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should I do it????

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by ETaco23, May 30, 2009.

  1. May 30, 2009 at 8:40 PM
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    ETaco23

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    Ive been doing alot of research on Headers for the 3.4L. And Ive gotten alot of mixed answer's. But I want to know if it will be worth the cost and exspense to have them installed, to get the headers? Will I really notice an increase in power or MPG's? I do have a CAI and exhaust, so this would compete the exhaust, but Im just not convinced its a good idea to spend the cash on it....:( HELP!!!!!

    OH!... and what is better quality? JBA or DT or TRD?
     
  2. May 30, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Headers really wake up the 3.4. I think its worth it.
     
  3. May 30, 2009 at 8:48 PM
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    really? I did some reading over at TTORA and they all say its not worth it unless you get a S/C.

    But what do they know!!! this is TW...:)
     
  4. May 30, 2009 at 8:49 PM
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    what would you reccomend? Ive heard TRD has had some problems with leaks....
    I was think the DT or JBA's?
     
  5. May 30, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I know..It makes a larger diff, when SC'ed, but it still shows good gains NA. More mid range and top end. Personally, I say go for it!
     
  6. May 30, 2009 at 8:51 PM
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    Cool! thanks chris!

    Do you know if it will make my exhaust, or inside cab noise louder?
     
  7. May 30, 2009 at 8:58 PM
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    So what do think? DT or JBA?
     
  8. May 30, 2009 at 9:24 PM
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    Im still not sure about the install? It seems like a huge PITA. I also dont want to spend 500 bucks to have a shop do it.... this is also why, I dont think its worth getting them.
     
  9. May 31, 2009 at 12:19 PM
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    So does anyone know about the install? Im thinking for DT....
     
  10. May 31, 2009 at 12:39 PM
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    Have you considered the TRD headers? Its an easy install. Should only take 4 to 5 hours if you have never done it before.
     
  11. May 31, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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    Really? are they easier then the thorley's?
     
  12. May 31, 2009 at 12:45 PM
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    I think they are all the same.
     
  13. May 31, 2009 at 12:49 PM
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    oh.. ok. Maybe I can find some for a descent price, bc the TRD's are a little spendy.:)
    I just want a little more power. And im not quite ready to S/C it yet..
     
  14. May 31, 2009 at 12:58 PM
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    Does this look like a good price? and do you know if they come ceramic coated or do I have to do that later?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/00-0...s?hash=item4a97c318a7&_trksid=p4506.m20.l1116
     
  15. May 31, 2009 at 2:53 PM
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    Seems like the price they are going for everywhere. If you want them coated, I belive you have to do that yourself, But I didnt coat me last ones, and I dont think its nesessary.
     
  16. May 31, 2009 at 2:55 PM
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    Well Ive decided to go ahead and get TRD headers off Ebay motors...:) I hope the Install isnt too much of a pain. I'll be ordering them this week. Thanks chris! and wish me luck!!
     
  17. May 31, 2009 at 2:57 PM
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    oh and do the TRD have to be welded to the cats like every other one?
     
  18. May 31, 2009 at 2:58 PM
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    No. Get some Gaskets from Toyota. Your gonna need the ones to mount to the head, and the one for the Y pipe. Also get some Copper RTV. You will be good to go!
     
  19. May 31, 2009 at 3:05 PM
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    I thaught it came with gaskets.... but if not, I'll make sure to them. Thanks!
    And are the gaskets the dealers have made for the TRD headers?
     
  20. May 31, 2009 at 3:07 PM
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    It may come with Gaskets, but unless they are Toyota gaskets, I wouldnt trust them. I have had leaks every time when useing off the shelf stuff. No leaks EVER when useing Toyota gaskets.
     
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