Header question

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by jupjasper, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. jupjasper

    jupjasper

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    I have a pretty bad exhaust manifold leak. Does anyone know of a decent header besides the SOR for $409? This is for an 87' FJ60 2F.

    THANKS!:cheers:
     
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    I've been quite happy with mine from TPI. Been running it for over a year now with no leaks. Be sure and use two felpro gaskest from Marks Offroad during the install.

    TPI4x4
     
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    I had a MAF (Ma-A-Fre) 6into1 on my Pig, it worked just fine (sealed up with a single gasket) they have a ceramic coated 2 piece as well
     
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    If you get the SOR header don't buy their Y-pipe. Get a custom one made. Because mine doesn't fit that well, and it twists the headers slightly.
     
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    That's a pretty header
     
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    kinda looks like the same thing TPI sells but for $100.00 more.
     
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    MAF 6-1 new style header. Love mine and sealed well with the cheap-o gasket they supplied me with.
     
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    I'm not liking the looks of that broken bridge mounting flange........that style tend to distort farther down the road.........
     
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    The purpose of the divided flange is to prevent warping. I've read here on the forum in many cases where people will buy a cheaper, single piece flange header, and make a cut down the middle of the flange with an angle grinder as an improvement.

    I've had mine on for 9 months with the paper thin gasket they supply with it and I have zero leaks.
     
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    Time will tell........

    The tubing welded together at the collector is all that holds the two halves.......

    Vibration plus some rust will eventually kill it.....
     
  14. jupjasper

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    Thanks guys, I guess I'm leaning towards the MAF. I'll also do a search on TPI to see what kind of luck people have had with those.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    I bet by splitting the flange it reduced their cost, and if the header doesn't live long they're in a position to sale more product.

    So what was wrong with the first generation header?

    I have 2 of the old style going on 5 yrs each.
     
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