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Old 07-15-2013, 09:55 AM   #1
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Long tube headers dirt cheap?

Saw set of stainless steel long tube headers on ebay... $270 this is way cheap will these do anything for performance...figure might b ok to use until I xan afford ones I want
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:58 AM   #2
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I'd imagine they are better than the stock manifolds but I wouldn't expect a good fit.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:02 AM   #3
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That was my concern contacted about that...says they bolt on all hardware included all warrantied and returnable thought might b worth a try
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just remember,if it sounds too good to be true,it usually is.
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I can promise you one thing. They aren't selling them because they don't like making money. Meaning, for $270 you are not looking at anything close to quality headers.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:13 AM   #6
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Are they used? OBX?
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No brandnew...just search ebay there few seller have sets $270-310 or can get BBK shorties for $400
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That's a great deal but you get what you pay for. Headers are a great way to make power. Adding a set like this will get you some easy power but there are sets out there that will out perform these for a couple hundred more bucks. Just saying if you're going to try to add power you might as well get every pony you can from a single mod. So going cheap on your biggest power adding bolt on would truly short change your SS. These headers look to have 2.5" collectors and 1 3/4" primary tubes which will limit your power gains. Toss that in with possible fitment issues (the connection pipe is welded to the collector) and you might want to spend a few extra bucks for a better set. We generally try not to flame other dealers products for obvious reasons but I wouldn't put those on my car. If you want a nice stainless discount header look into a set of JBA or Stainless Power. While you can't find a pair for $300, (plus the set of o2 extensions you'll need) you can find some solid deals on them on with any Camaro5 sponsor here. We offer financing and discounts for board members on a lot of our systems as well just to help out board members.
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OR you can get TSP longtube headers for 460? IIRC and have the customer service readily available to you should you have an issue, goodluck getting a replacement set thru a fleabay company. remember TSP pays the bills here, the least we can do is support them.

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Old 07-15-2013, 11:50 AM   #10
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Good stuff is never cheap, cheap stuff is never good. Low quality parts are out there just to seperate you from your money. Even if they honor there money back garranty whats your time worth? If these were any good they would be selling for more. That is why the high dollar headers make the most power and dont have any fitment issues.
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Just save your money and buy a decent pair. There are a lot more quality budget headers out there now. TSP, Stainless Power, OBX (if you buy direct from obx dealer), and several others. If you are paying under $600-700 for stainless headers, you are prolly not getting what you paid for.
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:48 PM   #12
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OR you can get TSP longtube headers for 460? IIRC and have the customer service readily available to you should you have an issue, goodluck getting a replacement set thru a fleabay company. remember TSP pays the bills here, the least we can do is support them.

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This sounds reasonable to me abd to support a sponsor makes extra money worth it...ill prob just save few xtra dollars go this route
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:59 PM   #13
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That would be awesome bud, on Wednesday I will be installing a set of 2' TSP's on my cousin's L99 (SSTodo8) and will be doing a lil write up as Im going the install.
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:05 PM   #14
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I saw those too when I was looking and just didn't think the difference in price was worth the risk. I was able to pickup used dynatech's for a great deal but I was planning on going TSP.

FYI TSP connection pipes (catted or non catted) do not have rear O2's.

O2 extensions will be needed for the front

For install (if doing on jack stands) make sure you jack the car up high enough.

Litle88 I'm sure you knew all of that already. it was meant for the OP
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What I can tell you is for the $$$ the TSP headers will be the absolute best you'll find out there. We designed that header to compete with anything in the market & then buy in enough quantity to get the pricing aggressive for you guys. For example I typically get 250 sets built at a time to get big time better pricing
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The headers he saw at that price are no-name brand headers. A member on here bought them as a research project and had them installed. There were lots of fitments issues and some fabrication had to be done to make them fit. I think he said he even had to alter the shape of the header to get it to fit. So I would recommend that you avoid these. Unless you have your own shop and can do your own fab and welding. Even then it probably still isn't worth buying these. Like everyone else recommends, go with a name-brand company. TSP has me convinced that they are the best all around header when price and quality are thrown into the equation. Next time around I'm getting their 2 inch set!!
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:08 AM   #17
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This sounds reasonable to me abd to support a sponsor makes extra money worth it...ill prob just save few xtra dollars go this route
The biggest thing is service. While they may say warranty, try finding someone that will honor it or even to reliably answer your calls or emails. We've seen several examples of this with headers. We have vendors of this site that use to carry OBX but stopped because of the returns and trying to get OBX to honor returns. There was at least one other example of ebay headers that no one could get hold of for returns. They were hit or miss on quality/fitment. TSP is in Texas, is well known, a sponsor, and has a good reputation. If there's a issue with your headers, they'll have another set in the mail the next day, guaranteed.
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I have to add, my install will happen Friday. had to reschedule.
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