Turbo manifolds

Discussion in 'Ecotec Platform' started by TCR801, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. TCR801

    TCR801 Member

  2. PG5

    PG5 Active Member

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  3. JSATX

    JSATX Well-Known Member

    There's another option. And it's better and cheaper than most of the ones so far listed but will take a little work.

    The standard (non-turbo) manifold from ZZP is awesome. Lots of us here got one for like $90 shipped when they had their sale.

    The 2003+ Saab 9-3 turbo comes with a triangular manifold mount similar to the NA cobalt except smaller.

    So I purchased the three bolt flange and will be installing studs into it to mount the turbo. I believe the NA manifold flows so much better than the tube style turbo manifold because it's a runner-into-collector setup which historically outperforms the log style manifolds. Luckily we don't have a firewall immediately behind the manifold and can get the best of both worlds!

    The only downside is the turbo from the Saab must be clocked 180 degrees which is easy to do and lines everything up much better.

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  4. TCR801

    TCR801 Member

    Thats true, lots of freedom without a firewall.
  5. JSATX

    JSATX Well-Known Member

    Well after spending a lot of time lining my bracket up using only the exhaust housing I take back what I said.

    The rear motor mount is in the way. The Saab turbo will not mount on the NA ZZP manifold without completely replacing the rear mount with something like what was on Lonny's turbo car.
  6. Johvans

    Johvans Well-Known Member

    I've got the SAAB turbo ecotec manifold... I'm sure we can work out a deal for a swap!
  7. JSATX

    JSATX Well-Known Member

    Haha thanks I got the manifold when I pulled the turbo. Don't worry you're first if/when I get rid of the manifold!

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