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Unread 01-20-2014, 10:02 AM   #1
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Exhaust Header Help

Well, it has finally happened to me. My exhaust header has cracked. I have been anticipating this happening for a long time, and I have read that I do not want to go with big name brand headers like banks and borla. Therefore I am looking for a good quality header that does not cost much but will work for at least a couple more years of driving. Thanks!

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Unread 01-20-2014, 10:09 AM   #2
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Head to ebay. There is one with baffles on it that some people swear by. That or OEM replacement - you got 14 years of use out of it. I agree, stay away from any aftermarket header - I speak from experience, my manifold cracked at 30K and it was a hassle finding a quality replacment. They all suck!!! Ditch any gasket that is included with a kit and get a FelPro or other name brand.

Shop around, but this is an example of a Ebay special. $100


http://www.ebay.com/itm/HEADER-JEEP-...85c928&vxp=mtr
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Unread 01-20-2014, 11:22 AM   #3
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You sure your exhaust manifold is cracked?

Its not very likely with your 2000 model that has a 2 piece manifold.
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Unread 01-20-2014, 11:28 AM   #4
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You sure your exhaust manifold is cracked?

Its not very likely with your 2000 model that has a 2 piece manifold.
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Unread 01-20-2014, 12:50 PM   #5
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Im pretty sure. Ill have my mechanic do a run over it here in a bit but it sounds like it has the symptoms.
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Unread 01-20-2014, 01:29 PM   #6
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Well then since i have a 2000 and the headers are supposed to be good, in the far future are performance headers out of the questions cause those will break? should i stick with stock forever?
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Unread 01-20-2014, 02:09 PM   #7
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You sure your exhaust manifold is cracked?

Its not very likely with your 2000 model that has a 2 piece manifold.
My 2006 with a two piece manifold cracked at 30,000 miles.
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Unread 01-20-2014, 03:45 PM   #8
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If you do have the factory two-piece headers, and they have indeed cracked, I would just replace them with another set of the same. These ones lasted almost 15 years after all.
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Unread 01-24-2014, 12:36 PM   #9
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Hi Nashonater

Sorry to hear about your header. I understand you’re trying to avoid purchasing from big brand names. However, if you’re looking for a good quality header, Borla does offer one for your TJ (part #17202). It’s made of durable, high-quality, 300-series austenitic stainless steel and is backed by our Million Mile Warranty. It will be the last header you will ever have to purchase for your jeep. I included a link below to the headers we offer for your Jeep. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 805-986-8600 and we’ll help you out. Hope your search goes well!

www.borla.com/products/wrangler_tj_headers_part__17202.html

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Unread 01-24-2014, 01:01 PM   #10
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Hi Nashonater

Sorry to hear about your header. I understand you’re trying to avoid purchasing from big brand names. However, if you’re looking for a good quality header, Borla does offer one for your TJ (part #17202). It’s made of durable, high-quality, 300-series austenitic stainless steel and is backed by our Million Mile Warranty. It will be the last header you will ever have to purchase for your jeep. I included a link below to the headers we offer for your Jeep. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 805-986-8600 and we’ll help you out. Hope your search goes well!

www.borla.com/products/wrangler_tj_headers_part__17202.html

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This being a 2 piece header, does it hold up better than the one piece Borla header?
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Unread 01-24-2014, 02:45 PM   #11
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This being a 2 piece header, does it hold up better than the one piece Borla header?
And how long as this peice been out?
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Unread 01-24-2014, 07:47 PM   #12
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Hi Nashonater

Sorry to hear about your header. I understand you’re trying to avoid purchasing from big brand names. However, if you’re looking for a good quality header, Borla does offer one for your TJ (part #17202). It’s made of durable, high-quality, 300-series austenitic stainless steel and is backed by our Million Mile Warranty. It will be the last header you will ever have to purchase for your jeep. I included a link below to the headers we offer for your Jeep. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 805-986-8600 and we’ll help you out. Hope your search goes well!

www.borla.com/products/wrangler_tj_headers_part__17202.html

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Not trying to hijack this thread, but why is your header for the 98 TJ (part #17236) for "off-road use only"? Seems like it should be legal for on road too, no?
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