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    installed ebay\ suncoast like headers

    hi all,well i did the worst thing a porsche owner can do.i installed a cheap no brand set of ebay headers on my 997...total cost 245 with shipping and 50 bucks for my muffler guy to install them.he told me that the were they easyest set of heasders he's ever installed.the fit and finnish was very good,it came with gaskets and bolts.total install time about 25 mins.they also look better than the stock ones.as for preformance,i drove about 60 miles after i left the shop spilt between freeway and pacfic coast highway,i did not feel any power loss at any point in the rev range.i went to redline in 3rd grear a few times.i also did not feel any power gain.they sound abit loader above 5000 rpm.i will dyno them in a week or 2 to compare to my last dyno i did a few weeks ago and see if they helped or hurt preformance..so far pretty happy for my 295 dollar investment.i will keep u guys informed.

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    sorry for the cell phone pics

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    Don't be ashamed. Some of best bang for tbe buck stuff I've bought has been no-name, off brand, knock offs from Asia of some Name brand performance part.

    So long as the part is "mission critical" and I'm all for saving a few $. I only pay for quality, not for brand anyway.

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    Have you ever heard of RUF ? (they are one of the most reputable ,if not THE most reputable Porsche modifiers)

    After extensive research and testing of various headers and mufflers in Porsches with normally aspirated engines , RUF stated that it was " impossible" for them to obtain any measurable gains over the factory installed equipment.

    I have no reason to doubt their findings .

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    Then why does Porsche offer different headers for the X-51 option on the 3.8?

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    You are a good and honest bro, you never know, they might just do the trick. Good luck and please keep us informed.

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    just a quick update,have driven a few hundered miles on them...no problems,no loss of power ,at least that i can tell.and they make the car sound bettter above 4500 rpm..and hey i spent 200+ dollars on a red hose from fabspeed ,opps i mean a cold air intake when i 1st got my 997 ..so i am very happy so far with these headers.

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    They also include on the X51, besides the headers, the PSE, different throttle body, a third radiator which is mounted on the central part of the front bumper, aluminum intake manifold, carbon fiber airbox and, what may be the most important parts, different cylinder heads. Therefore, the headers on the X51 will benefit from sinergistic effect of the other modifications/parts. That's why maybe the headers by themselves won't do much. IMHO. I have the X51 on my C2S, by the way.

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    I put the X51 headers on mine just because I lke their look!

    Dan

     
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