Stainless Shorty Headers on ebay?

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  1. MotionClone

    MotionClone Veteran Member

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    Anyone have experience with these headers? Seems like a good price for under $200

    headers on ebay


    Do they fit ok with manual trans linkages?

    Whats a good fitting budget shorty header to get?
     
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    krabben1 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That price is too good for stainless,3/8" flange,and (Im assuming polished,since it states stainless,and its shiny).
    Really cant see how that's possible.
    Hedman is about as cheap as it gets on price and materials.
     
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    No doubt they are Chinese. I found another set on ebay with same specs except (natural finish stainless)for $154 buy it now, free shipping.

    Anyone try these?
     
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    i have used cheap ebay stainless headers before they dont stay shiney but turn gold or brown but they will outlast any painted header.
     
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    Did they fit good?
     
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    I have a set of cheap ebay stainless headers on my '02 Silverado. I can say, the quality control by whoever makes these things is a joke. There's very little consistency in their fitment based on reviews I've read on other forums by people who are using the same headers. Keep in mind, mine are longtube with offroad y-pipe (deleted cats) and we're talking about a 4X4 truck vs a Camaro. The truck has a few more components under it that require clearance in order to fit.

    I had to massage these "direct bolt-on, with no mods necessary" headers to make them fit. They don't have the luster they had the day I put them on, but they're not exactly dull, either....and seem to be holding up very well after a year of use.

    The ones I have and the ones you're looking at very well could be from the same manufacturer/supplier. Hard to say. Shoot the seller a question to see if they'll reveal their source.
     
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    i had to tweek all sets i had. but for the price and slight massaging its still a good deal.
     
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    ZS10 Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I've had to tweak some way or other every set and brand I've ever bought.

    Expect nothing ever to be just "Bolt On."
     
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    I also used some really inexpensive Chinese Ebay stainless headers on a truck, and although yes, they really were stainless at that price, and had extremely thick flanges, the ports did not all line up right, and even after building up a few ports with a weld bead and filing them flat, they were never completely leak free
     
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    Save up your money and get some Hedman Elites, great fit, they stay good looking forever, and you support an American business.
     

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