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Old 03-16-2009, 06:26 PM   #1
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i was wondering, what kind of power gains can i expect to see with a set of equal length headers? also does the rasp bother anyone? i understand its much louder, but i still feel like it sounds along the lines of a honda.

i was looking at the tomei, but im open to any opinions


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Old 03-17-2009, 12:21 AM   #2
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I have a Gruppe-S EL header for sale. Brand new in the box
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:00 PM   #3
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not even a little bit of help lol

seriously tho, no one has any prefrences
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:26 AM   #4
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not too raspy, and not going to be like a honda. loose the boxer rumble but more powergains and different power curve and faster spool from el from uel. but i would go with el from what i have read. i just ordered mine last week! el that is.
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:43 AM   #5
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I've done a bit of research and wll go EL when I can. I'm going with an EWG this Spring and can't see spending another $700+ on what I need to go EL at the moment.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:56 PM   #6
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EL is great. Adds mucho drivability and it's quieter at idle. WOT is louder, but the sound is fat titty's on my dong!!!
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:53 PM   #7
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WOT is louder, but the sound is fat titty's on my dong!!!
WTF over
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Old 03-21-2009, 07:59 AM   #8
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WTF over
WOT = Wide Open Throttle
Louder = higher levels of sound pressure
Fat tittys on my dong = What could be cooler than that? Friggin awesome. (Honestly, did i have to translate that?)

THEREFORE:

The exhaust at wide open throttle creates a higher level of sound pressure with the EL header. And the sound (which i like better than the fanboy rumble) is friggin awesome!!!

I hope this wrxhard translation was helpful and allowed you to understand what it was i was trying to convey. It seems second nature to me, but it's apparently not that easy for others.

Remember, don't think sounds like honda, think: Sounds like evo. It's easier to swallow.
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:07 AM   #9
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Remember, don't think sounds like honda, think: Sounds like evo. It's easier to swallow.

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Old 03-21-2009, 07:40 PM   #10
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haha thanks guys, now which brand?

tomei seems to be the crowd favorite
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tomei, gruppe-s, perrin, amr, gt-spec, exotic speed (i actually have one of these bnib, i'm waiting to get an sti pan for fitment), and a million copies out there... all good performers, but all of them will probably crack sooner or later. If you want a hassle free header, you need the full-race 1.5 scroll setup. Unfortunately, they are $$$texas On the other hand, you could try your luck with the SSAC el header. I spun the wheel about a year and a half ago and have nothing but good things to say about it, knock on wood.
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:45 AM   #12
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I know the Perrin and Gruppe-S will bolt right up to an aftermarket UP, which is important to me since I'm going EWG this Spring. I don't know about the other brands. A lot of the other ones I have come across come with an UP, most of the time a 3 bolt flange UP, so I can't use it.
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I know the Perrin and Gruppe-S will bolt right up to an aftermarket UP, which is important to me since I'm going EWG this Spring. I don't know about the other brands. A lot of the other ones I have come across come with an UP, most of the time a 3 bolt flange UP, so I can't use it.
Yeah, you can, you just need to send the UP (that usually comes with the header, for free!!!!) to covert performance and have him put the EWG on the up pipe. More info HERE!!!
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