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Old 03-01-2010, 10:02 PM   #1
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Has anyone on here installed an aftermarket header? If so, what brand, price, and did you feel any power diference? Whats the best bang for your buck header out there? Ive seen the ruggid ridge for $200 bucks, but is it crap?
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I have yet to install one cause I'm holding out for a banks there 500. They clam 30 or 35 HP. But I have a buddy who has found 3 or 4 borlas in junk yards that he clams to have the same gains. But he payed between 15 and 30 bucks for them. So if you can find one I'm also looking so good luck.
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i have found a borla cat back at the JY but no other aftermarket parts.....
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i read a thread on another jeep forum and this guys banks header cracked after only a year. they did replace it for free though.
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Probably the most popular Header out there is the APN from ineedparts... definitely the most "bang" for the buck!!!

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500 bucks it just insane for one header. I used to have a 93 mustang gt and even full length headers didnt cost that much. i just dont get why aftermarket performance parts are so expensive for jeep???
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WOW!!! why is the APN header so cheap?
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WOW!!! why is the APN header so cheap?
Cheap... NO!

Inexpensive... Yes and nobody really knows why.
They might just be trying to put Banks out of business???


BTW- Whatever Header you decide on, a few helpful hints... PB Blaster, new Header Bolts, new Motor Mounts, and fosure a Flex Pipe like this will keep your new Header from cracking...

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I have read on other threads that you should replace the motor mounts when doing a header swap. Stupid question, but why is that?
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they say... it's the up/down movement of the motor that creates the cracks at the collector...

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The Motor Mounts are VERY easy to replace with the P/S out of the way, during the Header install.

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Is the APN a good header? Seems awful cheap.
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It's an awesome header and I've recommended it many times.
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Cheap... NO!

Inexpensive... Yes and nobody really knows why.
They might just be trying to put Banks out of business???


BTW- Whatever Header you decide on, a few helpful hints... PB Blaster, new Header Bolts, new Motor Mounts, and fosure a Flex Pipe like this will keep your new Header from cracking...

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Does anybody actually sell the kinked section after the header thats not kinked and has a flex joint like you posted?????
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they say... it's the up/down movement of the motor that creates the cracks at the collector...

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The Motor Mounts are VERY easy to replace with the P/S out of the way, during the Header install.

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Looks like you've torn that one hundred dollar bill. You better send it to me so I can make sure it is still in usable condition. I work for...uh...the Quality Department of the US Mint

BTW is that just flat black high heat paint on there? How'd it hold up?
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