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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-27-2001, 06:17 PM
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header help!

I am about to buy a header and I wanted to get a calmini but the thing is screwed up does anyone know if they are still 150 dollars cause I know they raised prices on some of there stuff?!

P.S I hope they are still 150 cause ya know me, "go cheap and smooth or forget about it!"

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I bought mine last month from Hawks for $169.96.

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Re: header help!

what would be a better header?:
HEDMAN
CALMINI

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Re: header help!

I like the Doug Thornley header from RRO

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Re: header help!

I've had both that you ask about. I ran the Hedman for several years and probably would still be running it if I hadn't switched to the 1.6L. I got Hedman initially because they make decent headers (running some on my Mustang) and they are pretty afordable (I think they run about $129). However, in my opinion, the quality of the Calmini is better -- the coating doesn't burn off, comes with an aluminum collector gasket, I think the metal flange that bolts to head is a little thicker (going from memory), the O2 sensor screws directly into the header instead of the collector as the Hedman does, and it can be used with the 1.3 or 1.6L if you ever decide to swap. I'm not sure about any differences in the tubing.

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Are power increases good?
The scary thing is that my stock header looks welded to the block!

P.S. how much is shipping and how long does it take? I live in Jakcsonville, FL.

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I've owned 3 different headers....
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I had a Hedman header on my old red Zuk, it lasted a year or so before it fell apart. It also leaked from the center of the 4 tubes from day one.

We had a Calmini header on our black Zuk, it blew collector gaskets every couple months due to thin flanges that would heat warp. It sat in our driveway in the junkpile for years, finally gave it to a customer.... who now regularly blows gaskets. We actually sell quite a few of our reusable aluminum gaskets to owners of the Calmini header.

We've had a Thorley header that's gone thru 3 Suzukis, got it in about 95', its still going strong (sold it since we're running TD's now). Quality matters.

Pay a little more now, or pay alot more down the road....
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On a side note, the best power gains were from the Thorley header too. Even though the one is a copy-cat of the Thorley, the Thorley uses larger tubing and better fitment to the manifold for a freer-flowing exhaust.

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Re: header help!

Glenn,
You forgot one thing.... The Thorley is CARB approved. I don't believe any of the others are. Running a non CARB approved header could cause problems if you have emissions testing and a stickler (I'm being nice) for an inspector.

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COOL. I finally got off my lazy rear and called calmini... 169.95 dollars shipping. The good news is, that we found one of our suzuki catalogs that these people send us and they want the thorley for 164.95! But this is not the chrome one though!

P.S. What about a paceter header?


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Just curious -- where did you find the Thorley for that price?

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