Unit 2 Fabrication Inc took charge of this situation. Mitch from Unit 2 is a racer and his shop is just down the road from James. In addition to proximity, they have both known each other for years and have worked on projects together before. 2018 really saw this race relationship take off with some incredible parts. First to discuss is this custom built single wastegate manifold that moves the massive Garrett GTX3582 Gen II turbo just off to the side of the engine. Unfortunately for the viewer, the heat wrapping covers most of his exquisite welds but you can believe us that it is art. The intake still goes up through the hood. The routing of the exhaust manifold plumbing places the turbo on the driver’s side of the cylinder head where there was more room for the GTX3582 Gen 2. This was also a better location for the dissipation of heat. The photo below shows a first mockup of the turbo in place. The turbo’s cool side outlet was cut, removed, and a new piece welded on by Unit 2 Fabrication to allow for a more subtle bend. The next photo shows the intercooler piping from the new bend on the turbo to the intercooler, the intricate pie shaped cuts and welds to create the new air intake, plus the heat wrapped divorced wastegate dump pipe routed through the hood.
The Garrett GTX3582 Gen 2 turbocharger features a 4″ inlet and a 2.5″ outlet on the cool side. The exhaust outlet on the hot side is 3″. It is both oil and water cooled and designed to handle 850 horsepower. With the first manifold setup, the Type R produced 730 whp at 26 lbs of boost. With the Unit 2 Fab manifold not only was installation and plumbing easier but the power flowed more easily as well. At Evans Tuning, where James has been tuning his car for years (Evans Tuning has also been making trips up to Lavigne Motorsports in Kitchener, Ontario to do some tuning there) the K-Tuned Type R put down 809 whp at 28 lbs of boost. Even better, heat has been well managed and reliability has been solid.