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Old 04-27-2012, 08:21 PM   #1
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I've completely lost it...... Cut up the STS kit to build a front mount turbo.......

Here's some pics of the progress.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:32 PM   #2
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In the process of cutting up the exhaust system. Found this bad flex joint that was between the cat and turbo. Makes me wonder how much better the STS system would have worked.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:41 PM   #3
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This will be a log/header turbo manifold. Just getting everything set in place for mock-up.

See the black marks near the rear exhaust ports on the cylinder head. That was from the cracked header again.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:50 PM   #4
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Plenty of clearance near the radiator and the plastic fender well.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:52 AM   #5
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:17 PM   #6
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I'll def be reading this one.
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:39 AM   #7
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Both Darell (Frostking) and myself have recently cut up our STS setups to go front mount. STS is great for initial convenience, but less then ideal for higher performance.

Darell went with a log header setup not unlike your own, I am getting SharaDon to custom build a SS set of headers for mine. I barely have the time to go out and drive the truck these days, building that myself would be at least a year without the truck, or garage space.

I'm not sure what your previous build included, but moving to the front mount turbo also encouraged me to finally get an intercooler as well.

Will be keeping an eye, so keep the updates coming!

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Old 04-29-2012, 08:50 AM   #10
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Here's the turbo down pipe. Had to mod it because it was too close to the A/C hose.
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