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2.7 headers worth the buy?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by TBLOCK09, May 9, 2010.

  1. May 9, 2010 at 11:40 PM
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    TBLOCK09

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    does anyone know if there is more to gain then loss in buying headers?
    besides the 400 doller price tag, ive found 2 types the doug thorley's and the lc engineering's which claim to show more hp and torque throughout all rpms.
     
  2. May 10, 2010 at 12:03 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    check out URD's website. They've probably even got dyno graphs before/after the headers.
     
  3. May 10, 2010 at 1:19 AM
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    Some guy on here said they make a difference, they should.
     
  4. May 10, 2010 at 1:26 AM
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    i have jba headers and love mine im sure the ones for the 5 lug would be awesome too
     
  5. May 10, 2010 at 4:15 AM
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    I have the DT headers, so I can only speak for them.

    It depends on where you expect to see a difference. If you spend all of your time at low RPM's, then you probably won't see much difference. I think I've heard someone on here say that the DT's actually lower hp below 2.5k RPM's, but there's been no dyno that I've seen to support that claim, so it could be BS:notsure:. The dynos for both the DT and LCE headers start at around 2.5k and go up from there. It's easy to get fooled into thinking that it translates into the lower RPM's too. Yes, they do make a difference at higher RPM's as the dyno shows.

    The question you have to ask yourself is how much time do you spend in that RPM range and is it worth it to you.

    As for me, I'm keeping my DT's on. If I take them off it will be for some LCE's or to part out all of my mods. I'm going to have to see some dyno charts below 2.5k to convince me to even consider buying some LCE's though.
     
  6. May 10, 2010 at 7:01 AM
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    Taco505

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    i have the 4 banger DT's as well honestly i dont really feel muck of a difference in the lower RPM's but imo i think it may habe something to do with gearing. If i had the correct gearing to get "more power" to the wheels i bet i would feel a little bit of a diffrence.

    but i think theyw were worth it i can deff feel them in the upper RPM's when i step on it and it does wonders for the sound as well. they are also pretty easy to install your self i did a write up on them if you wana check it out.

    but anyway i think they are worth it if you have the money and the time to install yourself!
     
  7. May 10, 2010 at 11:54 AM
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    love my dt header!
     
  8. May 10, 2010 at 11:57 AM
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    Do you have any vids of you truck with the DTs and the jardine exhaust?
     
  9. May 10, 2010 at 12:11 PM
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    there might be one on here somewhere. its really hard to get a good video with my means of video taping but i will try here in the next day or two and post a vid
     
  10. May 10, 2010 at 1:06 PM
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    who dat popcorn had a video on here of his when he had both the DT's and the jardine.

    EDIT: the video had been removed
     
  11. May 11, 2010 at 12:09 AM
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    I have Doug Thorley Tri-Y Ceramics. They were worth it to me because my crappy cast iron manifold was cracked, and I did notice a significant top end power increase afterwards.

    If your manifold is not cracked and/or is of the "mini header" design, I don't think it's really worth it.

    BUT, it is one of the easiest power mods you can do. Definitely not the cheapest, tho.
     
  12. May 11, 2010 at 7:51 AM
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    video link doesnt work or i mean it works but no tto the correct place
     
  13. May 11, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    The one I was thinking of has been removed. Shows up in the thread bud doesn't play. He has others, but they're of the Jardine exhaust w/o the headers.
     
  14. May 11, 2010 at 11:57 AM
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    well here is my set up to give you an idea of what it all sounds like but i dont have the jardine exhuast.

    the vid is kinda crappy cuz it was well dark and im retarded and cant tape and drive at the same time haha.

    this is what i got: 08 4 banger, 2wd(nonprerunner), auto trans, DT header, KNN intake, and 18" magnaflow single in dule out.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-Kc_AOizoI

    hope this helps out a little even though its not exactly what you were all lookin for
     
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    ^^ I like it...sounds good
     
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    hey thanks man alot of people tell me they like it alot and they are always like wtf is that a v6?? and i tell them its a 4 banger and they cant believe it haha
     
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    I have a LCE header and jardine cat back exhaust. Big power difference - worth every penny. I would also recommend adding a new intake like a K&N.
     
  20. May 11, 2010 at 5:08 PM
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    When it comes time to buy a header for my Taco, I will go with a LCE.
     
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