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Mlitz 06-19-2012 10:14 PM

Turn In Concept's composite TGV deletes (group buy is here)
Group buy is up...

So I have been following these few threads for the past couple months and have to admit these things are amazing! I can't want to get my hands on a set for my build I am doing so I thought I would pass this along and see what you guys think. They will be doing a group buy soon so keep your eyes peeled, I will add the link as soon as I see the GB go up.

scoobyscoodle 06-19-2012 11:04 PM

These would seem to match the lgt intake manifold well and keep things even cooler, but I don't think the results will be as pronounced when compared to on an sti due to the aluminum IM. Pretty cool product though.

FocuS 06-19-2012 11:50 PM


.:Catalyst:. 06-20-2012 01:20 PM

Looks promising... subbed

m sprank 06-22-2012 11:33 AM

Already available from other companies. Expect a hefty price tag. No way worth the expense for 99% of owners.

lieutenantcolumbo 06-22-2012 11:59 AM

^ truf not a lot of bang for the buck.

It's probably closer to 99.75%. :lol:

atchipmunk 07-02-2012 09:38 PM

Pretty slick looking, but I agree with m sprank...price will probably be astronomical. Setup costs for injection molded plastics are not cheap and that will probably be reflected in the price.

Plus, while plastic has better thermal insulating properties than aluminum, i'd also be a bit concerned with the longevity of the parts and the threaded inserts...especially when exposed to constant heat cycling. I have 7+ years of experience as a professional BMW Level 1 Master tech and know the downsides to the heavy use of plastics which are exposed to heat cycling (BMW likes to use plastic for EVERYTHING these days). Ask any E36 or E46 owner that has had to replace a large chunk of the cooling system due to the plastic radiator end tanks, plastic expansion tank, plastic hose couplers, etc which become really brittle after all the heat cycling. Interested to see how those TGV deletes hold up after 50K+ miles...

amp0412 07-03-2012 11:01 AM

They are sweet, but I'm curious on the pricing as well. I believe that it was mentioned somewhere in one of the threads on nasioc.

They will probably be most usefull for someone looking to switch from sidefeed to topfeed for an e85 setup or something similar, since they would need tgv's anyway.

Th3Franz 07-03-2012 04:43 PM

I got my metal ones coated instead.

xilles 07-03-2012 04:58 PM

i wonder what composite plastic they used for the molding. i would hope its a mix of something strong and not brittle. plastic tends to crack under high heat cool down.. or atleast not melt/ deform. nice quality for something brand new

turbodog 07-04-2012 06:26 AM

About 400 bucks, half the price of the cosworth part? I think its pretty debatable having these in plastic, but it certainly is worthwhile to delete the tgv.

m sprank 07-04-2012 01:16 PM

TGV deletes are good for approx 2 whp on most LGT's. Reason for deleting is not power. Reason is to make room for larger turbos. Get the motors and sensors out of the way.

Using a phenolic spacer accomplishes much the same thing as making the housing out of plastic. Is far cheaper too.

If going from sidefeed to topfeed, a set of used TGV cores usually runs $200-$300.

They look nice. But are probably major overkill.

LegacyDan 07-04-2012 01:36 PM

i got a set of side feed jdm tgv deletes if anyone wants that 2whp gain. Pm me!

m sprank 07-04-2012 01:51 PM

New JDM deletes are not cheap. Dan probably has a great deal for someone.

Mlitz 07-05-2012 11:13 AM

Group buy up and ready for you.

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