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Old 12-18-2018, 04:23 PM   #26
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So about 2.5 hours to get the original set out. 2 hours spent on that one back bolt...F that bolt!

Anyways.

The stamp on my old headers in this, are these actually Tomei?

Old logo?

If not Tomei, what brand are they?
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Old 12-18-2018, 04:24 PM   #27
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Old 12-18-2018, 04:25 PM   #28
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Looks like itís SSI after a quick google search.

Anyone tell me more about the company?
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Old 12-18-2018, 04:26 PM   #29
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Yep.

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Old 12-18-2018, 04:27 PM   #30
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They were/are priced at 690 for the set. Jesus god I hope the up-pipes like up... 🤞
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Old 12-18-2018, 04:30 PM   #31
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So some info about them, and sole ease for figment, is this post I found on NASIOC a while ago. I like to keep sharing.
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Old 12-18-2018, 04:31 PM   #32
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Old 12-18-2018, 06:23 PM   #33
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I decided to go the extra mile and wire wrap them as well. Been such a process, I donít want to do it again...Half way done!

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Old 12-18-2018, 09:10 PM   #34
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Finally done. That damn top bolt on the 3-bolt up pipe is an absolute pain in the ass.

And they both had 8mm Allen bolt bolts. I change the bottom ones to normal 14mm head 6point bolts. I left the top on as the allen heíd bolt. I bought a 3/8inch ratchet 8mm ďsocketĒ, and used an 8mm wrench to turn that, accessing it from the spare tire wheel well, on ramps, just turn the wheel a little. And I held the but in place with a fat ass flat head as a elwedgenuntil the tightness stop it from spinning and teightened it with my wrench/socket contraption...

I wanted to share that specifically because thatís a bitch. It would have been a 2 hour job if I had a 2 bolt up pipe.

Ohh well. Hereís my contraption.

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Old 12-18-2018, 09:12 PM   #35
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And done! I didnít have to install an up-pipe as the original Tomei, or should I say SSI, 3-bolt up-pipe was already installed. **Side Note - There were no visible cracks or looseness in the up-pipe bracket, as I checked. It was recommended to look at, to me in the thread by someone. **. I only just swapped the headers. That one bolt took upwards of over 2 hours between getting it off and back on tight. The heat wrap in the way at the neck of the collector wasnít helping either. All is well and tightened to spec! Canít wait to clean up and head home from my dads garage shop

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Old 12-19-2018, 01:29 AM   #36
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All my early low end I have been missing! With the new ACT XTvand Street Disc, Moore Blast Plates, new OEM Master and slave clutch cylinder, and now thisexhaust manifold thatís wrapped, without the crack... whole new car!
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Old 12-10-2019, 04:48 PM   #37
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Forgive my newbie question, would heat wrapping your header increase the exhaust temperature going into to the turbo? I can see wrapping header might be beneficial for N/A cars.
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