Are Headers Worth It?

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5 muaj më parë

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One of the most common ways to increase performance on a naturally aspirated engine is to install an exhaust header. They aren’t too expensive, and the install should be pretty easy on the miata. But how much power do they actually make? Today we’re gonna install a set of headers find out!
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Andy Park
Andy Park 6 orë më parë
How does he make gaining 5 hp so fucking exciting LOL
trianifeA7x Ditë më parë
No hate but having sharp bend in the intake can hinder flow too though that intake on the Miata sits right over the headers so would have to bring it to the intake side. (Cooler side)
v8 life
v8 life Ditë më parë
Mo powa babeh
Vinh Nguyễn
Vinh Nguyễn Ditë më parë
Donut putting a little timer during their sponsors is god tier thank you
Ezekiel D
Ezekiel D Ditë më parë
Are headers worth it? Yes, always.
Alex A
Alex A 2 ditë më parë
I'm proud of you my son
Mr Kx
Mr Kx 2 ditë më parë
Oh a cheap car, if the butt-dyno don't feel it...FAIL.
Jeffrey Xiong
Jeffrey Xiong 4 ditë më parë
Do I need a tune after installing headers and where do I tune to pass California smog?
Ty Percak
Ty Percak 4 ditë më parë
I liked the vid as soon as he said "mo powah baby"
Bobby Rains
Bobby Rains 5 ditë më parë
Headers alone as a hp maker has always been contraversial. Personally I wouldn't expect to get big gains on a stock engine with just headers. They look cool, but I treat them as a "supporting mod". Headers are great too help get everything out of a big cam or a supercharger.
christopher lenczyk
christopher lenczyk 5 ditë më parë just convinced me to drop another grand on my daily.
Reality. TV
Reality. TV 6 ditë më parë
change the router and lubricate them will give you faster rotation in the tires. stay strong
ryan camacho
ryan camacho 6 ditë më parë
Those stock headers were pretty nice. I knew they wouldn't make much more
Autocross Fun
Autocross Fun 6 ditë më parë
Triple digits.
Dan Theman
Dan Theman 6 ditë më parë
It’s like chicken or fish I prefer altenmassk also where did you hide the
joshua Tan
joshua Tan 6 ditë më parë
if u use 4-2-1 like mazda new exhaust yes... 4-1 is meant for higher rpm application
Taj 6 ditë më parë
My Mazda MX6 with the 2.5L v6 24 valve was a night and day difference when I added headers and larger exhaust pipe all the way to the back. Maybe The Miata should've gotten that engine lol
Finbar Holohan
Finbar Holohan 7 ditë më parë
When is the turbo vid happening
AS Mopar
AS Mopar 7 ditë më parë
No driving impressions? Butt dyno? My guess is no comment on such because it ran basically the same as with the stock exhaust.
Mikeman Jordan
Mikeman Jordan 8 ditë më parë
Show the header where you dont sacrifice anything
john9413 8 ditë më parë
Remove the cat and try again
Sebastian Ramirez
Sebastian Ramirez 8 ditë më parë
you gotta delete the cat to really hear the headers, but commiefornia wont let u do that
czr7j9 8 ditë më parë
i got headers for 600 aud plus labour and couldn't tell the difference in power, plus i didn't like the slightly more rough sound the v8 made. Not worth it for me.
TH3 RÀVËŃ 8 ditë më parë
“Now that we got it nice and hot.....let’s go touch it!!!” Lmao
LELAKI SEJATI 9 ditë më parë
just rev it to 9k
beyer422 9 ditë më parë
3% overall increase not bad
Pork Chop
Pork Chop 9 ditë më parë
Actually you made quadruple digits. 104.4 is 4 digits.
TheWhitePearl 9 ditë më parë
You say an intake and exhaust makes a little more hp, Engineering Explained says so as well, and many people all over the forums agree. Then why do people still say they don't? I drive a Subaru and I'd like to make the small 2.5 l engine a little more zippy. Not gonna win and drag races, I know, but I think it'll be enough to make a difference. It's just hard to make a decision when you don't know a lot about cars and you have many videos and articles pointing you in every direction.
Felix Mounsey
Felix Mounsey 10 ditë më parë
Is there a difference between an exhaust manifold and headers?
StangLife86 10 ditë më parë
Put a coyote in it lol
Mark Sayampanathan
Mark Sayampanathan 10 ditë më parë
$125 per hp. I’m too cheap for that.
