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Old 10-09-2007, 11:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, i was just wondering why all the turbo setups i have seen, the turbo is always down below the engine, would it not be better to have the turbo out in front of the engine ?
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For many reasons and its not always down. You can have a top mount.
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usually its for cooling/space/cosmetics...but some people think its way cooler looking to have a top mount, so they top mount it..
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Top mount, bottom mount, front mount, doggy style mount...I'll take 'em anyways they like!






























Oh, sorry...I forgot we were talking about tubo's..
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The primary reason for a botton mount is it's easier and cheaper. It's easier to mount it lower because it can drain directly into the oil pan as it sits next toit. And in most cases an extra oil pump isnot needed. Another reason, and usually the main reason is cost. The botton mount manifold is widely availible and easy to fit. Top mounts are expensive, custom, and very intricate. They have many weaves and require extras to help keep the engine bay cool. Also, sometimes structural modifications are required, primarily to the passenger side shock tower to help the manifold fit.
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most people do a top mount to save their air conditioning on large frame turbos.


good thing i have a solution to that for bottom mount turbo users

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