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    • VTT Product Release: The Fab Factory N54 Intake Manifold is BACK!

      Fab Factory Manifold is BACK! As most all of you with a few years on this platform remember, Fab Factory made what was the most popular N54 intake manifold to date. Extremely beautiful, well designed, and backed up by results from our shop car (and others!). The problem was FF ended up closing its doors.


      We kept in touch with Shawn over the years and bounced around the idea of bringing the manifold back to life, but nothing ever came of it. Finally, about 6 months ago Tony ran the idea of simply buying the rights from Shawn directly and taking over production of the manifold as a VTT product. Shawn liked the idea, we agreed on a price, and all the drawings/remaining parts were transferred to VTT. We worked very hard with our CNC manufacturer, sent them the full set of drawings as well as the extra manifold we have so they could begin doing a 100% faithful recreation of what FF had developed a few years back. To say it came out perfect is an understatement. We put it side by side with our original FF manifold, and it's every bit as beautiful (and functional!).

      Some product details:
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      • Full billet production using aircraft 6061-T6, then tig welded, and anodized for good looks/resistance to corrosion
      • Two -10ORB ports on the bottom, which allow you to run any of our -10ORB fittings from modular setups for PCV, vacuum needs
      • Three 1/8-27NPT ports to the top on production manifolds for easy access to manifold vacuum and boost reference


      Our goal was not only to recreate this fan-favorite but also to make it more accessible by offering it at a lower price. The manifold will come in 3 colors: standard clear anodize, black anodize, and red anodize. Custom anodize available for $350 +30-45-day lead time. Since these are made at the same manufacture as our Billet Valve covers (not the cast) the anodizing will match, so as an added bonus if you buy an intake manifold, we can offer the Billet VC for $950 bundle price.


      Pricing will be as Follows:

      • Manifold with Fuel rail, gaskets, and all hardware - $1199
      • Billet CNC throttle body adapter with single-piece silicone charge pipe with Map sensor adapter, and BOV flange $250
      • US made DW 550cc injectors $300, 950cc injectors $750
      • Plug and Play extension harnesses for the throttle body, and map sensor $100 for both
      • Injector Blanks for people wanting to run DI only $75 for a set of 6
      • Complete Manifold/PI kit bundle $1700 (controller required, not included)
      • Complete Manifold/DI only kit bundle $1500
      • Complete Manifold/PI kit bundle with Billet VC $2650
      • Complete Manifold/DI only kit bunch with Billet VC $2450


      By contrast, other manifolds on the market have:

      • Rough casting, no internal velocity stacks
      • Limited vacuum options, have to drill/tap for large fittings
      • Fuel rail under manifold for poor injection angle, difficult to work on
      • $1500 no injectors, no additional parts at all +$300 over VTT/FF
      • $2000 with injectors +$500 over VTT/FF
      • $2350 with injectors, and charge pipe (no harnesses) +$650 over VTT/FF


      The manifolds are currently live on the site as PRE-ORDER ONLY!

      Link:
      https://vargasturbo.com/product/vtt-ff-manifold/

      We are waiting on the charge pipe, harnesses, etc. to be finished before can release them. Looking at a 60 day lead or so for complete packages to ship.



      This article was originally published in forum thread: VTT Product Release: The Fab Factory Manifold is BACK! started by Chris@VargasTurboTech View original post
      Comments 13 Comments
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Veey smart of you guys. Plus it looks awesome..
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Made some formatting edits and promoted to the front page.

        It's definitely a nice piece.
      1. MR747's Avatar
        MR747 -
        Beautiful piece
      1. maxnix's Avatar
        maxnix -
        Works with stock CAI and filter?
      1. Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
        Chris@VargasTurboTech -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by maxnix Click here to enlarge
        Works with stock CAI and filter?
        You are asking if a front facing intake manifoldworks with the stock airbox? Just want to make sure I am not misunderstanding the question? If that is the question, no sir it doesn't unfortunately...Click here to enlarge
      1. JMVela's Avatar
        JMVela -
        IS there are some power gains with this manifold over the stock plastic one? If yes, any info?
      1. Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
        Chris@VargasTurboTech -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JMVela Click here to enlarge
        IS there are some power gains with this manifold over the stock plastic one? If yes, any info?
        We saw very good gains on our shop car, as did a few others that were running them. We never tested back to back with a stock manifold, as a stock manifold has not been on our car in well over 4 years.
      1. maxnix's Avatar
        maxnix -
        Thank you for the confirmation. Still a beautiful and functional intake. Now hope there is a CAI coming for it.
      1. Eleventeen's Avatar
        Eleventeen -
        Looks really good, especially with the VTT valve cover! Nice job.
      1. Snertz's Avatar
        Snertz -
        Glad to see this back on the market. Out of curiosity how do the two halves seal together? I was under the impression it used a giant O-ring but it doesn't appear to have room for one since one half has a machined lip.
      1. Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
        Chris@VargasTurboTech -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Snertz Click here to enlarge
        Glad to see this back on the market. Out of curiosity how do the two halves seal together? I was under the impression it used a giant O-ring but it doesn't appear to have room for one since one half has a machined lip.
        Thanks!

        The machined groove fits together with a very tight tolerance and we use sealant when doing final assembly. No leaks here!

        She's a peach. One is going on my personal car.

        Chris
      1. 1971StingRay's Avatar
        1971StingRay -
        So are the runners shorter or longer than stock? Has any fuel distribution adjustment been needed with the tb mouth on the end instead of in the middle? Your gains realized, are they more peak or do they fatten up the curve?
      1. Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
        Chris@VargasTurboTech -
        The fab-factory mani was designed for more even distribution and higher flow vs. the stock design. You'll see more gains at higher flow rates (of course), and it goes without saying that your gains will be a function of your mods/power level.

        Chris