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Old 03-23-2008, 05:13 PM   #1
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9k exhaust manifold on a 99 9-3

If one wanted to put the 9000 aero manifold on their 9-3, would the A/C compressor be the only thing in the way? I have a 9k manifold in hand and it looks like it may fit since I've taken the A/C compressor off, but the power steering pump looks like it may give me trouble. thoughts anyone?
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Old 03-23-2008, 05:16 PM   #2
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I don't know one way or the other, but why?
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the aero manifold looks like it may flow a bit better.
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Probably more because of the 6cm^2 exit coming out of it..
other than that, not sure how much more it'd flow.
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I agree the 9k manifold is of much better design and I think it flows much better than the ng900 one. Running the ng900 one is considered a down-grade, the 9k one is of better design and the runners look bigger and shorter and that is good for quick spool-up...

I also think the 9k intake manifold is of much better design and its very similar to the custom ones people make out of tubes. I wish I could get one to fit on my ng900, but the brake booster and stuff gets in the way

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Old 04-02-2008, 07:35 AM   #6
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9K manifold

The 9K manifold positions the turbo higher because the engine is tilted more forward in the 9K than in other models.
This higher location might be an advantage as far as intake plumbing but may make downpipe fitting a little different.
I will have to look into this on my Viggen.
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If it let the inlet get over the ac lines and compressor, that would help if it was not in the way of the wp. I have heard they do not fit because they hit the power steering pump. You might be able to grind down the bracket and make it fit?

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yeah the power steering pump looks to be the limiting factor. I need the weekend to experiment.
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9000 exhaust manifold? Is the viggen and aero any different? Because I'm sure that would be a nice upgrade from the stock 2.0 manifold.
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Old 05-01-2008, 07:10 AM   #10
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This is nice to know!

Hope it works
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