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Old 10-16-2001, 02:01 AM   #1
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i know it has had to be covered before...and i have been searching i've used "backwards intake manifold" "backwards intake" "reversed intake manifold" "reversed intake" as search strings....but im still trying for more information.. any other terms i should look up?? or could you guys just post some pics for me? and some info on doing this?

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Old 10-16-2001, 02:13 AM   #2
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Don't know why they couldn't just take a normal photo...


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Old 10-16-2001, 02:15 AM   #3
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Basically just bolt the manifold on backwards (yes it workd that way) and fabricate some throttle linkages and stuff and find a place to relocate some stuff

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Old 10-16-2001, 02:46 AM   #4
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A/C wouldn't work with the flipped manifold though.
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Old 10-16-2001, 02:55 AM   #5
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yeah i've seen those already...what all would have to be relocated..i see the batery...im takin my a/c out i guess...ummm looks like alternator needs to move over a little?

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Old 10-16-2001, 02:58 AM   #6
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fuel lines will need to be extended.
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Old 10-16-2001, 06:45 AM   #7
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You can't just "flip it around" unless you don't mind hacking a hole through your hood.
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Old 10-16-2001, 01:44 PM   #8
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You can't just "flip it around" unless you don't mind hacking a hole through your hood.
what do u mean? why would you put another hole in the hood?

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Old 10-16-2001, 02:24 PM   #9
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from everything that I've seen, you can just "flip it around" sure you have to re-route a lot of things, move things and other various projects, but hood clearance isn't an issue I don't believe. somebody correct me with some proof if I'm wrong

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Old 10-16-2001, 02:34 PM   #10
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FYI zerosports has a kit for reversing the intake manifold.
Probably pretty pricey and alot cheaper than trying to hack and chop your self. In fact IMHO Byron is using the same kit .
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Old 10-16-2001, 03:08 PM   #11
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where is this zerosports?......www.zerosports.com? or something?

hmmm

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Old 10-16-2001, 03:24 PM   #12
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I've been told that there are hood clearance issues relating to just flipping the damn thing around.. I could be wrong.

It's utterly, utterly pointless to cut and paste the thing on the other way, unless you really like to torture yourself. Run an adequate turbo and the amount of piping isn't nearly as big a deal as people make it out to be.

Zero Sports can be found at www.zerosports.co.jp
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Old 10-16-2001, 03:39 PM   #13
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look at how the throttle body sits, and the clearance to the hood, it wont fit a pipe in there (nevermind the TB itself) the plenum needs to be cut and welded differently

There are more things that yeild higher net power gains, are less work, and don't cost you your A/C...
Why go all out on this if you're not going all the way in everything else in the engine bay?
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Old 10-16-2001, 04:23 PM   #14
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Isn't that the A/C compressor sitting behind the red pipe in the pictures? Or maybe it's a relocated alternator...
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Old 10-16-2001, 04:44 PM   #15
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That's the alternator.


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Old 10-16-2001, 05:00 PM   #16
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Battery is missing - probably relocated to the trunk.

Windshield washer fluid bottle is missing - you mean it doesn't rain in sunny California?!?

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Old 10-16-2001, 05:51 PM   #17
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Battery is missing - probably relocated to the trunk.

Windshield washer fluid bottle is missing - you mean it doesn't rain in sunny California?!?

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actually if u look closely...the battery is right where a tmic would be placed

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Old 10-16-2001, 06:13 PM   #18
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I find it so funny that Byron reversed the manifold... but didnt design a new radiator or intercooler to minimise the air path.. what a complete waste of time..and purely for looks only.

You can still get the aircon to fit .. if you move the alternator and the aircon pump to one side (requires simple brackets making.. longer belts and a new tensior)

The manifold will fit under the hood when reversed.

Yes, you have to redeisgn the fuel rails, purge system, AIC sysem (depends on MY of engine).

If you are going to this extreme, then fit a new radiator and intercooler that allows the pipe to enter over the top (under the beam).

Ideally it needs to leave the turbo and go under the manifold, past the powersteering pump and to the intercooler, then from the intercooler, up and over the radiator and straight into the reversed manifold... this ensures the shortest and most direct path.

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Old 10-16-2001, 06:17 PM   #19
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Well you don't have to look that closely for the battery, not too many other components should have two big clunky terminals hanging off the top.

It's good to see he kept the stock horn in there.
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Old 10-16-2001, 08:27 PM   #20
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JC of UPRD built the manifold after Byron showed him a picture of the zero sports one. It is necasary to cut where the throttle body bolts up to decrease the angle, allowing it to fit under the hood.
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Old 11-20-2005, 12:12 AM   #21
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i know it has had to be covered before...and i have been searching i've used "backwards intake manifold" "backwards intake" "reversed intake manifold" "reversed intake" as search strings....but im still trying for more information.. any other terms i should look up?? or could you guys just post some pics for me? and some info on doing this?

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go to tsl motorsport you'll see it
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Old 11-20-2005, 01:49 AM   #22
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Umm... I think he has probably solved his problem by now
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