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Old 01-12-2010, 11:15 PM   #1
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Kooks Headers from Maryland Speed

I’ll be honest; this is an unabashed plug for Kooks Headers and Maryland Speed, but I have no association or relationship with either of them. However, as someone who knows a lot about welded piping and tubing, I can appreciate a well made, top performing header purchased from a retailer with great service and very competitive pricing.

If you are in the market for headers, call around and get an idea what you will have to pay for one of the premium brands of 304 stainless steel, (TIG) tungsten inert gas welded headers, i.e., ARH, Kooks.

Then call Brandon at Maryland Speed and get his Kooks Header sale price. Make sure you do the comparison shopping first.

Seriously, call Brandon at Maryland Speed. I promise, you will thank me for this post.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...maryland+speed

I have attached some photos. Yes, they are coated...Brendon sends them to Jet Hot for coating, and JH ships to you.

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Old 01-12-2010, 11:28 PM   #2
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Wow those are GORGEOUS! Almost makes me wish I had waited!
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:29 PM   #3
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Thanks for the recommendation Alfie. The guys at Maryland Speed are great. I'm shopping for headers right now. Was pretty much set on an SLP LMII system but completely forgot about Kooks. Looks like I have more research to do.
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:46 PM   #4
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Wow those are GORGEOUS! Almost makes me wish I had waited!
Never look back my friend. We can't live our lives looking at the rear view mirror. Enjoy your Dynatechs.
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:20 AM   #5
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I agree with you alfie. I have been shopping around, and for quality and looks, the Kooks with Jet Heat Coating is the way I'm going. I'm not ready to purchase at this time, but they will be the ones I get. I keep a list of items, along with vendors that I go to when 'updating' my camaro. My next items is some 'summer' rims (keeping the stock for my winter treads).
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:29 AM   #6
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Those are the headers i will be getting as well when the time comes...

Gratz!
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:33 AM   #7
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Received my Kooks headers from Maryland Speed yesterday and I also got them jet hot coated. Love them and the service I received.
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:01 AM   #8
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trust me get these and you will be so happy. Everything matches perfect and i was able to install mine doing it with floor jacks. They sneak up easy and fit perfect. the sound and power is unreal.
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:01 AM   #9
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Wow they are nice!
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Old 01-13-2010, 10:36 AM   #10
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Received my Kooks headers from Maryland Speed yesterday and I also got them jet hot coated. Love them and the service I received.
I hear that....Vic Red alone is good for 5-10 HP. <G>
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Old 01-13-2010, 10:57 AM   #11
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I called Brandon, and everything you say I agree with 100%. Great guy, great price, can't wait to get them on....
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Old 01-13-2010, 12:53 PM   #12
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I've already decided on Kooks LTH. Nice to see pic of them. Thanks.
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:01 PM   #13
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Wow, I was really considering ARH headers but with the ceramic coating, and quality and still cost less I think I'm sold. Thanks for the info and nice pics too.
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:14 PM   #14
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and still cost less .
Yes...a lot less!

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Old 01-13-2010, 09:27 PM   #15
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got mine yesterday from Jet Hot......

Branden is the bomb! BUT YOU HAVE TO CALL HIM FOR THE BEST PRICES. i ordered the Corsa from Maryland speed as well!
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:36 PM   #16
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Those headers look awesome! +1 for Maryland speed. I searched other vendors for prices, but they had the best price and awesome customer service.
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:21 PM   #17
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Come on tax return, getting some of these
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:36 PM   #18
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I got my Kooks LT w/cats from Maryland Speed as well, along with a Halltech CF CAI, and Brandon was great. He hooked me up with a great deal and had no problems shipping to Hawaii. Hey Alfie43, did you reuse the factory gaskets or go with the gaskets that came with the Kooks?
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:50 PM   #19
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I also purchased Kooks form Maryland Speed. I used the original gaskets because they are a better quality than the ones that ship with the headers. Brandon also recommended the original gaskets.
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:57 AM   #20
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I called Brandon, and everything you say I agree with 100%. Great guy, great price, can't wait to get them on....
+1 Just ordered mine yesterday
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:35 PM   #21
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Got mine installed, we had an exhaust leak above the #1 exhaust port using the stock gaskets as everyone recommended. Changed to the kooks and it is sealed for the moment. It appears there is a bow in the flange. Not sure the Kooks gasket will hold up......:(
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Old 02-28-2010, 02:00 AM   #22
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Got mine installed, we had an exhaust leak above the #1 exhaust port using the stock gaskets as everyone recommended. Changed to the kooks and it is sealed for the moment. It appears there is a bow in the flange. Not sure the Kooks gasket will hold up......:(
If the Kooks one is sealing, the stock one should seal. The stock one is the best. Maybe a old one stock one was slightly damaged? Either way if the Kooks one is working..more power to it. The flanges sometimes bow because of how the headers are welded togethor and actually the tempurature. They tend to straighten out when heated. If it was something to be worried about, the Kooks gasket would not seal.
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:14 AM   #23
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If the Kooks one is sealing, the stock one should seal. The stock one is the best. Maybe a old one stock one was slightly damaged? Either way if the Kooks one is working..more power to it. The flanges sometimes bow because of how the headers are welded togethor and actually the tempurature. They tend to straighten out when heated. If it was something to be worried about, the Kooks gasket would not seal.
should you maybe retighten the header bolts after it warms up?
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Old 02-28-2010, 04:07 PM   #24
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should you maybe retighten the header bolts after it warms up?
I did suggest that to him via PM.
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:23 AM   #25
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I also ordered from Brandon and got it at a very good price. They even shipped it UPS 2 day to Hawaii after getting it in stock. Thanks very much!
It was just installed today,
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