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Old 06-30-2008, 03:45 PM   #1
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Pictures of an autoexe maxim works header. Beautiful piece.








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Old 06-30-2008, 03:47 PM   #2
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Ew on the design of that 2-1 merge.

Should merge like this...

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no doubt they can weld, no doubt Dave it correct.
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:40 PM   #4
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Dayum! I only wish I could weld like that. All I can promise is that my welds will hold...still working on aesthetics. Then again, I don't have a TIG.
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great job pushing the "flower" button, btdubz.
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I'd love to see the car where that piece will actually fit in It'd stick out like a sore thumb on any of the Miatas I've seen.
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Jeezus titty ******* christ! Like a row of coins. Me tink hey practice welly hard.
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Welds look fantastic (are they hand welded??) but Splittime's got a point too.. why not make the 2-1 merge as smooth as the cyl 2-3 merge?
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I call machine welded!!

Oooh.. And have fun installing that thing with a motor IN the car.

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I like how they included a built-in 3 year lifespan flexi joint so that they can have your money again and again
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Looks almost too good to use.......
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Oooh.. And have fun installing that thing with a motor IN the car.

dont see the issue....
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dont see the issue....
Cylinder head, Transmission bell housing, steering shaft, body, A-Arms. All of those are big time in the way if you're attempting a long tube install with the motor in the car.

I broke the **** out of my finger installing the header in that picture.
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jack the car up high enough and there's no issue.....my J/R was a breeze. Likewise, i usually install my turbo, and DP as one unit.
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Did you install it from the bottom?!?
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no. but the DP is easier doing it like that.
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pretty good quality header....one thing i dont get though: quality peice, im sure it costs a crapload, and still gains what like 2-3hp? i guess i just dont see the fun in keeping the miata n/a.
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Cylinder head, Transmission bell housing, steering shaft, body, A-Arms. All of those are big time in the way if you're attempting a long tube install with the motor in the car.

I broke the **** out of my finger installing the header in that picture.

Yeah i installed my header in like literally 15 minutes.. its not that bad..

Now go try installing headers on a lt1 f-body, now thats a PITA
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pretty good quality header....one thing i dont get though: quality peice, im sure it costs a crapload, and still gains what like 2-3hp? i guess i just dont see the fun in keeping the miata n/a.
Put the header on a worked over motor, and the gains are much more impressive. N/A power is fun--if you can afford it.
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I like how they included a built-in 3 year lifespan flexi joint so that they can have your money again and again
or just replace the flex joint when it's time. so if the options are potentially replace a cracked manifold every race season or replace a flex section every few years, not too many people would prefer the former.

incidentally, the entire flex section is stainless, not just the caps.
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