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Old 03-04-2019, 08:50 PM
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I just wanted to share how the product looks. The details are, Kooks 1 7/8ths x 3" collector. I elected to get their top of the line "Ultra-Extreme 2500" coating in Titanium color. I think they came out great, and they were packaged very well. Total cost involved including shipping both ways was $825. BTW shipping well packaged headers is NOT cheap. The coating itself was $605, the rest was shipping and insurance. They have a really good coating on the inside of the tubes as well. As far as flashlights and eyeballs could get in there, there was a noticeable coating. Overall, I'm very happy with them. Time to tape them up and install them. Enjoy.

First flap opened...

They were packaged VERY well.

1/2 unwrapped

More packaging

This should read Kooks...but it's a pretty thick coating

I think they came out great

Yeah buddy

They managed to coat the inside pretty well...

The coating is very uniform inside and out

Overall, very pleased.

So yeah, I'm eager to get these on and hear/feel the difference. Video of the before and after will follow. I'm just waiting for a bit warmer weather to install as it's been cold and rainy for weeks now. Doing an exhaust swap in 40 degree weather is not fun at all. I just wanted to share the unboxing with the community.

Can't lie, this video did work on me, even though it could be easily fabricated. (But I have my own pyrometer, so I'll find out really quick if it is a false claim)

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Appreciate the info and pics. Looks fantastic. What is going behind those? In for results.
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Their own "green catted" X-pipe and connecting pipes. People may laugh, but I don't care...I'm actually going to run the Greddy cat-back because of the custom tip I'm going to fab up.
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You're probably aware, but you'll have to do some fab work to get that Greddy system to fit the kooks mid-pipe, because the Greddy comes with its own mid-pipe, and they actually use a flange versus a slip fit where the mid-pipe meets the over axle pipes.
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Yeah, I was aware...all good though. Exhaust fab is about as easy as fab gets.
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Dang...something went wrong with YouTube links. I'll fix them later...if it's something I can even fix.
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Those headers look really well done. I imagine you might get some smoke, unless the heat treatment with stands all of the heat from inside, and doesnít burn off.

I havenít heard the greddy system yet, I didnít even know that existed lol.looking forward to the rest of your mods and installs!

I know itís not for everybody, but I personally like the sound. Let me know how the drone is. Never heard that before. I may swap the corsas for it eventually lol

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Headers look great. Im sure theyll last a good long time for you.
I bought my car with headers on it already and am still trying to figure out what brand they are! Cant find a tag on them anywhere. Oh well!
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Nice!
I put that coating on headers for my rotary engines. Rotary exhaust is insanely hot. Made a huge difference in underhood temps.
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What is the power gain on coating headers? May coat mine while I can get them out.
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Maybe a couple horsepower from keeping more heat in the pipes for exhaust velocity. Main reason I did my headers was to keep everything else under the hood cooler and eliminate hot soaked starter problems.
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Maybe a couple horsepower from keeping more heat in the pipes for exhaust velocity. Main reason I did my headers was to keep everything else under the hood cooler and eliminate hot soaked starter problems.
This. I didn't really do it for any power gain. I did it to put some protection on the headers and to reduce overall heat...especially around the starter area.
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And since I have to drain the oil anyway to do the headers, I figured, why not throw this on as well:

what is it?

Improved Racing oil thermostat

I got the 212* version. I'm very excited to put this thing in and get my oil temps under control.
It's a very well made kit, packaged well, and robust. Time will tell if it was worth it, but I believe it totally will be.
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