Okay guys. So I just purchased this undivided T4 Precision turbo. Now I've done some reading on manifolds and I am left bewildered. I've read stories of ebay manifolds cracking or leaking or having slag and ruining the owners day. YET, I've also read a story of even HKS manifolds cracking. So then I stumbled upon cast manifolds which seem to be the most stout thing out there. My question...
1.) Should I go with an ebay manifold, clean the hell out of the slag and brace it?
2.) Find a name brand manifold? which will be 'used' and I'll have no idea whether it's been dropped or mistreated or how many heat cycles its gone through...
3.) Or, get a cast iron manifold like the treadstone one which will also entail me having to ditch the 4 bolt wastegate I've already purchased and finding a 2 bolt one.
The reason I find myself leaning towards the ebay manifold is because A, I save money as a college student and B, I'm not looking to make anything over 400hp or even 375hp at this point as I'm only going to run 12 psi which is the spring my wastegate came with already installed. If I were to go with the ebay manifold, it'd NEVER see huge numbers. So does anyone agree with me in saying that an ebay manifold will be just fine under the conditions I'm looking to put it through?
Sorry if these questions are redundant in any way or just plain common sense but I'm so close to having almost everything I need so I'm getting excited and wanna make sure the best and most informed decisions are made on my part!
Gotta stay patient though!