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Old 03-25-2005, 03:41 AM   #1
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OMGHi2U REQUEST: Brullen equal length header reviews

I'm about to buy a Brullen equal length header from my friend, so i'd like to hear some opinions from owners of 2000 5spd RS who's using this header... (my friend's car is a 4EAT and he says he didn't notice too much gain)

also, he said the header would throw CEL and won't pass emission test, any way to solve this problem?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-25-2005, 03:44 AM   #2
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well about the emisions...i beleive as long as you have a cat in there it should pass. i dunno about cel (not sure why that would disrupt o2 sensor, if thats what hes talking about)
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Old 03-25-2005, 04:26 AM   #3
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so even with a high flow cat i should be able to pass emission??

would CEL be the reason why he failed the emission test??

so CEL is due to O2 sensor failure, not low cat efficiency?
i really don't understand this CEL thing~
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Old 03-25-2005, 04:34 AM   #4
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well if you cant pass emisions with a high flow cat, whats the point of having it? run straight pipe if you dont care about emisions. i would think a high flow cat would pass. it wouldnt be as good as a regular cat, but still should pass. and i doubt "check engine light" would make you fail an emission test. i dunno wait til tomorow when some really smart people logon. i think im right but you never know
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Old 03-25-2005, 05:08 AM   #5
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just checked boxer4racing.com for the CEL eliminator
seems like it's a bypass that ignore the CEL caused by the high flow cat/header so the engine cna detect other more important CEL problems.
does it work?
maybe i'll go with it when i get the header.

so the CEL is not caused by burnt O2 sensor??
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yes that fixes the cel from 02 sensor. but who knows why your friend got a cel. it could be 02 and it could not be. but if u put in the cel eliminator (correctly) and it still gives a cel then somehting else is wrong
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Old 03-25-2005, 11:01 AM   #7
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I run brullen equal length headers and brullen catback on my '99 RS, and the claims of CEL from headers and failing emmisions are true.
My cel throws a code P0420 (cat deficiancy). That is solved with the mil eliminator, but I choose to run with the CEL. When I did my emmisions it failed really bad. The guy at the shop claimed it was a bad CAT, but the cat is fine.... so we revved her up for a while anf got it all nice and hot and then it just barely passed with all the brullen goodies still on.
If you do an e-test, just be sure to run it really good before and get it right on the machine as soon as you get thier so it doesnt cool down.
Thats all I know about this.
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Old 03-26-2005, 05:29 AM   #8
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yeah i heard the trick is to keep the cat hot right till the moment of the test

so the CEL is just for cat deficiancy?
i think you should eliminate it so you can know for sure there's no other problems in your car

how about performance?
u have the whole brullen catback as well? (2.5" tubing?)

i have a WRX N1 catback which has a tube diameter of 2.55"-2.55"-3.05"
so i'm wondering that would the header help me restore some low end torque...
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Old 03-26-2005, 12:47 PM   #9
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Sorry to say this but do a SEARCH!
I posted all kinds of info about a year and a half ago.
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Old 03-26-2005, 05:42 PM   #10
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ah u caught me~
i was a little bit lazy...

anyways, did the search as u suggested

found ur thread, although the pics are all dead, i downloaded the videos u had in the thread. man u're car is SOOO fast!!!, sounds loud and mean too (a bit too loud for my taste, but i'm not gonna go with catless set up so i should be okay~ )

do you have any videos shooting gauge in day time??
thx!

p.s
u've got a killing deal for the header man!
i'm getting my header and hi flow cat from my friend for 500 CAD and i think it's a decent price already...

oh, btw, does anybody know how much would heat wrap cost?

thanks!
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Old 05-04-2005, 08:53 PM   #11
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heat wrap you can get from JCWhitney, or have partsource or Can. Tire order it from Keystone, ThermoTec makes a few types...

i've got Brullen headers, and the one thing i hate is the NOISE... i swear i've got a leak that I can't find or it's simply the design of the collector...

much better throttle response all around however, mated to high-flo cat and tanabe racing pipe. i repeatedly get bank 1 and 2 o2 sensor fail @ 100km exactly after ECU reset...
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