Jonathan Kosyjana
Jonathan Kosyjana 10 ditë më parë
wonder how hard it would be to put a set of headers/exhaust on my grand marquis
William Muse
William Muse 10 ditë më parë
"Baby were on track, these are the mental whoops your going to have to jump through if your going tp get into cars" The greatest car quote ever! I love it awesome video, # Moore power baby
Max Cazares
Max Cazares 11 ditë më parë
MAD DOG 11 ditë më parë
I need some help. I have a 1996 Chevy Silverado 1500 with a V8. What kind of exhaust headers would be best if my goal is to improve gas mileage, hp, and low end torque? Asking for a friend
Dennis Best
Dennis Best 12 ditë më parë
Not sure but if the headers were nickel plated or copper plated before the chrome, they might not have turned that blue purple color, but stay more chrome.looking,
H J 13 ditë më parë
It’s always worth not being stock!
Jake S
Jake S 13 ditë më parë
You might wanna do a compression check. 1990’s Miatas nowadays are notorious for having low compression
aidan MacIver
aidan MacIver 14 ditë më parë
you havent had it tuned with the headers, exhaust and air intake so that will probably give you another 10 or 15 horsepower at least
D4t Suç
D4t Suç 15 ditë më parë
i can see why this show is called money pit now
Alex Lane
Alex Lane 16 ditë më parë
New Belt tensioner would gain you more horsepower than that header did
Alex Lane
Alex Lane 16 ditë më parë
Along with a tune up and cleaning the throttle body
Couch Potato
Couch Potato 16 ditë më parë
Is it safe to remove the heat shield permanently?
untold44 17 ditë më parë
headers and intake are useless, the only real way to make power for NA motors is by a cam. With cam then the others will come in to play.
Molo 17 ditë më parë
Lmao is a trumpet now.
tabnaak news
tabnaak news 17 ditë më parë
tabnaak news
tabnaak news 17 ditë më parë
ImFastlane 17 ditë më parë
He keeps saying it’s good for naturally aspirated engines but why are you not going to see a hp increase in a turbo charged engine
Steven McNutt
Steven McNutt 17 ditë më parë
First off you can ,but not recommend to run after market headers without head up grades ,porting and polishing or to run catalytic converter with headers
Scott 18 ditë më parë
It’s like the engineers that designed the car knew better.
Will Rocks
Will Rocks 18 ditë më parë
When you want to quadruple everything on you Miata power-torques-expense-and headaches. Then you know it’s k-swap time
Takuma95 18 ditë më parë
07:50 😂😂😂
Havnar 19 ditë më parë
Will those cheap 100-200$ headers do the same trick? because that would make it truly cheap horses
Neutsie 21 ditë më parë
Must be nice to work on a factory exhaust 25 years later and have absolutely ZERO problems, or rust all over your face.
Elijah Tijerina
Elijah Tijerina 21 ditë më parë
Headers are so worth it!!
BAD KARMA 22 ditë më parë
Have to be “tuned” headers!
Rudy Hinojosa
Rudy Hinojosa 22 ditë më parë
I was thinking 106 when tha camera man asked what do you think
Genesis Gaming
Genesis Gaming 22 ditë më parë
Wait . Half a day to install a header ? We replace a whole engine in a day .
Omg I am so triggered but
Omg I am so triggered but 23 ditë më parë
1:39 oh lord what is that on the carrera exhaust?
Angelica Lopez
Angelica Lopez 23 ditë më parë
stock manifolds looks like a pair of shorty headers already.
Strumaticgaming 23 ditë më parë
Shit u make it look so easy I soaked my bolt in panther piss and every single stud snapped in the block so then I said fuck it and sr swapped my yata
theo Dedeaux
theo Dedeaux 23 ditë më parë
why did the headers have a dent in them
Regigigas135789 22 ditë më parë
to fit in
Jason 23 ditë më parë
Its refreshing to see dyno before and after with mods. Thanks.
Sergio Murillo
Sergio Murillo 24 ditë më parë
Wonder if these headers are CARB compliant 🤔
MHockey17 24 ditë më parë
You're going to turbo the Miata but installed headers anyway? Is the turbo gonna be mounted downstream? Seems like wasted money if you gonna rip the longtubes off for a turbo mani later..
VDuro1 25 ditë më parë
That could literally just have been the dyno....
Josh Fogelson
Josh Fogelson 26 ditë më parë
Take off everything after the downpipe and see what you get
Carlos 5
Carlos 5 26 ditë më parë
The only difference with your aftermarket header is the runners are slightly slightly longer.... that's it. If you take the shiny look away from it, the 2 headers would look almost identical. Not worth the money.
lRoberth 26 ditë më parë
How is $400 cheap for 4hp? :/
Crimboz 27 ditë më parë
You need to remap the car to the new headers now, and then dyno again.
