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

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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  1. Rickbearcat


    15 tuntia sitten

    The answer to the question posed is a resounding NO.

  2. Curtis Zhi

    Curtis Zhi

    Päivä sitten

    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



    Päivä sitten

    Short answer: No.

  4. Josh D

    Josh D

    Päivä sitten

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

  5. Ray P

    Ray P

    2 päivää sitten

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

  6. Ray P

    Ray P

    2 päivää sitten

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

  7. Kiel Carson

    Kiel Carson

    3 päivää sitten

    Its just leaking hrsprs bro

  8. M. B.

    M. B.

    4 päivää sitten

    I feel bad for you. And all your viewers.

  9. Anthony Alvarado

    Anthony Alvarado

    5 päivää sitten

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

  10. Moua Xiong

    Moua Xiong

    6 päivää sitten

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

  11. Ty Bonez

    Ty Bonez

    7 päivää sitten

    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.

  12. Clarence Jacobs

    Clarence Jacobs

    8 päivää sitten

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

  13. Lai Rex

    Lai Rex

    8 päivää sitten

    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

  14. LimitLESS MEDIA


    9 päivää sitten

    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

  15. Some Person

    Some Person

    10 päivää sitten

    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

  16. Zack Heath

    Zack Heath

    10 päivää sitten

    17.5k could have gotten ya a c5..

  17. Mecha Carbon

    Mecha Carbon

    10 päivää sitten

    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.

  18. Crazy_killer 1112

    Crazy_killer 1112

    11 päivää sitten

    Wait only 17k spent in total?

  19. Papa Torr

    Papa Torr

    11 päivää sitten

    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!

  20. Red


    11 päivää sitten

    Zach be rocking that JSchlatt look

  21. Reticulated pythonman

    Reticulated pythonman

    13 päivää sitten

    Blowby is awesome lol

  22. Bare Rose

    Bare Rose

    13 päivää sitten

    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.



    13 päivää sitten

    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.

  24. Conor Utterback

    Conor Utterback

    14 päivää sitten

    Pro tip- white hood.

  25. Conor Utterback

    Conor Utterback

    14 päivää sitten

    This is some initial d shit

  26. jim chris

    jim chris

    14 päivää sitten

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

  27. Simon Sallenhag

    Simon Sallenhag

    15 päivää sitten

    Is a miata worth it. Probaly not!!

  28. Steven Clevenger

    Steven Clevenger

    15 päivää sitten

    Catch can... Simple fix

  29. Calvery Gaming

    Calvery Gaming

    16 päivää sitten

    Donut is the American top gear we never got

  30. harrison morin

    harrison morin

    16 päivää sitten

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

  31. Charl Marais

    Charl Marais

    16 päivää sitten


  32. Dogy twa

    Dogy twa

    16 päivää sitten

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

  33. william lowry

    william lowry

    17 päivää sitten

    next episode "is a new engine worth it"

  34. michael Warren

    michael Warren

    17 päivää sitten

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

  35. Chuck


    17 päivää sitten

    3:44 ew, finger nails on anxiety 🤮

  36. Evan


    18 päivää sitten

    What music is playing at 5:00

  37. Zombie Circus Collective

    Zombie Circus Collective

    18 päivää sitten

    $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.

  38. Aaron H.

    Aaron H.

    19 päivää sitten

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

  39. shaommmm


    19 päivää sitten

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

  40. Johny Horny

    Johny Horny

    20 päivää sitten


  41. PedalMafiaM


    20 päivää sitten

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

  42. sailor blaufuss

    sailor blaufuss

    20 päivää sitten

    Donut? Is that you?

  43. Wolf Covington

    Wolf Covington

    20 päivää sitten

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

  44. Bas bzb

    Bas bzb

    21 päivä sitten

    i need that sweater

  45. Backyard-Built-Trucks


    21 päivä sitten

    No miata made is worth a dime.

  46. Sole _Buckets

    Sole _Buckets

    21 päivä sitten

    17k to go slower 😅😅😅

  47. Noah Morales

    Noah Morales

    22 päivää sitten

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

  48. Keeks


    23 päivää sitten

    That's just note episodes lol

  49. Shark N8do

    Shark N8do

    23 päivää sitten

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

  50. Diego Achon

    Diego Achon

    24 päivää sitten

    I want u to be my uncle

  51. smh124


    24 päivää sitten

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

  52. adamstc8


    24 päivää sitten

    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.

  53. Stephen K

    Stephen K

    26 päivää sitten

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

  54. Uoeno Idek

    Uoeno Idek

    26 päivää sitten

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

  55. Caleb Brown

    Caleb Brown

    27 päivää sitten

    227 hp on a light nimble car sounds real fun.

