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Old 01-10-2012, 05:11 PM
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Wow. Im surprised they are making them for the 6MT and with one flex pipe. A 2" collector is very small though. They used to be 2.5". Mine were on the car for about 80k miles. The flex pipe is beginning to show its age but they were perfectly fine otherwise. I did have the welds reinforced though.

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Still not has good has mine haha. But for $130 you can't beat that just get them rewelded before u put them on here's what mine looks like

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My friends this calls for a celebration. However not until I get a response. Tomorrow will be day 2, so we'll see haha

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[QUOTE=vaymoon;13470062]

More pictures
http://s724.photobucket.com/albums/w...on/Acura%20Cl/[/QUOT

great news.
based on your pics, i just got a set of these also, how are the welds aroudn the 3 pipes and the flange area? do they go full circle? on mine the welds dont go all the way around especially on th ecenter pipe along the flange where it boltas up to the motor

you same?
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Good looking out just ordered a spare set. Can't beat that price. I guess everyone's emails finally got through to them. My first set is still going strong and should last for a long time since I moved to the south but still good to have a spare.
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Mine look exactly the same minus the bend. They say xspower but came from ssautochrome be wary
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^civicdrivr, are those long tubes on your car or NVA-AV6's? Looking goood.

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Damn those are some nice headers Civic, but I am assuming that is an old pic because your axle is rusted as $&@! No wonder it snapped, I might change mine just from seeing your pics! Wonder if these are worth ordering as a spare set for my CT ones?
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:00 AM
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^civicdrivr, are those long tubes on your car or NVA-AV6's? Looking goood.
Mine

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Damn those are some nice headers Civic, but I am assuming that is an old pic because your axle is rusted as $&@! No wonder it snapped, I might change mine just from seeing your pics! Wonder if these are worth ordering as a spare set for my CT ones?
That pic was taken in the middle of December. What you see in the pic is actually the intermediate shaft, its just the housing thats rusted. Im not too worried about it.
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So is the single flex pipe better than two flex pipes? Can someone explain the flex pipe info to me please? I'm guessing there have been problems with flex pipes wearing out.
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:28 AM
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Man, now I really want a set of these. Im planning on doing a 6speed swap in the near future. I wonder if I could just order the 6speed ones and put them on the automatic, that way i don't have to order two sets.
wishful thinking......
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:04 AM
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Originally Posted by civicdrivr View Post
Wow. Im surprised they are making them for the 6MT and with one flex pipe. A 2" collector is very small though. They used to be 2.5". Mine were on the car for about 80k miles. The flex pipe is beginning to show its age but they were perfectly fine otherwise. I did have the welds reinforced though.



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Nice u should have told me you where in the market for headers I could have sold u the p2r headers

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...h/7d82462e.jpg

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Originally Posted by acura_dipset_tl View Post
Man, now I really want a set of these. Im planning on doing a 6speed swap in the near future. I wonder if I could just order the 6speed ones and put them on the automatic, that way i don't have to order two sets.
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Yes you can. 6 speed is compatible with auto but not vice versa. Also if and when you do the swap I have the console, shifter, cupholder, etc. Since you are local...
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Wow. Hard to believe. I emailed them months ago and never got a response back. I just bought a set as well. Fingers crossed. Thanks for the info!
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im surprised i dont hear comments about this ... but id say you guys can attribute all the weld problems headers have with the same problems we have with bad motor mounts
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So is the single flex pipe better than two flex pipes? Can someone explain the flex pipe info to me please? I'm guessing there have been problems with flex pipes wearing out.
The flex pipe is there simply to absorb movement when the engine torques back and forth. There is no reason for the second flex pipe if they were fabricated properly - but they werent. So they needed the extra flex as an easy way to make them fit instead of scrapping them and starting fresh.

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Nice u should have told me you where in the market for headers I could have sold u the p2r headers

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They were too small.

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im surprised i dont hear comments about this ... but id say you guys can attribute all the weld problems headers have with the same problems we have with bad motor mounts


The flex pipe should absorb some of the shock from a worn mount, but over time it still takes its toll. Plus, the poor quality flex pipe on the XS headers dont help matters.
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Yes you can. 6 speed is compatible with auto but not vice versa. Also if and when you do the swap I have the console, shifter, cupholder, etc. Since you are local...
Thanx for the info, I think I might just pull the trigger on these and have them re welded before installation.
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Do you guys think I screwed up by not having an email dialogue with them before buying the headers? Like I said, I emailed them months ago with no response.
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I got these headers from them in july and i have a 6 speed but for some reason mine has 2 flex pipes but i have innovative mounts and ive had no problem. There was also tabs welded from the pipes to the head flange to help prevent cracks. Id say thier much better than the old design which broke in one month.
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Do you guys think I screwed up by not having an email dialogue with them before buying the headers? Like I said, I emailed them months ago with no response.
nah, i doubt it. worst case scenario just call your credit card compay and get them involved.
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This might just be my tax return gift to myself.
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it does go all the way around
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Still yet to install mine
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I remember reading about XS headers not being CARB legal... is that still the case?
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why does the website say $260?
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They jacked up the prices.

The SS Autochrome website still has them listed as $125, but out of stock. Email them and specifically mention that you saw them on the SS Autochrome site for that much and find out whats up.

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That sucks. Those headers are not worth $260.

The ssautochrome site charges shipping, so they come out to $160. Not as bad, but sill unfortunate. I should have bought them before, but the stupid Out of Stock balloon had me worried.
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I don't see where they are $260? Anyway I did email them to confirm that they were the ones pictured on the site they responded today thanked me for my purchase and said they would ship promptly so I'm hoping that means yes? lol

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Old 01-16-2012, 04:55 PM
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Yea their responses are elementary at best, very short and hard to understand... lol
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Would you guys please post who you are emailing? I have emailed them TWICE, even after my purchase...with no response!

Any help would be great.
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Wow it's 2005 all over again. price jump, different websites & no response to emails.....
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Yea, there's no way I'm buying them for $260, but the lack of email response is just ridiculous.
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I emailed [email protected]. I still don't see anywhere that they cost $260?
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Tell me about it I emailed [email protected] today. They have 5 business days to at least respond to me before I open a formal complaint on paypal and get my credit card company involved.
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Well emailing service did the trick It has already shipped and should be at my house today, lol. They sent me the tracking number and all. Now to see if they are of the 6 speed variety.

Pretty impressive for $130 gets you the product and fedex shipping from China to the US in less than a week.

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Got my headers in today they are the 6 speed ones that vaymoon got. Vaymoon did you put yours on yet?
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You guys are lucky to have gotten it while they were $130.

Total2f, if you refresh the page, it will become $260. Your browser just cached the old data.
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Got 'em, they look great. $260 is a bargain, $130 is a steal. The welds all look well penetrated and the slag is cleaned up generally very well. Better than I was expecting.





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