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

2021-ж., 13-янв.
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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 $17,500. Will all this money in mods be worth it or will we have big issues again?
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  • Wait 17500$ for how much horse power?!?! 👀

    CF SapperCF Sapper2 саат мурун
  • Damn that miata has 17 more hp than my stock v6

    OdeoOdeoКүн мурун
  • should've spent 17,500 on an evo instead LOL

    The CribThe Crib2 күн мурун
  • Nothing scarier than a cop the know what stututututu means. Brian: Cough! Cough!

    Dee SnutzDee Snutz3 күн мурун
  • I swear that Miata was green before

    Seth CockerSeth Cocker4 күн мурун
  • Nearly $20k??? That's like, v6/v8 swap money...

    Please Drive Faster!Please Drive Faster!5 күн мурун
  • 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 Walker6 күн мурун
  • For this cash I think you would find nice already modified car

    Mr AndyMr Andy6 күн мурун
  • 1:50:22 To 1:50:00 isn't solid but at least it's an improvement.

    Alpha OxideAlpha Oxide9 күн мурун
  • 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- -momentuM10 күн мурун
  • The answer to the question posed is a resounding NO.

    RickbearcatRickbearcat11 күн мурун
  • 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 Zhi12 күн мурун
  • 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 D13 күн мурун
  • I think it's that nipple on the valve cover.

    Ray PRay P14 күн мурун
  • I'm concerned you put on the hand brake after doing hot laps. You're going to imprint your rotors.

    Ray PRay P14 күн мурун
  • Its just leaking hrsprs bro

    Kiel CarsonKiel Carson15 күн мурун
  • I feel bad for you. And all your viewers.

    M. B.M. B.15 күн мурун
  • 6:03 Wtf?! Why are you capped? I'm sure that's you problem!

    Anthony AlvaradoAnthony Alvarado16 күн мурун
  • 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 Xiong18 күн мурун
  • 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 Bonez19 күн мурун
  • Randomly I want to see this miata vs goonsquad hurican on goblin

    Clarence JacobsClarence Jacobs19 күн мурун
  • 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 Rex20 күн мурун
  • 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 MEDIA20 күн мурун
  • 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 Person22 күн мурун
  • 17.5k could have gotten ya a c5..

    Zack HeathZack Heath22 күн мурун
  • 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 Carbon22 күн мурун
  • Wait only 17k spent in total?

    Crazy_killer 1112Crazy_killer 111222 күн мурун
  • 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 Torr22 күн мурун
  • Zach be rocking that JSchlatt look

    RedRed23 күн мурун
  • Blowby is awesome lol

    Reticulated pythonmanReticulated pythonman24 күн мурун
  • 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 Rose24 күн мурун
  • 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 Utterback25 күн мурун
  • This is some initial d shit

    Conor UtterbackConor Utterback25 күн мурун
  • The oil feed to turbo needs a little restrictor, if its not, the oil gets burn

    jim chrisjim chris25 күн мурун
  • Is a miata worth it. Probaly not!!

    Simon SallenhagSimon Sallenhag26 күн мурун
  • Catch can... Simple fix

    Steven ClevengerSteven Clevenger27 күн мурун
  • Donut is the American top gear we never got

    Calvery GamingCalvery Gaming27 күн мурун
  • Don't they say not to pull the E brake when parking after laps?

    harrison morinharrison morin27 күн мурун
  • Nope

    Charl MaraisCharl Marais27 күн мурун
  • Next do: “how much more horsepower can we put on this van!”

    Dogy twaDogy twa27 күн мурун
  • next episode "is a new engine worth it"

    william lowrywilliam lowry28 күн мурун
  • 17k to get a little over 200 hp...

    michael Warrenmichael Warren28 күн мурун
  • 3:44 ew, finger nails on anxiety 🤮

    ChuckChuck28 күн мурун
  • What music is playing at 5:00

    EvanEvan29 күн мурун
  • $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 CollectiveАй мурун
  • I'd be interested to see a pro driver drive the car, just for comparison

    Aaron H.Aaron H.Ай мурун
  • 2070: "Installing a quantum warp drive on a Mazda Miata"

    shaommmmshaommmmАй мурун
  • track?

