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    Rear mount turbo

    Anyone have any insight or experience with rear mount turbos, or STS turbos?

    I'm currently running the ESS SC kit and about to finish my motor build and I'm wanting to go turbo. Rear mount seems to be more cost effective but I'm not certain if it has a lot of lag or not.

    I've only seen one other BMW with a rear mount and I couldn't find a dyno graph or anything. They seem to be great for domestic cars.

    Thoughts?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Brickyard Click here to enlarge
    Anyone have any insight or experience with rear mount turbos, or STS turbos?

    I'm currently running the ESS SC kit and about to finish my motor build and I'm wanting to go turbo. Rear mount seems to be more cost effective but I'm not certain if it has a lot of lag or not.

    I've only seen one other BMW with a rear mount and I couldn't find a dyno graph or anything. They seem to be great for domestic cars.

    Thoughts?
    Too much work man, you have to get so much piping for intercooler, and holy hell the lag will be insanely noticeable. Dont' forget you have to get so much oil and coolant lines with extra pumps to make the oil and coolant come back around from the ass of the car. Just no, too much of a mess. Do a regular bottom mount near the engine and have it easier and less $$.

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    I've heard a few STS horror stories.

    Honestly, I have no idea why anyone would even look at rear mount in today's S54 scene. No point to it...

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    A person once told me a car should not have more plumbing than a house.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    A person once told me a car should not have more plumbing than a house.
    Sticky, this sentence has to be the best sentence I ve ever heard.

    Why do you have to reply in all threads?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Twinturbom3 Click here to enlarge
    Why do you have to reply in all threads?
    Round of applause for this guy.

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    Something is unlimited but not my free time.

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    Thanks for the replies! Guess I'll do it the right way then..

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