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JBA header installation experience

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Light-tower, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. Sep 21, 2007 at 4:02 PM
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    Light-tower

    Light-tower [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Going with Magnaflow exhaust and the Volant intake, but it seems that JBA owns the market for the headers. Would like to see an install guide to this so I know what to expect.

    In inspecting the truck, it looks like it will have to be welded to a pipe extender to the catalytic convertor?

    Going to talk the service guy at Toyota. Seems like a cool cat and maybe I can make him install the headers at least. The Mag and intake are very easy:)
     
  2. Sep 21, 2007 at 4:44 PM
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    Spyder327

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    Yea the JBA headers require that you cut the front cats off of the stock manifold and weld them to the headers.

    There's also long tube headers out there, but they take out the front set of cats. Benefit to these is higher power and all bolt-on.
     
  3. Sep 21, 2007 at 7:11 PM
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    Light-tower

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    How are these for leaks in the cold winter. I live in Ontario, Canada and it can get friggid.[​IMG]
     
  4. Sep 24, 2007 at 10:24 AM
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    I live in Arizona, so i definitely cant answer that ;)
     
  5. Sep 24, 2007 at 5:18 PM
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    Light-tower

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    Nope...you definitely can't:D
     
  6. Oct 5, 2007 at 6:39 AM
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    Does taking out the front cat violate emissions laws? I have to get an inspection every year in PA for emmissions.
     
  7. Oct 5, 2007 at 9:03 AM
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    Yes, im sure it would violate emissions, but on the bright side, when it comes time for emissions you can always put the stock manifolds back on.
     
  8. Oct 5, 2007 at 11:54 AM
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    lsocoee

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  9. Oct 6, 2007 at 6:05 PM
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    Apparently that header is only for the v6.
     
  10. Oct 7, 2007 at 7:57 PM
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    Ill let you know I have them sitting here in a box :thumbsup:

    Justin
     
  11. Oct 7, 2007 at 8:07 PM
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    07TRDsport

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    i believe theres 2 sets of cats up there and you could get away with taking out the set closest to the headers.. maybe.
     
  12. Oct 7, 2007 at 8:20 PM
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    taking the first set out would throw a CEL without and O2 SIM. Those are the only ones that are monitored by O2 sensors. you could pull the rear two and get away with it. I do in VA:thumbsup:

    Justin
     
  13. Oct 8, 2007 at 6:34 PM
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    you have a nice taco my68... hows yer mpg with the supercharger? tight little setup though.
     
  14. Oct 9, 2007 at 3:52 PM
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    I got 24 mpg on the way back from Atlanta. ( best ive gotten) I generally get around 18-19. except when im playing alot. the worst ive gotten was 15

    And thanks for the compliments :)

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  15. Oct 18, 2007 at 1:28 PM
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    m3dragon

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    Anyone know what the HP/TQ increase is with running the JBA headers and a full custom exhaust with Hi Flow cats? Dang Smog rules...

    Also save money and do not ceramic coat them. That is a old hot rod trick to keep motor temps down. all new cars use heat scavenging so as you move the heat is sucked out of the motor bay. Last the ceramic coat make the headers not last as long as all the head is forced in the metal. Just a little $$ saving FYI...
     
  16. Oct 18, 2007 at 1:33 PM
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  17. Nov 3, 2007 at 5:16 PM
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    Off topic a bit but how do you like the Volant and Head Combo? Still am torn between AFE and Volant for the intake but plan on doing the JBA headers.
     
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