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I've read a lot of the horror stories of cracking manifolds in the earlier kits. Has anyone had any problems with the revised design?
 

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The new manifolds were designed from scratch using top of the line CAD drawings. I'm sure Mo could go into much more detail but I do know that they are cast and are built for high HP. So far so good on all the SRT customer's cars.
 

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I was just saying in another thread...I'm glad someone has pushed over 700rwhp thru this SRT manifold...since I have the same one on my low hp Stage 2 kit :lol:
 

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Hmm..perhaps I may have some renewed interest in an SRT Stage 2 kit then...
 

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The old manifolds were welded tubular steel- this construction process is PRONE to cracking eventually, I don't care who makes it.

The new manifolds are CAST ductile iron- this material WILL NOT CRACK.

Ductile iron has to be cast, however- you cannot weld it, and this is why they don't make welded tubular manifolds out of the material, just in case your next question was "well why didn't they just make the welded tubular manifolds out of ductile iron"

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Ductile iron has to be cast, however- you cannot weld it, and this is why they don't make welded tubular manifolds out of the material, just in case your next question was "well why didn't they just make the welded tubular manifolds out of ductile iron"

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I was like :crazy: after reading that. BTW you can weld ductile iron and machining it is also a breeze.
 

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being that it's my area of expertise... ;)

What CAD program was used to design and which program was used to flow test it?


Wino_II said:
The new manifolds were designed from scratch using top of the line CAD drawings. I'm sure Mo could go into much more detail but I do know that they are cast and are built for high HP. So far so good on all the SRT customer's cars.
 

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Swift Racing Technologies said:
doublins said:
Ductile iron has to be cast, however- you cannot weld it, and this is why they don't make welded tubular manifolds out of the material, just in case your next question was "well why didn't they just make the welded tubular manifolds out of ductile iron"

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I was like :crazy: after reading that. BTW you can weld ductile iron and machining it is also a breeze.
Correction, I guess you CAN weld ductile iron :crazy:

Do they produce mandrel-bent ductile iron piping? (I don't care about cost feasibility v. other options, just wondering if it is commercially available)

I was under the impression that it had to be cast, not rolled or drawn...
I was also under the impression that it was difficult to weld for some reason?

School me.
 

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being that it's my area of expertise... ;)

What CAD program was used to design and which program was used to flow test it?


Wino_II said:
The new manifolds were designed from scratch using top of the line CAD drawings. I'm sure Mo could go into much more detail but I do know that they are cast and are built for high HP. So far so good on all the SRT customer's cars.
I do not remember exactly which programs were used for the design and prototype, all I remember is it costing something like 35 large. :lol:
 

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doublins said:
Swift Racing Technologies said:
doublins said:
Ductile iron has to be cast, however- you cannot weld it, and this is why they don't make welded tubular manifolds out of the material, just in case your next question was "well why didn't they just make the welded tubular manifolds out of ductile iron"

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I was like :crazy: after reading that. BTW you can weld ductile iron and machining it is also a breeze.
Correction, I guess you CAN weld ductile iron :crazy:

Do they produce mandrel-bent ductile iron piping? (I don't care about cost feasibility v. other options, just wondering if it is commercially available)

I was under the impression that it had to be cast, not rolled or drawn...
I was also under the impression that it was difficult to weld for some reason?

School me.
Cast only please. Mandrel bent piping?? umm no. but cast pre-bent piping can be made but not commercially available.
 

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Swift Racing Technologies said:
IS_Dude said:
being that it's my area of expertise... ;)

What CAD program was used to design and which program was used to flow test it?


Wino_II said:
The new manifolds were designed from scratch using top of the line CAD drawings. I'm sure Mo could go into much more detail but I do know that they are cast and are built for high HP. So far so good on all the SRT customer's cars.
I do not remember exactly which programs were used for the design and prototype, all I remember is it costing something like 35 large. :lol:
That would stick out in my mind too... :lol:
 

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i asked that question about what program was used to design the manifold a long time ago. glad it was finally answered...... or well not answered :roll:

35 large, ouch dood............. how can you spend that much and not know???
 

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i asked that question about what program was used to design the manifold a long time ago. glad it was finally answered...... or well not answered :roll:

35 large, ouch dood............. how can you spend that much and not know???
'cause to me it does not really matter, all I know is that it works and works very well. The company that did it for us is a very reputable company and came highly recommended. They will be used again and again for our future needs.
 

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Swift Racing Technologies said:
fuct said:
i asked that question about what program was used to design the manifold a long time ago. glad it was finally answered...... or well not answered :roll:

35 large, ouch dood............. how can you spend that much and not know???
'cause to me it does not really matter, all I know is that it works and works very well. The company that did it for us is a very reputable company and came highly recommended. They will be used again and again for our future needs.
Good answer. Sometimes you have to pick someone to do a job and trust them to do it well, even if you don't understand all the details.

A cornerstone of good business is hiring people who are smarter than you. :D
 
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