t3 turbo protege5 fitment issue in engine bay

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mazdaspeed protege5 2002
over the last couple of years i've amassed all the parts ill need to boost my 02 p5 with a chinese turbo and a cheap header for the time being, but the issue im having is my thermostat housing is right in the way of the exhaust exit on the turbo. I'm going 3 inch down pipe and trying to find someones opinions of viable options to relocate the thermostat housing? ive seen in line thermostat housings, i was wondering how hard it would be to make the coolant bypass still work properly?
 
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mazdaspeed protege5 2002
ill upload some pics for anyone if they have any ideas
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mazdaspeed protege5 2002
I really appreciate it man, i already ordered the in line but if that doesnt end up to my liking then ill end up getting one of the straight billet necks, fab isnt an issue being a machinist by trade but its still nice to have somewhat factory options, this is all that's holding me back, i ran ny ok lines and ive made my charge piping just waoting until i get back from vacation