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Best Headers ??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bellassaiw10, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. Mar 9, 2011 at 3:11 PM
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    bellassaiw10

    bellassaiw10 [OP] Formally afroman5015

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    Thinking about getting new headers in a couple months and was wondering which ones everybody prefers :confused:
     
  2. Mar 9, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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    2000GTacoma

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    I have TRD headers and they sound great. I can tell a difference in power. My dad has almost the same truck as me same motor and I can tell a difference in power.
     
  3. Mar 9, 2011 at 3:23 PM
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    bellassaiw10

    bellassaiw10 [OP] Formally afroman5015

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    How much did they cost you ?
     
  4. Mar 9, 2011 at 3:37 PM
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    Are you looking for long tubes or shorties?
     
  5. Mar 9, 2011 at 3:47 PM
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    jeff b

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    I have ceramic Downey headers but they may have gone out of business? Love them though.
     
  6. Mar 9, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    doug thorley!
     
  7. Mar 9, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    Which ones are the best option haha ?? a little lost on choosing :confused:
     
  8. Mar 10, 2011 at 7:17 AM
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    I put a set of JBA headers on a 4runner and it was the biggest PITA. If I were in the market I would get Thorleys.
     
  9. Mar 10, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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    2000GTacoma

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    Mine were actually on my truck when I bought it but one day at the dealership just because I could I asked the guy how much... the headers are $600 a side so $1200 and the $300 for the cross pipe so $1500
     
  10. Mar 10, 2011 at 1:25 PM
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    well long tubes like doug thorleys wont pass smog at least not here in CA. i put gibson shorties on mine for 600 for both. great price and good power gains. you will get more power with long tubes but they will cost more and might not pass smog or the inspection. Plus gibsons are straight bolt on I installed them myself in a day.
     
  11. Mar 10, 2011 at 9:58 PM
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    thorleys all the way:cool:
     
  12. Mar 10, 2011 at 10:07 PM
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    Best headers are probably doug thorley.
     
  13. Mar 10, 2011 at 10:07 PM
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    How much did it cost you to get your doug thorly headers installed?
     
  14. Mar 10, 2011 at 10:27 PM
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    I wanted to get the trd headers but they werent on the market at the time. 600 to install. how do you like your trd headers
     
  15. Mar 11, 2011 at 6:35 AM
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    i love my trd headers. gave my truck a nice rumble. I love pulling up at a stoplight in town and it idle down and on take no expects the toyota to be loud. haha
     
  16. Mar 11, 2011 at 1:15 PM
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    haha same
     
  17. Mar 11, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    i love the sound along with the performance
     
  18. Mar 11, 2011 at 1:31 PM
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    arent TRD's out of production? or extremely hard to find? ive seen a handful of site that say they have them but when you got to order, they say out of stock.
     
  19. Mar 11, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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    correct. i tried finding a set but couldnt. thorleys are the next best thing
     
  20. Mar 11, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    i have no clue as far as that goes about productionmine were already on the truck when i bought it
     
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