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Old December 19th, 2008, 04:36 PM
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has anyone seen any m715's with a 6.5 turbo? im trying to get a idea of what to do for the fender wells. im having a problem with it clearing the turbo. thanks!
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Old December 19th, 2008, 05:24 PM
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I don't know about 715s, but with the cars I am used to playing with its pretty common to have to replumb and relocate the turbo when doing an engine swap. Are you trying to keep it in stock location?
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yes, i think that im just going to modify the fender insted of the manifold and turbo. the turbo dosnt stick out far, and its far from any tires
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I'm not suggesting this but speaking of plumbing for turbos... On tv I recently saw a twin turbo kit installed on a Corvette. They removed the enormous stock mufflers and in their place installed turbos. In the end, no mufflers and 650hp! This got me to thinking that turbo locations are limited to only the imagination.
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I'm not suggesting this but speaking of plumbing for turbos... On tv I recently saw a twin turbo kit installed on a Corvette. They removed the enormous stock mufflers and in their place installed turbos. In the end, no mufflers and 650hp! This got me to thinking that turbo locations are limited to only the imagination.
Or money.
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Or space for plumbing the boosted air back to the engine.
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I'm not suggesting this but speaking of plumbing for turbos... On tv I recently saw a twin turbo kit installed on a Corvette. They removed the enormous stock mufflers and in their place installed turbos. In the end, no mufflers and 650hp! This got me to thinking that turbo locations are limited to only the imagination.
The further away from the engine the turbo is, the cooler the exhaust and the energy that propels the turbo goes down, losing efficiency. Also imagine the aerodynamic drag of pushing the intake air through a 12foot inlet hose!
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not to mention the risk of them getting hit with a rock when your out wheeling.... its a good idea, i seen one guy do it to a silverado seems to work very well
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well lastnight i figured that i can try my body work skills out and get this fender out of the way, so i used a body hammer and a rubber mallet to get it done untill i got tired and grabbed a sledge hammer. it worked out well, after i beat it with the sledge i used the body hammer to smooth it out. anyways this is what the overall product is





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You did a good job....just taking the pics must have been a challenge!
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