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Old 05-31-2018, 09:04 PM
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This is flat out just bias now, the seem to look the same. Whatís different? Material? What will possibly be affected by different material. Itís outrageous to pay $3000 for headers on a 15 year old car. Because itís not a name brand product, it must be **** correct? Everyone seems to go away from the better deal, Iím legit clueless as to why. Cheap quality = cheap prices?

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Old 05-31-2018, 09:46 PM
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This is flat out just bias now, the seem to look the same. Whatís different? Material? What will possibly be affected by different material. Itís outrageous to pay $3000 for headers on a 15 year old car. Because itís not a name brand product, it must be **** correct? Everyone seems to go away from the better deal, Iím legit clueless as to why. Cheap quality = cheap prices?

Regardless Iíll be purchasing the $675 headers and post my ďregretsĒ
No it's only outrageous for you to pay $3k. You think there is only one material under the heading "metal". Gauge, it's alloys, corrosion resistance, brittleness, compression, tension resistance, electrical conductance to name a few. Type of welding, whether it is back purged, whether the pieces are "mashed" together. You get what you pay for. Not everyone wants to deal with the failings often encountered with sub-standard products.

I sincerely hope it works out for you.
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No it's only outrageous for you to pay $3k. You think there is only one material under the heading "metal". Gauge, it's alloys, corrosion resistance, brittleness, compression, tension resistance, electrical conductance to name a few. Type of welding, whether it is back purged, whether the pieces are "mashed" together. You get what you pay for. Not everyone wants to deal with the failings often encountered with sub-standard products.

I sincerely hope it works out for you.
I already know about the metal, alloys, corrosion, brittleness, etc. but how do you know that the cheaper is worse? What if itís just the name of the headers that makes the price. Itís only outrageous for me to spend $3000? If it was a 2018 Iíd most definitely spend more, itís a 2003 Iím not dropping 3 grand for an 20+ hp and an open exhaust.
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Originally Posted by w204_racing View Post

I already know about the metal, alloys, corrosion, brittleness, etc. but how do you know that the cheaper is worse? What if itís just the name of the headers that makes the price. Itís only outrageous for me to spend $3000? If it was a 2018 Iíd most definitely spend more, itís a 2003 Iím not dropping 3 grand for an 20+ hp and an open exhaust.
When the cost of the materials is more than the cost of the entire headers. Are you familiar with the process of back purging? How it works and what it is for? And how much work is involved. If it was paying for a name then why can't the cheap brands do it too, they are at least as well known.
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Tw2 i have aus shop that i got my mates c63 headers delivered 2 auckland 2000 nzd. Think they do longtubes for e55 slightly cheaper mybe 1800 or so..let me know if u intereated. Seemed good quality and and fit..
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Tw2 i have aus shop that i got my mates c63 headers delivered 2 auckland 2000 nzd. Think they do longtubes for e55 slightly cheaper mybe 1800 or so..let me know if u intereated. Seemed good quality and and fit..
Thanks for the tip. I would definitely be interested in having a look if you had a link? Unfortunately won't be happening for a while though, need to refresh the suspension of the mr2 first.
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http://dpe.net.au/index.php?route=product/category&path=44_56 is the aussie company. They dont have pics up for the e55 so id confirm theyre longtubes but the c63 were and they similiar price so i expect they are. Bonus is theyre designed for RHD..
Their nz retailer is this dude here. Dpe have good reviews in aussie v8 crowd and for m156 righthand drives..

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I went with XS-Power and I am extremely happy with the results. Customer service was amazing, and my shipment came within a week of ordering. Not to mention whats most important, my performance went through the roof. My story is a bit the same as the original post. My catalytic converter went, and I figured why not upgrade since I'm gonna have to go in there anyways. And there you have it, vrpspeed.com sells a few options. I choose xs-power and i have absolutely zero complaints. Awesome product!!! Below has a few sound clips, sorry if I get a bit chatty.

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I went with XS-Power and I am extremely happy with the results. Customer service was amazing, and my shipment came within a week of ordering. Not to mention whats most important, my performance went through the roof. My story is a bit the same as the original post. My catalytic converter went, and I figured why not upgrade since I'm gonna have to go in there anyways. And there you have it, vrpspeed.com sells a few options. I choose xs-power and i have absolutely zero complaints. Awesome product!!! Below has a few sound clips, sorry if I get a bit chatty.

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careful ju55thetop, speaking from personal experience; some members on this forum might accuse you of supporting Chinese communism (ChiCom) IP theft, questionable business practices, eBay slave, or even your patriotism cause your buying these LTH thatís made in China. However; that said, after installing 76 scp, HE, ic pump, split cooling, BWK, 550 injectors, 82 TB & tune...nothing compared to the super cheap Chinese LTH! No leaks, easy DIY installation with no fitting or alignment issue. As you described, ďnight n dayĒ performance difference compared to my other power mods. Best $800 bucks spent and still had $$$$ left over for facelift mirrors, CF spoiler, CF diffuser, E63 bumper/grill & Godhand CF lip all totaling WELL under $3,000 budget compared to the ABCís LTH brands. Hummm...13 y/o car with 175k miles, invest $3000 bucks on LTH? I went with upgraded XSP LTH because it was recommended to me by a AMG enthusiast who is also a AMG tech that installed one on his E55. No regret No Fear....got what I paid for and then some!
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You must be Huawei spies! Thanks for the review. If the fitment was good, that's the main thing.
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Iím happy with my purchase, not here to satisfy others viewpoints. Simply providing the straight forward review that I was searching for when I was doing my research. Thanks though!
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All of the headers that you've all listed on this thread are thin walled China made systems that are just embarrassing to bolt onto a finely crafted, german engineered car. Don't get me wrong, it will "work" but is it worth all of that trouble? Half the time these systems require you to drill out bolt holes to match up due to high speed poorly supervised manufacturing processes which are done in the cheapest and fastest way possible. The ports don't match the gaskets, and half the time they're blocking 1/4" of the port. These companies literally make the exhaust for Honda Civics using the same materials and quality of work and they charge $49.00 on eBay for them.

For those that actually take pride in their cars and want the best system, you need to spend a little more and get something worth while.

We do make an E55 AMG system, and you can definitely see the quality difference in a properly made system. 304 Stainless Steel, and made in the USA using quality materials.

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