    Johny HornyJohny HornyАй мурун
  • how is that roll bar even remotely useful if your head is higher? lmao

    PedalMafiaMPedalMafiaMАй мурун
  • Donut? Is that you?

    sailor blaufusssailor blaufussАй мурун
  • 227 hp? With so much money, you should've made almost 300 hp

    Wolf CovingtonWolf CovingtonАй мурун
  • i need that sweater

    Bas bzbBas bzbАй мурун
  • No miata made is worth a dime.

    Backyard-Built-TrucksBackyard-Built-TrucksАй мурун
  • 17k to go slower 😅😅😅

    Sole _BucketsSole _BucketsАй мурун
  • With the sweater and the mullet I thought it was the 70s

    Noah MoralesNoah MoralesАй мурун
  • That's just note episodes lol

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

    Shark N8doShark N8doАй мурун
  • I want u to be my uncle

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

    smh124smh124Ай мурун
  • 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.

    adamstc8adamstc8Ай мурун
  • Approximately, how much did the whole entire turbo system with the intercooler cost you?

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

    Uoeno IdekUoeno IdekАй мурун
  • 227 hp on a light nimble car sounds real fun.

    Caleb BrownCaleb BrownАй мурун
  • 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 FlanniganАй мурун
  • 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 PoterАй мурун
  • $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 PoterАй мурун
  • Miata with the top down going 100mph looks sketchy as fuck

    Patrick DoolittlePatrick DoolittleАй мурун
  • Krazy, u were smoking more than that 350😂😂

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

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

      Zack MillerZack MillerАй мурун
  • 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 NameАй мурун
  • $17k to make your car go wututututu is wurth it.

    Door-to-Door Hentai SalesmanDoor-to-Door Hentai SalesmanАй мурун
  • slap a 2jz on it

    p2187 Bp2187 BАй мурун
  • Zack is a good host

    DarwishEGDarwishEGАй мурун
  • لاتحتك بس 😂😂😂😂♥️

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

    Micah SapwellMicah SapwellАй мурун
  • Money wasted.

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

    bilinas minibilinas miniАй мурун
    • 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 DionАй мурун
  • bigger tires and aero

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

      aola wiliaola wiliАй мурун
  • 999,670th view

    fU NkfU NkАй мурун
  • Gotta get aaron behind the wheel

    Sidthekid17Sidthekid17Ай мурун
  • 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 HarmanАй мурун
    • 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 miniАй мурун
  • Should have just put an aluminum 5.3 in it.

    ol' boyol' boyАй мурун
  • seems to be good

    Shauka HodanShauka HodanАй мурун
  • 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 NewsАй мурун
  • 2:30 Music: rock Subtitles: *electric music*

    Phrazer :3Phrazer :3Ай мурун
  • fantastic!

    gioyu comigioyu comiАй мурун
    • 17k, Triple digit horsepower increase and 4 seconds slower?

      Shauka HodanShauka HodanАй мурун
  • video is only 8 minutes long.... UH OH!

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

    Raaj ArjunanRaaj ArjunanАй мурун
  • 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 BabiczАй мурун
    • @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 BabiczАй мурун
    • this just isn't in my future unless I win the lottery.

      gioyu comigioyu comiАй мурун
  • 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 AbarcaАй мурун
    • " (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!

      SidewaysGtsSidewaysGtsАй мурун
  • bruh my car literally doubled in price

    SpaceMarine69 YeetSpaceMarine69 YeetАй мурун
  • 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.Ай мурун

    Tony 650Tony 650Ай мурун
  • 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 DmАй мурун
  • 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 SmithАй мурун
  • What a cool hoodie, where is it for sale?

    Mark van HilloMark van HilloАй мурун
  • 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 FieldsАй мурун
  • kgfun.info/losk/video/z4vcmKmhi895qsk

    Shift AutomotiveShift AutomotiveАй мурун