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Old 11 Jun 2014, 03:48 pm
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Default Switching to an SRT Intake Manifold

Just wanted to start an open discussion on the topic. There are a few PT's out there that have done this.




It looks like this guy removed his pulling fan and switched to 2 pusher fans.




With no fan, there is room for the intake.





Is it possible to remount the OEM fan and make it run in the opposite direction? Or would it be best to go aftermarket? Obviously I wouldn't need 2 fans (this guy is pushing 500whp).

As for the cold pipe to the manifold, an OEM SRT could be adopted or one could be custom made.



Open discussion guys. All opinions welcomed, knowledge preferred
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Well , if busa was here, he'd say that guy needs his headlights cleaned. Completely off topic and nothing to do with the discussion.


My question: does the SRT manifold have advantages over the composite manifold that the latest turbos came out with? Seems like a lot of work if the swap isn't a good improvement.
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Old 11 Jun 2014, 04:58 pm
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There really would be no advantage except for logistics? I think I see a really large Turbo back there which would be the main reason to do a mod like this?
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2 reasons, friends

1. It looks much better than our fold-over intakes. Especially once I get a powder-coated valve cover

2. I'm doing an SRT theme on my car and I want it to be thorough (Engine, Interioir, Exterior).


I'm not doing it for performance gains, but I wouldn't complain if there was
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Is it possible to remount the OEM fan and make it run in the opposite direction?
it's happened once on accident that i can recall, so it must be possible. cooling fan direction

personally, with how these cars eat engine mounts and how much the engines move, you might consider that when deciding on the parts you'll need to replace. even then, i've sheared the 10.9 grade top engine mount bolt twice with my spectacular driving. the setup in your picture would have required two new radiators to go along with the bolts.


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There really would be no advantage except for logistics? I think I see a really large Turbo back there which would be the main reason to do a mod like this?
i think the main reason was clearance for the 20mm plug wires
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it's happened once on accident that i can recall, so it must be possible. cooling fan direction
Well I guess if it's a DC motor, there shouldn't be any problems spinning it the other way.

Now I will have to see if it can be mounted on the front side
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2 reasons, friends

1. It looks much better than our fold-over intakes. Especially once I get a powder-coated valve cover

2. I'm doing an SRT theme on my car and I want it to be thorough (Engine, Interioir, Exterior).


I'm not doing it for performance gains, but I wouldn't complain if there was
Here is some thoughts and maybe I will state to prevent future arguments call it an IMO and off the top of my head?

First off without offending the original owner of this PT the set up was IMO not fully realized so to say?
The IC center core is a low quality readily available unit that needs to have size to be effective. If a little more money was spent on a better IC half the size more efficient would have been a better thought.

The radiator should just be relocated. With all that crap in the front it is never going to get any direct airflow worth mentioning for adequate coolant temperature control. So why not stick it in the rear and dump the mechanical belt driven water pump for a more updated better efficient electric pump?

I have never seen any flow number posted for the SRT, PT composite or Aluminum ITM. So any comments to which is better at WOT would mostly be speculative unless someone would like to compare flow results of at least the PTs ITMís?.

However if someone were going this far why use any available ITM when it would be easier to make one suited exactly for this extensive upgrade PT project PT?

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i think the main reason was clearance for the 20mm plug wires
Those ARE some fat wires - wire loom on them??
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I was just given the information about this PT posted.




InfernoGT now why do I think you knew about this?
To bad the owner does not come on PT Forums.
Some of us would have fun!

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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InfernoGT now why do I think you knew about this?
To bad the owner does not come on PT Forums.
Some of us would have fun!

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lol I don't know much about it other than the pictures he's got. And that he's selling it for $7k. I was just curious about the intake swap lol.
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