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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by john3:16, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. Oct 9, 2008 at 2:21 PM
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    john3:16

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    so im thinking about purchasing the jba headers for my tacoma from URD (JBA Headers, Tacoma 05+ 4.0L V6) and was wondering if anyone else had these and how they liked them? or if anyone else would reccomend a different pair of headers? i also have a trd intake and trd cat back exhaust... (also thinking about replacing exhaust with a flowmaster) website also states that the headers need a little welding.. does anyone know what kind of welding?

    thanks hope to hear back from the community
     
  2. Oct 9, 2008 at 2:44 PM
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    Who Dat Popcorn

    Who Dat Popcorn Dafuq

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    I would recommend getting the Doug Thorley Long Tube Headers. They make good quality products.

    Not saying that JBA doesn't though.
     
  3. Oct 10, 2008 at 4:01 AM
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    Ridingontrd

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    JBA. short tubes.The welding they're talking about is you reweld your cats back on. The DT.long tubes,you leave the cats off.
     
  4. Oct 10, 2008 at 11:03 AM
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    SoCalTacoma

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    I recommend the dt longtube header, Noticable power gain.
     
  5. Oct 10, 2008 at 1:31 PM
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    zmtnbik

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    Those that have installed the JBA's have not been happy.
    I've heard nothing about positive comments from those installing the Thorley Long tubes.
     
  6. Oct 10, 2008 at 1:38 PM
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    tacoskim

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    im very happy with my jbas. the ones that arent did a shitty ass weld job and were not ported out.
     
  7. Oct 10, 2008 at 2:20 PM
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    uuc328

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    i've had my eye on the thorley short tubes. i dont want too much noise from the cat removal
     
  8. Oct 10, 2008 at 2:23 PM
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    lsocoee

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    I wouldn't even bother upgrading my headers unless I removed a pair of cats. I bet the noise only gets bad at full throttle
     
  9. Oct 10, 2008 at 2:29 PM
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    what about emission testing wo cats? i cant imagine it passing and i am not interested in switching them out for the test
     
  10. Oct 10, 2008 at 2:53 PM
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    lsocoee

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    it all depends on what kind of tests they do. In Louisiana they do a visual inspection after 5 years. I think they'd be happy if they saw a pair of cats.
     
  11. Oct 10, 2008 at 2:56 PM
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    tail pipe emission testing here in Texas. :(
     
  12. Oct 10, 2008 at 3:03 PM
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    u will not pass a sniffer test if u get long tubes
     
  13. Oct 10, 2008 at 3:04 PM
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    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    what about with the shortys couldnt he pass that
     
  14. Oct 10, 2008 at 3:12 PM
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    shorties will pass because u will still have ur front set of cats
     
  15. Oct 10, 2008 at 3:18 PM
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  16. Oct 10, 2008 at 4:28 PM
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    so my decision is kinda leaning toward the long tubes but havent really researched about the shorts... has anyone in california with the long tubes gotten flack from the local authorities? do the long tubes get that much louder? and if i go with the short tubes should i get jba shorts or the thorley shorts?
     
  17. Oct 10, 2008 at 4:35 PM
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    chris4x4

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    The Long tube headers will throw a CEL unless an O2 sim is used.
     
  18. Oct 10, 2008 at 4:35 PM
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    if you get shortys, they are probly gonna be an easier install. it takes about two hours to install the dt shortys though
     
  19. Oct 10, 2008 at 4:36 PM
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    beastlytaco

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    will the shortys throw an code on the ECU
     
  20. Oct 10, 2008 at 4:48 PM
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    No,Because you reweld the cats on.:)
     
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