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Old 02-15-2007, 06:44 PM   #1
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Are these Ebay kits any good? Reliable wise? Just to push like 6psi or so? Would they be any different setup wise then a Greddy kit?

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Old 02-15-2007, 06:48 PM   #2
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kinda looks like tin foil crapola
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Be prepared to replace half if it...

- The fuel pressure regulator is not rising rate, so your idle and off boost will suck.

- It has an intercooler, but the pipes are going to require lots of fab

- Crappy couplers (not re-enforced)

- Manifold will likely crack quickly

- I'd be surprised if the down-pipe actually fit.
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Old 02-15-2007, 06:59 PM   #4
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I'm not buying it, just seeing if anyone had experience with it
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i have one installed on my 2001 miata i got from e-bay for 300$
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Old 02-15-2007, 07:10 PM   #6
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The whole kit? How has it been?
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i have one installed on my 2001 miata i got from e-bay for 300$
i was kidding
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Old 02-15-2007, 07:21 PM   #8
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Put that **** on a kia (killed in accident) just dont be the one that drives lit lol
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i was considering one at a point...but then i chose to stick with my greddy. Besides thats way too much bling bling to have here in so cal lol Ill either get jacked or the cops will annoy the **** out of me
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it is the megan racing stuff guys the DP needs to be modded abit and the manifold is prone to cracking if not reinforeced other than that. It is good to go ask jahunis he is running the same thing. I run the manifolds with good results.
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i have the megan racing manifold and downpipe on my car with a big 16g turbo.. so far it has been fine.. wouldnt recommend buying that intercooler with the piping, looks kinda cheap
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Man, all these 16g users coming out of the woodwork. I can't wait to get mine going!
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I just met a guy at tonight's miata meet who is running an ebay kit on his 1.6. He had to clock the turbo to get the wastegate to work right and the path he had to take for the IC piping was a bit more twisted than what you could do with a Greddy, and he is running an EMB instead of the crapola FPR that kit comes with but the majority of that kit was in the car and he is at 12 psi and running good. He even runs 100 octane and bumps it to 15 psi. He's had it on for about 1k miles so maybe its too soon to tell but so far its running really strong from what hes told me.
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I just met a guy at tonight's miata meet who is running an ebay kit on his 1.6. He had to clock the turbo to get the wastegate to work right and the path he had to take for the IC piping was a bit more twisted than what you could do with a Greddy, and he is running an EMB instead of the crapola FPR that kit comes with but the majority of that kit was in the car and he is at 12 psi and running good. He even runs 100 octane and bumps it to 15 psi. He's had it on for about 1k miles so maybe its too soon to tell but so far its running really strong from what hes told me.
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you dont say i was able to beat a modded evo 8 tonight also with the crappy ebay kit. god, what a piece of trash! and for the record, the couplers ARE reinforced, and the kit has tbolt clamps with it. the intercooler works well too. the fpr and the blow off valve included with the kit are garbage however.
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Even so, it's still a piece if you have to pay for "Garbage" parts.

The pictures they now are using to sell the product even show a Vortech FMU and GReddy Type-S BOV. You can see all the fab work on the hotside pipe to make the bend they wanted.

Yeah it works, if you know what you are doing and are willing to do some fab work, but in the end, it won't stand-up to the test of time.
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1000$ is steep for that if the bov and fpr are useless, thats another 200$ you need to spend to bring it up to snuff and that makes it as much as a greddy kit if you have a 1.6.

I dont think its junk, but I think 700$ is a better price point if you have to replace parts in the kit just to make it viable. ~200 to replace the parts that suck and ~100 for injectors.
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i guess there isnt much i can say about getting the diehard ebay hating club to think agian about the kit. point is, it works, the car is much faster obviously, and i'm happy with it. i also should state that i had all of these parts that werent with the kit sitting around in my garage. i did have to so some work to make everything fit right, but it was by no stretch regrettable. obviously there are different strokes for different folks. the key is having fun with your car.
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