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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
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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 and...
      $418.00 - $2,128.00
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      # sp135740
      Twisted Steel Racing 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...
      $532.00 - $2,688.50
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      # mpn1980141
      R-Spec 304 SS Short Tube Exhaust Headers by ARK Performance®. Primary Tubing Diameter: 2". Collector Outlet Diameter: 2.5". Emissions: EPA compliant. Color: Silver. Header Coating: Uncoated. Header Style: Short Tube. The ARK R-Spec...
      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
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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.
      $249.99 - $479.99
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      # sp22799
      Long Tube Headers by MBRP®. After many months of in depth development MBRP is pleased to release their Long Tube Headers. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by MBRP features premium quality and will perform better...
      $899.99
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      # 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
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      # 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...
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      $355.79 - $662.88
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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...
      $490.77 - $808.23
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      # sp130020
      Standard Duty Black MAXX Coated Racing Exhaust 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...
      $449.41 - $1,144.85
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      # sp124151
      Race Series Exhaust Headers by J2 Engineering®. Getting more air into your engine and more exhaust out is the key to a performance motor. That's where exhaust headers is significant as the first revenue of an exhaust system. Exhaust...
      $420.00 - $450.00
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      # sp96101
      LS Swap Turbo Headers by Kooks®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind, this product by Kooks will last a lifetime. It will...
      $1,032.56 - $1,079.50
    • (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
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      # sp137846
      Turbo Exhaust Manifold by UPP Turbo®. UPP's top mount Lancer/4B11 tubular manifold. Standard with the T3 flange. Comes standard with 38/40mm v-band wastegate flange. Custom hand built, tig welded in house, Made In The USA, high quality...
      Designed to meet and exceed your racing needsThe highest grade materials and the latest technologies
      $799.99
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      # sp155651
      Bellmouth Header by CNT Racing®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from industry-leading...
      Features stainless Bellmouth is a 4 inch to a 76mm / 3inch pipingFitment to fit both stock and any aftermarket exhaust
      $279.00 - $399.00
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      # mpn4552037301
      Header with Megaphone by CNT Racing®. CNT Racing Header for K20 or K24 swapped cars! Features a true 4-1 tubing design with 3.5 inch Megaphone for much better exhaust flow delivering the best peak HP gain. 3.0" or 76mm V band outlet...
      Designed to maximize horsepower and torque of your vehicleMade with meticulous attention to detail and unmatched craftsmanship
      $369.00
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      # sp155657
      Stainless Steel Header by CNT Racing®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from...
      Designed to maximize horsepower and torque of your vehicleMade with meticulous attention to detail and unmatched craftsmanship
      $256.47 - $400.00
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      # mpn4552037290
      Stainless Steel Long Tube Header with Down Pipe and Test Pipes by CNT Racing®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of...
      Made with SUS304 Stainless Steel ConstructionBrush stainless steel finish, 2.5 inch Dual Piping
      $725.00
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      # sp155658
      UEL Header by CNT Racing®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from industry-leading...
      V2 has an improved merge connector compared to the older versionMade with T-304 stainless
      $369.00 - $380.00
    • (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
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      # 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
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      # 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
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      # 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
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      # 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...
      $143.82 - $953.66
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      # 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...
      $1,795.50 - $2,080.50




    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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