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Old 10-28-2000, 06:09 PM   #1
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Question BORLA headers

Is a header really worth the $400 price tag? I was thinking about puting one in my car. I understand that give the car more mid to high range power.

Anybody have them? If so, could you tell me a bit about them? i.e. ease of install, power increase, etc.

I have a NA MY00 2.5RS Impreza.

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Old 10-28-2000, 06:13 PM   #2
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i think so, u can get some good gains
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Old 10-28-2000, 08:12 PM   #3
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tomrichardson,

I'm getting the new headers. I'll give a review in about a month!
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Old 10-28-2000, 08:55 PM   #4
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I heard from COBB Tuning that they are having some physical problems...the headers seem the rub against the engine, when the vehicle is stressed in certain ways...i.e. turns, bumps...I think they said Borla is redesigning their headers to fix this problem and I also think Trey from Cobb Tuning maybe able to customize the headers as well to fix the problem, but dont take my word...call TREY @ www.cobbtuning.com

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Old 10-28-2000, 09:21 PM   #5
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<a href="http://www.spomotorsports.com">SPO motorsports</a> has the latest version of the Borla headers -- SPO in conjunction with Borla designed these new ones. According to SPO/Borla, they do not have any clearance issues or anything.

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Old 10-29-2000, 08:26 AM   #6
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I visited the SPO web site and didn't see anything about Borla headers. Are you sure they have them?

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Old 10-29-2000, 08:36 AM   #7
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I ordered mine from Trey last week, he's waiting on the new batches, hopefully I'll get a revamped one. Also, he mentioned the borla has problems playing nice with turbos, the turbos seem to either bounce on them, causing them to crack, or sit on them causing them to sag. Rallispec is working on a brace for their turbo kit, you might be able to get the brace out of them if you already have a turbo.
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Old 10-29-2000, 08:53 AM   #8
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I was thinking about puting one in my car
I dont know if you know but you need two...hehe sorry im bored.

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Old 10-29-2000, 09:23 AM   #9
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http://www.i-club.com/ubb-files/Foru...ML/000101.html

That explains the SPO/Borla deal.

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Old 10-29-2000, 01:21 PM   #10
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I couldn't find anything on the SPO website that had anything to do with headers.

COBB lists the header on their site. There's no mention of any clearance issues. If there are any clearance issues, they seem to be hiding it?

Tom

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Old 10-30-2000, 09:01 AM   #11
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They old ones had clearance issues. Had it on my car for a day and then returned it because it was really banging on the underside of the car. But looking at the new ones I don't believe that will happen. The tubes now run parallel instead of one crossing over the other. Plus they've added that little tab between the two pipes to keep them from flexing. If the old ones hadn't had the clearance problems I'd still have it on my car. It was the sound that really caught my attention. Sounded like a big V6 or a small V8 at idle. A very beast like sound. But since I have an auto I lost a bit of low end and I need all I can get. I will get the new ones when they are more available in the states.

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Old 10-30-2000, 09:33 AM   #12
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FYI, any Borla distributor can order the new Borla headers, not just SPO. We've already received and shipped out on batch of the new headers. We're justing waiting for our next shipment to arrive.

Not necessarily trying to sell anything here, just trying to let everyone know that anyone who gets Borla can get the new headers, not just SPO. I think there was some confusion about that.

The part number and price listed on our site is for the updated design.

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