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Are Headers a good bang for your buck?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by svdevon82, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. Dec 24, 2010 at 9:13 PM
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    svdevon82

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    I'm looking into getting a good pair of headers for my truck (08' tacoma V6 extcab), but want to get some that dont leak and dont empty the bank. I already have a magnaflow cat system installed and does it makes a noticeable amount of gain over stock? Short tube or long tube?
     
  2. Dec 25, 2010 at 10:33 AM
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    pataco

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    imo,all the times dealing with headers,they were more maintance/problems than i had tolerance for.2 times i actually put the stock manifolds back on.good luck.
     
  3. Dec 25, 2010 at 10:42 AM
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    numbah57

    numbah57 BORN AND RAISED MAUI BOY

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    I've heard good things about Doug thorley, check URD's website
     
  4. Dec 25, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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    snow dude

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    x2 they also sound good
     
  5. Dec 25, 2010 at 11:06 AM
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    BrentPaucke

    BrentPaucke Love Your Leisure

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    long tube everything i hear about short tube is just sound long tube is supposed to be your power gain but remember you pay for what you get
     
  6. Dec 25, 2010 at 11:07 AM
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    steve o 77

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    To be honest if you're not forced induction the headers won't do all that much, certainly not enough to be considered a good bang for the buck.
     
  7. Dec 25, 2010 at 11:10 AM
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    04LTtacoma

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    Headers are good. I have the TRD headers for the V6... I think TRD stopped making headers...


    I had a buddy who just gave me his TRD headers the headers were about a year old... My other buddy and I started ripping everything apart on the tacoma, soon realizing that these headers did not fit correctly.:eek: Oh no!!!
    I end up buying the right TRD headers for my tacoma off ebay. Thought I got a good deal, instead I had to pay a lot more than I wanted to. LOL
     
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