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Old 03-27-2011, 03:47 PM   #1
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Hello Im sure this has been posted here somewhere but IRS searched and searched and can't find the answer. Haha

Question is who's running a eBay tubular 1.8 t2 flanged turbo manifold and how is it?

I know it's obviously not anywhere near as good as a absurdflow or others but for 89 dollars I'm wondering??

I'm swapping a 1.8 into my 1990 and lookkg for something decent and cheap
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cracked within a year. They are definately a hit and miss, mostly misses... I got a holy grail one, but it did warp and now its a paper weight... no cracks tho... after 2 years of abuse that is. Take my advise, save the money, buy quality. I went down that ebay route and ended up spending more than enough to probably build a 400whp breathing beast... but I spent the cheap amount for the initial, then around and extra 1.5k to fix issues, and just ended up with quality parts in then end after 2-3k spent.
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What manifold are you running now instead
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a BEGi S4 tubular, it looks exactly like the egay ones, but its stronger. Also, if you get that type of manifold, you must make your own downpipe, or buy the BEGi as well, but its not hard to weld up a downpipe... if you have the ability to make it that is.
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Ya I made a real nice downpipe I might just modify for my new setup
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I assume you are about to do a 1.8l swap? If you absolutely need a manifold quick, buy the egay one, but its just a $100 temp fix for about the most of a year (who knows, maybe you will have one like mine that lasted 2). If you do purchase this manifold, make sure you have a flex pipe in the downpipe and some sort of turbo support for any type of exhaust manifold anyways. I just saw someone on here who purchased a very sexy ARTech version of this mani, and its built like a tank, but the BEGi is a good one as well.
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Exhaust manifolds are like hookers. If it's cheap, there's probably a reason. Do it right the first time, or else do it right the second time.
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True true: cheap hooker or Mani=crack
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Come on guys, stop hating on the cheap hookers. They're just addicted to that crack juice.
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Only a matter of time. My friends egay turbo manifold cracked within a month
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