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

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    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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Alpha Oxide
Alpha Oxide

1:50:22 To 1:50:00 isn't solid but at least it's an improvement.

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Bruh- -momentuM
Bruh- -momentuM

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

Vor 2 Tage
Rickbearcat
Rickbearcat

The answer to the question posed is a resounding NO.

Vor 3 Tage
Curtis Zhi
Curtis Zhi

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

Vor 4 Tage
SIR ROUND SOUND
SIR ROUND SOUND

Short answer: No.

Vor 4 Tage
Josh D
Josh D

im not sure if i should be worried but the ebrake right after track use isnt good for the brakes is it?

Vor 4 Tage
Ray P
Ray P

I think it's that nipple on the valve cover.

Vor 5 Tage
Ray P
Ray P

I'm concerned you put on the hand brake after doing hot laps. You're going to imprint your rotors.

Vor 5 Tage
Kiel Carson
Kiel Carson

Its just leaking hrsprs bro

Vor 6 Tage
M. B.
M. B.

I feel bad for you. And all your viewers.

Vor 7 Tage
Anthony Alvarado
Anthony Alvarado

6:03 Wtf?! Why are you capped? I'm sure that's you problem!

Vor 8 Tage
Moua Xiong
Moua Xiong

Someone shorter driving or raise the role cage.. No real point of a role cage/half cage if your head is higher than one..

Vor 9 Tage
Ty Bonez
Ty Bonez

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.

Vor 10 Tage
Clarence Jacobs
Clarence Jacobs

Randomly I want to see this miata vs goonsquad hurican on goblin

Vor 11 Tage
Lai Rex
Lai Rex

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

Vor 11 Tage
LimitLESS MEDIA
LimitLESS MEDIA

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

Vor 11 Tage
Some Person
Some Person

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

Vor 13 Tage
Zack Heath
Zack Heath

17.5k could have gotten ya a c5..

Vor 13 Tage
Mecha Carbon
Mecha Carbon

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.

Vor 13 Tage
Crazy_killer 1112
Crazy_killer 1112

Wait only 17k spent in total?

Vor 14 Tage
Papa Torr
Papa Torr

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!

Vor 14 Tage
Red
Red

Zach be rocking that JSchlatt look

Vor 14 Tage
Reticulated pythonman
Reticulated pythonman

Blowby is awesome lol

Vor 16 Tage
Bare Rose
Bare Rose

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.

Vor 16 Tage
RÁÇÍÑG_ MØÑTAGÉ
RÁÇÍÑG_ MØÑTAGÉ

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.

Vor 16 Tage
Conor Utterback
Conor Utterback

Pro tip- white hood.

Vor 16 Tage
Conor Utterback
Conor Utterback

This is some initial d shit

Vor 16 Tage
jim chris
jim chris

The oil feed to turbo needs a little restrictor, if its not, the oil gets burn

Vor 17 Tage
Simon Sallenhag
Simon Sallenhag

Is a miata worth it. Probaly not!!

Vor 18 Tage
Steven Clevenger
Steven Clevenger

Catch can... Simple fix

Vor 18 Tage
Calvery Gaming
Calvery Gaming

Donut is the American top gear we never got

Vor 19 Tage
harrison morin
harrison morin

Don't they say not to pull the E brake when parking after laps?

Vor 19 Tage
Charl Marais
Charl Marais

Nope

Vor 19 Tage
Dogy twa
Dogy twa

Next do: “how much more horsepower can we put on this van!”

Vor 19 Tage
william lowry
william lowry

next episode "is a new engine worth it"

Vor 20 Tage
michael Warren
michael Warren

17k to get a little over 200 hp...

Vor 20 Tage
Chuck
Chuck

3:44 ew, finger nails on anxiety 🤮

Vor 20 Tage
Evan
Evan

What music is playing at 5:00

Vor 21 Tag
Zombie Circus Collective
Zombie Circus Collective

$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.

Vor 21 Tag
Aaron H.
Aaron H.

I'd be interested to see a pro driver drive the car, just for comparison

Vor 22 Tage
shaommmm
shaommmm

2070: "Installing a quantum warp drive on a Mazda Miata"

Vor 22 Tage
Johny Horny
Johny Horny

track?

Vor 23 Tage
PedalMafiaM
PedalMafiaM

how is that roll bar even remotely useful if your head is higher? lmao

Vor 23 Tage
sailor blaufuss
sailor blaufuss

Donut? Is that you?

Vor 23 Tage
Wolf Covington
Wolf Covington

227 hp? With so much money, you should've made almost 300 hp

Vor 23 Tage
Bas bzb
Bas bzb

i need that sweater

Vor 24 Tage
Backyard-Built-Trucks
Backyard-Built-Trucks

No miata made is worth a dime.

Vor 24 Tage
Sole _Buckets
Sole _Buckets

17k to go slower 😅😅😅

Vor 24 Tage
Noah Morales
Noah Morales

With the sweater and the mullet I thought it was the 70s

Vor 25 Tage
Keeks
Keeks

That's just note episodes lol

Vor 26 Tage
Shark N8do
Shark N8do

The slowest $20,000 car I've ever seen

Vor 26 Tage
Diego Achon
Diego Achon

I want u to be my uncle

Vor 27 Tage
smh124
smh124

Spent 17k and now the car is even slower and leaks oil, absolute win!

