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Old 04-24-2008, 05:40 PM   #1
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Default Fleabay manifold for cheap turbo setup.

So, after driving my car at 8psi, a friend of mine wants to bring his 1.6 to 150hp. He is looking to do this as cheaply as possible. Bandaids ftw. He can get a t3 from a 300zx for cheap and he wants to go with that. What do you guys think of this manifold? I dont really see how you could go wrong but who knows?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/89-93...spagenameZWDVW
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That manifold looks awesome, i've never seen it till now. I would do relief cuts just in case, I think thats why my HKS cracked.
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damn! i wish that was out like a month ago, i would have bought it in a second.
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me too dammit. Looks like a copy of the HKS, if not the HKS itself being closed out for cheap.
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Actually looks pretty good, I was going to come in here to flame, but nevermind.
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hmm... I was about to spend some money, but after seeing this, I think I might just have to try it. I can get some water injection or something with the money I save.
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Actually looks pretty good, I was going to come in here to flame, but nevermind.
Haha, yeah i thought that would happen. I have been around these forums for a little while now and i always think twice, or three times before starting a thread. I was looking at the manifold and thinking "what are they going to say?" and i couldnt think of anything bad about it.
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the only bad thing is it's got no wastegate flange
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That center hole for the stud looks a bit tight. Maybe if a proper sized allen head bolt and a washer was used it'd help things.
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:49 PM   #10
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i know the honda guys love the ebay cast manis. that looks like the same layout as the JGS i built for my car. if only it was for an external gate i would buy one just as a spare.

EDIT: i just emailed them to see if you can get one to accept an external gate
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If they had a 1.8 I'd try it.
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the only bad thing is it's got no wastegate flange
on a budget system he will be using internal wastegate anyway
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just tell him to find a used greddy for like 5 to 7 hundred, cheap easy power....
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Been out for awhile now though xs power, just never advertised on ebay.
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Been out for awhile now though xs power, just never advertised on ebay.
different manifolds. the xs one looks like greddy. is it any good?
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I would anticipate some amount of trouble keeping the thing bolted to the head due to the lack of machined facing where the nuts or bolt heads/washers will seat. The cast iron isn't flat. Nothing a machine shop couldn't do, but getting the center bolt location could be tough. Maybe you could figure out something with locking header bolts like the domestic guys use. Or safety wire.

Also, a T3 or bigger on a 1.6 would suxx. I found a version of the Disco Potato that has internal wastegate and T3 flange. So that would work. Or you'd need to figure out an adapter flange to go from T3 to T25.

Here's one on Ebay, but I think the Au$ makes this more than the manifold:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/T3-T28-T25-GT...QQcmdZViewItem

This almost certainly won't work:
http://app.infopia.com/Shop/Control/...d/0/rid/126335

Here's the ultimate ghetto approach from the Hon-duh world that would probably work just fine:

http://www.homemadeturbo.com/tech_pr...ech/index.html

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Ok, somebody help me out here. Most of these weird eBay ads I can comprehend, but what's with the picture of the chick in the motocross helmet, the Mexican flag, and the "I'LOVEIL TACO TACO" business? Are we to understand that MDM is the new JDM?

Other than that, yeah... I came in here to flame, but for $160 that manifold looks like a good buy. Have a machinist grind flat the bolt surfaces and figure out how to use a cap screw or something on that middle hole, and it'd probably work just fine.
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someone earlier mentioned the "xs power" manifold. what are the comments on this? its a t25 flange and is also cast.
http://xs-power.com/mazda-turbo-manifolds-4.htm
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From the pic, the XS mani looks exactly like the Greddy.
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my thoughts exactly. anyone have experience with them?
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