Discussion in 'Pictures & Photography' started by DOT., Feb 20, 2007.
Notice improvements with the headers?
2001 Corolla CE engine bay stuff
none of you saw my headers from the last so-cal valley meet. i just installed them on feb 17th.
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i forgot to put this one in... ha3. i just bought this from pepboys for $60 out the door. i complained it was an open box. it was originally $79 ha3. i'll be installing this with a test pipe really soon! i'm going catless... within a month
hehe you finally put it in! Join the Forza crew. LOL
Yeah the header helps a bit with top end at higher speeds.
you should get a straight through muffler!
What muffler tip are you going to use?
screw muffler tips! i'm just gonna tell the shop to stick a pipe in it... i don't need them shiny things...
It's been bugging me and no offense but its "header". Not header"s". Our car only has one so it's singular. haha
Ey bro wer did u buy that header n how much?? n also how much 2 install??? thanx
i got it from ebay. do a search for forza headers corolla.
FREE! I had my buddy help me out.
Thanx a lot bro...
Yeah, OBX and Forza are the same. There's only one person on ebay selling an authentic Foraz header with the logo on it though.
obx makes the forza headers right?
sorry i meant header ^_^ LOL
how much for a Forza header??
Just to let you know and also for all future Forza header buyers, the new header is not designed to flex with the car like the stock header with it's spring retained bolts and the flex pipe. Due to the solide one piece design, it rattles and shakes with the car. This can be really bad sometimes at idle when the car is stopped uphill pointing up or down. I fixed my rattle mostly by tightening the exhaust clamp really tight so it doesnt rattle but it still vibrates so that you can hear it. It's not as bad as rattling but it's still a bit annoying. I might weld a brace onto the exhaust system to keep the whole thing snug and in place.
Yeah the bump on the header and the bump on the exhaust meet up and I have the exhaust clamp around it. I fixed most of the rattle and all of the leak by tightening it down. The header still wants to rattle against the exhaust but since its clamped down, it only vibrates. It's starting to rattle a little bit again which leads me to suspect that the clamp bolt is loosening again. Hey Jon, do you think you can get someone to weld the clamp and bolt together after I get it tightened again? I hate having to retighten that thing every so often to get rid of the rattle. ahah Or maybe there is some kind of bolt thread locking material that can resist high temps?
i'm thinking about buying muffler clamps and putting it around the bump of that header. but i'm putting that off right now b/c i have to dremel out the small spot welds the exhaust shop put in. it still leaks...
overall the forza header isn't 100% exact fitment for the 01 corolla.
hey rollatuner, you mentioned that the bumps on the header meet up with the bump of your exhaust right? mine don't.
i just ordered my forza header last week monday, i gota question for u guys. did the dude gave u a tracking number?
nah... the seller didn't provide a tracking number. but he was a fast shipper.
rollatuner: my only suggestion is find someone like a friend or neighbor with a welding machine. don't go to an exhaust shop, they'll charge too much, im pretty sure. as far as bolt thread locking, i'm not sure. i think the only way to go is to weld.
i was lookin at those headers for a while and is there comfortable space to work with back there behind the engine?
It's not that comfortable. It's manageable but you'll have to squeeze it back there.
I'm thinking about getting this HEADER myself. I'm not the most mechanically inclined person when it comes to installing performance parts, so for those that have the header installed what would you recommend to do once installed as far as keeping it from leaking and rattling? Is welding it together the best way to go? Is their any noticeable gain? Does it sound good (not ricey)?
Hey rollatuner I live in Torrance, when I get these do you think you can help me out???
Just port your stock manifold. Proven gains.
Welding it would solve all future and possible problems once and for all. It does give moderate gains and there isn't too much sound difference. Its a tad deeper in tone. The problem with porting is that if its your daily driver you're stranded until the header is finished being ported and reinstalled. Its best to buy an extra stock header and port that to install later. I'm willing to sell my stock header to anyone who wants to do it.
Torrance is a bit far from me. My gf used to live there but she moved so I don't frequent there anymore. Its a pretty straightforward install. Time and patience are the only obstacles.
Can anyone post pix of the header installed and all the rattle/vibrations/leaks fixed by whatever approach taken, clamps/welding/tightening? This would help a lot for people installing this header for the first time.
I found them, but they look like the ones you posted when you first installed it. I was looking for pix with places where you made additional welds to fix the rattle and leaks. Thanx anyways!
Oh. I never took pics of the welds. I didn't see any need to. The problem was fixed so I was happy. LOL The weld was across where the header met the exhaust section.
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