thought your TTI headers were expensive?

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  1. pishta

    pishta I know I'm right....

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    • Scody21

      Scody21 Just send it

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      LoL. How about titanium headers for 45 year old F1 car... these are cheap, even though all of us that have TTI have bitched about the cost...
       
    • Syleng1

      Syleng1 Karma is real and Life is short... FABO Gold Member

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      Wow! Those are sexy AND clear the power steering pump. Lol!
       
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      • Cuda416

        Cuda416 Well-Known Member

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        Jeez...

        At first I thought "Well hey, maybe they're custom stainless, tig's etc...." then I looked at the glue job, I mean "welds"? if they can be called that....

        My nephew has a buddy who fabs headers by hand, learned on his own while sweeping the floor at a race boat shop. Puts that crap to shame...
         
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        • pishta

          pishta I know I'm right....

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          I've seen the rear chassis of a Ferrari F40 and the bird shit welds on the back half of that car was criminal.
           
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          • Cuda416

            Cuda416 Well-Known Member

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            I think it's interesting how people say stuff like "They don't make them like they used to" as a blanket statement.

            I just shake my head and think to myself... "Thank God"...

            :rofl:
             
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            • TT5.9mag

              TT5.9mag Two atmospheres are better than one

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              I’ve always wanted to build a set of 180 degree headers for a twin turbo setup. Problem is what it would fit in.....nothing.
               
            • mopar head

              mopar head Well-Known Member

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              Welds look fine from what I can see. That amount of coin, I`d want 304 stainless.
              The price is reasonable in the grand scheme of things.
               
            • cudajames

              cudajames FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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              Here they are in a pantera (car show), which is a pretty badass car

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              • gzig5

                gzig5 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                Bah. That's cheap. When available, the DINAN headers for the 2000-2003 BMW E39 M5 sold for $8000 new and go for around $5k used.
                BMW guys are nutz.
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              • DrCharles

                DrCharles Well-Known Member

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                SOME of them are nuts.:p

                I've been driving and turning wrenches on my BMWs since '88... for 22 years I had an E23 745i (grey-market factory turbo car). I put a five-speed stick in it, redid the engine with forged pistons and larger bore after sonic-check, added extra injectors (and built a controller for them), had the head ported, more cam and beehive springs, turned up the boost to 15 psi and a little squirt of nitrous to spool the autobahn-sized turbo quicker. It was a lot of fun but body cancer finally got it.

                Currently my (local) daily driver is a 1997 540i (six-speed manual) with the Dinan blower and stage 1 suspension. "only" 414 hp but entertaining to drive. (Stock was 282 hp). About seven years ago I bought it with 66k miles for $10k. Still only has 118k. The original owner paid $48k for the car, then spent 21k on upgrades including the Dinan blower kit (at the time, $9k plus $2k labor!). He sold it to his middle-aged son, who I bought it from. They ate most of the depreciation, not me ;)

                I stay far away from M cars. They require ridiculous amounts of money for maintenance, and any unique parts for them multiply the cost by several times... like the header in your picture :realcrazy:
                 
              • gzig5

                gzig5 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                I had a 2000 M5 from 2009-2020. I sold it last fall to make room for my 73 Cuda. I didn't do too bad on it. New it was $73,000. I paid 13.5k with 104k miles on it. Put several grand into freshening the suspension, two sets of tires, brakes, and a Dinan rear diff. I did all the work myself, including rebuilding the VANOS system. I sold it last fall for 10k with 140,000 miles. I think I got my money out of it. 420hp six speed manual that handled like it was on rails. It's the goal I have set for my Cuda. Should get close but the chassis will never be as stiff. Mopars are expensive, but not M-car expensive.
                 
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