i would probably have to say the obx header is better quality, i haven't heard of too many problems with them crackin, but Focus Central on the other hand, just about every person i know with one it is cracked
The focus central header was just redesigned and is better in quality. Plus it is jet coated now. I have not heard anyone with the new style header complain. You could call Tony at New Image and he will tell what he thinks. I dont have the number off hand but you can get it of his website newimage.com.
OBX pretty much makes crap. Dont bother with that. FC's new design is good. A race header gives a lot of serious power gains, whereas the shorties are kinda useless (you just get some low end torque). I'd say look for a Focus sport header or the newest gen Focus Central header.
all shorty versions u ask, or r u includin the thought of a race header? i ask also b/c if ur gonna get a shorty...make sure u replace the stock cat w/somethin, a high flow or an ORP...the stock cat will not live long w/that header and/or tuning.
if those Obx are anything like the ones sold by ssautochrom.. stay away from them.. It is not worth it trust me. I ordered them and sent them back.. terrible welds, seams, etc.. picture numbers 1-10 of ebay header hope this helps our choice my fs race headers are arriving thrusday