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Old 06-06-2005, 09:05 PM   #1
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ok i know there's not a whole lot of options available for headers....who else makes headers besides TWE and Borla? I dont want equal length because i dont want to loose that boxer sound
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Old 06-06-2005, 09:14 PM   #2
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yea i dont want to lose my boxer sound either. so if i buy the borla's i wont right ?
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Old 06-06-2005, 09:19 PM   #3
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thats right borla is your best and cheapest bet.
just dosnt give you as much hp gain as twe and cobb and other equal length
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Old 06-06-2005, 09:20 PM   #4
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yea the borla's aree the cheapest ones so i figure i will get em but i was just very worried about losing my boxer sound. So your saying i wont right?
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Old 06-06-2005, 09:56 PM   #5
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Borlas if anything make the boxer rumble more pronounced. Maybe its placebo effect or something but I felt more low end power with them on too.
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Old 06-06-2005, 10:22 PM   #6
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Borlas = boxer sound amplified.
Apparently they also = cracking header.
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Old 06-06-2005, 10:25 PM   #7
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yea ok so i guess im going to order them very soon ,and ive also heard about the cracking. I heard its very common but If i buy them i shouldnt have a problem becuase when your the original owner you get the "1 million mile warrenty" or so they say
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Old 06-06-2005, 10:32 PM   #8
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Have you heard any el headers? While you do lose some of the boxer rumble, you gain maybe twice as much horse power. And they still sound MEAN!! Used ones pop up now and then. I got a Brullen for less than 1/2 the retail price.

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Old 06-06-2005, 10:38 PM   #9
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or you could get them done custom...why does no one ever suggest that?
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Old 06-06-2005, 10:49 PM   #10
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well custom is just ah i dunno not my style I like to know that i have something more reliable
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Old 06-06-2005, 10:53 PM   #11
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lol borlas arent reliable at all. they crack and fall apart all the time.
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Old 06-06-2005, 11:33 PM   #12
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yea ok so i guess im going to order them very soon ,and ive also heard about the cracking. I heard its very common but If i buy them i shouldnt have a problem becuase when your the original owner you get the "1 million mile warrenty" or so they say
yup 1 million mile warranty... How bout you go "warranty" your header every 4 months lets say... that makes your life difficult...

finds out ur header is cracked
took it off and send it to borla for replacement/repair
get it back and install it
driving it until its cracked again
repeat first step...
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Old 06-07-2005, 12:34 AM   #13
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lol borlas arent reliable at all. they crack and fall apart all the time.
yes they crack all the time but i dont care becuase by the time they do crack i wont need them anymore becuase the motor will be coming out for a new one
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Old 06-07-2005, 12:37 AM   #14
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thats the thing that bugs the hell out of me from borla....there isnt anything remotely good and not so expensive....a set of headers runs like 700-900$ its just not worth it for the output on our cars
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Old 06-07-2005, 12:42 AM   #15
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thats the thing that bugs the hell out of me from borla....there isnt anything remotely good and not so expensive....a set of headers runs like 700-900$ its just not worth it for the output on our cars
what headers did you see from borla for our cars that cost 700-900 bucks
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Old 06-07-2005, 01:27 AM   #16
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yea ive seen brand new borla headers for like $280
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Old 06-07-2005, 02:00 AM   #17
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buying headers for sound is pure rice. get what makes the most power. if you can't afford that much now, then save. you will be happier in the long run.
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Old 06-07-2005, 02:09 AM   #18
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what headers did you see from borla for our cars that cost 700-900 bucks
im talking about TWE, COBB, MRT, those kinda brand headers...im not going for power on this car for once...more so for asthetics and suspension...already did 3 straight line mustangs...wanna try something different
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Old 06-07-2005, 02:14 AM   #19
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ok i see what your saying
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Old 06-07-2005, 09:23 AM   #20
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I've got the Brullen EL headers... they are awesome
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Old 06-07-2005, 09:50 AM   #21
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I've had the borla header on my car for about a year now. It's ceramic coated, increased the boxer rumble nicely plus gave decent power gains as compared to most others. I have heard about cracking but not on just borla's... on all headers except the shock. Having a good exhaust system helps with the sound as well. I have Bosal devorced to bosal race pipe to HKS hi power.... catless. The sound is pure rumble with this header and loud when you want it to be.

All in all, not bad for what I paid for it.



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Old 06-07-2005, 10:22 AM   #22
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All EL headers besides the brullen sound like crap... IMO. I've heard them on more than 10 occasions and most times i'd look around for a ricey looking honda, but then i see a Subaru . I really don't think they sound mean at all.. more annoying than anything

Brullen's are cool in my book though... It isn't completely Subaru sounding, but it doesn't sound bad at all. It doesn't sound like a little 4 cyl. I still wouldn't get one unless it was absolutely dirt cheap since the sound of a Subie is one of its callsigns... it would be like the New Jersey Devils not having Red on their uniforms.... it just doesn't fit the bill.
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Old 06-07-2005, 01:06 PM   #23
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yea since im not going for power on this car, im not too worried and i guess ill just keep getting borlas....i wont tolerate having the honda sound
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Old 06-07-2005, 04:02 PM   #24
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yea brullens are hot....still have a nice sound, and give you killer gains
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to my knowledge only the older gen borlas cracked. i have the newest gen for like over 6 months and they look just fine.
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