top mount - bottom mount
Well I did a search on this subject and i ended up with some group buys so here it goes.
I am trying to decide between a top mount and a bottom mount setup. The turbo in question is 287r1. ( I know bandwagon etc... just bear with me a little). When i was doin a search on other forums i read that top mount turbo setups are not good because they create extra heat for the head and brake cylinder. They also require more complex piping. So basically its more work and more money. However they do look really nice in your engine bay. Bottom mount turbo's are better as far as location, there is less modification needed and its cheaper. Now the question is is this it? I mean is there any performance or reliability difference between the two? I remeber somebody talking about the bottom mount ones spooling fast or having less lag, it may be bullshit i am not sure. Also the t3 or t4 or t3/t4 configuration, is that what determines for the turbo's mounting location or is it something else?
Tnx for the non flaming reply's.