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Old 11-26-2009, 01:00 PM
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DC Sports Header Fitment Problem

I bought the DC Header with the 2.5" collector yesterday. First of all, it's only 2.25" ID. They include a separate flange that has an ID of 2.5"What the hell am I supposed to do with this flange? The instructions say nothing about this flange. The DC Sports B-pipe is 3/8" shorter (the thickness of the additional flange) than the stock B-pipe. How the hell do I get it to fit? If I put the flange between the B-pipe and the cat, the bolts from the cat aren't long enough for the additional thickness of the flange, not to mention there's not an additional gasket which would be needed to do this. I feel like a complete idiot not being able to install a header even though I've performed an H22 swap into my Accord and a wire tuck already. I can now understand why people hate on DC Sports headers. If anyone knows why the B-pipe is 3/8" shorter, how to get around that, or what I'm supposed to do with the extra flange, I'd appreciate the help. Thanks.
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Re: DC Sports Header Fitment Problem

3/8" isn't that much. you should be able to pull the exhaust forward that amount to not need the extra flange.
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But you need that scoop on the hood. Is it true that they're big enough to fit your lunch box and all your camera gear in it?
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Re: DC Sports Header Fitment Problem

Good call. I was right to feel like an idiot on this one. I'm still curious what this extra flange is for and is it a coincidence that it's 3/8" thick? I'll give DC a call tomorrow. Thanks for pointing out the obvious!
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sometimes its so easy to overcomplicate things that its sooooo easy to think of the simple solutions
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sometimes its so easy to overcomplicate things that its sooooo easy to think of the simple solutions
Sounds like what girls do all the time

To the OP, I had the same thing going on with my DC header, but I ended up cutting the end of the B pipe and getting 2.5" piping welded on, making sure the guy welded the little bit extra that was needed.
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