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Old 01-24-2016, 08:32 PM
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Hello everybody! My name is Jordan and I'm new to the forum as well as Miatas. I just picked up an NB Miata and a crashed 1999 Camaro z28. I've been trying to plan out all aspects of the build before I start shelling out cash.

So, my question is, has anyone tried to use headers other than the rediculously expensive FM or v8r? I know people will say the Sandersons are a good alternative but they are still half the price (if coated) of the others and they are regular steel!

I was thinking about getting a set of stainless eBay block hugger headers ($160) but can't tell how well they'd fit.

ls1 hugger stainless | eBay

Ive heard that the boss frog kit uses hooker headers that are dented, and the eBay units look like clones of the hooker headers. I'm fine denting a primary because they are 1-5/8" and I'm not going to be putting down much more than 300whp

Ultimately: I'd love to save some money and get stainless headers but if it comes down to it I'll get bare steel Sandersons and wrap them.(would still be $200+ more than eBay stainless)
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Old 02-19-2016, 09:11 AM
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I haven't seen anyone giving these a shot, but that would be awesome if they worked.

Did you order them?
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Originally Posted by ordonez1307 View Post
I haven't seen anyone giving these a shot, but that would be awesome if they worked.

Did you order them?
I have not ordered them, at this point I'm nowhere near setting up an exhaust system. With the weather here in PA and my dads projects temporarily occupying the garage I haven't made much headway.

If/when I am ready for headers I will more than likely get something like these (cheap). If they don't work 'out of the box' then I'll have to cut and reweld them. If they work without much modification then I will post up a new thread detailing the experience.

But, like I said, it'll be a long way off.
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If they fit with room to get down pipes past the starter as well I will take them....cash waiting
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