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    • AR Design M50 based (S50, S52, M52) top mount turbo manifold nearing completion

      AR Design is close to wrapping up their top mount turbo manifold for M50 based motors. We first reported on this manifold three months ago and AR Design has made significant progress in that time. The only other quality top mount we know of on the market is the 666 fabrication manifold which retails for $1400. It will be interesting to see what AR Design prices the manifold at and also if it will be part of a turbo kit that they will offer.










      This article was originally published in forum thread: AR Design M50 based (S50, S52, M52) top mount turbo manifold nearing completion started by Sticky View original post
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      1. dzenno@PTF's Avatar
        dzenno@PTF -
        Nice! What about a top mount manifold for N54?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dzenno Click here to enlarge
        Nice! What about a top mount manifold for N54?
        I don't think you will ever see that, certainly not anytime soon.
      1. black bnr32's Avatar
        black bnr32 -
        i thought they promised twin scroll?
      1. Chris @ ardesign's Avatar
        Chris @ ardesign -
        Soon my friend... Soon!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Chris @ ardesign Click here to enlarge
        Soon my friend... Soon!
        So manifold + turbo kit?
      1. ar design's Avatar
        ar design -
        Car is running, waiting for a new billet turbo...... Then off to dyno!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ar design Click here to enlarge
        Car is running, waiting for a new billet turbo...... Then off to dyno!
        When does the turbo come in?
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ar design Click here to enlarge
        Car is running, waiting for a new billet turbo...... Then off to dyno!
        Which turbo will that be?
      1. ar design's Avatar
        ar design -
        62mm billet Click here to enlarge
      1. Chris @ ardesign's Avatar
        Chris @ ardesign -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ar design Click here to enlarge
        62mm billet Click here to enlarge
        ...BatMoWheel Click here to enlarge Got the BMW for the BMW
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        So the 62 mm turbo will be featured in the kit but is that the only turbo option you will offer?
      1. Chris @ ardesign's Avatar
        Chris @ ardesign -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        So the 62 mm turbo will be featured in the kit but is that the only turbo option you will offer?
        More than likely kit will feature different options for different power levels with turbos ranging from smaller, spool happy powerbands to turbos that will provide nothing more than tons of peak power/torque
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Chris @ ardesign Click here to enlarge
        More than likely kit will feature different options for different power levels with turbos ranging from smaller, spool happy powerbands to turbos that will provide nothing more than tons of peak power/torque
        Gotcha, and if someone wants to go their own route they can just get the manifold itself, right?
      1. Chris @ ardesign's Avatar
        Chris @ ardesign -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Gotcha, and if someone wants to go their own route they can just get the manifold itself, right?

        Correct! I can assure you our kit will be VERY competitively priced though
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Chris @ ardesign Click here to enlarge
        Correct! I can assure you our kit will be VERY competitively priced though
        I would certainly expect it to be and when the pricing and final manifold is available I want to know... first.
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Chris @ ardesign Click here to enlarge
        Correct! I can assure you our kit will be VERY competitively priced though
        Good work dude. Also thanks for the gauge holder
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        This thing is beautiful:

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