Prod. SlapHappy
Prod. SlapHappy 27 ditë më parë
"Now that we got it nice and hot, lets go touch it!"
Jason Sepulveda
Jason Sepulveda 27 ditë më parë
Are headers exhaust manifolds
Pottasium 28 ditë më parë
even if it made 0hp it would still be lighter than oem
Donovan Rauhala
Donovan Rauhala 28 ditë më parë
5:04 when all 5 of my girls leave me
G Johnson
G Johnson 28 ditë më parë
What about with a tuner?
Djentleman 29 ditë më parë
Good video, but think it would've been better to compare it with stock exhaust as well.
NSP Nutrition Sports Performance
NSP Nutrition Sports Performance 29 ditë më parë
Man I feel bad for you watching you pray for a few HP on your NA MX5. Meanwhile I'm about to change the cams back to the OEM ones on my Supra, which is probably gonna cost me 40hp because I want it to feel more stock.
Dillon Weaver
Dillon Weaver Muaj më parë
Why didn’t it show him put the gasket in with the header????
Robert Snyder
Robert Snyder Muaj më parë
To be fair, the miata had a decent header-style manifold before so gains wouldn't be great. Had you went from a log-style manifold however, that would have been an easy 5 hp.
User unknowns RB
User unknowns RB Muaj më parë
That’s tuf stock they made 128 from the factory
Mike Jones
Mike Jones Muaj më parë
Does it have any head work
Tim G
Tim G Muaj më parë
that intake runner is sooooooooooooooooooooo longgggggggggggggggg
Templaric Legion
Templaric Legion Muaj më parë
Forward slash, not back slash my guy.
Steven Henderson
Steven Henderson Muaj më parë
How much hp would the whole exhaust upgrade make tho. The header and cat back system together
AnAMGguy Muaj më parë
Going from what’s essentially a mid length header to a long tube isnt gonna make much of a difference, start with a car that has those terrible stamped steel headers
Peter Montoya Lim
Peter Montoya Lim Muaj më parë
Did you "massage" the headers? Looks like a dent in there
Thunderbird88 Muaj më parë
Did'nt mention anything about starter heat soak with long headers, blocking transmission removal, starter removal etc.
Brad Lag
Brad Lag Muaj më parë
would you say this is worth it knowing you are about to turbo it and throw this piece away?
Yuvraj singh
Yuvraj singh Muaj më parë
Wait wait Stock Miata makes only 100hp and 90+ mph shit thought that would make somewhere around 200 hp
Dean Jooste
Dean Jooste Muaj më parë
Can you feel a 5 HP increase? Or what's a 'magic' number increase where you can actually feel a difference?
Joshua F.
Joshua F. Muaj më parë
Lol bruh.. the STFT snd LTFT haven't had ANY time to adjust to the header. Take it back and try it again after driving it with some spirit. I am willing to bet you will see that 10hp
Michael Joseph
Michael Joseph Muaj më parë
Been two days and I still can't get the heat shield off of the headers...
Ethan Alix
Ethan Alix Muaj më parë
troubleless one
troubleless one Muaj më parë
looked like you replaced headers with stainless S headers..
Icack -
Icack - Muaj më parë
Why do they always do this? They slap bolt ons without a follow up tune and expect the car to just do something amazing with it. You are basically fooling the car with stock parameters; no matter how much it “re-learns” on its own, It’s always going to assume your exhaust is stock and adjust accordingly for stock exhaust output. That’s why your gains were much less than you anticipated. After bolt ons a proper tune is a MUST to actually get the horsepower out of the labor you put in. Your testing procedures are wrong and I guarantee you that you can pull at least 2-3 more horsepower out of that upgrade with a proper tune.
NotMr. Clean
NotMr. Clean Muaj më parë
“Kinda worried we’re gonna max out the dyno on this one” ya Miata go braaaaaaaappppp!!
Brian Stuart
Brian Stuart Muaj më parë
Would that style Dyno show better numbers than something with rollers that forces you to actually spin the tires and extra mass? Or does this calculate the difference?
Nate Phillips
Nate Phillips Muaj më parë
Shouldn't you tune after install to compensate for the increased flow
Angel IGR
Angel IGR Muaj më parë
Got to love magnaflow I got that on my protege
Natural Mystic
Natural Mystic Muaj më parë
Idk if this was mentioned due to the # of comments but. . Dont you need a tune with the header for hp gain?
Edgar A.
Edgar A. Muaj më parë
The ‘99 and ‘00 Miata came with a cast iron manifold. A popular upgrade for those is the ‘01-‘05 tubular exhaust..
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