New m30 Turbo Manifold on the market!

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Dirtym30
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New m30 Turbo Manifold on the market!

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Hey gents, just thought I would make you all aware there’s a really nice tubular manifold available for our boxes. Little expensive but looks quality. :rofl:

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https://mint-performance.com/collection ... t-manifold
marc79euro645
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that is pricey!
iamcreepingdeath
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Re: New m30 Turbo Manifold on the market!

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$1500 for a turbo manifold?? That is extremely pricey! Would be cheaper to buy a TIG welder and a tube kit and make one myself, and then I would end up with a manifold AND a TIG welder!
Dirtym30
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Re: New m30 Turbo Manifold on the market!

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This is true :laugh:
Seeker
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Re: New m30 Turbo Manifold on the market!

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It takes some serious R&D to build anything like this so you get what you pay for… ;)
slownrusty
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Re: New m30 Turbo Manifold on the market!

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I would like to see you guys build a manifold like this. That's a lot of R&D, jig and fab time. Plus 316 stainless steel has doubled in price in the past few months.
iamcreepingdeath
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Seeker wrote: May 31, 2022 1:15 PM It takes some serious R&D to build anything like this so you get what you pay for… ;)
No it doesn't, you literally copy the same design that has been out there for years. That's what the Chinese companies do...

Here is a $700 version on Ebay:
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Here is a $500 Chinese version:
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Here's a $290 version from Aliexpress:
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Another $290 version on Aliexpress:
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They are all the exact same design.

That said, the mint manifold appears to be a slightly different design. However, the high cost here is most likely due to low volume production more than anything else.
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iamcreepingdeath
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slownrusty wrote: Jun 04, 2022 10:34 AM I would like to see you guys build a manifold like this. That's a lot of R&D, jig and fab time. Plus 316 stainless steel has doubled in price in the past few months.
I just might, if I can't find one reasonably priced. I do need a good excuse to pick up a TIG welder. (I already have MIG and stick...)
ZINNO_B
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Re: New m30 Turbo Manifold on the market!

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e28 goodies dropped a new manifold today. look's good for cast.... better than the older style square ones. I wish shipping wasn't 150$
https://e28goodies.com/product/bmw-m30- ... -manifold/
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