Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Happy Valley, Labrador, Canada
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Re: 2.2 header
Cheap eBay headers are the best bang-for-the-buck IMHO
I've used Hedman and Pacesetter brand headers before, to try and save money, and both had many minor issues that weren't worth the premium you pay. Either go for cheap or go for the best.
In terms of cheap eBay stuff, OBX has been pretty solid for it's exhaust manifolds. They seem to put a little more effort into design than the generic eBay brand versions, going with longer primaries and equal length tubes, in some applications. So they are worth putting their money into.
I wish I had spent the extra $50 for the OBX when I bought the header for my 2.2L Corsica. The primaries are much longer, with a smoother collector and the O2 sensor is in the stock location...hindsight is always 20/20 though.