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Old 09-19-2007, 03:18 PM   #1
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Default Everyone already knows that SS Autogay sucks!

http://www.ssautochrome.com/level.itml/icOid/1357

I have sent them 3 email for addition pics of the Manifold and have gotten 0 replies.... anyone ever try there parts. There presales Service this far Sucks with me.
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Old 09-19-2007, 03:22 PM   #2
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service sux, try calling them, lol
good luck
i've done business with them before, turns out they are a live stock supplier for like farmers and the son started using the business to start selling car parts and it kicked of...they are american but their english sux...
good products to the most part, very cheap...i do not trust the china mani's though...they do not look sturdy to me
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Old 09-19-2007, 03:24 PM   #3
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if i had the chouce to buy a new manifold from ssautochrome or a gypsy, id buy from a gypsy.
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also, 1.8 or 1.6
1.8 will have issues with clearance from what im told...there is a thread here about it...the coolant return i think is in the way and you may need to relocate the exit of it, try a search in the DIY on "full build"
gypsies are good peoples, lol
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They have possibly the worst reputation of anyone on the internet.

Google them up
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Old 09-19-2007, 08:35 PM   #6
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i was running a SSAC turbo, wastegate, turbo pipes, intercooler, and BOV and my probe and they all worked perfect. i had zero problems at all
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Old 09-19-2007, 08:36 PM   #7
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Some of their more common nicknames tell the story:

SSGhettochrome

SSChinachrome

Chinacharger

Ghettocharger

etc.
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meaning...keep of the drugs and save money for the better stuff.
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I had a ssautochrome manifold and exhaust on my 240sx, never had any problems.

I've only heard bad things about their miata stuff though.
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:37 AM   #10
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Their FMIC kit for WRX/STI is top notch. Exactly like the Turbo XS one and costs about $400 shipped. Lots of piping in the kit too, so it's not just a core.

Miata stuff obviously not.

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Old 09-20-2007, 05:34 PM   #11
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The construction of their tubular manifolds is poor. Furthermore, the metal used is either a poor quality stainless or stainless coated steel.

I purchased a tubular SS manifold from them a few years ago. The mounting holes on the head flange were mis-drilled and it wouldn't even mount up. I am currently using their cast manifold and haven't had any problems with it. It's essentially a perfect gReddy replica.
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Old 09-22-2007, 09:55 AM   #12
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The cast manifold is junk. Do not get it. ever. Unless you want an expensive doorstop. I've gone through 2 of them, the threads don't hold up and deteriorate. The iron in the casting is very poor quality. Kevin must have gotten lucky

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The cast manifold is junk. Do not get it. ever. Unless you want an expensive doorstop. I've gone through 2 of them, the threads don't hold up and deteriorate. The iron in the casting is very poor quality. Kevin must have gotten lucky
I was thinking about this just today. I'm waiting for the thing to just fall of the car. FWIW, I only have about 275 miles on this manifold
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I had a set of their headers for my mx6 and they were great. I wouldn't trust them for anything with moving parts though.
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if i had the chouce to buy a new manifold from ssautochrome or a gypsy, id buy from a gypsy.
Agreed.
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I was thinking about this just today. I'm waiting for the thing to just fall of the car. FWIW, I only have about 275 miles on this manifold
Mine has less, but it was all track time on the last one. Didn't last 100 miles between 2 weekends at VIR and Summit Point...
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Funny, my BEGI manifold has been bolted firmly to my car for 3000 miles, including 700 track miles. No problems at all.

You get what you pay for, people.
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turbo specialties guys! thats the way to go!
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if i had the chouce to buy a new manifold from ssautochrome or a gypsy, id buy from a gypsy.
Heh, i didnt read your entry correctly before I googled "gypsy miata turbo manifold"

brutal honesty...it must be getting late.
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