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so tell me about headers

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by vetro, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. vetro

    vetro Junior Member

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    I have a bone stock '96 GSR. The a-pipe is rattling like crazy on it (typical 3.5k mmmMMBUUZZZZZMMmmm noise). I went to the mechanic to get it replaced and he told me a new a-pipe would be ~$500 from Acura. So, I did some research and found out I could just replace the header AND a-pipe with an aftermarket piece for a lot less (and maybe pick up some extra hp -- although not important).

    I've heard DC Header is good. Could someone reccommend me a specific model header/a-pipe combo (actually, i don't care if it's 2-piece or 1-piece) to fix my broken pipe.

    thnx
     
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    What is your budget? And can you do the work yourself?



     
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    vetro Junior Member

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    I'd like to spend as little as possible while still getting decent parts (equal to or better than stock). And no, I'd get my mechanic to do the install.


     
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    integraslut78 Stylus DJ Extraordinaire

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    Hard to say do you want more power mid to hi or low to mid that will decide if you want a 4-1 or a 4-2-1.
     
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    You might just pick up a shop manual and try to do it yourself.

    Honestly if you learn how to work on your car, you are going to be able to save A LOT of money. I've been learning over the last couple years with the help of some other members of this board and it has saved a ton for all of us.

    That type R header is a good deal.
     
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    Will the JDM Civic Type R header bolt right on and fit with all the stock exhaust components? Sorry if it's a simple question, I just don't want to make a 130$ mistake...

    thnx again

     
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    vetro Junior Member

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    Another simple question...

    the whole point of me getting the header is to avoid having to purchase a new a-pipe from Acura. Will this header setup replace both my stock header and a-pipe or JUST the stock header?



     
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    read the whole thread ... no one that bought one had much of anything good to say about that header
     
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