Four steps forward and three steps back but we've made some progress this last week. We constantly needed to alter the position of the sway bar in order to get everything to fit like I want which required redoing all the piping a few times. I'm trying to make sure all the pipes have as smooth of bends as possible and access to bolts, drain lines, radiator hoses, etc are easy.
We'll also be making new power steering and AC lines and routing them away from all the exhaust pipes.
You can see in one of the pics that we ended up cutting off the collector on the pass. side header and welding an elbow on it. This allowed us to run the piping over the top of the sway bar which also made that pipe nice and short at only 14" long.
Great news for me is that it looks like we can run the 3" down pipes behind the stock springs so I can get rid of the coilovers. In order to run the exhaust behind the stock spring the 3" pipe had to run directly under the oil filter so we're going to make a removable section in that area.
It looks tight but there should be just enough room to get the wastegates in there even tho each hot side pipe will have two O2 bungs. Things are getting tight!
I also concluded that since there is only about 3/8" between the pass. header and the K-member even after messaging the header we're going to cut the top corner of k-member tube off then add nice gussets under and around that area. When we get that far I'll take pics.
Currently we're at a standstill until the ABS delete arrives. Once it arrives we can finish the cold side piping on the passenger side, then make the turbo bracket, then install the down pipes then........
Driver Side Turbo Bracket. When the brackets are done I think I'm going to have them zinc plated:
Passenger side collector that we cut off and added an elbow:
Driver side collector and 3" exhaust pipe routed behind stock spring. To make sure we have enough clearance we jacked up the A-arm until the strut topped out against the CC plate then located the 3" pipe to clear it all. We tried to have at least 1/2" clearance between the 3" pipe and the rubber boot on the inner tie rod.
Passenger side piping to the turbo. Here you can see the custom turbo flange I had made for 2" piping:
Driver side piping to the turbo: