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LEIGH V8

Original Poster:

245 posts

50 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Hi all.

Where can I get headers from at a reasonable price for my Ro LS2?

I think from what I've read we like long headers don't we?

I'm going for power and torque but not sure of the pros/cons?

I know the Fish and AAS do them, but haven't a clue where else?

I can fit myself if I need to.

Djwilk

1,471 posts

66 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Been pondering the same for my ls3 but can't afford new ones for over £1k. Was hoping to get used ones and half the cost...

LEIGH V8

Original Poster:

245 posts

50 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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I noticed one supplier is £1600 ish, plus heat shields £30 ish, plus looms at £55 ish each (£110) or £2k fitted plus mapping!

Djwilk

1,471 posts

66 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Thats more than a lot. AAS were willing to do headers for £900 (no cats - just my decats altered) but there is a 2month wait and 3day turnaround with me being in London would not work overly well...

wav8

3,820 posts

45 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Djwilk said:
Thats more than a lot. AAS were willing to do headers for £900 (no cats - just my decats altered) but there is a 2month wait and 3day turnaround with me being in London would not work overly well...
Think I heard at the clan meet last night they have a jig for monaro ones now was two day turnaround on mine but in case of probs quote threethumbup

LEIGH V8

Original Poster:

245 posts

50 months

Sunday 8th July 2012
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What about these xforce ones I here of?
To me, metal is metal. If they are equal length, start at the head and meet the cats, and the same grade material, I don't see the point of paying over the odds for one with a 'W' badge on it..???

Djwilk

1,471 posts

66 months

Sunday 8th July 2012
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LEIGH V8 said:
What about these xforce ones I here of?
To me, metal is metal. If they are equal length, start at the head and meet the cats, and the same grade material, I don't see the point of paying over the odds for one with a 'W' badge on it..???



By the time they are imported they'd be equally as expensive, no?

Magic919

10,970 posts

98 months

Sunday 8th July 2012
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If you want long headers, they won't 'meet the cats' as they go through the position of the standard cats.

I bought Pacemaker headers and imported those and a system. Even after VAT and a bit of duty it was financially beneficial. Finding an Aussie outfit to send overseas is the only real barrier, but there are a few. Aussie eBay is worth a look too.

blownls1e36

97 posts

77 months

Sunday 8th July 2012
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LEIGH V8 said:
Hi all.

Where can I get headers from at a reasonable price for my Ro LS2?

I think from what I've read we like long headers don't we?

I'm going for power and torque but not sure of the pros/cons?

I know the Fish and AAS do them, but haven't a clue where else?

I can fit myself if I need to.
Speak to raving he has various sets new and used and various makes pm sent.

sid447

130 posts

135 months

Sunday 8th July 2012
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LEIGH V8 said:
Hi all.
Where can I get headers from at a reasonable price for my Ro LS2?
I think from what I've read we like long headers don't we?
I'm going for power and torque but not sure of the pros/cons?
I know the Fish and AAS do them, but haven't a clue where else?
I can fit myself if I need to.


Have a look at the sponsors on ls1.com.au there's dozens to choose from.
Tri-Y give the best power and torque despite the fashion for LT 4-into-1

Check out burnstainless.com. #1 in headers.
Tech Article:
www.popularhotrodding.com/tech/0310phr_jack_burns_exhaust_manifold_header_tech/index.html

MyM8V8

8,944 posts

92 months

Sunday 8th July 2012
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LEIGH V8 said:
Hi all.

Where can I get headers from at a reasonable price for my Ro LS2?

I think from what I've read we like long headers don't we?

I'm going for power and torque but not sure of the pros/cons?

I know the Fish and AAS do them, but haven't a clue where else?

I can fit myself if I need to.
LT's are for top end power. Tri Y's for low and mid range.

Djwilk

1,471 posts

66 months

Sunday 8th July 2012
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Magic, I would be getting my decats modfied anyway so that would not
Be a problem.

Blownls1e36, could I have ravings details in PM as well pls? I am assuming he might get them headers for vxr8 as well.

Ps. Are you the guy I met about a month or two ago at Mark's at LSV8Power? I was the chap with the black vxr8, tints (and orange calipers - yuk!)

Drew ss

2,673 posts

81 months

Sunday 8th July 2012
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So there is two or three of you maybe more that want headers why don't you do a group buy from Oz and share the shipping pretty sure it would be worth ur while

Behold81

2,639 posts

66 months

Sunday 8th July 2012
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I might join in on a group buy.

LEIGH V8

Original Poster:

245 posts

50 months

Sunday 8th July 2012
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Sounds a good idea - if someone has the time.
Im up for a group buy, but do not have the time to head up the group buy.
Who wants to commit to doing it?

merdock

494 posts

57 months

Sunday 8th July 2012
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WP did mine ,headers,hi-flow cats ,remap anf fitting was £1782 but that was nearly 3 years ago.

blownls1e36

97 posts

77 months

Sunday 8th July 2012
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Djwilk said:
Magic, I would be getting my decats modfied anyway so that would not
Be a problem.

Blownls1e36, could I have ravings details in PM as well pls? I am assuming he might get them headers for vxr8 as well.

Ps. Are you the guy I met about a month or two ago at Mark's at LSV8Power? I was the chap with the black vxr8, tints (and orange calipers - yuk!)
Hi mate yes that's me you met at Marks, yeah pretty sure he has got headers for VXR8's too.