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jviolet10 04-24-2014 08:29 PM

PRO TUNING LAB - Turbo header, any reviews or knowledge out there?
 
I've been searching for reviews on this header but can't find anything and was hoping to find some help here.

Here is a link to the header I am looking at
Turbo Exhaust Manifold Miata 1.8L (N/A to Turbo Exhaust)

As mentioned, I can't find any reviews or long term reliability on this header? I will be mounting a T28 to it, running about 5-8psi but plan to up it to 10-16psi in about a year or two once I have a greater understanding of my setup, tuning, stronger built engine and a better financial position lol.

Thanks in advance for any help

18psi 04-24-2014 08:52 PM

its crap.

you have a lot of reading to do

karter74 04-24-2014 09:50 PM

eBay manifold equivalent. Crap.

Now start researching.

buffon01 04-24-2014 10:58 PM

^^ beat me to it.

There are a variety of builders and sellers on the forum that can offer you a quality manifold. Don't be like me, do it right the first time :D

Full_Tilt_Boogie 04-25-2014 01:13 AM

ssautochrome

Twodoor 04-25-2014 11:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Full_Tilt_Boogie (Post 1125177)
ssautochrome

LOL, had one on my EVO and just happened to be lucky that it lasted a year or so until I sold it along with the turbo to somebody else when I upgraded to a GT35R. I wonder if the first run of manifolds were thicker wall tubing? It flowed great, but back then we didn't realize how thin the tubes were, I was lucky it hadn't cracked and I feel sorry for the guy I sold it too... probably cracked less than a year after he got it from me.

Keith

concealer404 04-25-2014 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jviolet10 (Post 1125117)
I've been searching for reviews on this header but can't find anything and was hoping to find some help here.

Here is a link to the header I am looking at
Turbo Exhaust Manifold Miata 1.8L (N/A to Turbo Exhaust)

As mentioned, I can't find any reviews or long term reliability on this header? I will be mounting a T28 to it, running about 5-8psi but plan to up it to 10-16psi in about a year or two once I have a greater understanding of my setup, tuning, stronger built engine and a better financial position lol.

Thanks in advance for any help

A $150 turbo manifold is probably legit.

18psi 04-25-2014 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Twodoor (Post 1125295)
LOL, had one on my EVO and just happened to be lucky that it lasted a year or so until I sold it along with the turbo to somebody else when I upgraded to a GT35R. I wonder if the first run of manifolds were thicker wall tubing? It flowed great, but back then we didn't realize how thin the tubes were, I was lucky it hadn't cracked and I feel sorry for the guy I sold it too... probably cracked less than a year after he got it from me.

Keith

on factory turbo cars these tend to hold up at least a little bit due to all the factory bracing supporting these things.

also other cars tend not to vibrate like a dildo like a BP does

thenuge26 04-25-2014 02:48 PM

Begi S4 manifold: $829

http://www.bellengineering.net/produ...products_id=39

Pro Tuning Lab (lol) S4 manifold: $149

What could possibly go wrong?


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