Headers for my orange Rubicon build - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 02-24-2014, 10:32 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
EatTacoCatTea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Richmond, TX
Posts: 1,468
Images: 3
Headers for my orange Rubicon build

I have a 2005 Rubicon that I have been wanting to put some after market headers on. I currently have a Magna Flow Exhaust kit and I'm just looking for headers that would go well with that exhaust. I don't want something too loud, just looking for something that's a little throaty but not obnoxious especially at higher speeds.

EatTacoCatTea is offline   Quote
Old 02-24-2014, 12:56 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
UnlimitedLJ04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 7,919
the factory two-piece cast manifolds are the best. other stuff has more likelyhood of cracking.

get the factory cast manifolds ceramic coated if you're feeling like spending money on something.

__________________
Suggested Tech Readings
UnlimitedLJ04 is offline   Quote
Old 02-24-2014, 01:31 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
MTJeepTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Lolo Montana
Posts: 315
I have a 2006 rubicon. I put on the banks torque tube header. 500$ wasted in my opinoin. Didnt do anything for power or mpg or sound. And yes i saved my manifolds so if it ever cracks its going bye bye.
__________________
In The Mountains
MTJeepTJ is offline   Quote
Old 02-24-2014, 01:40 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
EatTacoCatTea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Richmond, TX
Posts: 1,468
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by MTJeepTJ View Post
I have a 2006 rubicon. I put on the banks torque tube header. 500$ wasted in my opinoin. Didnt do anything for power or mpg or sound. And yes i saved my manifolds so if it ever cracks its going bye bye.
I was thinking maybe AFE or Borla but I'm really hesitate because of their prices. I think my CAI and exhaust will be enough though. Still want people's feedback though
EatTacoCatTea is offline   Quote
Old 02-24-2014, 02:32 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
UnlimitedLJ04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 7,919
Quote:
Originally Posted by EatTacoCatTea View Post
I was thinking maybe AFE or Borla but I'm really hesitate because of their prices. I think my CAI and exhaust will be enough though. Still want people's feedback though
the CAI will not do anything except lighten your wallet and let craploads of silica dust into your engine. the exhaust is just going to change the sound, not the power.

if you're looking for more power, you're looking in all the wrong places. regear your axles.
__________________
Suggested Tech Readings
UnlimitedLJ04 is offline   Quote
Old 02-24-2014, 03:23 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
EatTacoCatTea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Richmond, TX
Posts: 1,468
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 View Post

the CAI will not do anything except lighten your wallet and let craploads of silica dust into your engine. the exhaust is just going to change the sound, not the power.

if you're looking for more power, you're looking in all the wrong places. regear your axles.
Not much I can do. I already installed it and I've noticed some difference in power.
EatTacoCatTea is offline   Quote
Old 02-24-2014, 04:04 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
UnlimitedLJ04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 7,919
Quote:
Originally Posted by EatTacoCatTea View Post
Not much I can do. I already installed it and I've noticed some difference in power.
ahh, the placebo, nothing else has a more powerful affect on the butt dyno.

you can do something advantageous: reinstall the factory intake.
__________________
Suggested Tech Readings
UnlimitedLJ04 is offline   Quote
Old 02-24-2014, 04:31 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
EatTacoCatTea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Richmond, TX
Posts: 1,468
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 View Post

ahh, the placebo, nothing else has a more powerful affect on the butt dyno.

you can do something advantageous: reinstall the factory intake.
I really have no reason to if it is actually having an effect on my Jeep.
EatTacoCatTea is offline   Quote
Old 02-24-2014, 06:06 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 327
I replaced my jacked up factory manifold with a Banks torque tube header. Built solid. no problems like I had with the factory manifold.
Spud100 is offline   Quote
Old 02-24-2014, 06:12 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
EatTacoCatTea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Richmond, TX
Posts: 1,468
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spud100 View Post
I replaced my jacked up factory manifold with a Banks torque tube header. Built solid. no problems like I had with the factory manifold.
Did you have any minor performance increases?
EatTacoCatTea is offline   Quote
Old 02-26-2014, 06:56 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 327
Yeah, but I put on an oversized throttle body about the same time.

Spud100 is offline   Quote
Reply

Tags
headers

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:03 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC