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.

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      # sp3667
      XR-1™ Long Tube Headers by Borla®. Extract the horsepower hidden in your engine with these long tube headers. These headers are designed to be used with other performance upgrades and without the catalytic converters. Their...
      Race winning designLong, large diameter tubes for increased flow and optimum exhaust scavenging
      $945.99 - $1,865.99
    • (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...
      Increases horsepower and torqueImproves engine efficiency and throttle response
      $517.74 - $818.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp108661
      LS Swap Long Tube 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...
      Increases low and mid-range horsepower and torqueIncreases engine efficiency
      $527.79 - $600.70
    • (0 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...
      Increases low and mid-range horsepower and torqueIncreases engine efficiency
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      $365.89 - $681.69
    • (1 review)
      # sp13642
      304 SS Headers by Stainless Works®. This superior product is made from high-grade stainless steel to ensure excellent quality and maximum resistance to corrosion. Engineered with careful attention to the smallest detail using the...
      Designed to meet strict quality standardsCarefully crafted from first-rate stainless steel
      $665.00 - $2,793.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp7278
      Ceramic Coated Performance Header 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...
      Easy and a cost effective solution to add horsepower and torque to your engineEnsures proper operation of engine cylinders fighting the back pressure
      $770.45 - $903.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp109885
      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
    • (2 reviews)
      # sp18945
      Catalytic Converter with Manifold by PaceSetter®. PaceSetter Direct-Fit Manifold Catalytic Converters are a direct replacement of original equipment and utilize mandrel-bent, tubular, stainless steel construction. They feature...
      Manifold Catalytic Converters are a direct replacement for original equipmentManufactured using mandrel-bent stainless steel tubing for a low restriction tubular manifold design
      $146.00 - $348.93
    • (2 reviews)
      # sp110016
      Direct Fit Catalytic Converter with Integrated Manifold by PaceSetter®. If you want to get the most out of your vehicle, this PaceSetter product is second to none. Engineered with meticulous attention to detail, it guarantees...
      Designed to enhance the performance of your vehicleMade from premium quality materials
      $146.00 - $348.93
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      # sp3960
      R-Spec Headers by ARK Performance®. The ARK R-Spec 3-1 Headers are designed to racing spec. The headers are semi-brushed and mirror polished, they have CNC mandrel bent primaries, TIG welded connections, and de-burred and ported...
      All Bolt-on SystemSUS304 Stainless Steel Construction
      $892.50 - $1,104.15
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      # 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...
      Optimized Tube Lengths Improve Flow and Performance100% hand MIG-welded construction ensures optimal strength and durability
      $429.00 - $2,799.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp109909
      Full Length Exhaust Headers by Hedman Hedders®. The standard-duty Hedman Hedders come from the factory with an extremely durable, protective ceramic-metallic coating. Hedman Hedders, pioneered the use of ceramic-metallic coatings,...
      Made of High Quality MaterialsBuilt to Last
      $184.75 - $1,270.10
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp109911
      Long Tube Exhaust Headers by Hedman Hedders®. The standard-duty Hedman Hedders come from the factory with an extremely durable, protective ceramic-metallic coating. Hedman Hedders, pioneered the use of ceramic-metallic coatings,...
      Made of High Quality MaterialsBuilt to Last
      $227.68 - $751.02
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp109913
      Shorty Exhaust Headers by Hedman Hedders®. After more than 50 years of manufacturing headers using mild steel materials, Hedman Hedders, announces the introduction of performance headers manufactured using Type 304 stainless steel...
      Made of High Quality 304 SSBuilt to Last
      $183.33 - $1,080.33
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      # sp105124
      Standard Grade 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 are...
      Made of High Quality Stainless SteelImprove Torque and Throttle Response
      $160.80 - $1,066.25
    • (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 and give you more horsepower. This converter is part of the exhaust...
      Reduces harmful emissionsIncreases exhaust flow compared to original factory converter
      $376.27 - $1,022.71
    • (4 reviews)
      # sp96182
      Direct Fit OEM Grade Catalytic Converter with Header by MagnaFlow®. If your car needs replacement, install one that will get you through the smog check and give you more horsepower. This converter is part of the exhaust...
      Reduces harmful emissionsIncreases exhaust flow compared to original factory converter
      $285.10 - $1,040.56
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp109886
      Heavy Metal Federal Catalytic Converter with Header (Shipping Restrictions) by MagnaFlow®. If your car needs replacement, install one that will get you through the smog check and give you more horsepower. This converter is part of...
