05. Next, the 3/16-inch turbo mounting plate
was installed. The plate mounts to the front
engine mounts. The rigid mount prevents any
stress being applied to the header assembly.
The fully ceramic-coated, stainless exhaust
header mounts to the top of the mounting plate.
The 2-into-1 design routes all the exhaust’s
heat energy from the exhaust ports into the turbine
wheel of the turbo. The header has a slip
joint for thermal expansion to prevent cracking
and for ease of installation.