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What headers r u running?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Dirtdevil, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Feb 28, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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    Dirtdevil

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    Thinking of getting some headers, any suggestion?
     
  2. Feb 28, 2012 at 7:49 PM
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    Supra TT

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    I am running ONE header, (4cyl) :D LCE Engineering, love it.
     
  3. Feb 28, 2012 at 7:52 PM
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  4. Feb 28, 2012 at 7:52 PM
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    tacobo670

    tacobo670 if you have to ask, u can't afford it

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  5. Feb 29, 2012 at 10:11 AM
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    Did you guys notice any significant power gain? Is it worth the money?
     
  6. Feb 29, 2012 at 10:13 AM
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  7. Feb 29, 2012 at 11:22 AM
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    brs127s

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    TRD Headers.

    Definitely could tell difference in the mid-range when pulling my boat.
     
  8. Feb 29, 2012 at 1:20 PM
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    Thanks for the feedback guys.
     
  9. Feb 29, 2012 at 3:34 PM
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    Tacomanater

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    JBA Shorty's. Sounds great, a bit more mid-range punch, MAYBE I picked up a gallon on the MPZG side...did I say sounds great?!
     
  10. Feb 29, 2012 at 4:22 PM
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    Also running an lce 2.7 header like supraTT. They are made great. Highly recommended!!!!
     
  11. Feb 29, 2012 at 4:27 PM
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    running 3.4v6 trd headers DO NOT RUN THEM! complete garbage and leak like a mofo.
     
  12. Feb 29, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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    battlescars

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    Care to elaborate on why they leak:

    Gaskets or weld cracks..?
     
  13. Feb 29, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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    gaskets, they come with some shitty thin copper gasket that lasts about 3 months. They are expensive to replace. I replaced mine with factory style gaskets but had to do some rigging for them to tighten up correctly without bending the flange. Also where the downpipe meets the catalytic converter ive tried 4 different styles of gaskets and never got it to stop leaking so just welded it. See the problem is the flanges are a 2 hole design if you look at other brands( doug thorley?) its a 3 hole design. Do a google search on trd header exhaust leak youll see the horror stories. They are more trouble than they are worth.
     
  14. Feb 29, 2012 at 6:16 PM
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    Also IMO headers are a waste of money. If im gonna spend $800 on something it better do more than just make me "feel" like there is a differance. (my truck came with trd headers and a full trd cat back). Look into a supercharger youll be getting your moneys worth then.
     
  15. Mar 1, 2012 at 10:10 AM
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    I have the 3.4L TRD headers for several years and haven't had a single issue with them.
     
  16. Mar 1, 2012 at 11:20 AM
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    tc98tacoma

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    I have pacesetter header, only paid $170 bucks for them and noticed a difference, wouldn't be worth $500 but I woulda paid that since I'm never gonna sell the truck since its paid off,
    Noticed a decent gain between 2-4grand not like you need any more power above that rpm range
     
  17. Mar 2, 2012 at 8:41 AM
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    Ya I heard that TRD was using a shitty company for there headers for the first couple years but had to many leak issues so they switched to a different manufacture. Apparentely the Doug Thorleys are the way to go but Im not gonna Spend $800 on them. Guess Ill just Save up for the super charger, a bolt on 70 hp sounds like a better deal.
     
  18. Mar 2, 2012 at 8:46 AM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

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    DT Headers aren't all 800, plus there is a group buy feeler started up right now, most likely going through URD, check out the link to the last group buy and I think you'll find the discounted price is very affordable, especially if you can afford a sc
     
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