WE TEST: Was $17,500 worth of car mods worth it?

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Pred mesecem

The miata is finally +turbo so it’s time to go back to the racetrack and see if Zach can run a decent lap at Willow Springs. Since last time we were at this track, the cooling system has been upgraded, the brakes have been upgraded, we’ve added an oil cooler, moved to a standalone ECU, and of course, added a turbo kit; to make an overall total of $17,500. Will all this money in mods be worth it or will we have big issues again?
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Odeo Pred 13 urami
Damn that miata has 17 more hp than my stock v6
The Crib
The Crib Pred dnevom
should've spent 17,500 on an evo instead LOL
Dee Snutz
Dee Snutz Pred 2 dnevi
Nothing scarier than a cop the know what stututututu means. Brian: Cough! Cough!
Seth Cocker
Seth Cocker Pred 2 dnevi
I swear that Miata was green before
Please Drive Faster!
Please Drive Faster! Pred 4 dnevi
Nearly $20k??? That's like, v6/v8 swap money...
Michael Walker
Michael Walker Pred 5 dnevi
So the answer is No.. it's NOT worth it.. You could of just bought a V8 for all those upgrades and got a faster time.. and it would sound heaps better.. Sorry guys.. thats how I looked at it
Mr Andy
Mr Andy Pred 5 dnevi
For this cash I think you would find nice already modified car
Alpha Oxide
Alpha Oxide Pred 8 dnevi
1:50:22 To 1:50:00 isn't solid but at least it's an improvement.
Bruh- -momentuM
Bruh- -momentuM Pred 9 dnevi
This just proves that you dont give goobers like this tons of money to build a car because all they’re gonna do is fuck it
Rickbearcat Pred 10 dnevi
The answer to the question posed is a resounding NO.
Curtis Zhi
Curtis Zhi Pred 11 dnevi
This is what happens when you have no suspension mods on stock Miata. Put on some decent coilovers, sway bar, bushings, etc. I mean cmon, a spec Miata with 140whp can do 1:35 easily here
SIR ROUND SOUND Pred 11 dnevi
Short answer: No.
Josh D
Josh D Pred 12 dnevi
im not sure if i should be worried but the ebrake right after track use isnt good for the brakes is it?
Ray P
Ray P Pred 12 dnevi
I think it's that nipple on the valve cover.
Ray P
Ray P Pred 12 dnevi
I'm concerned you put on the hand brake after doing hot laps. You're going to imprint your rotors.
Kiel Carson
Kiel Carson Pred 14 dnevi
Its just leaking hrsprs bro
M. B.
M. B. Pred 14 dnevi
I feel bad for you. And all your viewers.
Anthony Alvarado
Anthony Alvarado Pred 15 dnevi
6:03 Wtf?! Why are you capped? I'm sure that's you problem!
Moua Xiong
Moua Xiong Pred 17 dnevi
Someone shorter driving or raise the role cage.. No real point of a role cage/half cage if your head is higher than one..
Ty Bonez
Ty Bonez Pred 17 dnevi
the curse of the gearhead.... oil is on the outside of the engine.. yet he sees it as ok. and not a problem he has to deal with.... its the engines fault.
Clarence Jacobs
Clarence Jacobs Pred 18 dnevi
Randomly I want to see this miata vs goonsquad hurican on goblin
Lai Rex
Lai Rex Pred 18 dnevi
It’s been month and still haven’t heard any his Miata reving up again.! Is there any problem with the engine? It’s 25 years old and not a easy job to push it
LimitLESS MEDIA Pred 19 dnevi
Today on donut media, why americans don't understand that adding a turbo won't make it faster, the mx-5 is made to be N/A
Some Person
Some Person Pred 20 dnevi
For the money he's spent in this car (not to mention labor) he *definitely* could have bought a car that's much faster stock
Zack Heath
Zack Heath Pred 21 dnevom
17.5k could have gotten ya a c5..
Mecha Carbon
Mecha Carbon Pred 21 dnevom
Would love to see higher rpm mods videos instead of turbos putting on there. Yes i know turbo is best way to gain hp most efficiënt.
Crazy_killer 1112
Crazy_killer 1112 Pred 21 dnevom
Wait only 17k spent in total?
Papa Torr
Papa Torr Pred 21 dnevom
If you're stuck on the Miata chassis, a Camaro LFX V6 would beat all your numbers for less money and better sounds. Many millions have gone into designing a better chassis than an MX5 for the LS. It's called a Corvette! For half the money you spent, you could have a factory set up called a Boxster! Or if you want 225HP with 225ft/lbs for a third of the money, pick up a Z3/Z4! For just a little more you could have 240HP in an S2000!
Red Pred 22 dnevi
Zach be rocking that JSchlatt look
Reticulated pythonman
Reticulated pythonman Pred 23 dnevi
Blowby is awesome lol
Bare Rose
Bare Rose Pred 23 dnevi
I'll be the 1 to not only say it, but "diss-myself" as well...... 220HP for 17.5K? that's about the same as the hated TBI 305 SBC you can get for next to nothing. BUT, comes with a whole nuther mess of issues & problems. Like the Vids guys, and I like what you've done to this lit'le thing to squeeze as much as you can out of it. Because "Dollar for Pony," these lit'le things take a lot to get a lit'le.
