Ad: VTT Product Release: The Fab Factory Manifold is BACK!

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THE FAB FACTORY MANIFOLD IS BACK!

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As most all of you with a few years on this platform remember, Fab Factory made what was the most popular N54 intake manifold to date. Extremely beautiful, well designed, and backed up by results from our shop car (and others!). The problem was FF ended up closing its doors.

We kept in touch with Shawn over the years and bounced around the idea of bringing the manifold back to life, but nothing ever came of it. Finally, about 6 months ago Tony ran the idea of simply buying the rights from Shawn directly and taking over production of the manifold as a VTT product. Shawn liked the idea, we agreed on a price, and all the drawings/remaining parts were transferred to VTT. We worked very hard with our CNC manufacturer, sent them the full set of drawings as well as the extra manifold we have so they could begin doing a 100% faithful recreation of what FF had developed a few years back. To say it came out perfect is an understatement. We put it side by side with our original FF manifold, and it's every bit as beautiful (and functional!).

Some product details:

  • Full billet production using aircraft 6061-T6, then tig welded, and anodized for good looks/resistance to corrosion
  • Two -10ORB ports on the bottom, which allow you to run any of our -10ORB fittings from modular setups for PCV, vacuum needs
  • Three 1/8”-27NPT ports to the top on production manifolds for easy access to manifold vacuum and boost reference
Our goal was not only to recreate this fan-favorite but also to make it more accessible by offering it at a lower price. The manifold will come in 3 colors: standard clear anodize, black anodize, and red anodize. Custom anodize available for $350 + 30-45-day lead time. Since these are made at the same manufacture as our Billet Valve covers (not the cast) the anodizing will match, so as an added bonus if you buy an intake manifold, we can offer the Billet VC for $950 bundle price.

Pricing will be as Follows:

  • Manifold with Fuel rail, gaskets, and all hardware - $1199
  • Billet CNC throttle body adapter with single-piece silicone charge pipe with Map sensor adapter, and BOV flange $250
  • US made DW 550cc injectors $300, 950cc injectors $750
  • Plug, and Play extension harnesses for the throttle body, and map sensor $100 for both
  • Injector Blanks for people wanting to run DI only $75 for a set of 6
  • Complete Manifold/PI kit bundle $1700 (controller required, not included)
  • Complete Manifold/DI only kit bundle $1500
  • Complete Manifold/PI kit bundle with Billet VC $2650
  • Complete Manifold/DI only kit bunch with Billet VC $2450
By contrast, other manifolds on the market have:
  • Rough casting, no internal velocity stacks
  • Limited vacuum options, have to drill/tap for large fittings
  • Fuel rail under manifold for poor injection angle, difficult to work on
  • $1500 no injectors, no additional parts at all +$300 over VTT/FF
  • $2000 with injectors +$500 over VTT/FF
  • $2350 with injectors, and charge pipe (no harnesses) +$650 over VTT/FF
The manifolds are currently live on the site as PRE-ORDER ONLY! Link: https://vargasturbo.com/product/vtt-ff-manifold/
We are waiting on the charge pipe, harnesses, etc. to be finished before can release them. Looking at a 60 day lead or so for complete packages to ship.


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The Convert

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That manifold does have the best/most traditional looking velocity stacks. Would be interesting to see how the results compare to the plazmaman manifold.
 

Rileyg

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I've got an original and it is beautiful. I'll be ordering the charge pipe stuff and harness extensions. Glad you got these back in production!!
 

fmorelli

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Not the direction I'm headed, but damn that is just plain sexy. Congrats guys.

Filippo
 
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Hey guys, Well let me take a stab at this. If you put a clear anodize over raw aluminum, what color do you usually get.. ;) I kid, I kid. Yes, clear is basically raw, you do not want raw aluminum parts in your engine bay, aluminum has a tendency to corrode over time if unprotected.

Also, we just dropped our Labor day sale, that 10% includes these manifolds, means you can get a manifold with rail, hardware, and gaskets for $1079, or a complete DI set up for $1350...

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