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      # sp7278
      Exhaust Headers by MagnaFlow®. These headers are a cost effective an easy way to boost your vehicle's horsepower and torque in almost nothing flat. They are made of mandrel bent stainless steel with a ceramic coating that provides heat...
      $770.45 - $903.95
    • (1 review)
      # sp847
      Scavenger Series Headers by Flowmaster®. Replace your restrictive factory exhaust manifolds with these stainless steel headers and let your engine breath! These headers are easy to install because they’re designed to directly replace...
      $632.40 - $843.56
    • (1 review)
      # sp99052
      Twisted Steel™ Headers by aFe®. The new Twisted Steel performance header from aFe Power is redefining the header industry with the new pulse control technology. aFe engineers have designed this header using optimum tube lengths and...
      $418.00 - $2,688.50
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4564016119
      R-Spec 304 SS Short Tube Exhaust Headers by ARK Performance®. Primary Tubing Diameter: 2". Collector Outlet Diameter: 2.5". Color: Silver. Header Coating: Uncoated. Header Style: Short Tube. The ARK R-Spec Header is designed to racing...
      All Bolt-on SystemSUS304 Stainless Steel Construction
      $1,104.15
    • (3 reviews)
      # sp132887
      Long Tube Headers by Jet-Hot®. Primary Tubing Diameter: 1.75". Collector Outlet Diameter: 3". Emissions: EPA compliant. Finish: Ceramic Coated. Color: Chrome. Header Coating: Ceramic Coating. Header Style: Long Tube. Exhausts produced...
      $748.80 - $1,450.80
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp20637
      Premium Series™ Swap Headers by BBK®. Primary Tubing Diameter: 1.625". The Coyote swap Long Tube headers are mandrel bent high flow 1 3/4" tubing with 3" collectors, making them perfect for both n/a and boosted builds.
      $249.99 - $479.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4564013862
      Long Tube Exhaust Headers by MBRP®. Primary Tubing Diameter: 1.875". Collector Outlet Diameter: 3". Header Style: Long Tube. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by MBRP features premium quality and will perform better...
      1.875” Inch Primary Tubing3” Merge Style Spike Collectors
      $899.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp107585
      BladeRunner Exhaust Manifold by aFe®. Replace the exhaust manifold on your Dodge diesel with the BladeRunner manifold. It was created to address a cracking problem with the stock manifold, but it's so far advanced compared to the stock...
      $255.55 - $954.75
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp135617
      Full Length Headers by Sanderson Headers®. This top-notch product by Sanderson Headers is made to give that extra boost that every driver appreciates. This product is designed with utmost care and meticulous attention to detail to...
      $340.00 - $665.00
    • (6 reviews)
      # sp108665
      Performance Exhaust Headers by Gibson®. Let your engine breathe and gain power and performance with Gibson Performance Headers. These headers will flow much more exhaust than your restrictive factory exhaust manifolds. The increased...
      $362.76 - $675.88
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      # sp16183
      Standard Duty Black MAXX Coated Headers by Hedman Hedders®. The standard-duty Black Maxx™ Hedman Hedders come from the factory with an extremely durable, protective SATIN BLACK ceramic-metallic coating. CA Prop 65 WARNING - This...
      $509.22 - $798.02
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4564004087
      Standard Duty Mild Steel Long Tube Racing Exhaust Headers by Hedman Hedders®. Primary Tubing Diameter: 1.75". Collector Outlet Diameter: 2.5". Color: Black. Header Coating: Ceramic Coating. Header Style: Long Tube. The standard-duty...
      Made of High Quality MaterialsExtremely durable, protective SATIN BLACK ceramic-metallic coating
      $537.67
    • (2 reviews)
      # sp127855
      Race Stainless Steel Exhaust Headers by Weapon-R®. These free-flowing headers are designed to increase exhaust flow and make as much horsepower and torque as possible.
      $204.96 - $749.22
    • (1 review)
      # sp109884
      Direct Fit Federal Catalytic Converter with Header by MagnaFlow®. If your car needs replacement, install one that will get you through the smog check. This converter is part of the exhaust header/manifold assembly, and it will directly...
      $402.61 - $1,094.30
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp155376
      Exhaust Manifold by MagnaFlow®. If your car needs replacement, install one that will get you through the smog check. This converter is part of the exhaust header/manifold assembly, and it will directly replace the factory unit, with...
      Made to provide unequaled quality and reliabilityMade with the use of the latest technologies
      $521.44 - $726.74
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp109886