      Reduces harmful emissionsIncreases exhaust flow compared to original factory converter
      $238.99 - $796.77
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp109887
      OBDII California Catalytic Converter with Header by MagnaFlow®. If your car needs replacement, install one that will get you through the smog check and give you more horsepower. This converter is part of the exhaust header/manifold...
      Reduces harmful emissionsIncreases exhaust flow compared to original factory converter
      $392.65 - $941.10
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp109888
      Pre-OBDII California Catalytic Converter with Header by MagnaFlow®. If your car needs replacement, install one that will get you through the smog check and give you more horsepower. This converter is part of the exhaust...
      Reduces harmful emissionsIncreases exhaust flow compared to original factory converter
      $447.94 - $513.17
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp109889
      Standard Federal Catalytic Converter with Header (Shipping Restrictions) by MagnaFlow®. If your car needs replacement, install one that will get you through the smog check and give you more horsepower. This converter is part of the...
      Reduces harmful emissionsIncreases exhaust flow compared to original factory converter
      $395.51 - $460.28
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      # sp231
      Stainless Steel Header by Borla®. Not compatible with power steering. 304 stainless steel for long life. Connects to the factory mid-pipe. Mandrel-bent for smooth curves. Million Mile warranty.
      Austenitic 304 stainless steel tubing means a lifetime product that won't ever corrode or deteriorateAll bends are mandrel-bent for smooth transitions and maximum flow characteristics
      $659.99 - $1,319.99
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      # sp17094
      XR-1™ Dragster Race Headers by Borla®. Drop ETs and raise your MPH the quiet way with Borla. These big tube headers are made to be used with Borla’s XR-1 Collector Mufflers, and come in downswept and upswept versions. Together...
      Race winning designLarge diameter tubes for increased flow
      $1,195.99
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      # sp18812
      Exhaust Header by Invidia®. Do you want to get more power out of your vehicle? Then this superior Invidia product is just for you. Carefully designed for maximum performance, is will more than just meet your needs and expectations....
      Made to boost the performance of your vehicleExpertly crafted from premium materials
      $617.40 - $1,083.60
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      # sp18813
      Racing Exhaust Mainfold by Invidia®. Piping Diameter: 1.73"-2.13"-2.76" (44 mm-54 mm-70 mm). Material: Stainless Steel. Do you want to get more power out of your vehicle? Then this superior Invidia product is just for you....
      Made to boost the performance of your vehicleExpertly crafted from premium materials
      $617.40 - $927.50
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      # sp110038
      Full Exhaust System by Stainless Works®. This superior product is made from high-grade stainless steel to ensure excellent quality and maximum resistance to corrosion. Engineered with careful attention to the smallest detail using...
      Designed to meet strict quality standardsCarefully crafted from first-rate stainless steel
      $1,429.75 - $2,189.75
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      # sp110040
      Stainless Power Full Exhaust System by Stainless Works®. This superior product is made from high-grade stainless steel to ensure excellent quality and maximum resistance to corrosion. Engineered with careful attention to the...
      Designed to meet strict quality standardsCarefully crafted from first-rate stainless steel
      $1,030.75 - $1,149.50
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      # sp110041
      Stainless Power Header Off Road Assembly (shipping restrictions) by Stainless Works®. This superior product is made from high-grade stainless steel to ensure excellent quality and maximum resistance to corrosion. Engineered with...
      Designed to meet strict quality standardsCarefully crafted from first-rate stainless steel
      $831.25 - $1,339.50
    • (3 reviews)
      # sp13636
      Stainless Steel Header by Stainless Works®. This superior product is made from high-grade stainless steel to ensure excellent quality and maximum resistance to corrosion. Engineered with careful attention to the smallest detail...
      304 Stainless Steel ConstructionTIG-Welded
      $964.25 - $2,341.75
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      # sp12484
      Header Mid-Pipe Kit by MBRP®. MBRP's Long tube header and mid-pipe is just what you need to take your car's performance to the next level.
      Everything you need in one box.Maximize Exhaust flow and Minimize Exhaust temperatures
      $1,169.99 - $1,389.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp22799
      Long Tube Headers by MBRP®. After many months of in depth development MBRP is pleased to release their Long Tube Headers
      1.875” Inch Primary Tubing3” Merge Style Spike Collectors
      $874.99 - $934.99
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      # sp16175
      Block Hugger Street Rod Headers by Hedman Hedders®. Hedman’s Standard Block Hugger design is ideal for factory manifold replacement or engine swap projects that do not have a hedder designed specifically for the application.
