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Old 10-31-2006, 11:57 AM   #1
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Default Anyone find non-equal length or non-ricey sounding headers on eBay?

Thinking about picking up a set of eBay headers, but I believe most are equal length. Id like to maintain the boxer sound as much as possible. Can anyone point me towards a person or vendor or eBay that has non-equal length or non-rice sounding headers?
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Old 10-31-2006, 12:17 PM   #2
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Most are not equal length. Post a link to what you are looking at.
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Old 10-31-2006, 03:03 PM   #3
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Old 10-31-2006, 03:07 PM   #4
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Most are not equal length. Post a link to what you are looking at.
SSautochrome

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is there a way to tell by looking at them?
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Old 10-31-2006, 03:07 PM   #5
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They will crack in a matter of months.
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Old 10-31-2006, 03:10 PM   #6
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PnP your stocker! Its free, will keep your sound and help spool......unless you are looking for something north of MONSTER power.
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Old 10-31-2006, 03:16 PM   #7
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They will crack in a matter of months.
not necessarily true, and other people who have spent 500+ on borlas or invidias also crack. some have said they are 20-40 to get rewelded. not a big deal.

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PnP your stocker! Its free, will keep your sound and help spool......unless you are looking for something north of MONSTER power.
definitely true, but i would spent a hundred bucks to eliminate the hassel and downtime
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Old 10-31-2006, 03:40 PM   #8
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They will crack in a matter of months.
so will some aps' apparently
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Old 10-31-2006, 04:41 PM   #9
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not necessarily true, and other people who have spent 500+ on borlas or invidias also crack. some have said they are 20-40 to get rewelded. not a big deal.



definitely true, but i would spent a hundred bucks to eliminate the hassel and downtime


there's still downtime to get the new headers rewelded.


and downtime, what downtime. a set of stock manifolds can be found CHEAP (hell, mine were supposed to be $10...then got em free!)...buy a second set, PnP, sell stock set to recoup cash.
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Old 10-31-2006, 04:59 PM   #10
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Old 11-01-2006, 12:24 AM   #11
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whoah what a deal on the last one
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:30 AM   #12
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SSautochrome

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is there a way to tell by looking at them?
These headers are proven/known to make damn good power for what they are.
I remember reading twice that folks installed Perrin headers and didn't gain any power over the stock manifolds. Later, installed these SSAutochromes and picked up some whopping power; I don't remember the numbers but it was pretty decent for the price and considering Perrin's didn't do jack.

I have owned a set of these headers on a ford probe gt and I always liked the quality for the price, at the time they were duplicate OBX knock-offs which were $400-$500 headers.
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:45 AM   #13
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anybody have experience with the ebay turbo back?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/02-06...QQcmdZViewItem

or this one w/ header?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Subar...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 11-01-2006, 10:18 AM   #14
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anybody have experience with the ebay turbo back?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/02-06...QQcmdZViewItem

or this one w/ header?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Subar...QQcmdZViewItem
yes, i have that exhaust on my car, its perfect, i love it for the price


i contacted SSautochrome and asked if their headers were equal length, one response asked for an item number for reference, then after that i havent heard anything
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Old 11-01-2006, 11:40 AM   #15
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yes, i have that exhaust on my car, its perfect, i love it for the price


i contacted SSautochrome and asked if their headers were equal length, one response asked for an item number for reference, then after that i havent heard anything


I'VE HEARD THE HEADER SLOWS SPOOL TIME A LIL, BUT YOU GET MID AND TOP END TO MAKE UP FOR IT, IS THIS TRUE?

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Old 11-03-2006, 11:57 AM   #16
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bump for a link on ebay to unequal length headers
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Old 11-03-2006, 01:47 PM   #17
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bump for AlphaWerks equal length header, i dunno if they sell it on ebay or not but it was cheaper than say an APS or a Perrin, and never has cracked or leaked in my 2 years of owning it!!!!
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Old 11-03-2006, 02:35 PM   #18
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I have the exact ssautochrome header you are looking at. It is ok the o2 bungs are all in the right place. it help me make 250whp with a fmic, utec, and TBE at 17psi on the stock turbo. They are ok, but it does kill your exhaust not a bit, and i am going to p n p the stock manfiold and replace it with that. Im hoping i wont lose any power but if i do a bit it will be worth it to get that nice sound back. hope this helps any other qs pm me.
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Old 11-03-2006, 05:27 PM   #19
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My opinions of my headers. Megan. Great quality. Unequal length

Sound, with any header you install you will not be able to hear your rumble. Not because its no longer there, but because the increased cabin noise from the header.
I love it.

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In my opinion if you want a header but want to be able to hear the rumble you should port your stockers and get a AM cross pipe.
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Old 11-03-2006, 05:46 PM   #20
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someone tell SSAUTO we want a knockoff crosspipe, injen?

sorry but the namebrand ones are a lil ridiculously priced for a lil pipe
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Old 12-25-2006, 09:15 PM   #21
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I'VE HEARD THE HEADER SLOWS SPOOL TIME A LIL, BUT YOU GET MID AND TOP END TO MAKE UP FOR IT, IS THIS TRUE?
I don't know about you, but my friends WRX has FULL header back; ssautochrome headers, bellmouth 3" turboback w/ Apexi catback w/ resonator. Even a poor launch and the RPM drops to 3200 in 1st gear the car picks up very quick. Lower revvs are IMPROVED BY A BUNCH. A lot more lower revv power with the free flowing exhaust system.

Thing is, EVERYTHING is working in harmony. You gotta understand that. One thing will effect another and one will make up for another. Mod only one thing and you won't have anything else to make up for it.

I have these headers on order for my EJ22T swap because the aftermarket DP doesn't have the O2 plug right after the turbo and I don't want to drill it and put one on it. The spot for the 2nd O2 on the DP has the EXTENTION to prevent the MIL but will not do well for my oxygen sensor for the EJ22T. I need it to read before the turbo so the engine can adjust its parameters faster. It's also a bonus too for some power and flow efficiency.

I LOVE THE SOUND! remember, TURBO EQUAL LENGTH sounds different from NA EQUAL LENGTH.
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Old 12-26-2006, 11:42 AM   #22
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"non-ricey" and "non-equal length" you say? Pretty much an oxymoron.

/enjoying the equal length sound

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Old 12-26-2006, 11:04 PM   #23
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I was just on ebay and saw these. I dont know what to think.
http://cgi.ebay.com/93-04-SUBARU-IMP...QQcmdZViewItem

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is there a way to tell by looking at them?
not equal length
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Old 12-27-2006, 12:27 AM   #25
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HOLLY ASDFJK; thats freaken cheap!! spent more on a tanabe axel back than that complete header exhuast cost shipped!! damn thats almost worth trying just to try it out. just drop some header wrap and your good to go. wounder how its sounds though...
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