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Header that fits...

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by FLounder, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. FLounder

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    ok so i have been shopping for a new header and have had bad experiences before with exhaust parts not fitting well. i have a nice T1R 2.5" cat-back and test-pipe that i want to bolt on when i get my new header. So the thing is that im looking for a header that will fit right and make good power. I want to know if anyones had some personal experiences with different types, and tell me how they fit, perform, etc.

    i have really been eyeballing the KiddRacing/Private Label narrow header... im not sure if the 2 are the exact same or not ,but anyways they are a short primary 4-1 style header. anyone have one of these?

    oh yeah... this is to go on a b20vtec with a JRSC
     
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    the Private Label thats listed for sale here.... looks like a nice piece
     
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    The kamikaze I have gave great gains. Unfortunately it is a little shorter than stock, so I had to lengthen the catback 5-6". Another issue is that there wasn't an o2 bung in the header. Lucky my test pipe has 2 ports (one for o2, one for wideband). The gains are awesome, and you can't beat the price.

    Check out my build thread for the header installation.
     
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    i have read about the kamikaze... and yeah the gains are great for the price, but i dont want to have to modify anything. im willing to pay more if need be, i just want something nice that will fit well.
     
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    i bought some JVT headers on eBay, no problems
     
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    there is always the Rage/Hytech knock off on eBay.. havent heard anything bad about them
     
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    anyone else? what kind of header do you have and did it bolt right up?

    i wish i could find someone who has bought one of these private label headers to give me their personal experience...
     
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    im getting one of these narrow rmf style headers, so ill let you guys know how it works out.
     
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    the narrow style replica header fits nice. bolted right up to my exhaust. the build quality appears to be excellent, its really a nice looking part.

    there were a couple things that were a pita, however. the slip joint where you put the two pieces together was a bitch. i had to use a dremel to smooth down the inside of the lip to get them to start sliding together. and then i couldnt get it to slide down very far at all so i had to heat it with a torch and gently tap it down. i mean it wasnt really a big deal, but it could have been easier.

    also the o2 bung is not exactly in an ideal spot... the wires dont quite reach.

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