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aTm Beaner 03-20-2010 08:35 PM

Looking for a good shop (Austin/SA)
 
I ordered a header and was looking for a shop that any of you guys have had good experiences with. Before I get the DIY response, the reason it's not feasible is because I had my cat-back welded onto the stock flex part of the manifold. I also plan on installing a catalytic converter on it as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Tom 03-20-2010 08:39 PM

B&B Muffler, Brake & Automotive
http://www.bandbmufflerandautomotive.com/

My co-worker took his Saturn there for some engine work, told me they did a really good job and decent rates.

aTm Beaner 03-20-2010 08:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Tom (Post 3204218)
B&B Muffler, Brake & Automotive
http://www.bandbmufflerandautomotive.com/

My co-worker took his Saturn there for some engine work, told me they did a really good job and decent rates.

I've heard about them. I'll have to check them out. Thanks

Do you have any opinions on wrapping a header? I know it's going to sit pretty close to the firewall, and I wouldn't want to have anything near melt.

Alex Arce 03-20-2010 09:09 PM

i've been running a 4-1 race header for about three years now with no trouble and it's not wrapped
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Tom 03-20-2010 09:14 PM

I thought you were getting a Turbo Kit?

Header wrap helps keep the heat out of the engine bay. Personally I've seen many people with the Duratec motor leave their header unwrapped and they have had no heat issues.

aTm Beaner 03-20-2010 09:17 PM

I'd like to get a turbo kit but I'd like to have some power right now. I'm hoping I can get about 10-12 whp with the tune included. I'm sure I'd be able to sell it rather quickly when I do go with the turbo.

aTm Beaner 03-20-2010 09:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Alex Arce (Post 3204277)
i've been running a 4-1 race header for about three years now with no trouble and it's not wrapped
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Did you install yours on your own or did you take it somewhere?

Alex Arce 03-20-2010 09:33 PM

me and my buddy jeremy installed it in my garage. Posted via FF Mobile

Tom 03-20-2010 10:36 PM

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I'd like to get a turbo kit but I'd like to have some power right now. I'm hoping I can get about 10-12 whp with the tune included. I'm sure I'd be able to sell it rather quickly when I do go with the turbo.
Oh ok, I thought you were getting one sooner. No worries, I just didn't want you to waste your money getting a header and then replacing it when you get your turbo.

aTm Beaner 03-21-2010 09:26 AM

Is 10-12 whp a safe bet when you include the tune as well?


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