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Old 10-04-2011, 04:01 PM   #1
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Kooks or ARH ?

ok so i have finally decided to get my headers for real this time. was hesitant lately but im going to order them hopefully this week. I think im getting kooks 1 7/8" with cats. I already have a corsa catback. Anyone with the same setup ? how does it sound ? should i go with coated headers ?
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:10 PM   #2
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Both are good headers and you cannot go wrong with either. If you have any questions give us a call..a phone call can be pretty productive.
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:17 PM   #3
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ill give you a call today thanks
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:21 PM   #4
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Both are good headers and you cannot go wrong with either. If you have any questions give us a call..a phone call can be pretty productive.
This!

I've got ARH and I love them... but you don't hear any complaints from Kooks customers either.

Can't go wrong either way.

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Old 10-04-2011, 04:45 PM   #5
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i like stainless works, many people forget about them, check them out, if you like em give me a call
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:01 PM   #6
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ok so i have finally decided to get my headers for real this time. was hesitant lately but im going to order them hopefully this week. I think im getting kooks 1 7/8" with cats. I already have a corsa catback. Anyone with the same setup ? how does it sound ? should i go with coated headers ?
Like stated above. You couldn't go wrong either way. I'd even toss in Stainless Works headers as well. They make a great premium header as well. Give us a call, let us earn your business.
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I'm in the same boat, damn. I live 30min from the actual ARH shop, so I could probably get a good discount with purchase/install, BUT, Kooks sounds soooo good too.

They have different tones. Kooks might be louder, but ARH is more pleasant, if that makes any sense.

Good luck to both of us.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:35 PM   #8
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I'm in the same boat, damn. I live 30min from the actual ARH shop, so I could probably get a good discount with purchase/install, BUT, Kooks sounds soooo good too.

They have different tones. Kooks might be louder, but ARH is more pleasant, if that makes any sense.

Good luck to both of us.
Raptor... Get over to ARH and let Nick put in your headers. I live pretty close to them and it's so convenient for the install and maintenance. I have the full system with their exhaust. It's tame at regular driving but explodes when you push it. The sound is insane. I love it. Are you in our local www.ny5thgen.com club? If not, you gotta check us out. A bunch of us have their headers.
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ive noticed kooks you can get coated for roughly the same price you would pay for uncoated ARH headers- seem to be very expensive.
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Raptor... Get over to ARH and let Nick put in your headers. I live pretty close to them and it's so convenient for the install and maintenance. I have the full system with their exhaust. It's tame at regular driving but explodes when you push it. The sound is insane. I love it. Are you in our local www.ny5thgen.com club? If not, you gotta check us out. A bunch of us have their headers.

Yea man everyone tells me I should join. Can you PM what ARH asked for in terms of the full system + installation?
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ok so i have finally decided to get my headers for real this time. was hesitant lately but im going to order them hopefully this week. I think im getting kooks 1 7/8" with cats. I already have a corsa catback. Anyone with the same setup ? how does it sound ? should i go with coated headers ?
either choice you make-- please post a decent quality video- i would love to hear these with the corsa...thats the same system i have.
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:45 PM   #13
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I think I'm going with ARH.
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:26 AM   #14
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I've run all three on my personal car Kooks, SW and ARH...
I only run ARH now for a reason... All three are good, IMO ARH is the best..
pm me if you want ARH, I'll beat any price on them
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:34 AM   #15
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Wait, are you referring to me? I was going to get them directly from the source and have them installled there as well.
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:22 AM   #16
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I have been talking to a dealer about doing headers and cats. He mentioned ceramic coating the Kooks headers for $300. I wasn't sure how that would affect the warranty on the header so I contacted Kooks and asked. They replied doesn't affect the warranty, if there was a weld issue it would be up to me to re-coat the pipes after they fixed the header. They even said it might be nice for the heat reduction under the hood.
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Wait, are you referring to me? I was going to get them directly from the source and have them installled there as well.
I don't think he means you. You're gonna love dealing with them directly. I'm assuming you got my PM.
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make sure to post videos of the setup- i really want to hear this before i commit to buying kooks.
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make sure to post videos of the setup- i really want to hear this before i commit to buying kooks.
My video with American Racing Headers. Sorry it's not with the Corsa. I just love the way it sounds so I hope you don't mind me sharing...

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My video with American Racing Headers. Sorry it's not with the Corsa. I just love the way it sounds so I hope you don't mind me sharing...



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i have kooks, but i think ARH is a slightly better.
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Whichever you get the best deal on. Both are great.
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whichever you get the best deal on. bother are great.
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Yea I heard something similar. I heard that the guys at Kooks were the ones to leave.
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I got my Kooks from Maryland Speed Great price and great service.
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