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Old 10-02-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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Anybody ever buy headers off ebay.. If so junk or good??
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:19 PM   #2
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DO NOT buy headers from ebay, you will be much better off forking out the extra 100-125 dollars to get it from a more trustworthy site.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:48 AM   #3
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Any suggestions?.. Would like to stay under $200 if possible..
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:20 PM   #4
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cheap, reliable, fast.

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Old 10-03-2012, 05:19 PM   #5
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cheap, reliable, fast.

Choose 2.
For the most part I agree with that statement but I've been running an ebay header(speedy-racer) for the last 6 years without issue.They have stood up to multiple track days, autocross, road trips, daily driving, and have been running strong on my turbo set up. I say for the small price go for it

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1259109 <- good read on ebay headers
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:54 PM   #6
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Thanks.. I know I posted this in the wrong forum.. but what about a upipe?
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:25 PM   #7
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For the most part I agree with that statement but I've been running an ebay header(speedy-racer) for the last 6 years without issue.They have stood up to multiple track days, autocross, road trips, daily driving, and have been running strong on my turbo set up. I say for the small price go for it
But you can usually get non-ebay used headers for even cheaper, like I did. ($60 )
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:37 AM   #8
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haha well for $60 you can't pass that up
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:45 AM   #9
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DO NOT buy headers from ebay, you will be much better off forking out the extra 100-125 dollars to get it from a more trustworthy site.
and they will probably be the same headers just for more money
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:52 PM   #10
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For the most part I agree with that statement but I've been running an ebay header(speedy-racer) for the last 6 years without issue.They have stood up to multiple track days, autocross, road trips, daily driving, and have been running strong on my turbo set up. I say for the small price go for it

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1259109 <- good read on ebay headers
I had my Speedyracers for a little over a year until I totaled the car I would of taken them but the impact at the left front corner I know for sure bent the headers out of shape

Having said that I might wrap them this time around.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:13 PM   #11
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i have ebay ones on my car... have had them for years... they have cracked a couple of times, but that is probably because i have my heavy ass turbo mounted without a bracket to take the weight off of the exhaust.. but i just weld them back up whenever they crack...
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:37 PM   #12
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Been using cheapo headers for years never a problem. Also have 2 friends, one with 300+whp and other 400+ both on eBay headers for years. And when I say ebay I mean ebay special $100 including uppipe.
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:43 PM   #13
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In my experiences the fitment is junk and they fall apart. Avoid at all costs. How many times can you swap out a ebay header before buying the quality one would have been worth it? I'll tell you. Once.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:28 AM   #14
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Fitment was horrible but I've had mine through years of NW winters and summers with ZERO issues. Buy them, money well spent!
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