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Elementary Header Question

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by catofsprock, May 7, 2003.

  1. catofsprock

    catofsprock Junior Member

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    I've heard that since I live in Montana I should use a stainless header, as opposed to a ceramic. I was just curious why this was, weather conditions? Would a ceramic header not last as long or not perform as well here? Again, I was just looking for some backing.
     
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    vpSPOONsol Senior Member

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    stainless steel will last longer, but u pay like a 100 more bucks....
     
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    lowtea Junior Member

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    Yeah, basically ceramic headers are not able to dissapate heat as well as higher quality stainless ones, the are a better investment and will last you longer
     
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    I used to have a DC Ceramic 4-1 header back in the day and that thing "POS" rusted slightly on me. Then one of my buddies (for some reason) went out and bought one also had the same damn thing happen to him. I think it rusted because I live only 10 minutes from the beach so the salt content in the air will be higher than Montana. Personally, if you are worried about your header getting banged up or rusted to shit, then if I were you I would just get a JDM 4-1 R header, wrap it up, and get the upper and lower heat shields for it. That way under hood temps will be down, you will have a monster 2.5inch collector, and best of all it will look factory!!!!!!!!!! sleepy sleepy.


    Milan
     
  5. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    dont use the lower heat sheild ... get the skid plate for it ... the header hangs kinda low and is easy to dent... the skid plate ONLY works for the JDM ITR header though .... is only 40-50 vs the ITR header at 350+
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    shit, i have never heard of a skid plate, hey esolsi, could you reply with some more info like possibly a link on where to find a picture of the skidplate and who makes it? thanks,

    Milan
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    more than happy to :)

    i have the race version skid plate on my ITR setup... its got a few scratches on it ... so i know its helped a little at least :)

    you can get it from http://www.fastlineperformance.com

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    this is what can happen without it :

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    ***EDIT*** this skid plate ONLY works on the OEM JDM ITR header from Honda.... other headers (spoon, mugen, DC sports, etc) do not have the mounting points for the skidplate (actually for the heat sheild but this replaces the lower sheild).... so if you have another header, unless you plan to do some welding this is not going to work for you
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    Great Pics.......this is a good topic to discuss or others should know about..

    thanks again,


    Milan
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    no problem ... ive found that not many people know about this ... so i try to whore it out for them every chance i get :)

    at the very least it looks good and its cheap insurance :)
     
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