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: JBA shorty headers


NYT
03-05-2006, 02:31 AM
got em installed today and needless to say, i am very happy. my tires chirp constantly now, i can actually feel the horsepower difference. if you are on the fence regarding headers, my advice to you is get em!!!

AB Charger
03-05-2006, 09:03 AM
Did you install them or did you have a specialty shop install them? Mine are in the box in the garage.

GoDaddy
03-05-2006, 09:07 AM
you are a stronger man then me...within 48 hours of receiving my headers i put them on the charger.....i couldn't let 'em just sit there like that.......:)

Did you install them or did you have a specialty shop install them? Mine are in the box in the garage.

AB Charger
03-05-2006, 09:18 AM
you are a stronger man then me...within 48 hours of receiving my headers i put them on the charger.....i couldn't let 'em just sit there like that.......:) It's killing me, :sad: trust me on that! But the weather is not condusive to installing just yet. And I was waiting for my JBA cat backs to arrive too. Then, I may have to do something..besides look a them and read the instrutions over and over again. :laugh:

GoDaddy
03-05-2006, 10:16 AM
read the instrutions over and over again. :laugh:

thank god i am not the only one....my sways have been here for a week and i have been reading and reading and rereading the instructions. i am just about done installing my coilovers (taking a break right now) but i am thinking about putting the sways on next weekend so i can see the difference in the ride from the kws and the hotchkis sways. (boy is next weekend gonna take forever to get here....):)

Blkout
03-05-2006, 10:26 AM
thank god i am not the only one....my sways have been here for a week and i have been reading and reading and rereading the instructions. i am just about done installing my coilovers (taking a break right now) but i am thinking about putting the sways on next weekend so i can see the difference in the ride from the kws and the hotchkis sways. (boy is next weekend gonna take forever to get here....):)

Let me know how tough the coilovers are to install. I'm going to be doing this soon on mine. I may message you with a few questions. I'm really curious about the adjustable height and the ride quality.

AB Charger
03-05-2006, 01:30 PM
thank god i am not the only one....my sways have been here for a week and i have been reading and reading and rereading the instructions. i am just about done installing my coilovers (taking a break right now) but i am thinking about putting the sways on next weekend so i can see the difference in the ride from the kws and the hotchkis sways. (boy is next weekend gonna take forever to get here....):) I thought I read somewhere on here that you should do the sway bars first,or at least do the rear springs and sway bar.

NYT
03-05-2006, 01:52 PM
Did you install them or did you have a specialty shop install them? Mine are in the box in the garage.

oh no, i work on computers and networks. i leave the car stuff to specialists. my buddy owns a shop where i get my parts and installs done.

AB Charger
03-05-2006, 02:31 PM
oh no, i work on computers and networks. i leave the car stuff to specialists. my buddy owns a shop where i get my parts and installs done. So I am guessing that you are not experiencing any "rubbing" noises since it was done by a reputable shop. Nice to have friends in the business.

NYT
03-05-2006, 03:20 PM
dude, it is so loud now i havent heard much from the engine compartment.

yeah, it is nice to have friends in the business. just give it a couple more years with the mopar crowd and you too will have a few buddies. the friend i go to is from my gm days.

GoDaddy
03-05-2006, 03:36 PM
hey blkout and ab charger - i did a write up impression in the suspension forum.......

install is easy though - i had already done it once.:)

AB Charger
03-05-2006, 06:36 PM
hey blkout and ab charger - i did a write up impression in the suspension forum.......

install is easy though - i had already done it once.:) Thanks GoDaddy! :smile: I'll have a read over there. Who knows. I might follow your lead, but I'm sure it won't be until next year. Seems your sig is bang on. Damn you. :wink:

0sixRtee
03-05-2006, 11:55 PM
got em installed today and needless to say, i am very happy. my tires chirp constantly now, i can actually feel the horsepower difference. if you are on the fence regarding headers, my advice to you is get em!!!

is there any droning during normal driving?

NYT
03-05-2006, 11:59 PM
a little bit i think, but that was there when i did the magnas. i actually use the stick to downshift so i can hear the drone. on the highway there is none.

Larry
03-06-2006, 12:29 AM
If you put headers on before a cat back will it changethe exhaust sounds? Any major differences in the JBA, Kooks, and Gibsons to justify the price? Everyone I know has always raved about the Kooks being far superior than the others so I wanted some first hand info.

milkdud99
03-06-2006, 07:20 AM
If you put headers on before a cat back will it changethe exhaust sounds? Any major differences in the JBA, Kooks, and Gibsons to justify the price? Everyone I know has always raved about the Kooks being far superior than the others so I wanted some first hand info.

as far as i know, Kooks doesn't make shortys, JBA garuntees 18 hp and 20 ft/lbs, and gibson says 8 hp and 19 ft/lbs.

I have the stock exhaust and iwll report back when i have time to install my JBA's... theve been sitting and waiting for me to have a full day to work on them :(

Daytona 1117
03-06-2006, 08:35 AM
Congrats on your new mod :grin: nice job

I'm waiting for a group buy on Mopar long tube headers.

JohnnyGon
11-03-2007, 01:23 PM
What was the best price you found for your headers and what does your friend charge for install??

OSUthunder
11-03-2007, 04:54 PM
let dead thready lie. check out the forum vendors