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Thinking about new headers.

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Old 04-06-2013, 03:24 AM
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hey guys,

so i took off my heat shield today on my 1996 honda accord ex sedan (its been a while) and saw that my headers were pretty beat up (rusted and old) and I want to replace these stock headers with ones that offer a slight improvement or at least performs the same as these stock ones. I am looking for some mid range aftermarket headers that are not incredibly expensive and that will fit properly without any extra modifications (like reinstalling the O2 sensor), even though my O2 sensor is under the car.

Are there any good websites out there that you guys can recommend?
and what brands should I be looking for?

again nothing too fancy, so far im looking into some megan racing ones on ebay for about $170 shipped

thanks in advance!
 
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:17 AM
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The Megan Racing ones are decent quality, probably the best bang for the buck ones you can get.

You can check out andysautosport.com for other choices, they usually have a pretty good selection.

You won't see too much if any improvement in power, mainly just in looks. While the rust is very common on the cast iron manifold, its not really hurting anything as long as its not cracked.
 
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:59 AM
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One thing I would recommend is choosing between the two, or three runner lengths I have seen. At least for the 5th and 6th gens. One will give more low end torque. The other is high end power. Longer the runners, higher the end power. If I understand correctly.

Track cars, I think, have the headers that run from each exhaust port all the way to the test pipe/cat. That gives the most high end power. Where as most of what we see runs about 18" or 12" to two pipes and then to 1.

I have powder coated ebay header and front pipe. I regret it as the powder coating has chipped off. Megan is a good bet but that will be more high end. Pacesetter looks like good quality but what ive seen they have shorter runners.

Heres some info
http://www.custom-car.us/exhaust/header.aspx
 

Last edited by RobinsonRicer; 04-09-2013 at 08:04 AM.
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