  56. Shane Flannigan

    Shane Flannigan

    27 päivää sitten

    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

  57. Harry Poter

    Harry Poter

    27 päivää sitten

    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

  58. Harry Poter

    Harry Poter

    27 päivää sitten

    $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.

  59. Patrick Doolittle

    Patrick Doolittle

    28 päivää sitten

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

  60. Jesse Gutierrez

    Jesse Gutierrez

    28 päivää sitten

    Krazy, u were smoking more than that 350😂😂

  61. Zack Miller

    Zack Miller

    28 päivää sitten

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

    • Zack Miller

      Zack Miller

      28 päivää sitten

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

  62. No Name

    No Name

    28 päivää sitten

    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.

  63. Door-to-Door Hentai Salesman

    Door-to-Door Hentai Salesman

    29 päivää sitten

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

  64. p2187 B

    p2187 B

    29 päivää sitten

    slap a 2jz on it

  65. DarwishEG


    29 päivää sitten

    Zack is a good host

  66. aola wili

    aola wili

    29 päivää sitten

    لاتحتك بس 😂😂😂😂♥️

  67. Micah Sapwell

    Micah Sapwell

    29 päivää sitten

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

  68. Eric Glueckert

    Eric Glueckert

    29 päivää sitten

    Money wasted.

  69. bilinas mini

    bilinas mini

    Uukausi sitten

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

    • Pier-Luc Garand Dion

      Pier-Luc Garand Dion

      29 päivää sitten

      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)

  70. Dustin Morrison

    Dustin Morrison

    Uukausi sitten

    bigger tires and aero

    • aola wili

      aola wili

      29 päivää sitten

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

  71. fU Nk

    fU Nk

    Uukausi sitten

    999,670th view

  72. Sidthekid17


    Uukausi sitten

    Gotta get aaron behind the wheel

  73. Liam Harman

    Liam Harman

    Uukausi sitten

    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

    • bilinas mini

      bilinas mini

      Uukausi sitten

      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.

  74. ol' boy

    ol' boy

    Uukausi sitten

    Should have just put an aluminum 5.3 in it.

  75. Shauka Hodan

    Shauka Hodan

    Uukausi sitten

    seems to be good

  76. Real Deal News

    Real Deal News

    Uukausi sitten

    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.

  77. Phrazer :3

    Phrazer :3

    Uukausi sitten

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

  78. gioyu comi

    gioyu comi

    Uukausi sitten


    • Shauka Hodan

      Shauka Hodan

      Uukausi sitten

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

  79. Carl Sagan

    Carl Sagan

    Uukausi sitten

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

  80. Raaj Arjunan

    Raaj Arjunan

    Uukausi sitten

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

  81. Chris Babicz

    Chris Babicz

    Uukausi sitten

    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 Babicz

      Chris Babicz

      Uukausi sitten

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

    • gioyu comi

      gioyu comi

      Uukausi sitten

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

  82. Gerson Abarca

    Gerson Abarca

    Uukausi sitten

    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.

    • SidewaysGts


      Uukausi sitten

      " (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!

  83. SpaceMarine69 Yeet

    SpaceMarine69 Yeet

    Uukausi sitten

    bruh my car literally doubled in price

  84. Scott Krieger, Jr.

    Scott Krieger, Jr.

    Uukausi sitten

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

  85. Tony 650

    Tony 650

    Uukausi sitten


  86. Jd Dm

    Jd Dm

    Uukausi sitten

    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.

  87. John Smith

    John Smith

    Uukausi sitten

    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.

  88. Mark van Hillo

    Mark van Hillo

    Uukausi sitten

    What a cool hoodie, where is it for sale?

  89. Barry Fields

    Barry Fields

    Uukausi sitten

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

  90. Shift Automotive

    Shift Automotive

    Uukausi sitten

  91. Joel Wachter

    Joel Wachter

    Uukausi sitten

    A lot of blue smoke comin out

  92. AJ Cano

    AJ Cano

    Uukausi sitten

    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.

  93. Ronald Clark

    Ronald Clark

    Uukausi sitten

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

  94. Carson Murray

    Carson Murray

    Uukausi sitten

    You gotta do more track videos

  95. Carl Siemens

    Carl Siemens

    Uukausi sitten

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

  96. Michael Grossman

    Michael Grossman

    Uukausi sitten

    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.

  97. Rashad Mcbath

    Rashad Mcbath

    Uukausi sitten

    Gene simmons with the stop watch 4:42

  98. Miguelle Millo

    Miguelle Millo

    Uukausi sitten

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

  99. Tima Magomedova

    Tima Magomedova

    Uukausi sitten

    can anyone tell me how tall is zach and is he single or not? asking for a friend

  100. Chickens Float

    Chickens Float

    Uukausi sitten

    Dude gets payed to mod his car. What a fun job