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    Buying used headers?

    What are some pros and cons of buying used headers?

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    Pros= cheaper price
    cons= maybe missing hardware, rusted finish
    It all depends on the condition that you buy them in

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    save a ton of cash,

    only con is you wont get the gaskets and bolts. may be rusted but hey so will your new ones in 2 months. You can not wear a header out, but you can destroy it. I have heard of ones that are really old and have been heat wrapped getting brittle, but never seen it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev70ss View Post
    Pros= cheaper price
    cons= maybe missing hardware, rusted finish
    It all depends on the condition that you buy them in
    I agree. The huge pro to purchasing used headers is you can get some pretty decent prices compared to buying them brand new. Depending on the material the headers are made of, a con could be some rust developing on them. However, you could buy some high quality stainless steel headers that are used & shouldn't have that problem (though I've heard the SLP longtubes can rust, but they're made of a lower quality stainless steel). Likewise, another con could be they are missing hardware, as mentioned above, but oftentimes people will buy some of the hardware separately when purchasing new headers instead of using the included hardware. An example of this is people buying GM metal gaskets instead of the supplied gaskets. Also, used headers may have scrapes in them from clearance issues & bottoming out. However, this won't affect the peformance of the headers themselves. If you do decide to purchase used headers, make sure you ask for plenty of pics of them at different angles so you won't be surprised by anything when you receive them. ...if anyone has anything to add to this post, feel free to!

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    thanks for the info guys! it is really helping me out because they are kooks and he is asking 450 obo for them. im thinking i can get him to lower the price to like 370 or but here are some of the pics.

    http://www.norcal-ls1.com/forum/showthread.php?t=60128

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    Kooks are way up there in terms of good headers!!!

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    I just checked out the pics...overall they look really good! I did notice they have been cut though...use that to your advantage & talk him down in price

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteLS1TA View Post
    thanks for the info guys! it is really helping me out because they are kooks and he is asking 450 obo for them. im thinking i can get him to lower the price to like 370 or but here are some of the pics.

    http://www.norcal-ls1.com/forum/showthread.php?t=60128
    You can get new ceramic coated Pacesetters for that price.

    Just 2 cents

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteLS1TA View Post
    thanks for the info guys! it is really helping me out because they are kooks and he is asking 450 obo for them. im thinking i can get him to lower the price to like 370 or but here are some of the pics.

    http://www.norcal-ls1.com/forum/showthread.php?t=60128
    i wouldnt completely lowball him. $450 is a good price for those headers.

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