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should I get 4-2-1 or 4-1 headers?

Old 11-08-2007, 12:05 PM
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Default should I get 4-2-1 or 4-1 headers?

I thought I remember someone saying that 4-2-1 is mainly for 0-4500 RPMs and 4-1 is for 4500 RPMs and up. Well, I don't which headers I should get. I don't have a turbo NOW, but would like to get one in the future. Just because of the fact that my RPMs go above 3000 when I accelerate on the highway from the ramp at 30 mph to 55 mph (and I'm not talking about punching it), that makes me think I should get 4-1. But even so, I can't find anywhere 4-1 headers for my '95 Civic. I checked the DC and Megan Racing websites. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place--I don't know. Thanks for any help.

(Sorry, I accidentally added this here--I know now I should have put it in Headers, Intake, & Exhuast--but I won't double-post cuz of the rules; but please respond if you have answers. Thanks again!)
Old 11-08-2007, 12:28 PM
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Default RE: should I get 4-2-1 or 4-1 headers?

If you plan to turbo your car, just save your money. The turbo manifold will replace your header anyway. But if you want to keep it n/a, I'd say just get something like a Megan Racing header. Also, I honestly think the difference in power between 4-2-1 and 4-1 is like the difference in CAI's and SRI's; not even noticeable on the streets.
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