Stinger (?) 3" Elbow & Downpipe

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Re: Stinger (?) 3" Elbow & Downpipe

Post by thesameguy » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:40 pm

Yeah, it's the ATP piece. Although crowded, you can sort of see how much further it'd push back the entrance to the exhaust... that plus another v-band flange is a non-starter for a stock location turbo:

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I agree (I mean, who wouldn't?) with your points about your elbow vs Stinger's - the initial 2.25" restriction theirs has. Problem for me is that I am going to try and get this past smog, and you get around that restriction by welding new pipe to the 5-bolt flange. I am pretty certain that weld would attract attention I don't want. If it was a PERFECT weld that could be disguised with powdercoating I'd probably take the risk.

Out of curiosity, have you ever considered basing your elbow off a prefab flange rather than salvaging them from stock elbows?

Like: https://www.atpturbo.com/mm5/merchant.m ... _Code=FLDP

With: https://www.atpturbo.com/mm5/merchant.m ... _Code=FLDP

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Re: Stinger (?) 3" Elbow & Downpipe

Post by merkurdriver » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:10 am

If only we had room in our cars for that ATP piece... they are sooo nice!
thesameguy wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:40 pm

Out of curiosity, have you ever considered basing your elbow off a prefab flange rather than salvaging them from stock elbows?

Like: https://www.atpturbo.com/mm5/merchant.m ... _Code=FLDP

With: https://www.atpturbo.com/mm5/merchant.m ... _Code=FLDP
Sure, we can build downpipes with that flange instead of chopping it off the stock elbow - no problem.

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Re: Stinger (?) 3" Elbow & Downpipe

Post by thesameguy » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:56 pm

Wow, that is incredibly attractive. Let me check finances on Monday and I will PM you. Thanks!

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Re: Stinger (?) 3" Elbow & Downpipe

Post by thesameguy » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:36 pm

I reached out to ATP to see if this:

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could be made available without the flex section. It *might* clear with their "ultimate adapter." The adapter is 2.5" and this piece is 4.5" deep and there is JUST 7" between the turbo and the firewall. If any measurement is off just a smidge in a favorable way... :)

I am interested in using that elbow sans flex pipe on my SPG, so I have a reason to buy. With both in hand I can take those measurements and see what's what. Alternatively I could buy with flex pipe and then hack it off to use on the SPG if it wouldn't work on the XR, but it seems dumb to pay Big Dollars for a flex pipe I'm gonna trash, so I'll wait & see what ATP has to say. ;)

Apropos of nothing, I always forget how short the XR's downpipe is. It seems like it's a big downward plunge, but it really turns away quickly. It's not a big piece!

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