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Old 11-30-2010, 10:00 PM   #1
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OBX headers

anyone have any experience with this company? their prices are pretty good. how about their quality?
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:23 PM   #2
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Here are some threads about OBX headers
http://camaro5.com/forums/showthread...&highlight=obx
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:29 PM   #3
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Heard their KOOK"S knock offs from china.
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Old 11-30-2010, 11:55 PM   #4
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I have them and had a very good experience with them. yes, i heard there knock off kooks but there designed exactly the same and are half the price, i don't really care where there made. I highly recommend OBX. sorry if other people disagree with me.
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probably decent but i know kooks and brandon @ maryland speed is giving some great deals .. i would not be surprised if there withing 2-300.00 of price of obx when all said and done..I KNOW, thats all i will say..so 1st get your total price with obx with hi flow cats and shipped..then get price with kooks and hi flow cats delivered compare price...good luck and due diligence , it will pay off..imo..
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Oh boy.. the OBX question again....

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Old 12-01-2010, 07:40 AM   #7
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I have had my OBX headers in for like 6 or 7 months now. I have driven well over 7,000 miles with them on and I have not had a single issue. Check these videos.




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Old 12-01-2010, 07:43 AM   #8
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For what it's worth, OBX makes a decent product. In all my years at the speed shop in Florida, I've only seen one set that cracked a weld at the collector - and that was mainly due to corrosion because the guy that owned it lived right next to the Gulf (salty air).

I'm not going to discuss "stolen designs" or allegations as to where they're made - I'm against forcing my morality onto others. They do make functional and affordable manifolds, but the ethics part of it is up to you.

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Old 12-01-2010, 01:50 PM   #9
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thanks for the replies and the links fellers. i don't want this to get into a "you're buying knock offs!!!!" thread.

i don't care if they are copies of another product or not, i know there is no customer support and i don't care about that either, if i want support after i buy them i'll go to my local shop.

I'm just interested in the opinions of those who have had experience with them.

So far my only concern is that I live in Jersey so i'll have to deal with road salt so i'm worried about corrosion. Anyone who has these installed have to deal with road salt and have seen any corrosion?

thanks again for the help guys.
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You should be able to have them coated but not sure. They are stainless so they wont rust.
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:56 PM   #11
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I installed a set last week and have been very impressed with them. Fitment was great and they look very nice and well made. Going to East Texas Muscle Cars tomorrow to get a tune so we will see how they perform.
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:39 PM   #12
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I just received my obx headers about 20 mins ago. Not installed yet of course but all I can say is that I wasn't expecting them to look so pretty lol. Welds look good and they look like a quality header. Once I get them installed I will chime in letting you know about fitment and ease of installation
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Hey just a note use the stock gasket.
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Old 12-01-2010, 05:09 PM   #14
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Mine are doing great also. I also used the stock gasket!!
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Old 12-01-2010, 05:14 PM   #15
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anyone have any experience with this company? their prices are pretty good. how about their quality?
Have you checked out this company? I just bought a set.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113481

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Old 12-01-2010, 05:34 PM   #16
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Have you checked out this company? I just bought a set.
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wow I wish i saw that earlier before i bought all my upgrades.
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:40 PM   #17
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I have used Obx headers on 2 silverados i owned and loved them.Im gonna look into this for when i pick up my ss after the holidays.
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:10 PM   #18
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I installed a set last week and have been very impressed with them. Fitment was great and they look very nice and well made. Going to East Texas Muscle Cars tomorrow to get a tune so we will see how they perform.
can you let me know what numbers you get after your run?

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I just received my obx headers about 20 mins ago. Not installed yet of course but all I can say is that I wasn't expecting them to look so pretty lol. Welds look good and they look like a quality header. Once I get them installed I will chime in letting you know about fitment and ease of installation
Please do let me know, i've got the money for the headers and it's burning a whole in my pocket. i just wanna make sure and do my research before i commit to buying.

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Hey just a note use the stock gasket.
i will do, thanks again for all your help man.

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Mine are doing great also. I also used the stock gasket!!
no corrosion with yours?

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Have you checked out this company? I just bought a set.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113481

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yes i did, i'm actually going back and forth between this company and OBX. did you install your headers that you bought from him yet? if you have please let me know what you think so far.

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I have used Obx headers on 2 silverados i owned and loved them.Im gonna look into this for when i pick up my ss after the holidays.
have ya? i see you live in NY.... how did the headers hold up to the elements (mainly road salt in the winter?) thanks man.
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:33 PM   #19
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I think I am gonna have to wait to install them. After inspecting them closely, it looks like they were damaged in shipping. One of the header tubes has a dent where it bends to go into the collector. Almost like a small crimp. Not bad but it is the only tube that has that dent so I dont think it is supposed to be there. Looks like they are gonna go back and make me wait another few days.
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I think I am gonna have to wait to install them. After inspecting them closely, it looks like they were damaged in shipping. One of the header tubes has a dent where it bends to go into the collector. Almost like a small crimp. Not bad but it is the only tube that has that dent so I dont think it is supposed to be there. Looks like they are gonna go back and make me wait another few days.
that stinks man, sorry to hear. please keep me up to speed on the process. one of the things i've heard about OBX is the whole guarantee issue. thanks again brotha
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I think I am gonna have to wait to install them. After inspecting them closely, it looks like they were damaged in shipping. One of the header tubes has a dent where it bends to go into the collector. Almost like a small crimp. Not bad but it is the only tube that has that dent so I dont think it is supposed to be there. Looks like they are gonna go back and make me wait another few days.
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Alain,they held up fine for me.Only real spot that rusted was the bolts it came with.I installed better grade bolts and coated them with vht for insurance.I hope this helps everyone.
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Alain,they held up fine for me.Only real spot that rusted was the bolts it came with.I installed better grade bolts and coated them with vht for insurance.I hope this helps everyone.
just the bolts? that's good to know. thanks for the info. looks like i've just decided on a christmas present for myself.
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:12 AM   #24
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Hey Alain, if you want kooks cats for emissions/noise/smell that'll bolt up to these OBX, a user here will sell them for $200 shipped!
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I have them and had a very good experience with them. yes, i heard there knock off kooks but there designed exactly the same and are half the price, i don't really care where there made. I highly recommend OBX. sorry if other people disagree with me.
And we wonder why the manufacturing jobs are leaving?

Hope there is not too much radioactive metal in them, might cause cancer!

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