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Best Header For 1st Gen 2.7L?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TacomaGus, Sep 13, 2010.

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Best Header For 1st Gen 2.7L

Poll closed Oct 13, 2010.
  1. Doug Thorley

    1 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. JBA

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Gibson

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. LC Engineering

    1 vote(s)
    33.3%
  5. Pacesetter

    1 vote(s)
    33.3%
  6. Other

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  1. Sep 13, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    TacomaGus

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    i am looking into getting a performance header for my 04 2.7L and i was wondering what experience you other first gen guys have had with headers, 4 cylinder or not. They make so much stuff for the 2nd gens and most of the threads on here concern them so i was wondering what is best for the old schoolers.

    i'm leaning toward Doug Thorley but i really have no clue what is best...
     
  2. Sep 13, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    I have no Idea but I'd like to know too.

    But don't the later models (2001 and up I think) have a header looking exhaust on them??

    I read here that the cast iron ones were real bad to crack.
     
  3. Sep 13, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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    i know nothing about headers, i just know anything can be better than the stock ones
     
  4. Sep 13, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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  5. Sep 13, 2010 at 7:53 PM
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    LC Engineering - easy install, great sound and top end performance
     
  6. Sep 13, 2010 at 8:11 PM
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    The North West Off Road header was the best (IMHO) I have ran. Great low and mid range boost. 5th gear felt like 4th when on the road. Its pricey, but the quality is second to none.
     
  7. Sep 13, 2010 at 10:44 PM
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    well A. i'm not looking for top end power, more low-mid so the LCE header isn't for me. B. it says the NWOR header is for 96-01 so will it fit my 04? And C how does the Doug Thorley short header compare to the NWOR you think Chris?
     
  8. Sep 13, 2010 at 10:48 PM
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    I've heard Doug thorley is the way to go, but I am actually doing research myself.... thanks for starting the thread...
     
  9. Sep 14, 2010 at 7:21 AM
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    Hmm...Not sure what the diff is for the 04's The NWOR header would give much better gains than the shorty header. You may want to call NWOR and ask them for the specifics.
     
  10. Sep 14, 2010 at 11:16 AM
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    I called NWOR this morning.

    The guy said 02-04 won't fit the 95-01 headers and they dont make 02-04 headers for the 2.7.

    He said Yota changed the head design on the newer models. He also said that their headers were nickel plated 3 times inside and out and then chromed on the outside. They have a 1/2" flange and use 14 guage tubing. He said that is heaver than the guys that make the SS headers. Price was over $500.

    He said they would last a LONG time. He said there are some headers that were put on in the 80's that are still working. Thats what he said.

    I'm still looking.
     
  12. Sep 14, 2010 at 12:05 PM
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    i got the pacesetter and it was a total pain in the ass to install. had exhaust leaks everywhere and couldnt get rid of them. ended up just welding all of it together. i did notice a good power gain from it but unless your good with tools and metal working i wouldnt reccommend it
     
  13. Sep 14, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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    well then NWOR and Pacesetter are not options haha. I would like to know the differences between DT and the other major brands
     
  14. Sep 14, 2010 at 12:55 PM
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    OY! I paid $389 for the NWOR headers...Didnt know they were THAT proud of them now. :eek:
     
  15. Sep 14, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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    yea no kidding haha, but Chris could you tell me the difference between the two headers that i posted links to above? or are they the exact same thing
     
  16. Sep 14, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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  18. Oct 8, 2010 at 6:29 AM
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    OP, did you make a decision yet? Just wondering what route you decided to take...

    After reading this thread the NWOR maybe the ones I go with but I have a 97 so they will fit mine. I'm still going to do alot more research though.

    GL!
     
  19. Oct 8, 2010 at 7:17 AM
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    I got the LC Engineering header. Dont have a clue what they are running now but I payed like $360ish. Its straight forward install but will take a while esp if you dont have a lift so that your not laying on the ground all the time. The build quality is second to none! Iv had it on there for almost 2 years and not one sign of rust whatsoever. However you are correct about the lack of low end boost. It may have helped a little, but where this thing shines is 3.5k up. Night and day difference on the top end.
     
  20. Oct 8, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    well thats good to know that it held up so well, but i really am looking for the low end power and i think the DT shortie header will provide more of that compared to a long tube like the LCE
     
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