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VERY unimpressed with DT quality.

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by JoshM, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Apr 14, 2012 at 8:04 AM
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    JoshM

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    The header fits like absolute crap. I know it's aftermarket and all, but it's not even CLOSE to being "subpar".

    The header doesn't fit flush with the motor. The EGR tube connection is off. The flange from the down tube to the cat is nearly 2" off.


    Has anyone had similar experiences and have any pointers? Or did maybe I just get a header from an extremely bad batch?


    This is the biggest issue:

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  2. Apr 14, 2012 at 10:40 AM
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    Have you talked to the manufacturer about it?
     
  3. Apr 14, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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    when i got mine last year,i was happy with it.. maybe you got a bad one from a bad batch..when you get it youll be happy
     
  4. Apr 14, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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    That sucks man. You need to call somebody
     
  5. Apr 14, 2012 at 11:39 AM
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    Oh god I hope mine is better that I just ordered
     
  6. Apr 14, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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    send them the pictures and have another one sent.
     
  7. Apr 14, 2012 at 11:49 AM
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  8. Apr 14, 2012 at 1:32 PM
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    Just tried it on this morning. I'll have to wait until Monday to talk to someone at DT.

    You're a TN fan living in GA? SHAME ON YOU!

    Hopefully yours will be good.

    Sent them an email this morning. Hopefully I'll hear back from them sometime Monday morning. If not, I'll call them in the afternoon.
     
  9. Apr 14, 2012 at 1:47 PM
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    Send um back and get LCE headers, mine fit on perfect

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  10. Apr 14, 2012 at 1:53 PM
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    I know man, I moved here from Nashville
     
  11. Apr 14, 2012 at 1:56 PM
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    His a a different gen . Didn't lce Stop making a 2nd gen 2tr header .
     
  12. Apr 14, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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  13. Apr 14, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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    DONT DO IT!
     
  14. Apr 14, 2012 at 3:39 PM
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  15. Apr 14, 2012 at 3:58 PM
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    I purchased a set of these , the headers fit the engine like a glove the problem was the connector tube from the headers to the cat didnt fit , I found the outlet to the cat was a smaller diameter , The sheet that came with the headers stated that they fit 2.4 tacomas , and didnt even list a 2.7 I called DT and was told that they were the same for both engines , so I asked why the connector tube was the wrong diameter , they told me that the 2.7 was a larger diameter tube, I asked why they didnt ask that when I ordered them , they had no answer. Any one purchasing these should make sure they tell them specifically which engine , and that it is the large diameter outlet if you have a 2.7. hope this helps someone from going through what I did.
     
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    yes i know, i was going more for a show of quality on them. and idk about the 2tr headers but they do make 1st gen headers


    and good try Aaron:thumbsup:
     
  17. Apr 14, 2012 at 7:27 PM
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    From URDs website:

    "Note#2: The 1995-1999.5 have different flanges where the flange bolts to cat. There are two different flange types. Most flanges are 3.5" centerline bolt to bolt. The other flanges have 4.25" bolt spacing are designated 506-1. Please measure before ordering."

    I purchased the correct one.
     
  18. Apr 21, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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    So what's the update OP?
     
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