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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-29-2009, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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I had a low side this past saturday and upon inspection found this dent in my header. How badly will this affect performance if at all?


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hmmm... i would just use it as an excuse to get a full system...

and if you already have a slipon, maybe some arrow headers :01_thumbu

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and if you already have a slipon, maybe some arrow headers :01_thumbu
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I'm not looking to do any performance upgrades I just want to know if that dent will negatively affect my bike.

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I'm not looking to do any performance upgrades I just want to know if that dent will negatively affect my bike.
I haven't been a member here long, but I have learned no one will give you the advice your looking for.. It's always upgrade!
And in your case, Full System..

Personally I don't know if it will F*** with your performance, wish I could tell you.




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If you want to take the guesswork out of it, used stock headers are cheap because of all the people who are buying full systems.

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I would fix it. Like bremer said, stock headers are cheap on Ebay or anywhere for that matter.

A dent in a pipe changes the characteristics of the exhaust just like putting on a new exhaust. Anytime you put on a new exhaust, you need to get it re-mapped. So, either have it re-mapped to the dented pipe, or just get a new header.

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