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Old 10-19-2004, 02:00 PM   #1
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Default More custom-to-production parts :).

Hey guys, just thought I'd chime in. This isn't something I need to beat to death. The ram air system is coming along nicely, and should be a bit under $200 with the machined parts (no hacked stock airbox ). The custom, equal length header is also coming along well. Parts are sourced, they just need my car for the prototype (no year+ of downtime, either ) If I didn't just pay for school, it'd all be done already. So, ya'll just gotta wait for a while longer . I should be able to make a prototype ram air system with the machines available at school. The header will be farmed out locally and available after the first of the year. No $1400 surprises either. It's simple, short, straight forward, and "equal length".

I put the stock airbox back on just to see what it didn't sound like. You can hear yourself think! That new muffler is no where near as loud as the ram air intake. I didn't think it was such a damn racket. It's almost appealing to have the thing off. But it's a huge increase over the stock airbox, that's for sure. The thing pins you to the seat and revs quite nicely . Later guys, gotta go be a school-kid again....
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Old 10-19-2004, 02:31 PM   #2
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Will the headers be SS or mild steel?
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Old 10-19-2004, 03:33 PM   #3
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mild steel, but mandrels are sweet. Coatings are definitely under consideration.
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Old 10-19-2004, 04:59 PM   #4
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hey id like a set of cheap equal length headers!
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Old 10-19-2004, 05:13 PM   #5
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If the meet up to stock mounting locations and are quality I might replace my borla's... maybe.
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Old 10-19-2004, 11:51 PM   #6
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I'm not convinced that any header that keeps the stock cat loaction is worth anything. If it frees up more power, who cares where an aftermarket cat needs to be put in?

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Old 10-20-2004, 12:02 AM   #7
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header for the 2.2 ?

please ?
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Old 10-20-2004, 11:27 AM   #8
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Leaving the stock cats in place has it's merits .

Who would be up for a slightly cheaper option that needs to be installed by a welding shop?

And, who'd want the full 4-2-1 custom design for about $500?

...public opinions are still fun. Everybody's got one.

Single port headers just don't jingle my bell. I don't own one to try this on. Borla's got that one, and there just isn't a big enough market to justify it. (My .02 )
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Old 10-20-2004, 12:05 PM   #9
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As long as the cat "exit" meets up at the stock location.
so we can use our cat-backs that are already installed.
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Old 10-20-2004, 12:12 PM   #10
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header for the 2.2 ?

please ?
I can't say much right now, but I am working on something for the 2.2 single-port folks. I'll start a thread when I've got something solid.


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Old 10-20-2004, 12:39 PM   #11
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I'm not convinced that any header that keeps the stock cat loaction is worth anything. If it frees up more power, who cares where an aftermarket cat needs to be put in?

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That assumes you want to buy an aftermarket cat. I, for one, dont see any reason to.
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Old 10-20-2004, 04:15 PM   #12
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There's freeing up power, then there's "appeasing the magic ECU".
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Old 10-20-2004, 11:56 PM   #13
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There's freeing up power, then there's "appeasing the magic ECU".
More like voo-doo-ECU....

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Old 10-21-2004, 05:50 PM   #14
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Keeping the stock cat location would be useful to those of us trying to abide by certain class rules, like SCCA auto-x STS class where the header, and cat-back can be replaced, but no mention of the cat means you HAVE to use the stock one, and no relocations, either. The problem with most headers that meet this description is that the primary tubes are too short to make decent power gains, equal length, or not.

To answer your question that asked would anybody be interested in what sounded like a header "kit".....It sounds like a bunch of problems. A few reasons would be that unless you can weld , or know a decent fabricator, you have to look for a muffler shop that's willing to do it, CAPABLE of doing it right, and then not charge an arm and a leg because they had to actually think/work. Then, you have to hear about everybody's bad experiences, and bad mouthing your product because they took it to somebody that wasn't capable to do the work~usually the lowest bidder~ and they'd just blame your "kit".

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