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Old 04-13-2010, 03:38 PM   #101
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do you know the thikness of the stainless from the manifold?
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:45 PM   #102
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Looks like a good/cheap setup if those can go side by side like that? Sub'd for more pix!
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Old 04-14-2010, 04:45 PM   #103
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Looks like a good/cheap setup if those can go side by side like that? Sub'd for more pix!
It was for a week or so, now it just blows off at the first sign of boost. The car is in pieces right now so hopefully I can figure out how to fix it.
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how are you figuring to reenforce the manifold?
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how are you figuring to reenforce the manifold?
I'm not too sure yet, probably going to take it to the guy who always does all my welding and see what he thinks. I'll let you know when I figure it out.
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sweet, cause I'm planning on getting one of these, but I know that the soledring are pretty weak, but I guess the thikness might be "OK" ? what do you think, you had one in your hand
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sweet, cause I'm planning on getting one of these, but I know that the soledring are pretty weak, but I guess the thikness might be "OK" ? what do you think, you had one in your hand
It seems like it'd be okay with a brace, or even without. I had this manifold for 10-15k miles with no problems. I think its because my down pipe got lodged in between my tranny and it wasn't letting it flex pipe do it's job. The welds are terrible though, and it's cracked right on top of the weld.
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:01 PM   #108
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Nice build, just bought myself a 90 miata and gonna do a similar build but i too am curious is there any other td05 manifold that you guys have that wont crack. because i dont want to have this problem as well.
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Nice build, just bought myself a 90 miata and gonna do a similar build but i too am curious is there any other td05 manifold that you guys have that wont crack. because i dont want to have this problem as well.
You can have one custom made. Only thing I'd buy off ebay is the intercooler, just a fyi.



Coilovers are here, installing the rears later on, and waiting for the front ball joints so I can do the front.

My front ball joints are in terrible condition for some reason, and when I say terrible.. I mean like, really terrible, they look like they could come apart at any second.
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Drops pretty good in the rear, it's just about tucking tire with about 2'' left that I am still able to drop.. Pics coming later
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This is just with the rears on, no fronts until mid this week. I still have around 2 and a half inches of drop left, and they still need to settle.






I think I'm just gonna throw some spacers on the rear.


No problems what-so ever installing, perfect fit.
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Bad Picture..
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