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Old 01-12-2011, 11:11 AM   #1
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My review on OBX headers

I've been seeing alot of threads on OBX headers vs kooks etc. Or threads on OBX being junk and this and that. So I decided to write this review since i just had them installed. As some of you may remember from a previous thread, I opened the box to find one of the header primaries had a nice dent in it. Now I will admit I was a little worried hearing everyone talk about no customer service and everything so I was afraid I might have to either install the headers with the dent or eat the cost and get another set. Well I sent an email to the company I purchased them from and within the same day I received an email back saying to send pictures of the damage and box it up and ship it back. So I did and they credited me for the return shipping. I had an event coming up on the weekend and was pretty bummed about not having them to install before the event so I asked them if there was any way they could send me the new headers before they received the old damged ones. They called UPS and veified that they picked the old headers up and sent me new headers that were on the way two days before they even got the damaged headers back so I could get them installed in time. Now I'm not saying people didn't have bad experiences with the company before because I do not know, but my experience with them was an extremely good one. It was no hassle whatsoever and I got my new headers extremely quick, no questions asked.
Now on to the install. I didn't want to attempt it myself on my back on jackstands so I took it to a local performance shop. They had the headers on in 3 hours and told me they were one of the easiest headers to install. Said the new camaros have tons of room to work in and the headers lined up perfectly. For the price, in my opinion they cannot be beat. The welds on these headers were very clean and solid and they are a beautiful looking header.
I wanted to write this review because it seems every other day someone is either contemplating buying OBX headers or bashing them and since I now have first hand experience with their quality, fitment, and customer service I felt I should share with everyone to help them make an educated decision on which headers to buy. So if anyone has any questions about these headers that I may be able to answer please feel free to ask in this thread or even PM me if you want.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:20 AM   #2
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Nice. I'm glad it all worked out for you. Enjoy
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what vendor did you purchase the headers from?
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:25 AM   #4
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That's awesome, and I have to agree with the easy of install and fitment. And I also have to say that if these headers are rusted and falling apart in a year I will be surprised.
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I dont suppose you have any pictures showing the welds around the primaries and flange? This was the thing in another thread that would have been my biggest gripe. I'm sure many will be happy with your review and maybe even want to know what company you got such good customer service from.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:30 AM   #6
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Just waiting for Maryland to come in...
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:35 AM   #7
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I ordered them from racingpartsdepot. I do have a couple pictures that somewhat show the welds. I don't know how clear they are because I was trying to show the damage not the welds. But I will post them up anyways to see if you can see anything. I am at work right now so I will try and post them on my lunch break.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:45 AM   #8
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another good review...
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:44 PM   #9
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:51 PM   #11
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I only have two pictures that somewhat show the welds.

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Is that really necesary?
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Thesnoopster.... I can totally see the minion saying. "whaaaaat"?? Hahaha


To the OP great review. I have yet to have any issues at 12000 miles...
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Ditto the OP's experience with my OBX headers. 3,000 miles and counting. Zero problems. No Check Engine Light with the straight pipes and the rear O2 extenders either.
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I guess since you paid someone for the headers you don't think it is stealing? This isn't about saving a buck or how the quality/fitment is. I applaud those who refuse to buy stolen property just to benefit themselves. This is about having a moral compass, not about getting a bargain.
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I guess since you paid someone for the headers you don't think it is stealing? This isn't about saving a buck or how the quality/fitment is. I applaud those who refuse to buy stolen property just to benefit themselves. This is about having a moral compass, not about getting a bargain.
They are NOT stolen!!! That is just your take on it!!! YOU ARE A MORAN!!! and that is coming from me that DID buy Kook's.
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I guess since you paid someone for the headers you don't think it is stealing? This isn't about saving a buck or how the quality/fitment is. I applaud those who refuse to buy stolen property just to benefit themselves. This is about having a moral compass, not about getting a bargain.
Mine weren't stolen. I bought them from an authorized OBX vendor.

OBX headers are different than Kooks right down to the welds. Maryland Speed's thread comparing the two proved that. Similar looking?...yes. Stolen design...I think not.

1. There is a limited # of bends that the header tubes can take for the same car between brands. Do they look similar?....Yes. You know why, because it's for the same application people. Duh!
2. The ball and socket collector flange has been around for years. No one owns the patent on that. If OBX had used a slip fit or even gasketed collector somebody else would be screaming knock-off.
3. Stainless steel? Many manufacturers make stainless steel headers. I'm not aware of any patents on this type of stainless steel.
4. O2 bungs?...yeah the factory has those too so I would expect all aftermarket headers to have them.

The OBX haters' arguements are flawed. Haters are gonna hate no matter what. I've said it before and I'll say it again...I have never seen so much "header snobbery" in regard to this topic in my life.
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They are NOT stolen!!! That is just your take on it!!! YOU ARE A MORAN!!! and that is coming from me that DID buy Kook's.
Whew! I'm glad I'm a moran. If I was told I was a morON, THAT would be insulting........
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I guess OBX headers are fine if you dont mind putting Chinese made products on your car. Personally I dont.
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That has never been proven. There wasn't a single "Made in China" sticker on the box, headers or instructions when I received mine.

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