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Can you fix headers?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by PaternityTest, Sep 4, 2004.

  1. PaternityTest

    PaternityTest Junior Member

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    Ive owned my honda for about a month it appears the previous own bottomed out and put a couple large dents in my header dc 4/2/1 where they start to curve under the car : before they connect to the cat. Can this be fixed ? Would it be as simple as cutting out the two dented parts and placing new pipes ?
     
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    Havok Senior Member

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    Unless it is severly affecting your exhaust flow, I would say it was fine, 75% of headers get road rash without a guard or skid plate. At worst, it's restricting flow to the cat, if it's that bad, just replace it.
     
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    dont think its highly restricting the flow its just where they bend they seem to thin anyway that was was my primary concern but thanks
     
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    dont waste the time cutting it out and rewelding new metal, go buy a $5 body work dent puller with a screw tip on it, then drill a few holes into the dent and pull them, then just cover the screw holes w/ welding tacs
     
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    if you even care that much- unless there is a hole through the piping i wouldn't even worry about it- But that's just MO
     
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    I've seen it done, but it was on the Bisimoto style/Eriks Racing style, I know the fabricator who manufactures them and he just replaced the section between the merge collector and cat, came out looking clean on that header, but might be a different story on the DC, ALSO, this was on an All motor Pro Stock car, so on I street car I would not worry about it
     
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    yeah exactly, i'm sure i could weld in new pipe if need be, but on a street car, i don't see it being a big problem, particularly because it got dented from street driving, and if fixed, it will more than likely end up dented again-
     
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