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Old 04-24-2014, 09:29 PM
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Default 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
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its crap.

you have a lot of reading to do
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eBay manifold equivalent. Crap.

Now start researching.
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^^ 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
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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.

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Originally Posted by jviolet10 View Post
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.
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Originally Posted by Twodoor View Post
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.

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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 ***** like a BP does
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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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