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Old 04-04-2016, 01:32 PM   #21
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I am betting he got this one. The one with the IC is a few hundred more.
No sir. When I was originally planning on using the SR20 turbo, I purchased the manifold individually, which I believe is the one in that kit. Later purchased a separate turbo that was a GT2554 replica, and will be fabbing the dp/exhaust myself using a 3" v band.
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but bro. he inspected it. he's an enginear
Not to be disrespectful, but if you can't recognize that "the_enginear" is a joke, I truly feel sorry for you!
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Yah I dumb.
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So this manifold. Which is the eBay one that people on here have been cracking for years. You say you are going to weld up your own dp and exhaust. If you can do all that then why on earth are you not just building your own manifold. It costs about $125 in supplies to build your own log manifold that will last a hell of a lot longer then that cxracing one.

I have personally posted links and info on here on where to buy everything and what you need to make an exact copy of my MKTurbo setup. There are even a few people who have copied my **** exactly and I am 100% fine with it.
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Because thats not shiny enough.
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Because thats not shiny enough.
I mean if he spends enough time with a polisher he might be able to make it shiny like this.
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Still waiting for someone to polish the TSE manifold.
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I'm not quite comfortable enough with my fabbing skills to do a manifold. The downpipe and everything else I've done in the past and am pretty comfortable with. If it cracks, I'll replace it with a better one. I really would like to see for myself that it's a piece of ****, that's all.
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Still waiting for someone to polish the TSE manifold.
Where is Jeffbucc when you need him. I could send my TSE manifold out for a good polishing.
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Want me to send you some of my feces? Then you can tell if its really ****. Or you can just take my word that it is ****.
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I really would like to see for myself that it's a piece of ****, that's all.
Fair enough. You can't see it, but from where the experienced members of this forum are sitting, you're basically telling us that you want to touch the hot stove just to see if it's hot for yourself. We all know it's hot, but if you want to touch it anyway, we'll gladly let you do it.
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Old 04-04-2016, 02:10 PM   #33
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I have a lot of respect for the knowledge and experience you guys have with our cars. But regardless, I'm going to do things they way I want the first time. I will take care of it if they fail. And I'm sure things will fail
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I'm going to do things they way I want the first time. I will take care of it if they fail. And I'm sure things will fail


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Where did you receive your Bachelors from?













I want to make sore I don't hire anyone from there...or send my kids there.
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dumb people always pay twice
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If it cracks, I'll replace it with a better one. I really would like to see for myself that it's a piece of ****, that's all.
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But regardless, I'm going to do things they way I want the first time. I will take care of it if they fail. And I'm sure things will fail
make sure to take lots of pictures
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Where did you receive your Bachelors from?














I want to make sore I don't hire anyone from there...or send my kids there.

University of Maine - Orono. I doubt you'll ever be in a position to hire anyone with an engineering degree. I guess it's a good thing there is no shortage of jobs in industry as I don't seem to be making a good reputation for myself on the miata forum. God forbid.
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Here are some pictures of the welds on the IC piping and the mani. The welds are much more telling now that they have had some heat applied to them. Not great quality, but could be a lot worse. I have no information whatsoever to provide on the turbo, except the thread sizes and that it is a gt2554 replica. The turbo has already developed some blowby (mostly on the exhaust side, some on intake side) after a 5 minute low-rpm drive, so I suspect it'll be getting replaced rather quickly.











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lol that's the same piece of trash manifold that has cracked multiple times over on lots of n00b's cars

dude, no one is going to physically stop you from using garbage parts, and no one is mad/upset either.

if anything, it's amusing. you seem to be chill enough to admit you're making bad decisions, so keep on truckin, and just post lots of pictures when it cracks so the next guy learns that it doesn't pay to be stubborn, and that you're not discovering anything new, so really just pissing away cash.

if you actually did your homework, you'd have found that another manifold, that is also dirt cheap, actually has a somewhat decent reputation of actually working for some time, and woulda got that one.

oh well
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lol that's the same piece of trash manifold that has cracked multiple times over on lots of n00b's cars

dude, no one is going to physically stop you from using garbage parts, and no one is mad/upset either.

if anything, it's amusing. you seem to be chill enough to admit you're making bad decisions, so keep on truckin, and just post lots of pictures when it cracks so the next guy learns that it doesn't pay to be stubborn, and that you're not discovering anything new, so really just pissing away cash.

if you actually did your homework, you'd have found that another manifold, that is also dirt cheap, actually has a somewhat decent reputation of actually working for some time, and woulda got that one.

oh well
People do seem to be pretty pissed at my stubbornness But will do! ETA for this build to be 100% finished is about a month. After that, I'll just be keeping track of problems, mileage on failed parts,and doing an anlysis on what I could have saved by buying quality parts originally, etc. If it amounts to anything surprising, I think other people doing their first miata build will find the information useful, instead of people just immediately shitting on them for not buying the best quality.
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