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Old 12-24-2008, 09:39 PM   #1
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my name is mike, from pa but im in FL now, active duty af firetruck mechanic, i got a 1994 m-edition miata, montego blue mica with a tan top. chinacharger t25/t28, rebuilt with garrett enternals, fmic, bipes acu, begi rrfpr, and FM o2 signal modifier.
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Welcome. Aren't you happy to be wintering someplace where you can still put the top down in December?
You are a little ways off, but if you would like to come to the autocross 45 mins. north of Tampa on the 31st of January, we'd love to have you.
Eglin is kinda south of nowhere, huh?

You might want to put this "1994 m-edition miata, montego blue mica with a tan top. chinacharger t25/t28, rebuilt with garrett enternals, fmic, bipes acu, begi rrfpr, and FM o2 signal modifier" in your signature so that everyone knows your setup when you are talking to them down the road.
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:11 PM   #3
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i absolutely love the weather, and id love to autocross, but theres a few bugs that need worked out still. and ill get right on putting the details in my sig. thanks!
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How's the china charger holding up? ;p

Welcome, btw!!
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Welcome, any pictures?
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Old 12-26-2008, 04:28 PM   #6
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so far its holdin up well. its got garrett internals now because an idiot didnt realize that the shaft nuts were reverse thread and broke it, after he had a 5 foot oil drain line on it and blew the seals out...
ill get some pics up soon
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welcome man
cant wait to see the pics. how long has the chinacharger worked before it died? there are 100000's of opinions on here about chinachargers and most are negative, and I am always curious about how long they lasted for the people that used them
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Welcome, tread softly.
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I think the quote is "tread softly and post a lot of pics."
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I thought it was post nudes?
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:28 PM   #11
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:14 AM   #12
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like i said before, during the installation process, the guy working on it used like a 5 foot oil drain hose causeing the seals to blow out. and in his attempt to take it apart, didnt realize the shaft nuts were reverse thread, so he snapped the shaft. SO it got rebuilt with garrett internals and new seals.
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:38 AM   #13
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is it ok to wrap a manifold like thaT? iv always wondered. seeing as that gets very hot, the wrap keeps under hood temps down, but in turn, does it not help deteriorate the metal the manifold is made of?
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car looks good man......
as far as wrapping the manifold yes it will help deteriorate the header faster since water and stuff will get trapped in between the wrap and header and what not. is it good to do? I would say yes, sorta like wrapping the downpipe: underhood temps lower, keeps all heat/energy going to the turbine, etc. It is a VERY common thing done in subaru community among many others
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is it worth it? like is shelling out 300 some odd dollars for a downpipe and then have it be scrap in 2-3 years? vs 6-7 without wrap?
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well people do everything they can for more power. every little bit helps I guess..if you're asking if id do it then no lol......

hey threadstarter, care to chime in here? was there any significant difference?
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is it worth it? like is shelling out 300 some odd dollars for a downpipe and then have it be scrap in 2-3 years? vs 6-7 without wrap?
My old setup was wrapped for 6 years and when I unwrapped it there wasn't any signs of rust or anything else. It actually looked much better than the portions that weren't. Other people have different experiences but I believe it has more to do with the type of metal rather than if it was wrapped.

Like the pictures though, nice car.
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:58 PM   #18
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Is that the Ebay exhaust manifold? How many miles do you have on the setup?
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Old 12-28-2008, 04:27 PM   #19
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yeah, ebay header. eh, not sure how many miles i have on it, not a whole lot tho. still working bugs out. and the reason for the wrap is to cut underhood temps. and it did so dramatically. had the dp off some some reason, and had some extra wrap, so i decided to wrap that too. thanks for the comments on the car
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Looks good!
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