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is there really any gain with headers?

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Old 12-15-2007, 11:49 PM
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hey all, lookin at some ebay headers for $80, I was wondering if I would notice any gains compared to stock? Or are headers just for looks? Thanks
 
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Old 12-16-2007, 12:35 AM
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there is a small amount of gain, like 2 hp. However, it only increases high-end hp, and it actually decreases low end torque/hp, of which you dont have much to spare. I mean, 90% of your time is spent in the low rpms, not the high rpms.
but its up to you, really.
 
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Old 12-16-2007, 04:19 PM
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^ I agree. You won't notice any power gain until the upper RPM's (If you notice it at all.) And don't buy those eBay headers, they won't last a year. If you want to buy cheap headers, buy Megan or OBX
 
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agreex3

headers would be a waste of money for a daily driver, but makes a mean sound if you have one on though ha
 
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:57 AM
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i dunno 32WHP increase on my CL type S for $150 wasn't a bad purchase......granted most of it is at the top but it shaved .8 second off of my 0-60 times 6.5 down to 5.7 :P so I would definately say they were worth it :P
 
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32 whp?
sorry if i call bs on this, but id like to see a dyno chart before ill believe you got 32whp from headers alone...
there had to have been other factors...
 
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x2 ...... I'm getting about that gain from EVERYTHING on my car.
 
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Old 12-17-2007, 03:42 PM
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32 whp?
sorry if i call bs on this, but id like to see a dyno chart before ill believe you got 32whp from headers alone...
there had to have been other factors...
x2. I would like to see a dyno for that too, before and after.
 
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Old 12-17-2007, 04:24 PM
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32 WHP on an Acura CL type S already pushing 260 HP stock. I think that is fairly beleivable.
However, a header on a 4cyl Accord is not going to add anything like that. maybe 1 or 2 hp I would guess.
 
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funny you should ask such a thing because I happen to have just such a chart :P i will post it when i get home

 

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