This thread is for SKYACTIV 2.0/2.5 turbo builds bought or WiP.
Chinese. It will do as is for bay and manifold fitting but it wont go onto the car (if I get that far) until its rebuilt. I've already determined I will have to partially disassemble to get it in from the top. I bought a 22mm socket to remove the 02 so I can take the heat shield off and see the actual space there. Possible using an oem mani (well designed and I woukd want to keep the low end tq when not under boost helped by its design)with the cat cut and add the t3 flange/ up pipe there. Otherwisena log manifold would be a great space saving option but I'm worried about low down tq from that type. I will reference the diesel for ic piping as the mounts are all there. Oil cooler ( aside from the very small oem one) can go in somewhere, around the fan if there is space. I was looking at the barrel type, but I don't think I want extra coolant lines run.
I did not know what you meant by remote set up but I just happened to come across it on YouTube looking at other stuff.. I think that will be the route I want to go.. even better that I have extra space thanks to the AWD tunnel..I haven't looked at the room in a 5 yet, but in the 3 at least after the cat there isn't room to mount it on the manifold. Also where the cat starts and ends it is not perfectly round tubing. You're almost better off using some sort of aftermarket Tri-Y, and welding the flange at the end of it. It would almost be easier to run a remote setup.
The amount of low-end tq that you may lose going to a simple manifold would be negligible. You probably won't notice too much then you will hit boost.
Yea, if physical size becomes an issue that would be a good alternative. I paid $175 for this one, I'm sure I can resell it for 125 or trade it for something like an IC.You might be better off squeezing a td04h in there from a subaru. They are plentiful and easy to come by.