When building the exhaust system for your vehicle, nothing may be more important than the design of the header. Engine performance can be majorly affected by a poor design as the length and diameter of the primary pipe play a major role in your engine’s power band. If the pipes are too small, then your engine won’t be able to breathe properly and you won’t achieve the power you need. If the pipes are too big, then you’ll have too much exhaust gas back pressure, which also robs your engine of its performance.
If you want maximum power production, then you’re going to need a better exhaust header that is tailored to the RPM that you can produce! Here are a few considerations to take into account as you build up your machine.
What Header Design Do You Need?
It all starts with the basic design. For the average V8, the tri-y design is often going to be the most effective. The problem that most people have in designing their exhaust system is that they install units that are too large because they look visually impressive. That’s why for many, finding a smaller primary pipe that has the tri-y design is going to be the best solution to your header problems.
If you’re looking for high performance applications, the a full length header is a better option. The tubes in this design are a bit longer than you’ll find in the standard tri-y design, letting your engine produce the right amount of torque and horsepower.
Maybe you need a basic header kit for and outside frame application? You’ll find that with the formed collectors, 2 flanges and 8 mandrel bent one piece primaries that you’ve got the start of a better exhaust header through design. This way you get the perfect balance of pressure restriction so your engine has the chance to breathe normally and achieve more power as a result.
Our Process Begins With the Core Materials
All FRP exhaust header use the 300 series of stainless steel for materials. If you’re pairing your exhaust header with an race engine, then you’ll want to take a look at our 321 series of headers. The stainless steel is alloyed with titanium to create a system that eliminated precipitation from the equation to proactively prevent corrosion from occurring.
For the average driver, the 304 series of headers will suit your needs. It can be successfully used in hi performance situations, but the alloy doesn’t have the same resistance to high temperatures that you’ll find with our 321 series.
When you combine the design elements with the core materials used, Fanatic Racing Parts’ exclusive manufacturing process helps your engine achieve up to 15% more horsepower and torque on the average V8 engine. If you’re ready to see what kind of performance your engine can really achieve, then you’re going to need a FRP exhaust header to get the results you want! Make today be the day that you let your engine finally breathe!