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Old 12-10-2012, 12:06 PM   #1
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Cracked Header

Like the title says, i have a cracked header on my 1998 4.0L TJ, anyone know of good replacements? i keep reading that i want a header with flex pipes in it so the new header wont crack. Does anyone know of any good headers that last long and if so links to them?
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The headers that have the flexible joints in them that prevent the cracking are for sale all over eBay. Maybe Amazon.com by now too. It's easy to spot them, the flexible joints (there will be two of them) look like compressed accordion pleats.

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The headers that have the flexible joints in them that prevent the cracking are for sale all over eBay. Maybe Amazon.com by now too. It's easy to spot them, the flexible joints (there will be two of them) look like compressed accordion pleats.
thanks for your response. do you know recommend any brands or any brands to stay away from?
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thanks for your response. do you know recommend any brands or any brands to stay away from?
So long as they have the flexible joints, I'd probably go with any of them. What brands would I avoid? Borla and Banks... though Banks does have a newer 'Revolver' model that is supposed to hold up. But I wouldn't pay extra for it over those with the flex joints that are for sale on eBay.
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No guarantees of course but yes that looks like one to go with, I would probably choose that one myself if I needed one.
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thanks for your help Jerry, its greatly appreciated
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Is that the actual item pictured? It doesn't have two outputs to the stock cats? Or is that different from my '00
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That is the older style header used before the two pre-cats were added.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:25 PM   #10
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As an update, I got that header off of amazon and had it installed at my friends shop. Only bad thing I have to say about the header is that my friend had to trim some of the pieces on the header. Otherwise it works great, I'll try to update when it has more than a couple hundred of miles on it

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