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Talon66 09-27-2013 09:05 PM

help me choose headers
 
Im having a hell of a time choosing headers.

ARH LT headers are out of the question (too many fitment issue threads)

Stainless works just released LT headers, with a price point that isn't out of question, with the exception of needing Ceramic coating.

OBX SRT8 Jeep headers. Headers themselves fit, but require Ceramic coating, but the connecting pipes would require modification, and I would probably go with an X pipe muffler exhaust system to accompany it.

Finally,

JBA Shorty headers, cheapest price point, ceramic coated, minimal gains.

Feedback?

Arth 09-27-2013 09:44 PM

My first question is about ARH...fitment issues? I don't even know if anyone else with a 2013 that has installed these yet? If you are talking about the oil dipstick that is not a fitment issue with the header... just bend the thing and enjoy your longtube headers!

I am going to be honest and say I have only heard things about ARH... good things at that.

JBA is kind of like you get what you pay for. In this sense... anything is better than stock BUT since you are already half way there why not just get longtubes and get the real gains? A member here dynoed his truck after installing JBA headers and only saw a 9 HP gain.

Stainless works does have headers now... I personally am interested to see if they can compete with ARH. They are the new kid on the block... ARH has had these for a while now and I know of a few trucks here that run them without issue.

Talon66 09-27-2013 09:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arth (Post 1209315)
My first question is about ARH...fitment issues? I don't even know if anyone else with a 2013 that has installed these yet? If you are talking about the oil dipstick that is not a fitment issue with the header... just bend the thing and enjoy your longtube headers!

I am going to be honest and say I have only heard things about ARH... good things at that.

JBA is kind of like you get what you pay for. In this sense... anything is better than stock BUT since you are already half way there why not just get longtubes and get the real gains? A member here dynoed his truck after installing JBA headers and only saw a 9 HP gain.

Stainless works does have headers now... I personally am interested to see if they can compete with ARH. They are the new kid on the block... ARH has had these for a while now and I know of a few trucks here that run them without issue.

Well written response. Black hemi ram is local and he is the one that gained 9whp. I want the best bang for my dollar.

I've read about ARH issues on other forums

Arth 09-27-2013 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Talon66 (Post 1209320)
Well written response. Black hemi ram is local and he is the one that gained 9whp. I want the best bang for my dollar.

I've read about ARH issues on other forums

At that is who it was.

Well this is the first time I am hearing of actual fitment issues so this is news to me. That being said I will be watching more closely how fellow members report on their installations of ARH headers.

I personally, if given the chance, will run ARH.

CdnoilRAM 09-27-2013 10:06 PM

Having had 2 sets of ARH headers now, I can say that I never had any fitment issues, in either 3rd or 4th gen. My 1 7/8" driverside header was pointed a bit more to the outside than I would have preferred on my 4th gen, but it was still easy enough to have the exhaust shop work with it.

You would still need to ceramic coat the ARH, they come bare.

I know the OBX headers fit, you just have to dent one pipe to clear the engine mount, and still require a custom cross pipe, but a custom exhaust costs the same as a cat-back anyways.

The Stainless Works are an unknown right now, so there's only one way we can get more info on them...

Talon66 09-27-2013 10:10 PM

Great feedback!

Black hemi could correct me but u think Brad.. Gained more then 9whp

CdnoilRAM 09-27-2013 10:56 PM

BRH only gained 9hp with the JBAs. There's a reason he's looking to pick up the ARH shortly, at least in our last discussion that was his plan. He's as bad as I am at planning a build... then modifying that when we find something else to tweak.

Talon66 09-27-2013 11:07 PM

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Originally Posted by CdnoilRAM (Post 1209371)
BRH only gained 9hp with the JBAs. There's a reason he's looking to pick up the ARH shortly, at least in our last discussion that was his plan. He's as bad as I am at planning a build... then modifying that when we find something else to tweak.

Ya my second post stated black hemi ram only gained 9. But if I recall, brad (I think is his name) MGram10 made more untuned

Talon66 09-27-2013 11:45 PM

Let's put it this way.... Jba headers are $616 shipped to my door and gain 9whp. Are stainless or arh worth double the cosy for double the gain?

Arth 09-27-2013 11:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Talon66 (Post 1209404)
Let's put it this way.... Jba headers are $616 shipped to my door and gain 9whp. Are stainless or arh worth double the cosy for double the gain?

I guess it would depend all on what you want to accomplish with your truck.

If JBA headers, a 85Mm Tb, an aftermarket intake, and a muffler swap is all you want then yes.

If you plan to anything more like boost? Or get your truck to the track? ARH


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