Just the facts please ...
Below is an excerpt from a thread I have on the Streetkiaz forum. I'm showing this part, because of the fitment issues I had today. Do the Elantra's and Tiburon's have that much more room, or is adding a collector causing that big of a problem ... just read and it will make since ...
Progress ... finally, and it was a little eye opening too...
After taking off the old manifold, we test fit the turbo to help build the manifold, and instantly had fitment issues. The Turbo is a Garrett TBO357, which is a .57 trim T3. Its new in the box ... never been mounted, so when I dropped it down where the old manifold was, we saw some issues with clearance from the wastegate actuator and the down pipe.
Why are not the other people having this issue? Alpine ... they were using an MHI turbo. Theses are actually have a smaller physical body then the Garrett's and use smaller actuators. Does my problem come from using a small collector like below.. The OBX tubular, Alpine log and the Korean manifolds have no real collector. The four runners simply dump into the T3 flange, not like mine which has a collector.
As you can see there is not a lot of room (see below), so the passenger side radiator fan was removed. If its an issue with the air conditioning or engine over heating I'll re-mount it in front of the radiator.
With the radiator fan out of the way there was room, but because of the large actuator I couldn't move the turbo over far enough, for what we thought was room to sufficiently clear the alternator and its wiring; so we rotated it ... more room :-D
So after several test fits we had the first runner almost done. Ricky E., the owner of SpeedFactory does some nice work ...
This should give you an idea of the tight fit and the twist I mentioned earlier. There are several sensor where the actuator goes along with a coolant line.
A few extra pictures after the first runner is tacked into place.
One last thing (see below)... see the nut just above the middle stud? Its needs to remain ... its an oil gallery plug! When I had the flange made, there was no need for the hole. I was told it was a manufacturing hole ... right. Luckily it was an easy fix.
Will update midweek ... knock on wood ... knock ... knock, and show some more pictures. Had to get a new HD put in my laptop, which is fixed now ... so will be going on the dyno next weekend to do the N/A tuning and familiarize myself and my dyno tuner with it. Almost done!!! :-o