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Old 03-09-2014, 08:15 PM   #1
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how many of you guys have rotated your sti turbos for better fitting/flowing intercooler piping? this question is partially correct to my bastardization soon to come but i figure the question formed as such would help others as well for many reasons.

my reasoning is to use a tmic for a 08+wrx/outback/legacy (process west) and a sti style turbo. problem being the routing from turbo to inlet on intercooler, it seems easy enough to do if i just clock the turbo to point the inlet as close to straight up as the w/g will allow instead of horizontally. i feel like ive seen some setups with ewg's that were done like this and that would be a ton easier since the internal gate is right where i would optimally position the compressor outlet.

what say you, frankenstein genius'!!!?!????
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:42 PM   #2
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Or just get the hose for a sti style turbo-to '08 wrx styled process west. (That's what I have). The extra 180 bend technically sucks, but realistically you won't be able to tell. & that's not why you rotate...
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:47 PM   #3
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also dont forget, you clock that turbo, your going to need to do something with that flapper and go ewg.
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:54 PM   #4
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I just found out about that hose earlier today, very cool that.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:08 AM   #5
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I understand the whole better flow of rotated but... let's be honest here you are going to rotate the small vf52 when it works just fine. I really don't believe the whole process is choking by any means with such a small turbo.

The gains I think will be negligible and unless you are getting a larger turbo like a Dom xtr then your throwing away time and money.
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:51 AM   #6
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no need to rotate/clock the 52 as it is already just fine for the application.

i am referring to a non flange style turbo getting clocked so that i could go 1 turn 90deg straight into the intercooler instead of the multiple turns, 4 seperate 90deg bends if i recall, like the process west pipe would make it.

the slap it on after you buy it method and dont have to do anything else is definitely easier by all means, buying a flanged turbo and not worrying about any of that even easier still. but hey if somebody isnt inspiring somebody to do something else with their vehicle for the sake of being different then what are we here for? lol

carry on.
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:34 AM   #7
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The turbo's a bit small to worry about such things.

What modifications do you currently have?
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:47 AM   #8
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This is a set up we just completed a few weeks ago. Message me if you want more pics and info regarding rotating a stock location turbo set up. Learned a lot from this both good and bad. Turned out great and was worth the while after all was said and done. Car belongs to a forum member and good friend. it's a ATP 3076 turbo btw.
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Old 03-21-2014, 03:57 AM   #9
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This is a set up we just completed a few weeks ago. Message me if you want more pics and info regarding rotating a stock location turbo set up. Learned a lot from this both good and bad. Turned out great and was worth the while after all was said and done. Car belongs to a forum member and good friend. it's a ATP 3076 turbo btw.
Sooo...the goods and the bads are??..
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:09 AM   #10
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This is a set up we just completed a few weeks ago. Message me if you want more pics and info regarding rotating a stock location turbo set up. Learned a lot from this both good and bad. Turned out great and was worth the while after all was said and done. Car belongs to a forum member and good friend. it's a ATP 3076 turbo btw.
The OP was wanting to run a TMIC. If you have the ability to fab, then rotating a stock location turbo you already have bought may be worthwhile, otherwise just pay to do a proper rotated setup.
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:52 AM   #11
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i was mainly focused on reclocking not rotating the turbo, just spinning the compressor housing to get the outlet pointed vertically instead of horizantally to reduce piping length and bends while utilizing a tmic for the 08+wrx/legacy style intake manifold.

i am pretty positive it would work and be pretty clean compared to any stock config. or combo aftermarket config. currently available but the easiest and most certain way to make it happen would require an ewg. since that would be the primary obstacle when reclocking the housing to perfect position.

the rest of the info has been helpful in part, please keep it going for more ideas and insight.
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:01 AM   #12
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i am referring to a non flange style turbo getting clocked so that i could go 1 turn 90deg straight into the intercooler instead of the multiple turns, 4 seperate 90deg bends if i recall, like the process west pipe would make it.
Clocking to remove bends is certainly not going to hurt anything. Those sharp 90 bends are good for ~5% flow loss. Every little bit adds up.
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:39 AM   #13
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Thank you sir, my idiot idea is confirmed to be correct by someone in the know!!!

I am running with my mental theory that sti turbo, process west, and 08+ wrx plastic manifold setup as ive described would outperform any other intercooler intake manifold(stock) setup if only for the lack of piping length and corresponding pressure loss and other science things that I dont know about.
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