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Old 12-31-2012, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by coobrder View Post
those ebay manifolds look like absolute crap! design is crap, material is crap. crap all around.

Thanks for your valuable post....
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Most of the time it boils down to the price - you do get what you pay for and there is a reason the cheap ebay manifolds don't cost much - they are cheaply made.

My favorite is the Racing Beat dual hoop style bar knock off - made from exhaust pipe tubing! Sure is cheap though.
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Originally Posted by Team DNR View Post
My favorite is the Racing Beat dual hoop style bar knock off - made from exhaust pipe tubing! Sure is cheap though.
Why does it shock you? It's a style bar...
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Originally Posted by Erat View Post
Why does it shock you? It's a style bar...
I heard the story told this year at SEMA about a Cobra replica that had broken on the track. Not having a tow hook, they proceeded to connect up to the "roll hoops" and tear them and the rear bodywork out of the car.
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Some people don't realize that with a quality part, you don't have to end up buying 5 manifolds. And look at all the labor you save when you only have to install your mani once.
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Really? Thanks for your input. What are you trying to sell?
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Thanks to threads like these I won't buy an eBay manifold.
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oh look, some other ---- trying to rack up posts.
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Shut the **** up.
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Old 08-16-2014, 07:58 PM
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Your lucky that the crack didnt shoot chunks of steel into your manifold. If your gonna buy ebay manifolds you have to reinforce it at all of its weak points. The steel is brittle and think and cracks under any sort of heat. They are a great way to destroy your turbo quickly.
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What if we gave every member of this forum who has been active for more than 3 years the ability to ban spammers like the above?

Edit: that wouldn't include me... I've really only been active for two.
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Old 08-17-2014, 02:32 PM
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Personally never had a problem with an ebay manifold on a JZ motor. Just make sure to re-weld the spots and add some support brackets.
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Old 08-17-2014, 02:55 PM
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Yup, JZ motors and Mazda BPs are the same thing.

GTFO.
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Originally Posted by Mansalad View Post
Personally never had a problem with an ebay manifold on a JZ motor. Just make sure to re-weld the spots and add some support brackets.
JZ motor does not equal BP motor. Ebay steel manifolds on a BP will have problems and should be avoided at all costs.
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Wow, my most favourit-isted thread is back in action!

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Old 10-05-2014, 01:52 PM
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OBX / egay manifolds are not all bad.............

As in not ALL of the manifold has to be thrown away after a few days/weeks of use.





Usually I can reuse the turbo flange when making replacements.
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Hi Guys. There is a lot of tips on what not to buy. I am building a 1.8bp engine, using 323gtr cylinderhead, Manley rods, Wiseco 8,5:1 pistons. Have been in contact with a guy that makes good manifold in the us, but problem is that he charge you 800dollar for the manifold. I was hoping to find something little cheaper than that.
Any of you have any suggestion about what manifold to buy? I am aiming for about 350- 400hp
Thanks!
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Originally Posted by rego View Post
Hi Guys. There is a lot of tips on what not to buy. I am building a 1.8bp engine, using 323gtr cylinderhead, Manley rods, Wiseco 8,5:1 pistons. Have been in contact with a guy that makes good manifold in the us, but problem is that he charge you 800dollar for the manifold. I was hoping to find something little cheaper than that.
Any of you have any suggestion about what manifold to buy? I am aiming for about 350- 400hp
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Contact Sturovo from the post above yours. He builds good manifolds right there in Slovakia.
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If your goal is 400hp but $800 for the manifold is too expensive, you may need to re-evaluate what you think the entire project is going to cost you.
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