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Old 06-04-2010
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Question bout aftermarket headers!

Looking at doing a FULL exhaust system with my tax return, but im not 100% sure im getting back all the money i think im gettin.. sooo

If i were to say just buy some aftermarket headers, and swap them with my stock ones, i can keep the rest of my stock exhaust compnents right, like its basically just shop and swap em? i know id prolly need new gaskets and stuff but basically just swap em in and out with the old isnt it? or is there more to it than that lol

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Yep, they'll bolt right up to the stock stuff.
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right on! any idea on install time?
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Also, i do a lot of offroading and go through large puddles lots, so im worried about premature rusting. Would it be best to go with the ceramic coated headers over the stainless steel? or will the stainless last me quite a while?

Also.. i know JBA headers are good, but i see Pacesetter now has some for my truck. i know their cheap, but alot of people run them on other cars and such, anybody have any experience with them? or stic to JBA
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Pacesetters are garbage
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fvck pacesetter. had them on my grand prix. cheap? yes. you get what you pay for. they leaked badly where some of the flanges met up. no matter what you did. had to take em to a welder and have everything welded up to stop the terrible exhaust leak.

fitment is also terrible IMO
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jba's ftw. with the ceramic coat the rusting wont be as bad
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i have often been tempted too get headers for my truck but i havent because it seems like a waste of money. like will our trucks really benifit from a set of headers for 600 dollers?
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not unless you supercharge it. lol

i imagine you'll see some better MPG's perhaps, and a slight change in exhaust note. but i don't see it doing much on a stock truck..
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You might get a little performance gain. A custom tune would probably help further.
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The gains aren't really worth the money on a stock vehicle. I'd spend the money elsewhere if that’s the sole purpose.
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You will most likely lose some torque, and gain some top end power. This is what I see on customer cars time, after time, after time.

Ceramic coating is nice. I have that and black-bbq paint on my 2" turbo runners. It helps keep the gases hot and moving fast (that helps your torque)
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The headers on mine do give you soem top end - I always enjoy hitting the 4k+ RPM's in my truck.. as far as performance, it all depend son your driving style - you may jsut want to save the cash for a rainy day - or get a proper stainless steel aftermarket exhaust for your truck; stainless steel is where its at
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you might be better off with a cat back system and a tuner for the price of the headers.

I had a set on my 08 and promptly took them off. I noticed no gains at all, maybe 2-3 on top but you sacrifice a lot down low to get it.

as many have said they don't do much, if anything unless you put a blower on.

In all honesty though, I don't notice any difference between my 08 with just a 91 tune and my buddies 06 with a tune and cat back.

the tuner IMO helps, the exhaust is negligible unless you're looking for a certain sound or want to go F/I in the future.

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way i look at it is i can have headers or be 1/3 of the way too owneing a rp caster kti
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i would invest into a tuner for sure. if it were me
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have pacesetters on mine..biggest headache is was sent bolts too long
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