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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:05 pm 
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Im sick of screwing around with this stock manifold and downpipe . im now looking for a tubular header. please email me offers of what you have. thanks

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:42 pm 
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BUMP!!!!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:13 pm 
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They are not as easy to find. Give Calmini a call they have a few NOS headers left. "not cheap" but around 300 bucks. or search on Australia ebay for some used one.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:35 pm 
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Calmini still requires stock downpipe--not a good choice for eliminating exhaust leaks at the junction.

If you mount it correctly, there shouldn't be a problem, but then there shouldn't be a problem with the stock setup either. I also found out the hard way that fitting the stock down pipe to the Calmini is not easy to visualize based on their minimal instructions. It is possible to "do it wrong" in a way the leads to impossible to fix exhaust leaks. :cry:

That being said, you can also just weld your stock down pipe to the Calmini, which is what I did eventually. No more exhaust leaks :D

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:20 am 
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personally, i don't like the calmini header.

my favorite has been the jdm cultus header. i have had several of them and they've worked great every time. :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:14 am 
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I am not a huge fan either Richard, that's why I am currently running a Cultus header :mrgreen:

But it was not easy to come by, either. I will give Calmini credit for doing the minimum in that it is lighter and flows better than the stock manifold. It also probably does produce more torque at low rpm than the Cultus part, as I noticed when I retuned after the swap that I needed a good bit less gas below 3000 rpm.

I didn't put the Calmini back on though :-P

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:36 pm 
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Teeth you know that i did go over some hurdles over Calmini, simply because of my lack of understanding of the super simple instructions. I did take some good photos on the installation after you carefully explained the procedure, if i can revive my wife old Nokia phone i would post them but the lack of interest has stopped me sense not many members ask the question . But the header does give good low rpm torque from a stand still. The header was designed for autocross after all.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:46 pm 
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Thanks all for the replies . I'm happy to say the leak is fixed with the Dorman manifold . I also have a new down pipe that came with the car. I was actually able to have a local suzuki parts retailer get me the flange gasket needed I was told it was the last one. I have never driven it without an awful leaking noise before tonight. I fell in love with it tonight I took the long road home and my girl was ear to ear the entire time. Also there is a guy localish to me that has a turbine tech turbo manifold that's brand new on craigslist. So stay tuned some foolery may be in the works

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