Truck manifolds for LS turbo swap?

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Truck manifolds for LS turbo swap?

Postby bottlesempty » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:57 am

I've seen guys on here say they have lsx turbo dimes, but I want to see a picture. Can you use flipped truck manifolds in a 2wd s10, or flipped sanderson shorties?
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Re: truckmanifolds forLS turbo swap

Postby bottlesempty » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:18 pm

any pics of some turbo lsx dimes? what exhaust manifolds or header options are available for a single turbo lsx in a S10 or is it strictly a fabrication assignment
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Re: truckmanifolds forLS turbo swap

Postby superbee » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:43 pm

do you have the parts there with the truck without an engine? Mocking the parts up as you go may be your best bet.
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Re: truckmanifolds forLS turbo swap

Postby FirstGenThree » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:21 pm

I stuck the truck manifolds on backwards just for kicks when I was fighting my exhaust to see if I could go out the front and then down and back without a turbo.... :gay: I recall it being (virtually) impossible- something like the collector pointed directly down into the steering gear with no likelyhood of mods but maybe if cut back up far enough, one could make it come straight forward?
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Re: truckmanifolds forLS turbo swap

Postby Geohorn » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:23 pm

Lingenfelter made it work. I couldn't tell you how, but you might want to research this setup.

http://www.highperformancetrucks.com/fo ... itemId=167
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Re: truckmanifolds forLS turbo swap

Postby douche_mcgee » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:44 am

FirstGenThree wrote:I stuck the truck manifolds on backwards just for kicks when I was fighting my exhaust to see if I could go out the front and then down and back without a turbo.... :gay: I recall it being (virtually) impossible- something like the collector pointed directly down into the steering gear with no likelyhood of mods but maybe if cut back up far enough, one could make it come straight forward?


Most turbo guys install them upside down, not backwards. The collectors should point up, not down towards the frame.
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Re: truckmanifolds forLS turbo swap

Postby specv44 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:02 am

Correct. Look squarely at the manifold from the side, collector pointing down behind the engine at the ground. Now take it, and rotate it counter clockwise 180* and bolt it back on :thumbup:
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Re: truckmanifolds forLS turbo swap

Postby FirstGenThree » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:46 pm

Gotcha :thumbup: I was thinking switch sides so they came out the front and down.. :gay: i'm def not a turbo guy, i prefer strokers or those other things that sit on top with the belt drive and stuff what are they called?

However the Squires remote turbo setups seem very appealing and may one day end up on my 5.3 s10.
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Re: truckmanifolds forLS turbo swap

Postby Telco » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:08 pm

The remote turbo setup is something I like as well, but the reviews on STS as a company are mixed. I'd have to guess though that you'd just need a turbo that had a drive section that spins up a bit faster than what you'd put on the front of the engine to make up for the lowered heat and velocity at the end of the exhaust. You'd also need an oil scavenging pump since the turbo would be at or below the oil pan level. Beyond that, it would be a normal turbo job. A remote turbo is the ONLY way I'd ever do something other than NA.
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Re: truckmanifolds forLS turbo swap

Postby Mattsv8_03 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:28 am

If u wan run truck manifolds down then u need a rack steering kit from unisteer if u point them up u just move the colum over a lil bit. Check out the turbo ls kits for ls trucks ull get a lot of info there and pics. Deff do front mount problem with most rear mount setups is it requires small exh housings wich choke at high engine speed s a larger front mounter turbo with a large housing. If u do a 76 look for a .96 or 1.01ar my 88 is a .96 works great proably would choke at 1250hp then id need a larger one
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Re: truckmanifolds forLS turbo swap

Postby Mattsv8_03 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:29 am

check ls1 tech too there is a thread about the fastest stock 5.3 and its a 8 sec s10
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