      Heavy Metal Exhaust Manifold by MagnaFlow®. If your car needs replacement, install one that will get you through the smog check. This converter is part of the exhaust header/manifold assembly, and it will directly replace the factory...
      $250.94 - $836.61
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp109887
      OBDII Exhaust Manifold by MagnaFlow®. If your car needs replacement, install one that will get you through the smog check. This converter is part of the exhaust header/manifold assembly, and it will directly replace the factory unit,...
      $420.14 - $1,006.97
    • (4 reviews)
      # sp96182
      OEM Grade Exhaust Manifold by MagnaFlow®. If your car needs replacement, install one that will get you through the smog check. This converter is part of the exhaust header/manifold assembly, and it will directly replace the factory...
      $299.35 - $1,092.58
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp105124
      Standard Grade Direct Fit Catalytic Converter by Flowmaster®. Flowmaster's Standard Grade line of Manifold direct fit catalytic converters are specifically designed to meet or exceed OEM specifications for exact fit and performance, and...
      $130.22 - $863.45
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp107587
      Direct Fit Exhaust Manifold with Integrated Catalytic Converter by aFe®. Replace the faulty or old rear catalytic converter with the all new aFe power direct-fit front cat replacement. This cat replacement is constructed of 100% MIG...
      $418.00 - $427.50
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      # sp17155
      PFADT Series Headers by aFe®. aFe Power’s introduces the PFADT Series headers. These headers are constructed of near equal length mandrel-bent 16-gauge, 304 stainless steel tubing with thick flanges to ensure a leak free seal. The...
      $1,263.50 - $2,080.50
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp127858
      PFADT Series™ Racing Headers and X-Pipe by aFe®. 100% TIG-Welded by certified craftsmen for race proven strength and durability. Paired opposite firing cylinders with equal, specifically tuned primary lengths maximizes scavenging and...
      $1,795.50 - $2,080.50
    • (6 reviews)
      # sp155393
      CNC Series™ Exhaust Headers by BBK®. Gain 30 plus dyno-proven horsepower just by bolting on a set of BBK long tube, full length headers. These premium headers are CAD designed with a one-piece laser cut exhaust flange, CNC mandrel...
      Dyno testing results show a typical increase of 30 horsepowerDeveloped using CAD (Computer Aided Design) software
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      $199.99 - $1,299.99
    • (5 reviews)
      # sp20663
      Tuned Length Shorty Headers by BBK®. Gain 15-20 dyno-proven horsepower at the rear wheels just by bolting on a set of BBK long tube, full length headers. These premium headers are CAD designed with a one-piece laser cut exhaust flange,...
      $199.99 - $649.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp155386
      H Pipe by MBRP®. Adding an H-pipe to a dual exhaust system will give you a throatier rumble at idle, less rasp at wide-open-throttle, and reduce drone at speed. Bonus: more low-end torque without subtracting any of the top end.
      Reduces Sound Level at Lower rpmsH-pipe design
      $309.99 - $1,429.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp129208
      Racing Headers by Borla®. 304 stainless steel for long life. Connects to the factory mid-pipe. Mandrel-bent for smooth curves. All Borla headers are backed by the Million-Mile warranty. CA Prop 65 WARNING - This product can expose you...
      $659.99 - $720.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp135615
      Fenderwell Header by Sanderson Headers®. This top-notch product by Sanderson Headers is made to give that extra boost that every driver appreciates. This product is designed with utmost care and meticulous attention to detail to...
      $505.00 - $755.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp135619
      Hugger Headers by Sanderson Headers®. This top-notch product by Sanderson Headers is made to give that extra boost that every driver appreciates. This product is designed with utmost care and meticulous attention to detail to guarantee...
      $265.00 - $625.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp127854
      LS Swap Racing Exhaust Headers by Gibson®. Let your engine breathe and gain power and performance with Gibson Performance Headers. These headers will flow much more exhaust than your restrictive factory exhaust manifolds. The increased...
      $523.28 - $595.59
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      # mpn4564002546
      Performance Steel Short Tube Exhaust Headers by Gibson®. Primary Tubing Diameter: 1.5". Collector Outlet Diameter: 2.5". Color: Chrome. Header Coating: Chrome. Header Style: Short Tube. Let your engine breathe and gain power and...
      Increases low and mid-range horsepower and torqueIncreases engine efficiency
      $405.08




