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

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Acum lună

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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Seth Cocker
Seth Cocker Acum 4 ore
I swear that Miata was green before
Please Drive Faster!
Please Drive Faster! Acum o Zi
Nearly $20k??? That's like, v6/v8 swap money...
Michael Walker
Michael Walker Acum 2 Zile
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 Acum 2 Zile
For this cash I think you would find nice already modified car
Alpha Oxide
Alpha Oxide Acum 5 Zile
1:50:22 To 1:50:00 isn't solid but at least it's an improvement.
Bruh- -momentuM
Bruh- -momentuM Acum 6 Zile
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 Acum 8 Zile
The answer to the question posed is a resounding NO.
Curtis Zhi
Curtis Zhi Acum 9 Zile
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
Short answer: No.
Josh D
Josh D Acum 9 Zile
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 Acum 10 Zile
I think it's that nipple on the valve cover.
Ray P
Ray P Acum 10 Zile
I'm concerned you put on the hand brake after doing hot laps. You're going to imprint your rotors.
Kiel Carson
Kiel Carson Acum 11 Zile
Its just leaking hrsprs bro
M. B.
M. B. Acum 11 Zile
I feel bad for you. And all your viewers.
Anthony Alvarado
Anthony Alvarado Acum 13 Zile
6:03 Wtf?! Why are you capped? I'm sure that's you problem!
Moua Xiong
Moua Xiong Acum 14 Zile
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 Acum 15 Zile
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 Acum 15 Zile
Randomly I want to see this miata vs goonsquad hurican on goblin
Lai Rex
Lai Rex Acum 16 Zile
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 Acum 16 Zile
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 Acum 18 Zile
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 Acum 18 Zile
17.5k could have gotten ya a c5..
Mecha Carbon
Mecha Carbon Acum 18 Zile
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 Acum 18 Zile
Wait only 17k spent in total?
Papa Torr
Papa Torr Acum 18 Zile
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 Acum 19 Zile
Zach be rocking that JSchlatt look
Reticulated pythonman
Reticulated pythonman Acum 20 Zile
Blowby is awesome lol
Bare Rose
Bare Rose Acum 20 Zile
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.
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 Acum 21 o Zi
Pro tip- white hood.
Conor Utterback
Conor Utterback Acum 21 o Zi
This is some initial d shit
jim chris
jim chris Acum 21 o Zi
The oil feed to turbo needs a little restrictor, if its not, the oil gets burn
Simon Sallenhag
Simon Sallenhag Acum 22 Zile
Is a miata worth it. Probaly not!!
Steven Clevenger
Steven Clevenger Acum 23 Zile
Catch can... Simple fix
Calvery Gaming
Calvery Gaming Acum 23 Zile
Donut is the American top gear we never got
harrison morin
harrison morin Acum 23 Zile
Don't they say not to pull the E brake when parking after laps?
Charl Marais
Charl Marais Acum 24 Zile
Dogy twa
Dogy twa Acum 24 Zile
Next do: “how much more horsepower can we put on this van!”
william lowry
william lowry Acum 24 Zile
next episode "is a new engine worth it"
michael Warren
michael Warren Acum 24 Zile
17k to get a little over 200 hp...
Chuck Acum 24 Zile
3:44 ew, finger nails on anxiety 🤮
Evan Acum 25 Zile
What music is playing at 5:00
Zombie Circus Collective
Zombie Circus Collective Acum 26 Zile
$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. Acum 26 Zile
I'd be interested to see a pro driver drive the car, just for comparison
shaommmm Acum 26 Zile
2070: "Installing a quantum warp drive on a Mazda Miata"
Johny Horny
Johny Horny Acum 27 Zile
PedalMafiaM Acum 27 Zile
how is that roll bar even remotely useful if your head is higher? lmao
sailor blaufuss
sailor blaufuss Acum 28 Zile
Donut? Is that you?
Wolf Covington
Wolf Covington Acum 28 Zile
227 hp? With so much money, you should've made almost 300 hp
Bas bzb
Bas bzb Acum 28 Zile
i need that sweater
Backyard-Built-Trucks Acum 28 Zile
No miata made is worth a dime.
