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Old 01-07-2012, 01:33 PM   #1
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My new OBX headers :-)

I got my OBX headers and high flow cats yesterday from Erik at Lashway Motorsports, a forum sponsor. He also sent me o2 extensions from race tronics. These things are gorgeous. I thoroughly looked them over and could NOT find anything to complain about, no dents or dings, perfect welds and all the ports were very smooth right into the tubes. The build quality is top notch, anyone who says otherwise is simply lying or has never seen OBX's in person.

The install was a piece of cake! I had a harder time installing Doug Thorley shorties. I did it alone, on my back in the garage in about 2 hours, and that was in between grilling steaks and cooking dinner. Seriously this was an easy job.

To sum up, fit and finish was perfect, they sound great and I spent half of what others are spending for the same thing. I am a very happy camper. Thanks to Erik who answered all my questions and assured me I would be very happy with my purchase. Here are some pictures.
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all the welds look just like this




very smooth ports


all the ports were consistent 1.9




flanges were nice and thick


all made from 14 gauge steel, thicker than the brand name competitor


bolt hole alignment was perfect

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Old 01-07-2012, 02:42 PM   #2
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Glad you're happy. Erik and his team are great to work with. He and his crew did my cam swap and dyno tune. I just bought some suspension parts through him that he'll be installing for me pretty soon as well.
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I love mine as well These cars sound amazing with LTs. Congrats.....
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:50 PM   #4
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Thanks guys! This was a great investment.
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:04 PM   #5
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Have you test this headers on a dyno?
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:29 PM   #6
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Have you test this headers on a dyno?
No not yet, but I saw on another thread where someone did back to back dyno runs with OBX and very expensive brand name and they made the same power. If I do a dyno tune Ill post up my numbers.
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:43 PM   #7
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On the 1/4 mile dyno (CA Speedway) mine went from 13.3 - 13.5 @ 108-109 (CAI, Borla ATAK, JBA HF cats) to 12.7-12.9 @ 111-112 (added OBX headers and JRE tune).

Not too shabby......no arguing......they perform!
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I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!!
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I've been telling people for a long time that if you're not buying OBX longtubes...you're paying waaay too much.

100% satisfied with mine.
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:59 PM   #10
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On the 1/4 mile dyno (CA Speedway) mine went from 13.3 - 13.5 @ 108-109 (CAI, Borla ATAK, JBA HF cats) to 12.7-12.9 @ 111-112 (added OBX headers and JRE tune).

Not too shabby......no arguing......they perform!
Nice! Sounds like your happy with the JRE tune. I was considering having Ted send me a tune for my diablo. Do you have to do any data logging?
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:03 PM   #11
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So why in the hell do people spend 2-3 times as much for other name brands when they are no better. ?
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:11 PM   #12
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Think you could take a picture of the inside of the cats?
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:11 AM   #13
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May I ask where you ordered them from??
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:26 AM   #14
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So why in the hell do people spend 2-3 times as much for other name brands when they are no better. ?
I honestly don't know. I could see paying top dollar for a complicated part, but these are built with a simple jig a good tig welder. Some will say the stainless is better, but cheap stainless or pricey stainless, either will out last the car which is built with regular steel. lol.

Bottom line, Im really happy with my purchase, if it makes someone feel better by spending 3 times as much then more power to 'em :-)
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:29 AM   #15
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May I ask where you ordered them from??
Erik at Lashway Motorsports, he is a forum sponsor. Here is a link.

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Think you could take a picture of the inside of the cats?
This is the only one I took before installing them. Hope this helps.

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OBX headers were out of stock everywhere when I was looking to buy. That's the only reason I spent more on the Kooks.
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OBX headers were out of stock everywhere when I was looking to buy. That's the only reason I spent more on the Kooks.
Thats a bummer. OBX shipped these from California the day after I ordered them.
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Thats a bummer. OBX shipped these from California the day after I ordered them.
I believe they had a lawsuit pending at the time and that's why they weren't available. I could be wrong, but that's what I heard.
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Nice! Sounds like your happy with the JRE tune. I was considering having Ted send me a tune for my diablo. Do you have to do any data logging?
No data logging necessary...
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If I hadn't bought used and had them coated I would have got these. Nice!
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Erik at Lashway Motorsports, he is a forum sponsor. Here is a link.

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Thank you! I will be ordering shortly.. I know this has been covered but can you run LT's w/o a tune TEMPORARILY?? Curiosity kills the cat and I want to hear them before the tune.
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Yes you can.
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Thank you! I will be ordering shortly.. I know this has been covered but can you run LT's w/o a tune TEMPORARILY?? Curiosity kills the cat and I want to hear them before the tune.
Yes. Getting a tune just makes it better.
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This is the only one I took before installing them. Hope this helps.

Those are the metallic spiral wound cores. Good quality. I might have to pick some up. It's hard to blow out that type of cat compared to the regular ceramic honeycomb.
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