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Old 02-21-2008, 05:11 PM   #1
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mazda...spagenameZWDVW
Im interested in the manifold and the downpipe.
Who wants to be the guinea pig?
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You do.
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You do.
Thinking about it. Hoping to get my "stimulate the economy" cash first.
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It's not new, seen it before. They usually have it all bolted up to the head for the pictures though.
For that price. Why not give it a go.
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I like the sling for the downpipe. It reminds me of my underwear.
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It's not new, seen it before. They usually have it all bolted up to the head for the pictures though.
For that price. Why not give it a go.
This one is different. the one that "not hit block" does not have have the full downpipe and is the manifold looks slightly different as well.
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i like it...
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^ me too. Go for it; I think for that price it's worth it.
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I'm willing to be that 3" flange will hit the steering column. My v-band was in the same spot and when you hit the throttle the steering would start feeling funny from the downpipe leaning on it.
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man i bought a ebay kit, sort of got it for free cant say...but i tried putting it together it was so shitty i just sold it lol, man nothing bolts up their junk...
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man i bought a ebay kit, sort of got it for free cant say...but i tried putting it together it was so shitty i just sold it lol, man nothing bolts up their junk...
im guessing you got the 1000 dollar 1.6 complete kit off ebay. it has universal intercooler and piping which you thought was a bolt on?
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im guessing you got the 1000 dollar 1.6 complete kit off ebay. it has universal intercooler and piping which you thought was a bolt on?
judging by the boat in his sig i don't think it fit because it wasn't the marine version
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did anyone else notice that oil return is missing?
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the "custom" way is to dump that shiz on the road, this way the only tool's needed are wrenches
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one of our members has it.... he said the braces for hte turbo manifold weren't on there so it cracked.... it's not a bad kit, makes really decent power
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did anyone else notice that oil return is missing?
Yeah, and you'll have to source the water lines and connections as well, unless it's not water cooled?
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what about the china turbo itself. would you trust it not to explode , and send compressor fan blades into your motor?
i guess the IC would catch them though.
isnt it the same BEGI knock mani though?
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no u fool aha, i made intercooler piping with it everything was fine, and yes the it was teh 1000$ one for the 1.6, but like i said free lol. Okay first problem the manifold didn't even line up i had to get my drill and widen the holes because they didn't even match the studs on the block for the manifold to line up. The welds were to close on the manifold to put the nuts on, the downpipe doesn't line up to the turbo when its on the manifold, and the turbo didnt even bolt on properly to the manifold, NOT EVEN THE RIGHT STUDS!!! Man their junk, i sold it for 700$ since i got it for free, but if you want to **** around with alot of **** go with it, i couldn't deal with it...hope that made sense
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judging by the boat in his sig i don't think it fit because it wasn't the marine version
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what about the china turbo itself. would you trust it not to explode , and send compressor fan blades into your motor?
i guess the IC would catch them though.
isnt it the same BEGI knock mani though?
The china charger is probably fine. But in reality not many T25/T28's come out of china. Those are kinda rare. Mostly they are T3's.

And no, the manifold is not the same.
Ours should not break. Nor will it vibrate and annoy you to death.
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