality before buy.
    With knowing the thickness of the walls pipe and if it fits properly.

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    Yes mate, I will post up quality and fitment issues when I install it. I can't see it being any worse than the stainless cheap ones and I need a new one as my current one has been repaired too many times and has loads of cracks. I now need a new waste gate flange as mine is welded on and not bolted. The spending never ends

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    This looks like an interesting develpment for CA,s. I'd like to know your views on it too when it arrives.

    As a side note if fitting a T28 on a top mount do you know anyone that can do a down pipe to mate up with the exhaust?

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    Looks a very similar design to mine which I am selling although mine is stainless

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTSX View Post
    As a side note if fitting a T28 on a top mount do you know anyone that can do a down pipe to mate up with the exhaust?
    I couldnt find one.

    I just bought an aftermarket T28 elbow and cut the flange off and rewelded it on 180* so the flange points down and custom made a longer down pipe from my old exhaust system.

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    Downpipe is a custom job. If you're doing it get a flexi in there too it will help a bit.

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    eloise - You did say you would post your opinions on this manifold. Have you any feedback?

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