RÁÇÍÑG_ MØÑTAGÉ Pred 23 dnevi
In my opinion it's not worth it, I'd rather save up and get a gr yaris and mod it a bit like new exhaust and stuff.
Conor Utterback
Conor Utterback Pred 24 dnevi
Pro tip- white hood.
Conor Utterback
Conor Utterback Pred 24 dnevi
This is some initial d shit
jim chris
jim chris Pred 24 dnevi
The oil feed to turbo needs a little restrictor, if its not, the oil gets burn
Simon Sallenhag
Simon Sallenhag Pred 25 dnevi
Is a miata worth it. Probaly not!!
Steven Clevenger
Steven Clevenger Pred 25 dnevi
Catch can... Simple fix
Calvery Gaming
Calvery Gaming Pred 26 dnevi
Donut is the American top gear we never got
harrison morin
harrison morin Pred 26 dnevi
Don't they say not to pull the E brake when parking after laps?
Charl Marais
Charl Marais Pred 26 dnevi
Dogy twa
Dogy twa Pred 26 dnevi
Next do: “how much more horsepower can we put on this van!”
william lowry
william lowry Pred 27 dnevi
next episode "is a new engine worth it"
michael Warren
michael Warren Pred 27 dnevi
17k to get a little over 200 hp...
Chuck Pred 27 dnevi
3:44 ew, finger nails on anxiety 🤮
Evan Pred 28 dnevi
What music is playing at 5:00
Zombie Circus Collective
Zombie Circus Collective Pred 29 dnevi
$17,500 to go slower than stock and blow an engine. Sounds about right. Sad, but this is the most realistic series I've ever watched.
Aaron H.
Aaron H. Pred 29 dnevi
I'd be interested to see a pro driver drive the car, just for comparison
shaommmm Pred 29 dnevi
2070: "Installing a quantum warp drive on a Mazda Miata"
Johny Horny
Johny Horny Pred mesecem
PedalMafiaM Pred mesecem
how is that roll bar even remotely useful if your head is higher? lmao
sailor blaufuss
sailor blaufuss Pred mesecem
Donut? Is that you?
Wolf Covington
Wolf Covington Pred mesecem
227 hp? With so much money, you should've made almost 300 hp
Bas bzb
Bas bzb Pred mesecem
i need that sweater
Backyard-Built-Trucks Pred mesecem
No miata made is worth a dime.
Sole _Buckets
Sole _Buckets Pred mesecem
17k to go slower 😅😅😅
Noah Morales
Noah Morales Pred mesecem
With the sweater and the mullet I thought it was the 70s
Keeks Pred mesecem
That's just note episodes lol
Shark N8do
Shark N8do Pred mesecem
The slowest $20,000 car I've ever seen
Diego Achon
Diego Achon Pred mesecem
I want u to be my uncle
smh124 Pred mesecem
Spent 17k and now the car is even slower and leaks oil, absolute win!
adamstc8 Pred mesecem
Cool mods. That said, if you wanna go fast, take that $18K and just get 2 C4 Vettes. Or a beater E36 M3 to tweak.
Stephen K
Stephen K Pred mesecem
Approximately, how much did the whole entire turbo system with the intercooler cost you?
Uoeno Idek
Uoeno Idek Pred mesecem
Great episode! Wish you better luck next time!! I’m rooting for you guys!!
Caleb Brown
Caleb Brown Pred mesecem
227 hp on a light nimble car sounds real fun.
Shane Flannigan
Shane Flannigan Pred mesecem
Love you guys but man, shouldn't be out on the track if you're knowingly puking oil. Someone else could easily crash cause of that
Harry Poter
Harry Poter Pred mesecem
I find it funny that people will admire a turbo Japanese car with 220hp but most people will say a 275hp Camaro 4 cyl turbo isn’t good enough
Harry Poter
Harry Poter Pred mesecem
$17,000 worth of mods. LMAOOO. Plus the price of the car. You could’ve easily just bought a brand new Camaro or a Mustang 4 Cylinder Turbo for the same price.
Patrick Doolittle
Patrick Doolittle Pred mesecem
Miata with the top down going 100mph looks sketchy as fuck
Jesse Gutierrez
Jesse Gutierrez Pred mesecem
Krazy, u were smoking more than that 350😂😂
Zack Miller
Zack Miller Pred mesecem
The track they're at looks like the track in Ford VS. Ferrari.
Zack Miller
Zack Miller Pred mesecem
Looked it up. It is. It's Willow Springs raceway in Rosamond in Socal.
No Name
No Name Pred mesecem
He's trying to run against a professional driver's time. He can be driving a Ferrari and he wouldn't beat the professionals time.