Sole _Buckets
Sole _Buckets Acum 29 Zile
17k to go slower 😅😅😅
Noah Morales
Noah Morales Acum 29 Zile
With the sweater and the mullet I thought it was the 70s
Keeks Acum lună
That's just note episodes lol
Shark N8do
Shark N8do Acum lună
The slowest $20,000 car I've ever seen
Diego Achon
Diego Achon Acum lună
I want u to be my uncle
smh124 Acum lună
Spent 17k and now the car is even slower and leaks oil, absolute win!
adamstc8 Acum lună
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 Acum lună
Approximately, how much did the whole entire turbo system with the intercooler cost you?
Uoeno Idek
Uoeno Idek Acum lună
Great episode! Wish you better luck next time!! I’m rooting for you guys!!
Caleb Brown
Caleb Brown Acum lună
227 hp on a light nimble car sounds real fun.
Shane Flannigan
Shane Flannigan Acum lună
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 Acum lună
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 Acum lună
$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 Acum lună
Miata with the top down going 100mph looks sketchy as fuck
Jesse Gutierrez
Jesse Gutierrez Acum lună
Krazy, u were smoking more than that 350😂😂
Zack Miller
Zack Miller Acum lună
The track they're at looks like the track in Ford VS. Ferrari.
Zack Miller
Zack Miller Acum lună
Looked it up. It is. It's Willow Springs raceway in Rosamond in Socal.
No Name
No Name Acum lună
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 Acum lună
$17k to make your car go wututututu is wurth it.
p2187 B
p2187 B Acum lună
slap a 2jz on it
DarwishEG Acum lună
Zack is a good host
aola wili
aola wili Acum lună
لاتحتك بس 😂😂😂😂♥️
Micah Sapwell
Micah Sapwell Acum lună
Where can a guy get that sweater? I can’t find it on the google
Eric Glueckert
Eric Glueckert Acum lună
Money wasted.
bilinas mini
bilinas mini Acum lună
It’s just like Initial D. More power does not mean better times.
Pier-Luc Garand Dion
Pier-Luc Garand Dion Acum lună
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 Acum lună
bigger tires and aero
aola wili
aola wili Acum lună
So you didn't answer the question. Was $17,500 of mods worth it? No. It made you go slower!
fU Nk
fU Nk Acum lună
999,670th view
Sidthekid17 Acum lună
Gotta get aaron behind the wheel
Liam Harman
Liam Harman Acum lună
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 Acum lună
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 Acum lună
Should have just put an aluminum 5.3 in it.
Shauka Hodan
Shauka Hodan Acum lună
seems to be good
Real Deal News
Real Deal News Acum lună
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 Acum lună
2:30 Music: rock Subtitles: *electric music*
gioyu comi
gioyu comi Acum lună
Shauka Hodan
Shauka Hodan Acum lună
17k, Triple digit horsepower increase and 4 seconds slower?
Carl Sagan
Carl Sagan Acum lună
video is only 8 minutes long.... UH OH!
Raaj Arjunan
Raaj Arjunan Acum lună
Forget the $17k spent. Surely the better tyres would have helped you get a better lap time?
Chris Babicz
Chris Babicz Acum lună
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 Acum lună
@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 Acum lună
this just isn't in my future unless I win the lottery.
Gerson Abarca
Gerson Abarca Acum lună
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 Acum lună
" (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 Acum lună
bruh my car literally doubled in price
Scott Krieger, Jr.
Scott Krieger, Jr. Acum lună
So you didn't answer the question. Was $17,500 of mods worth it? No. It made you go slower!
Tony 650
Tony 650 Acum lună
Jd Dm
Jd Dm Acum lună
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 Acum lună
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 Acum lună
What a cool hoodie, where is it for sale?
Barry Fields
Barry Fields Acum lună
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 Acum lună
Joel Wachter
Joel Wachter Acum lună
A lot of blue smoke comin out
AJ Cano
AJ Cano Acum lună
Probably If You Don't Do The Shake And Do It In The First Run, You'll Probably Gonna Get The 1:40 Or Less.
Ronald Clark
Ronald Clark Acum lună
17k, Triple digit horsepower increase and 4 seconds slower?
Murrcar Acum lună
You gotta do more track videos
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