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Thats awsome. Nothing like a nice header. Interestingly enough, they make headers for my car, but its been proven that they don't do anything worth while to the performance of the car. At least not a NA car, super'ed or turbo'ed is a different story.
 

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Regardless of the HP gains, its still gonna open up some power in the engine. Thats something alot of people don't realize. Sometimes an engine might lack a bit in mid-range power. The Jetta was a good example of this. Its was torquey on the take off, but seemed to bog down from 2k-3.5k then just take off and run like a wild dog. Nice cat back helped this. CAI adds a bit of horse power. On the jetta it did more then that. The OEM airbox was find at idle and slow driving but higher speed on interstae the car was starving for air because the box couldn't refill quick enough to keep up. However on a VR6 Jetta that is NA a header doesn nothing, except for the sound. On a supercharged VR6 thouhg its very very important to have one.

Does this rambling make sense?
 

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Ross said:
get a chip! :rofl:
Hey don't laugh about the chip. My Jetta had one. However until there is a reputable company making a reflash I won't buy. Only problem is I don't know who the good companies are. The whole JDM thing is new for me. I am from the Euro side.
 

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Then it looks like my xB will remain chipless. I only want high quality, guaranted parts. If its not a project car I don't mess with maybe's. Well its always a project car, but I meet dedicated, non-daily driven, project car. :rofl:
 

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Yo ross hold the phone. I just bought a Strup header. I bought it from www.wesellcarpart.com. The guy is on Scikotics and if your a member he will hook you up. I got mine for $340 shipped. If you live in PA you have to pay sells tax if you have a non-PA address you don't have to pay tax. Also the difference is that the coated keeps the heat in better. So if your worred about too much heat under the hood go coated. Or if your planning on racing, keeping the heat in the header is a good thing. The stainless is very very shiny, but it goes from silver to copper color after you run it for a bit. Also one little note. The header comes with a cel eliminator. I miss understood the directions and put it on the header. Don't do that. Put the cell eliminator on the second oxy sensor. I have yet to fix this mistake but it will keep you from having your engine light come on. So far I love it. I can tell a slight difference, but that will be increased when I add the intake and exhaust. Then it will make a bigger difference.

Oh and the install was so freakin simple. Took like 45min's.
 

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Yo ross I did find out one thing. The Cel eliminator from strup doesn't work so well. You will need to get the Weapon-r cel eliminator. However there is also a dicount on that as well if your a scikotics member. You just have to call direct to weapon-r, talk to chris and let him know your a member. Its runs about $40 before the discount. That kinda sucks but from what I hear its definatly worth it.
 
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