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eagle223 12-10-2012 12:06 PM

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?
Thanks for your help in advance

Jerry Bransford 12-10-2012 12:09 PM

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.

eagle223 12-10-2012 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 3087324)
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?

Jerry Bransford 12-10-2012 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by eagle223 (Post 3087340)
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.

eagle223 12-10-2012 12:25 PM

does this seem like a good one?
Dorman OE Solutions 674-196 Exhaust Manifold : Amazon.com : Automotive

Jerry Bransford 12-10-2012 12:28 PM

No guarantees of course but yes that looks like one to go with, I would probably choose that one myself if I needed one.

eagle223 12-10-2012 12:31 PM

thanks for your help Jerry, its greatly appreciated

Helomech 12-10-2012 02:07 PM

Is that the actual item pictured? It doesn't have two outputs to the stock cats? Or is that different from my '00

Jerry Bransford 12-10-2012 02:08 PM

That is the older style header used before the two pre-cats were added.

eagle223 12-28-2012 05:25 PM

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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