To buy or not to buy

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To buy or not to buy

Postby MrMcQuacker » Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:20 am

I see that eBay sells st205 tubular manifolds. I would like to know some details if possible. Has anyone bought 1 and what are the results. Are there decent gains? Debating on boring out factory manifold and ceramic cOating it or just buy tubular and ceramic that.

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That's what I'm looking at.
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Re: To buy or not to buy

Postby underscore » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:08 am

What are your power goals? IIRC the stock manifold isn't a restriction until quite a ways above stock power.
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Re: To buy or not to buy

Postby MrMcQuacker » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:12 am

My goals are around 300-350 awhp.
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Re: To buy or not to buy

Postby spitfiremk16 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:59 am

Those tubular manifolds are junk. It will crack on you in no time. Also i would not bother replacing manifolds if your only planning on making 350 hp.
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Re: To buy or not to buy

Postby MrMcQuacker » Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:21 pm

Ahhh ok. Cool thank you.
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Re: To buy or not to buy

Postby Mafix » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:22 pm

it's amazing that people still ask about ssac parts :)
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Re: To buy or not to buy

Postby MrMcQuacker » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:02 pm

Is that a good thing or. Ad thing. I am assuming bad haha. Because already hearing somewhaat bad reviews.
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