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Originally Posted by Spaceme1117 View Post
If the headers were leaking from all eight tubes then either you had bad gaskets are there was a major screw up when the headers were made.

The only problem I have ever had with ARH was them taking 3 months to make and ship the headers to me after I ordered. Other than that, they are well made and always fit as they should.
If It was bad gaskets they would not leak at all eight.A new set of oem gaskets was installed and also new bolts.When they was removed much later the problem was the welding on the inter side.....Looked like a 10 year did the welding.
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Originally Posted by Corvette_Ed View Post
Yes, please. I'd like to know if anyone else has experienced leaks with the ARH headers. I'd also like to hear from those who've had both ARH and Kooks as to their preference, if any.
The shop that installed my cam, headers and tuned is in another city 155 miles from me and I did not notice the leaks until sometime later when i took off the covers,so that when I took picture and sent them to arh and the owner of the shop.One of the guys at the shop told me that we always want our customers to come by so we can look at them..'That kinda told me they had problems before with arh' anyway I said hell no I'm not driving 155 miles (One Way) besides I have already sent photos to the owner...Long story short: he did say they would get a bad set at times and they would have arh make me a new set,well this when on for over a year with emailing back and forth and all i would get is ARH is making a new set for you.The owner of the shop is a great guy but he could only go by what Nick, the owner of arh was telling him.Bottom Line.....I had to do what I needed to do to solve the problem.I now have Kooks and 'No Money' out of my pocket and cash left over...Note: That shop dropped ARH as one of their dealers and one of the reasons was the long wait time to get a set.Call Kooks they have great customer service..ARH sucks as far as customer service.
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Performance wise? All reputable headers are the same or within the margin of error. LG has the best looking headers bar none. Really appearance (and in turn, ease of install) is the big difference.
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Originally Posted by Corvette_Ed View Post
I'm looking for opinions on the below manufacturers both good, bad, or indifferent. I'm kind of leaning toward ARH, but want to cover all my bases before making a final decision. Please note I am only interested in these manufacturers:

American Racing Headers
Kooks Racing Headers
TPS Motorsports
Hinson Motorsports
Billy Boat Exhaust
Borla
Corsa
Ed,

All the brands you have listed are excellent... Kooks/ ARH/ B&B would be considered by most as the top of the line and cream of the crop. I have personal experience with them and they fix excellent and have great ground clearance.

Our TPS Motorsports 1-7/8" headers are also a great option and are Made in the USA.
-They fit great & install EASY
-Have EXCELLENT ground clearance.
-Makes GREAT Power
-100% Made in the USA with USA Stainless Steel
-Includes Gaskets, extensions, & TPS Billet Catch Can
-Lifetime Warranty
-Our Hi-Flow Catalytic converters are made in the USA and are 49 State Legal
-All this for $999 shipped to your door.

Here are some reviews and pictures of products installed on customers cars..

C6 GS w/ Cats
https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...er-review.html


C6 Z06 w/ Cats
-Made 478RWHP/ 442RWTQ with nothing more than headers, intake and tune

https://southernspeedinc.com/tps-mot...arison-inside/

Click here for more info about the headers
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Here's another review of our TPS Motorsports 1-7/8" headers installed on a 2009 C6

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...vtkZ7dMTkpdqv8
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How about some 1 3/4" ???
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Originally Posted by 54fighting View Post
How about some 1 3/4" ???
we only have 1-7/8Ē. From our testing our headers donít lose any significant amount of tq down low compared to 1-3/4
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Ed, no experience with ARH but I did put Kooks 1 3/4 on my 08 like yours. I was impressed with the all inclusive parts that they supply unlike some of the others, will not mention brands. I installed myself on jack stands, not sure I will do that again but not to bad. At the time the Kooks where less expensive also but as someone else stated RPD has a good sale going on now.

If you looking for loud, I went with no cats and when the NPP is open it screams for sure. When Matt at 21st Century tuned it, he commented that it was one of the loudest he had heard in awhile. I may switch to a catted x
pipe to cut down a bit on the sound and smell as well as a bit of drone around 1500 rpm. Hope that helps.

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-100% Made in the USA with USA Stainless Steel

What grade of stainless?
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Originally Posted by RogerRamjet21 View Post
-100% Made in the USA with USA Stainless Steel

What grade of stainless?
409 but you would be very happy them.. we offer them in ceramic coating only for $300 more
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Originally Posted by TPSMak View Post

Ed,
All the brands you have listed are excellent... Kooks/ ARH/ B&B would be considered by most as the top of the line and cream of the crop.
So, no mention of Pfadt / aFe headers in this thread.

I would say that they are about the best in quality of materials and construction of anything available for the C6 Corvette



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Originally Posted by Turbo6TA View Post
So, no mention of Pfadt / aFe headers in this thread.

I would say that they are about the best in quality of materials and construction of anything available for the C6 Corvette
I have zero experience with their new headers so I cannot comment on them... I do know that when Pfadt was making them in UTAH they had fitment issues..
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Florida is a big place, where are you located? I would love to see a set of these already installed...
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RogerRamjet ...

I guess your asking about me?

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Originally Posted by Turbo6TA View Post
RogerRamjet ...

I guess your asking about me?

Cape Coral
Yeah, I guess quick reply goes to the whole thread. Thanks, a little far, but if I head that way, I'll check with you.
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Originally Posted by sfrank2886 View Post
Ed, no experience with ARH but I did put Kooks 1 3/4 on my 08 like yours. I was impressed with the all inclusive parts that they supply unlike some of the others, will not mention brands. I installed myself on jack stands, not sure I will do that again but not to bad. At the time the Kooks where less expensive also but as someone else stated RPD has a good sale going on now.

If you looking for loud, I went with no cats and when the NPP is open it screams for sure. When Matt at 21st Century tuned it, he commented that it was one of the loudest he had heard in awhile. I may switch to a catted x
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I will be going with cats. I just don't want the smell when driving a vert. Considering my future plans for the engine I will be going with the 1-7/8" as FI is part of my modding list. I will say, though, that I'd originally been leaning toward ARH, but I'm starting to question that, and find myself seriously thinking about Kooks as an equal, if not better option the more I read the responses.
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Billy Boat is here in Phoenix and so is another manufacturer that I won't name here. You might consider waiting until you make your move to make your final decision.
BTW, did you get my PM?
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