here but not to cars, turbos or the internet, and I searched already.
Has anyone made a Nissan downpipe (or one of the really cheap upgrades all over Ebay) for an SR20DET work with a bottom-mount manifold in a Miata with a T25/T28 turbine housing?
Combine it with the Ebay ripoff of the manifold Corky had built,
and you could have one hell of a cheap x good factor.
If Bell sold the manifold as a stand-alone product, maybe I'd buy it, but IMO, the rest of his setup swings between ostentatiously overdone (downpipe, which also doesn't seem to allow the use of a cat, and I like breathing) to hack job. I wouldn't pay him for anything but the manifold, which, if his intercooler piping is anything to go by, he doesn't make in-house. But that's just speculation, I haven't visited his shop.
My basic proposal would look kinda like what these guys did:
(The second one appears to be a different manifold, without the tab to reinforce the collector, for example.)
Obviously, there's a lot of hearsay about ebay stuff cracking. No direct input on either of the Bell ripoffs. The only first-hand report I found here was the Ghettocharged setup. From what I read in another thread earlier this morning, MarkP's SSautochrome manifold got fixed and is still going strong. Update?