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

13 Sau 2021
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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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  • Nearly $20k??? That's like, v6/v8 swap money...

    Please Drive Faster!Please Drive Faster!Prieš 5 val
  • 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

    Michael WalkerMichael WalkerPrieš dieną
  • For this cash I think you would find nice already modified car

    Mr AndyMr AndyPrieš dieną
  • 1:50:22 To 1:50:00 isn't solid but at least it's an improvement.

    Alpha OxideAlpha OxidePrieš 4 dienas
  • 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

    Bruh- -momentuMBruh- -momentuMPrieš 5 dienų
  • The answer to the question posed is a resounding NO.

    RickbearcatRickbearcatPrieš 6 dienų
  • 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

    Curtis ZhiCurtis ZhiPrieš 7 dienų
  • Short answer: No.

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

    Josh DJosh DPrieš 7 dienų
  • I think it's that nipple on the valve cover.

    Ray PRay PPrieš 8 dienų
  • I'm concerned you put on the hand brake after doing hot laps. You're going to imprint your rotors.

    Ray PRay PPrieš 8 dienų
  • Its just leaking hrsprs bro

    Kiel CarsonKiel CarsonPrieš 9 dienų
  • I feel bad for you. And all your viewers.

    M. B.M. B.Prieš 10 dienų
  • 6:03 Wtf?! Why are you capped? I'm sure that's you problem!

    Anthony AlvaradoAnthony AlvaradoPrieš 11 dienų
  • Someone shorter driving or raise the role cage.. No real point of a role cage/half cage if your head is higher than one..

    Moua XiongMoua XiongPrieš 12 dienų
  • 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.

    Ty BonezTy BonezPrieš 13 dienų
  • Randomly I want to see this miata vs goonsquad hurican on goblin

    Clarence JacobsClarence JacobsPrieš 14 dienų
  • 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

    Lai RexLai RexPrieš 14 dienų
  • 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

    LimitLESS MEDIALimitLESS MEDIAPrieš 14 dienų
  • 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

    Some PersonSome PersonPrieš 16 dienų
  • 17.5k could have gotten ya a c5..

    Zack HeathZack HeathPrieš 16 dienų
  • 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.

    Mecha CarbonMecha CarbonPrieš 16 dienų
  • Wait only 17k spent in total?

    Crazy_killer 1112Crazy_killer 1112Prieš 17 dienų
  • 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!

    Papa TorrPapa TorrPrieš 17 dienų
  • Zach be rocking that JSchlatt look

    RedRedPrieš 17 dienų
  • Blowby is awesome lol

    Reticulated pythonmanReticulated pythonmanPrieš 19 dienų
  • 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.

    Bare RoseBare RosePrieš 19 dienų
  • 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.

  • Pro tip- white hood.

    Conor UtterbackConor UtterbackPrieš 20 dienų
  • This is some initial d shit

    Conor UtterbackConor UtterbackPrieš 20 dienų
  • The oil feed to turbo needs a little restrictor, if its not, the oil gets burn

    jim chrisjim chrisPrieš 20 dienų
  • Is a miata worth it. Probaly not!!

    Simon SallenhagSimon SallenhagPrieš 21 dieną
  • Catch can... Simple fix

    Steven ClevengerSteven ClevengerPrieš 21 dieną
  • Donut is the American top gear we never got

    Calvery GamingCalvery GamingPrieš 22 dienas
  • Don't they say not to pull the E brake when parking after laps?

    harrison morinharrison morinPrieš 22 dienas
  • Nope

    Charl MaraisCharl MaraisPrieš 22 dienas
  • Next do: “how much more horsepower can we put on this van!”

    Dogy twaDogy twaPrieš 22 dienas
  • next episode "is a new engine worth it"

    william lowrywilliam lowryPrieš 23 dienas
  • 17k to get a little over 200 hp...

    michael Warrenmichael WarrenPrieš 23 dienas
  • 3:44 ew, finger nails on anxiety 🤮

    ChuckChuckPrieš 23 dienas
  • What music is playing at 5:00

    EvanEvanPrieš 24 dienas
  • $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.

    Zombie Circus CollectiveZombie Circus CollectivePrieš 24 dienas
  • I'd be interested to see a pro driver drive the car, just for comparison

    Aaron H.Aaron H.Prieš 25 dienų
  • 2070: "Installing a quantum warp drive on a Mazda Miata"

    shaommmmshaommmmPrieš 25 dienų
  • track?

    Johny HornyJohny HornyPrieš 26 dienų
  • how is that roll bar even remotely useful if your head is higher? lmao

    PedalMafiaMPedalMafiaMPrieš 26 dienų
  • Donut? Is that you?

    sailor blaufusssailor blaufussPrieš 26 dienų
  • 227 hp? With so much money, you should've made almost 300 hp

    Wolf CovingtonWolf CovingtonPrieš 26 dienų
  • i need that sweater

    Bas bzbBas bzbPrieš 27 dienų
  • No miata made is worth a dime.

