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Old 09-28-2011, 11:38 PM   #21
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You have a 1.6 so the cheapest mani that won't crack in a week is going to be the ebay tacotaco. That is IT. No other mani from ebay is worth a ****.

Next step is going to be begi or fm.
Next is Artech, Absurdflow, and other VERY high quality manifolds.
Then its one off custom **** that costs well over 1k

Thats it. Those are your options. Unless you make it yourself of course.
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:47 PM   #22
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This BEGI system looks to be of decent quality, but is $400.

http://www.bellengineering.net/produ...products_id=33

Alternatives?
If the BEGi price is too high, you're looking at DIY, or used BEGi/FM parts. There are no low-cost alternatives that don't involve a welder.

If you aren't going to weld it yourself, the only two people who are capable of doing custom one-off Sch40 manifolds that will hold up to abuse are Abe and Tim at ABSURDflow, and neither of them are cheaper than FM or BEGi.
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:06 PM   #23
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Check my build..
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:12 AM   #24
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You have a 1.6 so the cheapest mani that won't crack in a week is going to be the ebay tacotaco.
So, the ebay cast manifold that I posted earlier (with some cuts applied to the manifold flange to account for thermal expansion) may live? Looks like this is the answer to my original question.

Thanks. I think I might try it.
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:23 AM   #25
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If you track it, it will crack. On a DD it will probably hold up for a fair amount of time.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:05 PM   #26
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Call Flyin Miata and see if they have any of their Deal of the Day manifolds left.

I just bought one for 100 dollars.
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