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Old 05-28-2013, 05:00 PM   #1
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Red face Headers quality

Hey, was just wondering if there's a link or if anyone can write a list of LT headers from best to worst
Just so when I'm ready to buy them I know which ones are good and also
If some one can make a list to put a good price you would pay for them used

Sorry if this is in the wrong section or just asking to much
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:05 PM   #2
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Give the thread below a look. It explains what to look for.

Choosing The Right Long Tube Headers
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:10 PM   #3
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Let me save you some time.

Most headers function the same in regards to HP gains. The big differences-which vary the amount of money you will spend- is the type of metal used and where the headers are made in US or overseas.

US cost more than over seas, but are not necessarily "better."
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:29 PM   #4
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Buy Long Tubes from Stainless Works, Kooks, ARH, TSP, or Stainless Power. I wouldn't bother with anything else.
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:13 PM   #5
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Cool thanks guys ill look at that thread to
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:13 PM   #6
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Hey, was just wondering if there's a link or if anyone can write a list of LT headers from best to worst
Just so when I'm ready to buy them I know which ones are good and also
If some one can make a list to put a good price you would pay for them used

Sorry if this is in the wrong section or just asking to much
Hands down ARH.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:27 PM   #7
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As far as quality relating to longevity, at this point you can only speculate. There are people who bought cheaper headers made with the same materials as the more expensive headers. And they have lasted just as long. Some have lasted over 20,000 miles and 2 years so far. So nobody can really say that spending more money for a specific brand will give you better quality as far as longevity for now. Maybe after several more years.

However there are several differences in the overall finish between cheaper and more expensive brands. Although none of this has been proven to equate to better performance, the more expensive brands do have a better and cleaner look cosmetically...despite the fact that once the headers are installed you really can't see those differences.

In any case, there is no "best" because each person is looking for different things. If you care about cosmetics and where a header is said to be made, then you might want a specific brand. If you don't care about those things and just want a set of headers, then you might want a different brand. This had been debated on here many times. And it always comes down to preference...just like with cold air intakes and exhausts.
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:32 PM   #8
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hey you guys think that $490 shipped for XS power LT headers and catted connection pipes is a good deal or just an ok deal? Used
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:53 AM   #9
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hey you guys think that $490 shipped for XS power LT headers and catted connection pipes is a good deal or just an ok deal? Used
I wouldn't buy used headers. For less than $200 more you can get some brand new catted OBX headers. And the O/R OBX headers are cheaper than $490. I would pass on that deal.
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:37 AM   #10
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Yeah, that's too much for a used set. If you can get it for $350-$400, the. It will look a bit more attractive with the cats of course.
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:57 PM   #11
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I bought stainless power and the driver side is rubbing on the steering shaft. Needless to say, it seems like SW doesnt want to do anything about it. Im pretty frustrated and i would not recommend these headers.
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:34 PM   #12
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Almost two years and 25k miles my OBX headers look like they did the day i installed them and not a single
issue with them....just my 02 cents worth.
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i just bought kooks and they are money!
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:31 PM   #14
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i just bought kooks and they are money!
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