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Just wondering what everyone thought of headers for a 2.0. What are some brands people are using?
 

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Re: Headers for 2.0 (jettagl 92)

Really? A coupla different vw mechanics told me that was the route to go.. One even said it made more sense that a P+P for that car when combined w/ a cam and intake.
 

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Re: Headers for 2.0 (Vamped)

fyi theres a nice list of 2.0 headers on p.1 of the DIY thread http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Headers for 2.0 (volcomvw)

Thanks. Anyone have any experience w/ the Ractive Headers or heard anything about them?
 

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Re: Headers for 2.0 (tuned2.0)

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Really? A coupla different vw mechanics told me that was the route to go.. One even said it made more sense that a P+P for that car when combined w/ a cam and intake.

They're stupid.
A P&P'ed head will give far greater gains than a header will on a 2.0L. Your best bang for the buck is to remove your stock exhaust manifold, clean up the ports to enhance the flow a bit, and reinstall. The stock VW downpipe on the ABA is a 4-2-1 design that flows quite well actually right from the factory.....earlier VW 4 cylinder exhaust manifolds didn't flow so well, however.
Save your money - or throw on an MKIV AEG exhaust manifold, which flows better than an MKIII according to flow tests........
 

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Re: Headers for 2.0 (tuned2.0)

IMHO, headers essentially become useful when you're running bigger cams and you've had the head ported. A stock head with a moderate cam will still run great with the OEM manifold.
I've heard some good things about using the MkIV manifolds on MkIIIs. Might be a sleeper deal, considering the costs of headers.
 

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Re: Headers for 2.0 (DonL)

i had brospeed/bosal headers. the headers work well when you do alot of other work to the engine...i eventually swapped the headers & went w/ FI
 
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