Vor 27 Tage
adamstc8
adamstc8

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.

Vor 27 Tage
Stephen K
Stephen K

Approximately, how much did the whole entire turbo system with the intercooler cost you?

Vor 29 Tage
Uoeno Idek
Uoeno Idek

Great episode! Wish you better luck next time!! I’m rooting for you guys!!

Vor 29 Tage
Caleb Brown
Caleb Brown

227 hp on a light nimble car sounds real fun.

Vor Monat
Shane Flannigan
Shane Flannigan

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

Vor Monat
Harry Poter
Harry Poter

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

Vor Monat
Harry Poter
Harry Poter

$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.

Vor Monat
Patrick Doolittle
Patrick Doolittle

Miata with the top down going 100mph looks sketchy as fuck

Vor Monat
Jesse Gutierrez
Jesse Gutierrez

Krazy, u were smoking more than that 350😂😂

Vor Monat
Zack Miller
Zack Miller

The track they're at looks like the track in Ford VS. Ferrari.

Vor Monat
Zack Miller
Zack Miller

Looked it up. It is. It's Willow Springs raceway in Rosamond in Socal.

Vor Monat
No Name
No Name

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.

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Door-to-Door Hentai Salesman
Door-to-Door Hentai Salesman

$17k to make your car go wututututu is wurth it.

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p2187 B
p2187 B

slap a 2jz on it

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DarwishEG
DarwishEG

Zack is a good host

Vor Monat
aola wili
aola wili

لاتحتك بس 😂😂😂😂♥️

Vor Monat
Micah Sapwell
Micah Sapwell

Where can a guy get that sweater? I can’t find it on the google

Vor Monat
Eric Glueckert
Eric Glueckert

Money wasted.

Vor Monat
bilinas mini
bilinas mini

It’s just like Initial D. More power does not mean better times.

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Pier-Luc Garand Dion
Pier-Luc Garand Dion

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)

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Dustin Morrison
Dustin Morrison

bigger tires and aero

Vor Monat
aola wili
aola wili

So you didn't answer the question. Was $17,500 of mods worth it? No. It made you go slower!

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fU Nk
fU Nk

999,670th view

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Sidthekid17
Sidthekid17

Gotta get aaron behind the wheel

Vor Monat
Liam Harman
Liam Harman

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

Vor Monat
bilinas mini
bilinas mini

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.

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ol' boy
ol' boy

Should have just put an aluminum 5.3 in it.

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Shauka Hodan
Shauka Hodan

seems to be good

Vor Monat
Real Deal News
Real Deal News

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.

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Phrazer :3
Phrazer :3

2:30 Music: rock Subtitles: *electric music*

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gioyu comi
gioyu comi

fantastic!

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Shauka Hodan
Shauka Hodan

17k, Triple digit horsepower increase and 4 seconds slower?

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Carl Sagan
Carl Sagan

video is only 8 minutes long.... UH OH!

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Raaj Arjunan
Raaj Arjunan

Forget the $17k spent. Surely the better tyres would have helped you get a better lap time?

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Chris Babicz
Chris Babicz

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

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Chris Babicz
Chris Babicz

@gioyu comi if there was a dollar amount on labor and welding it would be probably 13k in all honesty. Especially custom headers.

Vor Monat
gioyu comi
gioyu comi

this just isn't in my future unless I win the lottery.

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Gerson Abarca
Gerson Abarca

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.

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SidewaysGts
SidewaysGts

" (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!

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SpaceMarine69 Yeet
SpaceMarine69 Yeet

bruh my car literally doubled in price

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Scott Krieger, Jr.
Scott Krieger, Jr.

So you didn't answer the question. Was $17,500 of mods worth it? No. It made you go slower!

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Tony 650
Tony 650

STUTUTUTUTUTU

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Jd Dm
Jd Dm

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.

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John Smith
John Smith

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.

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Mark van Hillo
Mark van Hillo

What a cool hoodie, where is it for sale?

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Barry Fields
Barry Fields

First of all, if you want to go faster put your roof up! I guarantee you that’s two tenths of a second!

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Shift Automotive
Shift Automotive

https://youtu.be/nYwdHjWnGEg

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Joel Wachter
Joel Wachter

A lot of blue smoke comin out

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AJ Cano
AJ Cano

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.

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Ronald Clark
Ronald Clark

17k, Triple digit horsepower increase and 4 seconds slower?

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Carson Murray
Carson Murray

You gotta do more track videos

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Carl Siemens
Carl Siemens

Never, in the history of ever, has adding a turbocharger made an engine more reliable.

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Michael Grossman
Michael Grossman

So let me get this right.. 17k, double the horses, and you ran 4 secs slower? No way a pcv valve fix with some catchers will fix that.. this just doesn't add up. I feel like with 17k you could just buy a car with a faster time. I love this channel and series. I really wished for a different result. Edit* As a financially struggling 20ish guy who has always wanted to get into car performance and driving on a track someday this is really discouraging. The reason I watch this channel is to learn as much as i can.. to someday do it myself. I guess this just isn't in my future unless I win the lottery.

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Rashad Mcbath
Rashad Mcbath

Gene simmons with the stop watch 4:42

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Miguelle Millo
Miguelle Millo

Did i see a plug over the PCV? Oh nein.

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