    The easiest way to get more power from your engine is to let it breathe better, increasing intake and exhaust flow. Factory exhaust systems are compromises, with noise reduction usually a priority over performance. Installing a performance exhaust system should be the first step to improve flow, but if you want to go further, mount a set of headers in place of your exhaust manifolds. Most stock exhaust manifolds are very restrictive; when designed more attention is often paid to engine compartment fit than exhaust flow. Headers reduce restriction and enable your engine to make more horsepower.

    Factory log-type exhaust manifolds are especially restrictive because all of the exhaust pulses dump into the same small space. In contrast, an exhaust header has individual tubes so each exhaust pulse can flow freely from the exhaust port. While some OE manifolds have individual runners, they are usually small in diameter and make sharp bends that restrict flow. Headers generally have larger diameter tubes, plus the tubes are mandrel bent, which ensures the diameter remains the same through the curvature of the tube. Flow is increased throughout the length of the tube.

    Besides less restriction, headers can also increase performance because of the “scavenging” effect. Individual tubes all meet in a larger tube called a collector. When an exhaust gas pulse exits a header tube into the collector, a negative pressure wave is created that travels back up the header tube to the exhaust port during valve overlap. This negative pressure helps pull any remaining exhaust gas from the cylinder and can help draw the incoming intake charge into the cylinder. The scavenging effect makes more power, but how much and in what rpm range depends on the length of the header tubes.

    Headers come in a number of configurations, including short tube, or “shorty” headers, mid-length, and long tube, also called full length. In general, it’s usually easier to achieve the aforementioned scavenging effect with long tube headers, but there are also shorty headers with equal length tubes. Long tube headers require that the exhaust pipes be cut and a connection made with the header collectors, and we offer a complete selection of flanges, gaskets, and reducers to accomplish this. The tubes on short tube headers generally fit more easily in the engine compartment and some are designed to connect to the existing exhaust pipe flanges, so no cutting or welding is necessary. We also offer short tube headers that come complete with catalytic converter.

    On most headers all 4 pipes end together in the collector, but there are also so-called “tri-y”, or 4-2-1 headers. On the latter, the opposite cylinders in the firing order are paired in a short “Y”, and then the Ys combine in the collector. No matter what your performance goals are or what you drive we have the headers for the job, including EPA and CARB compliant street headers, block-hugging street rod headers, headers for use with turbochargers, headers designed for low-end torque, high rpm headers for every type of racing, and much more. We offer headers in stainless steel, steel that’s been coated to prevent corrosion, and even titanium. Stainless steel headers will not rust but they may turn blue near the head flange. Ceramic coatings are durable and can withstand high temperatures.

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    2009 Jeep Wrangler
    This was expensive ($1600) but everything fit immaculate. It came with the O2 extenders and everything you would possibly need to get the job done. Not 1 single fitment or labor issue.
    Posted by Christopher (Avondale, AZ) / September 25, 20182007 Jeep Wrangler
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