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Old 02-28-2013, 04:36 PM   #1
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Default Agency power headers, anyone else have issues?

I bought UEL agency power headers for my 2011 sti and after a month and a half they have warped where they meet the block. Now to be respectful I wont go into details of my obnoxious encounter with Agency Power afterwards when I tried to go for my warranty. In short, i am screwed right now unless I buy other headers. has anyone else had issues with Agency Power UEL headers on their car? I am looking into buying a new set of headers and need some suggestions. I would prefer UEL.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:40 PM   #2
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I bought UEL agency power headers for my 2011 sti and after a month and a half they have warped where they meet the block. Now to be respectful I wont go into details of my obnoxious encounter with Agency Power afterwards when I tried to go for my warranty. In short, i am screwed right now unless I buy other headers. has anyone else had issues with Agency Power UEL headers on their car? I am looking into buying a new set of headers and need some suggestions. I would prefer UEL.
Tomei!! Ftw rallysportdirect is 711 plus 10% off until mar 3rd free shipping! I ordered mine and came in 3 days so purddy! :-D I went EL though
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:52 PM   #3
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I had a similar issue with a set of EL headers. I found that the order I tightened things down made a huge difference. What worked for me was to loosen all the bolts, tighten the passenger side flange to the head first, then the driver's side flange to the head. Then do the up pipe to header connection last, and use that to take up whatever slack there is. I was able to re-use the OEM gaskets because the aftermarket perforated ones without the metal ring are just trash. The tube of copper gasket sealer at Advance or Autozone is your friend. Hope that can make it work.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:08 PM   #4
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Tomei!! Ftw rallysportdirect is 711 plus 10% off until mar 3rd free shipping! I ordered mine and came in 3 days so purddy! :-D I went EL though
i got my tomeis for 650 shipped last summer. it is a great setup. the sound is alot different but i like it. alot less droning in the cabin.i didnt use the cheaper header wrap that came with them. i bought dei titanium. its holding up great.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:39 PM   #5
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Dont be respectful, please tell us what Agency Power did. They are the ONLY vendor that has ever been banned from here so we love hearing stories (no offense) of how they screw people over.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:55 PM   #6
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Why not take them off and bring them to a machine shop and have the flanges flattened?
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:57 PM   #7
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I have EL no problems here 2011 wrx
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