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Old 05-04-2008, 01:05 PM   #81
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well start making them next week only two for now
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......i'm the one who is testing the mani and maybe he'll get some one else to test for the 1.6.
Doesn't your car need to run to be the guy who is testing it?
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yeah were going to have another car test it as well
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speedclinic.net that's were i get all my tunning done and stuff
They bought our old dyno. Geo is a good guy.
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I said shady not illegal.. Shady as in: illegitimate, underhanded, dishonorable, corrupt or sneaky.

And the answer is yes.

This stuff happens all the time. In the end, there's only so many ways to build a manifold.
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This stuff happens all the time. In the end, there's only so many ways to build a manifold.
I suppose, but why didn't we see this design before BEGi then? It wasn't until they did it, that others started copying it. Maybe i'm wrong, wouldn't be the first time, but is sure seems shady to me.
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I suppose, but why didn't we see this design before BEGi then? It wasn't until they did it, that others started copying it. Maybe i'm wrong, wouldn't be the first time, but is sure seems shady to me.
There were a few similar ones out there. The BEGi one borrows a lot from honda manifolds. It's like the week me and Neo were discussing the manifold he wanted to build, we talked about a certain style manifold that we haven't seen on a miata before, but very popular style on hondas. We both agreed it would be best for flow and spool. two days later Tim posts Paul's new manifold...it's exactly the design we were discussing.

Think about it, there is only a few things you can do....




this is not a miata manifold.
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I suppose, but why didn't we see this design before BEGi then? It wasn't until they did it, that others started copying it. Maybe i'm wrong, wouldn't be the first time, but is sure seems shady to me.
I dunno.. It happens. Just like Turbonetic's Scion tC manifold borrows heavily from our original Scion tC mainfold. They changed to a T3 flange, had it casted and rocked out.
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if we could think of a different design for the mani's i'll let you guys know but i'll be kinda hard and nested geo is a bad *** guy he's the only guy that i trust tunning my car
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There were a few similar ones out there. The BEGi one borrows a lot from honda manifolds. It's like the week me and Neo were discussing the manifold he wanted to build, we talked about a certain style manifold that we haven't seen on a miata before, but very popular style on hondas. We both agreed it would be best for flow and spool. two days later Tim posts Paul's new manifold...it's exactly the design we were discussing.

Think about it, there is only a few things you can do....
I designed Paul's manifold by first placing the turbo in his car where we felt it would create a nice downpipe and clear whatever else was in the way, keeping in mind that if we could place the turbo in the center of the engine it'd be easier to make the manifold cause it'd be symmetric. I have about 6 different manifold designs with various turbo positions all around the same area. The one I choose turned out to be very similar to another manifold made here a few weeks earlier with a few, IMHO, key differences which makes my stuff work well. I honestly never saw it before I made Pauls; I don't care if anyone believes me and it doesn't really matter. The position works for his application.
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Oh, I would not recommend a manifold like this:



Sorry if I'm crapping in someone else's thread I try not to

I personally don't like long runner manifolds; too much lots of surface area, weight, welds (if made using weld-ells).

They look cool though.
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