Door-to-Door Hentai Salesman
Door-to-Door Hentai Salesman Pred mesecem
$17k to make your car go wututututu is wurth it.
p2187 B
p2187 B Pred mesecem
slap a 2jz on it
DarwishEG Pred mesecem
Zack is a good host
aola wili
aola wili Pred mesecem
لاتحتك بس 😂😂😂😂♥️
Micah Sapwell
Micah Sapwell Pred mesecem
Where can a guy get that sweater? I can’t find it on the google
Eric Glueckert
Eric Glueckert Pred mesecem
Money wasted.
bilinas mini
bilinas mini Pred mesecem
It’s just like Initial D. More power does not mean better times.
Pier-Luc Garand Dion
Pier-Luc Garand Dion Pred mesecem
There is no way he could have gotten used to the new behavior of his car in such a short time (ready on friday, tracked on saturday...). He just needs to relearn a bit, JUST LIKE IN INITIAL D! (After the engine swap)
Dustin Morrison
Dustin Morrison Pred mesecem
bigger tires and aero
aola wili
aola wili Pred mesecem
So you didn't answer the question. Was $17,500 of mods worth it? No. It made you go slower!
fU Nk
fU Nk Pred mesecem
999,670th view
Sidthekid17 Pred mesecem
Gotta get aaron behind the wheel
Liam Harman
Liam Harman Pred mesecem
OIl dripping on a track is so dangerous is can be the difference of life and death for a real race driver or even a noobie. If you see a big oil leaking coming from your engine DO NOT do what this guy did as its dangerous to not only your engine but also everyone else on that track
bilinas mini
bilinas mini Pred mesecem
I refuse to watch any more "time measuring" videos by a fucking stop watch. To all car channels out there, invest couple of hundred $$$ for a proper system. Much love.
ol' boy
ol' boy Pred mesecem
Should have just put an aluminum 5.3 in it.
Shauka Hodan
Shauka Hodan Pred mesecem
seems to be good
Real Deal News
Real Deal News Pred mesecem
Get a K24 honda engine from a tlx 210hp and 190tq the tq makes it super special as you can spin tires through 6 gears, or a honda accord 2013-17 and get the manual 6spd in a 3500lb car it beat a wrx from a roll and i put it likes yellow top batteries-411. 2.4 liter k24w2 or the tlx one.or tsx.
Phrazer :3
Phrazer :3 Pred mesecem
2:30 Music: rock Subtitles: *electric music*
gioyu comi
gioyu comi Pred mesecem
Shauka Hodan
Shauka Hodan Pred mesecem
17k, Triple digit horsepower increase and 4 seconds slower?
Carl Sagan
Carl Sagan Pred mesecem
video is only 8 minutes long.... UH OH!
Raaj Arjunan
Raaj Arjunan Pred mesecem
Forget the $17k spent. Surely the better tyres would have helped you get a better lap time?
Chris Babicz
Chris Babicz Pred mesecem
Makes me so glad I went with a 5.0 swap t5 trans and Ford 8.8 rear end for probably 10k total (including roller shell) I don’t have the heart left in me to fix one thing after another after another like that lol
Chris Babicz
Chris Babicz Pred mesecem
@gioyu comi if there was a dollar amount on labor and welding it would be probably 13k in all honesty. Especially custom headers.
gioyu comi
gioyu comi Pred mesecem
this just isn't in my future unless I win the lottery.
Gerson Abarca
Gerson Abarca Pred mesecem
I think it ran 1.50 perfectly (maybe a pro racing driver would do a 1.44). You not only increased Hp, but also weight. At the amount of Hp it is doing, it's balancín all the added weight. Maybe another turbo, change of internal parts of Block, etc. So it makes about 300 to 380 hp and know weight is not gonna matter as much.
SidewaysGts Pred mesecem
" (maybe a pro racing driver would do a 1.44)" A 200~ whp miata on 100 tread wear tires (R888s i believe hes on currently), would more than likely be in the in the 1:3X range. But thats what we practice for!
SpaceMarine69 Yeet
SpaceMarine69 Yeet Pred mesecem
bruh my car literally doubled in price
Scott Krieger, Jr.
Scott Krieger, Jr. Pred mesecem
So you didn't answer the question. Was $17,500 of mods worth it? No. It made you go slower!
Tony 650
Tony 650 Pred mesecem
Jd Dm
Jd Dm Pred mesecem
I love how everyones saftey that day took a back seat to shaving off a second or two. Remind me to never attend a track day when these clowns are there spewing oil all over the track.
John Smith
John Smith Pred mesecem
I refuse to watch any more "time measuring" videos by a fucking stop watch. To all car channels out there, invest couple of hundred $$$ for a proper system. Much love.
Mark van Hillo
Mark van Hillo Pred mesecem
What a cool hoodie, where is it for sale?
Barry Fields
Barry Fields Pred mesecem
First of all, if you want to go faster put your roof up! I guarantee you that’s two tenths of a second!
Shift Automotive
Shift Automotive Pred mesecem
Joel Wachter
Joel Wachter Pred mesecem
A lot of blue smoke comin out
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