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    Who's New Red STi ran my C6 Z51 Convertible 6-speed

    Hey, just wondering if who I ran in north NJ is on here?

    We got a couple good runs. I dont know why but we had no traffic and just "happen" to run into one another. We ran from about 55 and 60 to over 100 both times. I stayed in 3rd (but probably could have been in 2nd but my rear tires are balding for traction). He hung in for about 10 mph then I just started pulling away. Cool guy---had a long go-tee. Said he had headers (didnt know they made them for the STI), intake, catback. I told him he had a nice ride, he told me "yours is nicer.." Nice guy

    I had an extra passenger and had the Top Down as well, but it was a lot of fun. My passenger pissed his pants.

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    Headers?? They do make em but kinda a worthless mod..


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    Quote Originally Posted by LPPTundWRX View Post
    Headers?? They do make em but kinda a worthless mod..
    Headers are far from worhtless. The stock exhaust manifold is very restrictive. Any time you can get better flow, there are power gains to be had. With an headers/uppipe you will have much better spool as well. Look at my post to get an idea of what headers can do.

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    Yeah, but with a stock DP and both cats in place with no tune my guess is negligible.

    Ron swears by his EL headers though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    Yeah, but with a stock DP and both cats in place with no tune my guess is negligible.

    Ron swears by his EL headers though.
    Forgive my stupidity, but don't EL headers only make a difference in very high-boost applications with very high EGT? UEL headers should make no difference with a stock setup, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Forgive my stupidity, but don't EL headers only make a difference in very high-boost applications with very high EGT? UEL headers should make no difference with a stock setup, no?
    Eh, I'm no expert on it either.

    http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/2583202-post7.html

    I think he was running like 22 psi on that in the mid range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popshot View Post
    Headers are far from worhtless. The stock exhaust manifold is very restrictive. Any time you can get better flow, there are power gains to be had. With an headers/uppipe you will have much better spool as well. Look at my post to get an idea of what headers can do.

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    No.

    Ported factory manifolds are just fine. Cast iron expands and contracts with heat and retains shape, over time steel will not. You can deffinately deffinately spend better money elsewhere on a Subaru than headers. Ron may love his headers but Ron is also very modified. Some stage 2 (if that) sti would be waisting money if buying headers at that point.


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    [QUOTE=mycologist;2587376]Yeah, but with a stock DP and both cats in place with no tune my guess is negligible.


    Very true.. Subaru's dont respond well to any mods without a tune.

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    I think he said downpipe too if it matters....

    BTW, this was a new body style hatch with dark multi-spoke wheels
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    hhmm was it an sti or a wrx?


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    Welcome to the club Doc. Stick around and enjoy your stay here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJ View Post
    Welcome to the club Doc. Stick around and enjoy your stay here.

    ...and post some more pics of your Corvette if you don't mind.
    Thanks a lot for the welcome. Nice forums you guys have here. Here are some pics I have of my vette....
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    Great looking Vette! One of these days I'll find a way to get back into a bowtie V8.
    Thanks man. To be honest, I was never a big fan of domestics, but the C6 is a special ride/effort by a domestic car maker. These things are beasts.

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