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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-08-2010, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Can I Get Some Input from the Budget Guys...

So it looks as if the little DD is turning into quite the budget build...since I'm waiting on the ZZP 2.5" DP to come in I figured I'd ask is it worth going from a ported manifold to the header? Sure I know it'll move the powerband and you'll lose a little low end torque but make it up twice as much in the high end...but are there any places out there that sell a budget header? I've seen the EBay ones for like you know...$80+ $70 shipping...love how they rape you there...but do they fit...and they don't have a 3 bolt flange on them like the factory DP's do...so I'd have to hack up my brand new ZZP DP...and I don't really feel like doing that. So...with that said...what do you guys/gals think?

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Spend the money on a quality header, the low end ones are probably made of cheap metal and overseas so the fitment and durability are in question. A good quality is worth the extra 50-100 bucks you will save on a low end Ebay header



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go with a non cheap one, in the long run its better for every aspect from gains to durability.

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Recommendations on which header to go with?

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racing solutions header, gm has the extrude honed exhaust manifold, or an LSJ exhaust manifold



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Would porting the LSJ net any more benefits or are they pretty well casted from the factory?

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