    Backyard-Built-TrucksBackyard-Built-TrucksPrieš 27 dienų
  • 17k to go slower 😅😅😅

    Sole _BucketsSole _BucketsPrieš 27 dienų
  • With the sweater and the mullet I thought it was the 70s

    Noah MoralesNoah MoralesPrieš 28 dienų
  • That's just note episodes lol

    KeeksKeeksPrieš 29 dienų
  • The slowest $20,000 car I've ever seen

    Shark N8doShark N8doPrieš 29 dienų
  • I want u to be my uncle

    Diego AchonDiego AchonPrieš mėn
  • Spent 17k and now the car is even slower and leaks oil, absolute win!

    smh124smh124Prieš mėn
  • 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.

    adamstc8adamstc8Prieš mėn
  • Approximately, how much did the whole entire turbo system with the intercooler cost you?

    Stephen KStephen KPrieš mėn
  • Great episode! Wish you better luck next time!! I’m rooting for you guys!!

    Uoeno IdekUoeno IdekPrieš mėn
  • 227 hp on a light nimble car sounds real fun.

    Caleb BrownCaleb BrownPrieš mėn
  • 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

    Shane FlanniganShane FlanniganPrieš mėn
  • 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 PoterHarry PoterPrieš mėn
  • $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.

    Harry PoterHarry PoterPrieš mėn
  • Miata with the top down going 100mph looks sketchy as fuck

    Patrick DoolittlePatrick DoolittlePrieš mėn
  • Krazy, u were smoking more than that 350😂😂

    Jesse GutierrezJesse GutierrezPrieš mėn
  • The track they're at looks like the track in Ford VS. Ferrari.

    Zack MillerZack MillerPrieš mėn
    • Looked it up. It is. It's Willow Springs raceway in Rosamond in Socal.

      Zack MillerZack MillerPrieš mėn
  • 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.

    No NameNo NamePrieš mėn
  • $17k to make your car go wututututu is wurth it.

    Door-to-Door Hentai SalesmanDoor-to-Door Hentai SalesmanPrieš mėn
  • slap a 2jz on it

    p2187 Bp2187 BPrieš mėn
  • Zack is a good host

    DarwishEGDarwishEGPrieš mėn
  • لاتحتك بس 😂😂😂😂♥️

    aola wiliaola wiliPrieš mėn
  • Where can a guy get that sweater? I can’t find it on the google

    Micah SapwellMicah SapwellPrieš mėn
  • Money wasted.

    Eric GlueckertEric GlueckertPrieš mėn
  • It’s just like Initial D. More power does not mean better times.

    bilinas minibilinas miniPrieš mėn
    • 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)

      Pier-Luc Garand DionPier-Luc Garand DionPrieš mėn
  • bigger tires and aero

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

      aola wiliaola wiliPrieš mėn
  • 999,670th view

    fU NkfU NkPrieš mėn
  • Gotta get aaron behind the wheel

    Sidthekid17Sidthekid17Prieš mėn
  • 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

    Liam HarmanLiam HarmanPrieš mėn
    • 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.

      bilinas minibilinas miniPrieš mėn
  • Should have just put an aluminum 5.3 in it.

    ol' boyol' boyPrieš mėn
  • seems to be good

    Shauka HodanShauka HodanPrieš mėn
  • 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.

    Real Deal NewsReal Deal NewsPrieš mėn
  • 2:30 Music: rock Subtitles: *electric music*

    Phrazer :3Phrazer :3Prieš mėn
  • fantastic!

    gioyu comigioyu comiPrieš mėn
    • 17k, Triple digit horsepower increase and 4 seconds slower?

      Shauka HodanShauka HodanPrieš mėn
  • video is only 8 minutes long.... UH OH!

    Carl SaganCarl SaganPrieš mėn
  • Forget the $17k spent. Surely the better tyres would have helped you get a better lap time?

    Raaj ArjunanRaaj ArjunanPrieš mėn
  • 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 BabiczChris BabiczPrieš mėn
    • @gioyu comi if there was a dollar amount on labor and welding it would be probably 13k in all honesty. Especially custom headers.

      Chris BabiczChris BabiczPrieš mėn
    • this just isn't in my future unless I win the lottery.

      gioyu comigioyu comiPrieš mėn
  • 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.

    Gerson AbarcaGerson AbarcaPrieš mėn
    • " (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!

      SidewaysGtsSidewaysGtsPrieš mėn
  • bruh my car literally doubled in price

    SpaceMarine69 YeetSpaceMarine69 YeetPrieš mėn
  • So you didn't answer the question. Was $17,500 of mods worth it? No. It made you go slower!

    Scott Krieger, Jr.Scott Krieger, Jr.Prieš mėn

    Tony 650Tony 650Prieš mėn
  • 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.

    Jd DmJd DmPrieš mėn
  • 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.

    John SmithJohn SmithPrieš mėn
  • What a cool hoodie, where is it for sale?

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

    Barry FieldsBarry FieldsPrieš mėn
  • ltworlds.info/home/vaizdo-ra-as/04upx6uch9J6dco.html

    Shift AutomotiveShift AutomotivePrieš mėn
  • A lot of blue smoke comin out

    Joel WachterJoel WachterPrieš mėn
  • 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.

    AJ CanoAJ CanoPrieš mėn
  • 17k, Triple digit horsepower increase and 4 seconds slower?

    Ronald ClarkRonald ClarkPrieš mėn
  • You gotta do more track videos

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

    Carl SiemensCarl SiemensPrieš mėn