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Old 07-13-2010, 06:15 PM   #1
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obx vs fswerks header

Ok so I'm a noobie but I've looked everywhere (I think) and can't find a discussion about which header is better. I've seen the obx vs f2 but nothing about obx vs fswerks. F2 is pretty much not an option seeing as it seems they still have the prob w/the header hitting the alternator (unless its been fixed and I didn't get the memo) so..any opinions? W/o price being a determining factor, which is better for the 2.3 dura?

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Old 07-13-2010, 06:25 PM   #2
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I just got a email back from f2 and he said it's been fixed. Obx vs fsw header, they are the same design and should be exact but not sure about the size of the primaries fsw is
1 7/8. The design of them is the same as the cosworth header.

If you are going serious na get the fsw. Or F2 since they both focus on the duratecs. I think I am getting the f2 header bc of price
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I have read that fswerks header is better for the 2.3l. I'm still in limbo. But if I go w/the f2 I'm still gonna get header wrap just in case..
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I just don't like how expensive thee fsw heAder and flex is. Not sure if there is any difference about the two on hp gains. But for our cars 1 or2 hp gains are not anything. Heat wrap is a good idea for a header. I would get an a/f gauge and xcal from Tom or fsw to have best gains, plus you will keep your motor safe
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Yea most likely I'll go w/the f2 since the problem is now 'fixed'. And I'll prob get the fsw sct flasher later on.
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If you plan on putting more mods on your car go with tom. he does free updates and tunes, Also will help with looking at data logs and stuff. I just got my tune yesterday. get a xcal first IMO
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f2 fixed...? im getting one...
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Here are 2 threads in the Duratec Performance Chat that discuss just this subject

Basic Bolt ons: Exhaust Headers/Flex Pipes

More gains out of OBX or F2?
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better hope its fixed, cuz putting on an F2 header was the biggest PITA i have ever experienced with my car, and i was quite literally only able to get it on with a prybar cuz it was that tight with the alternator and heat wrap.
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where did you hear that they fixed the problem?
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