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1st Gen - Crack & Rust
2nd Gen - Fitment Issues and Cracking coating
3rd Gen - EGR hole angle makes it harder to install. Better collectors.

BUT SWEET BABY JESUS IT HAS KICK.

It seriously scared the hell outta me. boom. 80mph in a 30 zone.


Also, I cut my hand open pretty bad. 3 stitches doing the header swap due to slipping wrench.

Installation note: EGR hole on 3rd Gen is at a different angle than the 2nd generation header. This makes the EGR installation A FREAKING PAIN IN THE ASS. I spent a good hour forcing the egr pipe to mate with the Raceheader hole.

On another note. I had one of the 2nd Generation headers with fitment issues. If you (like I did) had fitment issues (header too long) and you FORCE the header to use the bracket (by the oilpan), then you will destroy the bracket over time. Mine was snapped in half and I didn't know it until I removed my old header.

(nader, I'll be calling you tomorrow morning)

[ 02-16-2003, 08:30 PM: Message edited by: Shiva Chaos ]
 

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y dont u guyz hook up all that stuff w/all the bolts loose, or even support the header while u insall the egr 1st, then bolt it up.

ur atx is really startin 2 b real badass my fellow cyclist brotha

-Ult
 

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So this new design does utilize the support bracket behind the oil pan? Keep us updated on the wear and tear on this header.
 

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by 3rd gen header which one do you mean the fc header i take it or is it a fs header
 

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It's the new new FC header.

Ult - Dude , that EGR was pissing me off even with the header unbolted on.

The 2nd Gen FC header's EGR hole was angled downward at an angle to meet the EGR pipe.

With this new 3rd Gen header, the egr hole is angled closer to horizontal and for some reason it was ... different. No idea.

But in any case I had to physically "bend" that pipe to get to the EGR. don't know why.

[ 02-16-2003, 09:14 PM: Message edited by: Shiva Chaos ]
 

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hey Shiva Chaos did you find it hard to get the holes to line up to bolt it on man i sure did but after some ingenuity by one of my friends we got them to line up and as far as the egr it was not that bad but i did have an extra set of hands helping to angle it the right way but now i took the egr out so thats nolonger and issue.
 

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John, just think how much fun it will be to take EVERYTHING apart again when we swap your tranny.


[ 02-17-2003, 06:43 AM: Message edited by: The ArchAngel ]
 

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Originally posted by The ArchAngel:
John, just think how much fun it will be to take EVERYTHING apart again when we swap your tranny.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Hey at least it will be more than just me doing it!
 

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Originally posted by boostenzx3:
hey Shiva Chaos did you find it hard to get the holes to line up to bolt it on man i sure did but after some ingenuity by one of my friends we got them to line up and as far as the egr it was not that bad but i did have an extra set of hands helping to angle it the right way but now i took the egr out so thats nolonger and issue.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Nope the head bolts lined up better than my 2nd generation Header.
 

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Don't feel too bad about the EGR, It's no dream on FS header eather, I did not cut my hands though, must help having a right and a left hand


P.S. Get some freaking fogs or hook up some brake vents, you're making the svt guy's look bad


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lemme ask this question . you've bought 3 headers from them or are they gladly exchanging for the updated design cause i got the 1st gen i think and it's not rusting but it just doesn't look right .

if this pic gives you an idea
 

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Not to be postwhoring but this is what my FS looks like after a year:


That FC haz some great ideas but their manufacturing quality SUCKS!

Milan
 
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