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Old 01-18-2012, 11:48 PM
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try ordering from the ssautochrome website. maybe you still can get it for 160 GL
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:01 AM
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Mine had the XS Power badge on the rear header lol I guess they finally figured out no one will ever see it back there and switched it.
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Started some port and polish.



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Got mine friday. They didn't have any xs power emblem welded to them at all, lol
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Installed headers. Fitment was off. Car revs up faster and when I have my cutout on its louder and more deep.
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Can you be alittle specific about what went wrong with fitment?
What exactly was off? And what did you do to make fot?
I am installing my new version xs headers saturday and your inout might just help it along alittle easier.
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Installed headers. Fitment was off. Car revs up faster and when I have my cutout on its louder and more deep.
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whats th edeal with the alcohol? so if you rub in alcohol they will NOT turn brownish?
and stay stainless shiny?

anybody verify this, im installing couple days

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planing to weld some of those crack and smoothing it out. I think it was worth 130. I read on the forum where you can put rubbing alcohol on it and it will keep it from getting goldish brown?
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My fitment was great. Needed nothing.
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and you have th enew style xs? all stainless, same as ones posted?

Didi you use 10mm bolts or 8mm?

and any word on this alcohol buisness?

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My fitment was great. Needed nothing.
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whats th edeal with the alcohol? so if you rub in alcohol they will NOT turn brownish?
and stay stainless shiny?

anybody verify this, im installing couple days
It cleans the oils from your hands off the pipes. The oil is what makes the pipe turn brown.

Regarding fitment, you have to leave everything loose first, then tighten it all down.
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They look pretty good...
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:56 PM
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The header and the j pipe didnt really line up.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:50 PM
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Were the headers loose when you installed the j pipe? You have to leave everything loose to get it to line up, then tighten it from top to bottom.
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Originally Posted by vaymoon View Post
Started some port and polish.



I seen you grinded some stainless.
So how are the stainless splinters.
I picked spinlters out my hands for a week after doing my flanges
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:14 AM
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Well im having issues trying to contact.them. The header price changed to 330.00. After I order I havent heard back. I sent numerous emails.and.no response. Can someone help please.
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:20 AM
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Well im having issues trying to contact.them. The header price changed to 330.00. After I order I havent heard back. I sent numerous emails.and.no response. Can someone help please.
Make a claim with the payment provider. If you payed via credit card, pull that shit out easy.

If you payed with paypal, then make a claim.
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:42 AM
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Originally Posted by tl_badboy96 View Post
Well im having issues trying to contact.them. The header price changed to 330.00. After I order I havent heard back. I sent numerous emails.and.no response. Can someone help please.
I was waiting two years for them to begin manufacturing these again because of the bargain. Now I'm too little too late to snag a deal, (again). $260. Overnight price hike. WTF.

http://www.xs-power.com/acura-honda-...-headers-2.htm
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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.
I just received these from SS Autochrome. These ones you are describing are similar to the ones you get off ebay. Did it have XS Power badge?

Here are two pics from ebay vendors.





Here's pics of what I received from SS Autochrome, which are NOT XS Power headers but were advertised as XS Power based on their website content.

http://www.ssautochrome.com/level.itml/icOid/1494







I'm so mad right now. I e-mailed them demanding a reply and a refund. Let's see how this goes.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:50 PM
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Oh yea, and half the f*&%%$^ price if not less.
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Oh yea, and half the f*&%%$^ price if not less.
The negative feedback from all the members didn't tip you off? Just pull the payment, either from your CC company or from PayPal.
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:13 AM
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The negative feedback from all the members didn't tip you off? Just pull the payment, either from your CC company or from PayPal.
There are still members getting decent XS headers.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:18 PM
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So whats the deal with these now? Quality went down the drain?
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:36 PM
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So whats the deal with these now? Quality went down the drain?
No problems, just hard to get the 6 speed ones. Mine are holding up just fine. No issues so far, best friend owns the car now.
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These look to still be available from the XS link posted on 1st page of thread. Whats the verdict on this product currently.
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These look to still be available from the XS link posted on 1st page of thread. Whats the verdict on this product currently.
If you can find the ones with 1 flex pipe and the kink in the rear manifold piece to fit 6 speeds I would, if not stay away

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https://acurazine.com/forums/second-generation-cl-discussion-2000-2003-50/xs-power-headers-cls6-stock-solid-affordable-874589/

Post #23. This guy is claiming to be a vendor for XS Power. So get in touch with him and let us know how your experience goes. As you can see, I have my reservations about the product/company/brand, but he seems to be making a good sell.

Talk to him and please let the community know about your experiences.
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i just bought them 2 weeks ago. took about a week and a half to arrive. have not put them on yet, waiting for my full setup. only bad thing i have to say so far was i had no tracking or response from emails to the company. the product does look very nice and has the kink in the rear for the clearance and the welds are perfect. will update after install.
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Should I go with xs turbo kit or piece one together with obx turbo headers? I know that they arent the best but, I want to start somewhere. Also I will most likely go over the welds. If anyone has problems with them contact them on acurazine. I just saw a post by xspower but who knows if they will respond. Good luck.
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I was also thinking if you guys buy this http://www.ebay.com/itm/TURBO-MANIFO...&vxp=mtr#rpdId and just use the header and the oem j pipe im sure you will make some power. It still beats paying almost 300 for the header and j pipe that was once 125.
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Should I go with xs turbo kit or piece one together with obx turbo headers? I know that they arent the best but, I want to start somewhere. Also I will most likely go over the welds. If anyone has problems with them contact them on acurazine. I just saw a post by xspower but who knows if they will respond. Good luck.
The kit should be OK if you make sure the welds are good, etc but the turbo included is junk so you'll want to buy something different.
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thanks. most likely I will the sscrome.
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I was also thinking if you guys buy this http://www.ebay.com/itm/TURBO-MANIFO...&vxp=mtr#rpdId and just use the header and the oem j pipe im sure you will make some power. It still beats paying almost 300 for the header and j pipe that was once 125.
Aftermarket headers won't fit on a stock J pipe and vice versa.
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I know I'm bringing this post up from the dead but where did you guys get the 130$ price tag from? I'm assuming the price went back up to 260 since then?
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Look at the dates from posts on the last two pages, they are from last year. I am also seeing that they are $260 now. Has anyone recently ordered theses, that can share their experience.
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I'll probably end up ordering some
Next week so I will let you know how it goes...
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I have been looking and $260 is the best price I have found yet. Matt If you order a set post up some pics so we can see the current production quality.....
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I almost submitted my order a couple days ago.... good thing i didn't because a day later my rack and pinion needed to be replaced.

Please let us know how the headers work out. I will order a set if it is good
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I haven't been paying attention to the headers available, but just got another CL. The DC sports seem to have a bend to be compatible with 6 speeds, can anyone verify this?
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I haven't been paying attention to the headers available, but just got another CL. The DC sports seem to have a bend to be compatible with 6 speeds, can anyone verify this?
The bend is not enough if you he dc sport headers you will have to grind the mount down
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