      Low profile designBuilt of High Quality Materials
      $182.09 - $626.04
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      # sp109908
      ELITE Ultra-Duty Street Headers (shipping restrictions) by Hedman Hedders®. Hedman's ELITE Hedders are the best you can buy. They have thicker Flanges. stronger wall tubing and a thermal coating that withstand full-throttle...
      Made of High Quality MaterialsIdeal for Heavy Duty Applications
      $422.12 - $790.54
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp16177
      Elite Ultra-Duty Street Headers by Hedman Hedders®. Hedman's ELITE Hedders are the best you can buy. They have thicker flanges. stronger wall tubing and a thermal coating that withstand full-throttle thrashing and torturous towing.
      Made of High Quality MaterialsIdeal for Heavy Duty Applications
      $367.08 - $790.54
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      # sp109912
      Mid Length Exhaust Headers by Hedman Hedders®. The standard-duty Hedman Hedders come from the factory with an extremely durable, protective ceramic-metallic coating. Hedman Hedders, pioneered the use of ceramic-metallic coatings,...
      Made of High Quality MaterialsBuilt to Last
      $210.38 - $713.51
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      # sp16183
      Standard Duty Black MAXX Coated Headers by Hedman Hedders®. 1 Pair. Includes Bolts/Studs, Gaskets, Reducers. Header made from Steel. The standard-duty Black Maxx™ Hedman Hedders come from the factory with an extremely durable,...
      Made of High Quality MaterialsExtremely durable, protective SATIN BLACK ceramic-metallic coating
      $449.24 - $853.36
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      # mpn4036603548
      Standard Duty Mild Steel HTC Coated Exhaust Headers by Hedman Hedders®. Primary Tubing Diameter: 1.75". Collector Outlet Diameter: 3". Color: Silver. Header Coating: Ceramic Coating. Header Style: Mid-Length Tube. The standard-duty...
      Made of High Quality MaterialsBuilt to Last
      $508.08
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      # mpn4036603548
      Standard Duty Mild Steel HTC Coated Exhaust Headers by Hedman Hedders®. Primary Tubing Diameter: 1.75". Collector Outlet Diameter: 3". Color: Silver. Header Coating: Ceramic Coating. Header Style: Mid-Length Tube. The standard-duty...
      Made of High Quality MaterialsBuilt to Last
      $508.08
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      # sp109916
      Swap Exhaust Headers by Hedman Hedders®. The standard-duty Hedman Hedders come from the factory with an extremely durable, protective ceramic-metallic coating. Hedman Hedders, pioneered the use of ceramic-metallic coatings, back in...
      Made of High Quality MaterialsBuilt to Last
      $239.01 - $624.37
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      # sp16186
      Tight Tubes Street Rod Headers by Hedman Hedders®. Primaries Diameter: 2". Collector Diameter: 3". 1 Pair. Includes Bolts/Studs, Gaskets, Reducers. Header made from Steel. Professional car builders and seasoned gearheads use...
      Lowest Profile Header Collector AvailableMade of High Quality Materials
      $269.91 - $628.65
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      # sp95740
      Tork-Step Stepped Headers by Hedman Hedders®. These standard-duty headers use TORK-STEP stepped tube technology to provide performance superior to any standard tube header design. Originally designed for racing applications, Hedman...
      Made of High Quality MaterialsBuilt to Last
      $339.99 - $777.40
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      # sp109900
      Exhaust Manifold System by Banks®. Cast OEM exhaust manifolds just are too restrictive. Replacing them with Banks Torque Tubes will substantially reduce the backpressure where it counts, right at the exhaust ports. Instead of...
      Shorty style fits in stock engine bayImproves power, reduces fuel consumption
      $399.10 - $438.13
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      # sp109903
      TorqueTube™ Exhaust Manifolds by Banks®. Cast OEM exhaust manifolds just are too restrictive. Replacing them with Banks Torque Tubes will substantially reduce the backpressure where it counts, right at the exhaust ports. Instead...
      Shorty style fits in stock engine bayImproves power, reduces fuel consumption
      $486.92 - $1,961.28
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      # sp99303
      Cast Iron Turbo Exhaust Manifold by HKS®. Flange: TO4. Wastegate: External. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by HKS features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $558.59
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      # sp17188
      Stainless Steel Exhaust Manifold by HKS®. Size: 1.7" - 2.4". Style: 3-1 × 2. It's compliant for 6MT and 5AT of Z33. HKS Has analyzed thoroughly on flow speed and resistance with flow bench and we could reach a great improvement on...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $673.17 - $1,853.54
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      # sp30106
      Stainless Steel Turbo Exhaust Manifold by HKS®. You can have the great performance and great muffler sound of the isometric layout by changing exhaust manifold only with the stock oil pan layout. You will notice immediately the new...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $624.31 - $2,356.40
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      # sp20662
      CNC Series™ Street Strip Long Tube Headers by BBK®. Primary Tubing Diameter: 1.625". 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...
