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Postby 88st165 » Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:03 pm

how thick was that spacer?
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Postby d1alltrac » Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:57 am

88st165 wrote:how thick was that spacer?


1/2 inch
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Postby 88st165 » Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:21 am

im assuming you used the one from JGS?
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Postby d1alltrac » Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:00 am

yup, thats the one...it seems to be the perfect size though, IIRC there is about 1-2mm of clearance at the wastegate actuator arm with the 1/2" spacer
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Postby 88st165 » Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:17 am

have any pics of your install?
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Postby d1alltrac » Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:49 am

no...im not 100% finished though, i gotta swap out some gaskets and clean it up a bit. new gaskets get here saturday and im off sunday so i have a fun sunday planned. 8)

i guess you could say what i did was a "test fit" since the gaskets i used were crap and i really just needed to be able to move the car for the time being
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Postby CryoGoblin » Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:10 pm

is the spacer only needed when u got the stock st185 manifold. or is it also used for aftermarket st185 manifolds?
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Postby saved_1992 » Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:08 am

you will still need the spacer

i would also strongly suggest supporting/bracing the turbo/manifold to prevent cracking of the aftermarket manifold
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Postby CryoGoblin » Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:12 am

yea...i was gonna do that. cuz the original had to be removed...gonna make a custom support brace. haha...and yo you should go gamble :)
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Postby saved_1992 » Wed Jan 18, 2006 2:09 pm

question for the guys that have used bolts to install the manifold on the head, why not get a longer bolt and cut the head off to make a stud? the reason i ask is it is real easy to strip out threads on an aluminium head.
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Postby d1alltrac » Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:49 am

saved_1992 wrote:question for the guys that have used bolts to install the manifold on the head, why not get a longer bolt and cut the head off to make a stud? the reason i ask is it is real easy to strip out threads on an aluminium head.


:shock: i didnt even think about that, i'll probably do that next time the turbo comes off if i cant find some studs
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Postby 88st165 » Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:17 pm

^saved, what happened to those manifold spacers you had pictured? i know d1 has the one from JGS but what happened to the other one?
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Postby saved_1992 » Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:49 pm

saved_1992 wrote:from my measurements 3/8 should work also, the ones in the pics i bought on ebay, the skinner of the 2 was 35.00 and thicker one was 65.00 but is was much better in quality. just sold the flanges to 91alltrac.
yes no mods needed

ps i will try to track down the place i bought them from

sorry no luck but now i do remember (read old posts) the 3/8 came from ebay the 1/2 inch came from a link on this site (i think Gary posted it up).


but with the feed back from the guys using the .5 spacer i dont know if the 3/8 is thick enough for the acturator to clear oil filter bolt
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Postby 88st165 » Sun Jan 22, 2006 7:23 am

oh so he has both then, i see.... d1 you have pm.
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Postby d1alltrac » Sun Jan 22, 2006 8:28 am

i just wanted to back up what mike said a couple posts up...

i seriously doubt you would get enough clearance at the actuator arm with a 3/8 spacer, i think 1/2 is perfect.
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