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my SMSP header finally came

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  1. GSRCRXsi

    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    and its fucking hot! 6 weeks waiting was definitely worth it. paid an extra 20 bucks for the black coating, and i love it! still waiting on the other box from dave @ SMSP with the test pipe and the gaskets, but its no rush really. maybe now i can stop choking my engine with the b16 4-2-1 DC header thats on it, lol. dave has excellent customer service btw too. alwasy on top of communication and very helpful and informative when answering questions.

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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    i want to see dyno sheets, before and after. nice pick up. what did that run you?
     
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    you can get a sheet before and after the tune. but im not gonna waste the tuners time just to see how much it makes over the dc. my guess, easily 15+ whp over the dc i have now.

    total was somewhere around 950 for the header, coating, test pipe, and all gaskets
     
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    Ian, come out to thunderhill and we'll run for laptimes. Winner gets the losers motor. :)
     
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    even though you are a better driver, i think id still pull better times. light car- 210ish whp >>>>heavy pig- 160ish hp
     
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    bring it. :)
     
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    what exhaust are you running, or is it open header?
     
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    thermal catback. no cat, just the test pipe dave @ smsp made up for me.
     
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    that thing must be stupid loud.
     
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    its not too loud. im running a test pipe on there currently with the shitty ass dc. sounds really good actually. itll probably be quite loud with the new header though, lol
     
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    thermal classic? i had one before i got my rsr, and that thing was retarded how loud it was...
     
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    That would be sweet if you came out. I'd definitely be there.
    Nice header btw. I'll be going with Randy Monroe for my header and exhaust needs. I think smsp and rmf are right on par with each other. Is your header stainless or mild steel?
     
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    randy makes sick headers. his wait is a bit longer then daves though, although randy is on your side of the country too. dave is closer to me :) their headers really are on par with each other. but i believe randy could make some more power out of his headers if he would backpurge his headers. he thinks its unneccessary though :shrug: randys headers are SLIGHTly cheaper too. his are 700 w/ coating, for the header alone i paid like 850 w/ coating for the SMSP.

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    HyTech

    all top of the line headers. cant go wrong with either of them. or if you are really a baller, you could go Burns... $$$

    my header is mild steel, jet-hot coated. stainless would have been in the 1000 range for header alone.
     
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    burns will be in my exhaust, their mufflers are sick...

    what is this back purging you speak of?
     
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    back purging the pipes with argon during assembly.

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    although he only discusses strength, you and i both know a smoother path in the tube will have better flow
     
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    99% of the time, yeah. I'll have to ask randy about that when I have the money for my exhaust in hand. Did you ever sell your crank/pistons? I still haven't had the money, lol.
     
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    lol, yea i sold them, sorry.

    maybe randy does back purge, but im 90% sure i read a thread on h-t where he said he didnt. either way, randy knows his shit, he's built headers for over 30 years.
     
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    pics of what mike? lol theres pics of my header in the first post...
     
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    Oh. The pictures didn't load the first time.
     
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