      Dyno Testing Results Show a Typical Increase of 30 HorsepowerCNC Mandrel Bent Tubes to Ensure Consistent Diameter throughout the Tubes
      $399.99 - $549.99
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      # sp2370
      Full Length Exhaust Headers by BBK Performance®. BBK R&D department developed these Long Tube Exhaust headers with one thing in mind – getting even more horsepower and torque out of your car! This all-new rugged BBK long tube...
      $449.99 - $1,299.99
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      # 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.
      Designed and built to increase rear wheel horsepower and torquePipes without catalytic converters are NOT street legal and are intended for Off Road - Race Only
      $249.99 - $749.99
    • (5 reviews)
      # sp20663
      Tuned Length Shorty Headers by BBK®. Primary Tubing Diameter: 1.625". 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...
      Dyno testing results show a typical increase of 15-20 horsepower at the rear wheelsDeveloped using CAD (Computer Aided Design) software
      $199.99 - $649.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn887189723
      Alpha Series™ Stainless Steel Race Exhaust Header by Skunk2®. Increase the performance of your exhaust system with these Alpha Series headers. Designed to maximize exhaust flow, provide higher torque and more horsepower through...
      Designed to maximize exhaust flowProvide higher torque and increased horsepower
      $411.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn887189722
      Alpha Series™ Stainless Steel Race Exhaust Header by Skunk2®. Increase the performance of your exhaust system with these Alpha Series headers. Designed to maximize exhaust flow, provide higher torque and more horsepower through...
      Designed to maximize exhaust flowProvide higher torque and increased horsepower
      $411.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn887189725
      Alpha Series™ Stainless Steel Race Exhaust Header by Skunk2®. Increase the performance of your exhaust system with these Alpha Series headers. Designed to maximize exhaust flow, provide higher torque and more horsepower through...
      Designed to maximize exhaust flowProvide higher torque and increased horsepower
      $549.99
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      # mpn2451393
      Alpha Series™ Stainless Steel Race Exhaust Header by Skunk2®. Increase the performance of your exhaust system with these Alpha Series headers. Designed to maximize exhaust flow, provide higher torque and more horsepower through...
      Designed to maximize exhaust flowProvide higher torque and increased horsepower
      $463.99
    • (1 review)
      # mpn2451392
      Alpha Series™ Stainless Steel Race Exhaust Header by Skunk2®. Increase the performance of your exhaust system with these Alpha Series headers. Designed to maximize exhaust flow, provide higher torque and more horsepower through...
      Designed to maximize exhaust flowProvide higher torque and increased horsepower
      $411.99
    • (1 review)
      # mpn2451639
      Alpha Series™ Stainless Steel Race Exhaust Header by Skunk2®. Increase the performance of your exhaust system with these Alpha Series headers. Designed to maximize exhaust flow, provide higher torque and more horsepower through...
      Designed to maximize exhaust flowProvide higher torque and increased horsepower
      $391.99
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      # mpn2451637
      Alpha Series™ Stainless Steel Race Exhaust Header by Skunk2®. Increase the performance of your exhaust system with these Alpha Series headers. Designed to maximize exhaust flow, provide higher torque and more horsepower through...
      Designed to maximize exhaust flowProvide higher torque and increased horsepower
      $463.99
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      # mpn887189724
      Alpha Series™ Stainless Steel Race Exhaust Header by Skunk2®. Increase the performance of your exhaust system with these Alpha Series headers. Designed to maximize exhaust flow, provide higher torque and more horsepower through...
      Designed to maximize exhaust flowProvide higher torque and increased horsepower
      $449.99
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      # mpn2451640
      Alpha Series™ Stainless Steel Race Exhaust Header by Skunk2®. Increase the performance of your exhaust system with these Alpha Series headers. Designed to maximize exhaust flow, provide higher torque and more horsepower through...
      Designed to maximize exhaust flowProvide higher torque and increased horsepower
      $391.99
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      # mpn2451638
      Alpha Series™ Stainless Steel Race Exhaust Header by Skunk2®. Increase the performance of your exhaust system with these Alpha Series headers. Designed to maximize exhaust flow, provide higher torque and more horsepower through...
      Designed to maximize exhaust flowProvide higher torque and increased horsepower
      $463.99




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    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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