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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by dre_S3, May 17, 2012.

  1. dre_S3
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    [May 17, 2012]
    Been offered a franken mani for £180 delivered that close to buying it for my s3 just thought I would look into it before spending out :)
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    Pm dave hea running one at the min.
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    S3dave mate ?
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    I have seen the manifold but didn't notice a flaw in it until i was told about it

    It has a very poor flow runner from number 4
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    poor flow as measured how Andrew

    Flow benched it?

    (and yes I am very familiar with what it looks like having modded and fitted one many months ago)
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    Ok mate is the xs mani more recommended then ?
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    I am not going to recommend any k04 manifold on here publicly.

    They all have their pro's and cons in my personal experience.

    FT k04 ex mani is in use on Dougs own TT which runs a hybrid K04 of his own, and is pushing it hard as a test mule. His power is higher than most. (USA dyno's I know, so Dyno Lottery ++ applies) but its working for him

    Relentless/XS thing.... flows well, but its longevity and consistency of quality and fitment for me remains a big ?



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    It bottle necks massively at the collector i was told
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    so anecdotal

    Q> caused misfires did it from the bottle neck? Higher timing pull on cyl 4? or any other?

    Please be carefull with comments which cannot be supported by actual evidence.. facts and data


    FT Ex Mani below
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    some others....
    top-stock, middle 034, lower Relentless
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    JBS one
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    ive got the frankenturbo F23 manifold, its yet to be installed looking forward to trying it out
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    Thats all i was told Bill all in all i don't know what its like in flow. Yes it maybe better flowing than standard but i was just saying it was one of the cons of the manifold. Yes all aftermarket manifolds have there pro's and con's but the best i have seen is the TSR one but the cost of it is just mad
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    yet
    sorry but this kinda throw away comments narks me..

    looks and facts/data are'nt the same... and hurtfull to those who actually develop them
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    When i say it bottle necks but may flow better than standard i mean overall flow

    That one looks different to daves?
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    anyone tryed out the jbs one yet if so whats it like
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    Iv just bought TSR manifold honestly workmanship is fantastic really impressed !
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    u got any pics mate
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    Sure heres a few will

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    Oh well looks like you got plenty now lol
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    runner #2 looks so very close to the stud for access to the nut.. ewwww.
    well made of course in fabrication terms.
    bulky thing
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    Is that the one where you can use the original cross over pipe?
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    Yeah thats right but some slight trimming boost pipe support brackets
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    well thats a minter shame about the price
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    [May 17, 2012]
    xs power mani has to be the winner with the welds reinforced. price, results, erm cough reliabilty.
    prawn is the ultimate test mule for this
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    The manifold in the pics Bill posted looks different to the one V5 TT posted??
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    good spot..
    they seem to have swapped runners into the collector on #1.#2
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    That certainly looks like it means business, it does clear the bulkhead?....;)


    We were looking for timing pull on cyl 4 on the frannken manni and there was nothing... the ceramic coating as lasted too..:icon_thumright:
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    cyl #4 is usually the 1st to pull timing anyhows as its the hottest cylinder (at end of coolant run thru block)

    cyl #2 is the one which can break up if there's a flow issue @ collector or runner as they share with #1
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    That manifold looks awesome. Seems a shame to bolt a K04 up to it ;)
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