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Re: IA's "custom" intake manifold for 20v turbos...

As I understand it, its basically an RS-2 manifold.  Only the Throttle
Body is at the front of the car and not the back.  Or something like that,
I could be a little off.  Anyhow, his is cast very similar to the RS-2
unit but with slightly better blow and less LAG due to the TB location.
Maybe MTM did the same thing.  Copied an already great OEM manifold.
Hence the "Third Manifold" that Wolff sugested. 
	Anyhow, this is just my personal knowledge speaking and I have
never seen an RS-2 manifold up close so I'm not sure.
	All I know is if I had enough money to even comtemplate having a
manifold like this my 4ktq project would be done and I'd be in a much
better mood. :-)

	Todd Phenneger
	1985 4000 quattro / silver / daily driver
	1983 ur-q / black / fixing it up
	1984 4000 quattro / modified/ awaiting Turbo Transplant.
	1987 4000 quattro / Saphire Metallic Blue/ Girlfriend's
	1996 A6q / Volcano / Dads Car
   *****1985 5kt / PARTING OUT!

On Sun, 12 Sep 1999, Wolff wrote:

> OorQue@aol.com wrote:
> > 
> > >  Anyhow, yes, I didn't know MTM had a similar unit and I cant say maybe Ned
> > >  didn't get the idea from the;m but it is NOT badge reengineering.  I do
> > >  know that
> > 
> > I don't intend this to be a personal attack on Ned but if you look at the
> > photos, you'll see these manifolds are identical, right down to the location
> > of the various vacuum take-offs, etc.  While I grant that there might be some
> > differences that aren't obvious from the angles the photos were taken
> > (underneath, etc.), the parts that are visible look identical to me.
> > 
> Perhaps both of those manifolds are similar to a third manifold....?
> Wolff