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Old 02 May 2011, 03:51 pm
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Hello everyone, first off this is my first post since I've joined and I must say you guys and the info on here is completely the best. I would like to get your opinions on something if you don't mind. I got a set of edelbrock headers (#47490) as a gift for my 2002 cruiser n/a touring edition. I've done some research and some guys say they are worth it and some say they're not. I'm just wondering if it's worth my time to put them on or will I just be heating up the engine compartment more for no reason? If that's the case I won't waste my time. Thank you for any advice.
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Old 02 May 2011, 04:55 pm
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IMHO they don't work, but that is going to be your decision to use the new header or not. If you decide to use it the heat shield must also be used or things will melt you won't be happy about.
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Old 02 May 2011, 05:15 pm
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Thanks gtman. I appreciate the advice. I will probably keep the stock exhaust manifold, just don't see a point in changing it if its not going to help. Thanks again.
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Old 02 May 2011, 07:00 pm
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A header just don't seem to do much for the na PT. Make your na PT look really nice, keep it running well and you'll love it.
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Old 02 May 2011, 08:10 pm
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yup really good advice. I asked about getting headers for my NA and everyone basically told me not to do it. so i didn't. sorry i didn't say anything about it but i figured if you already put it on, there shouldn't be any harm, but i guess there is.
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Old 03 May 2011, 11:13 pm
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I put the Header on my 02 N/A and I haven't had any trouble with melting anything. The Heat Shield could be modified to make it work but I decided not to put it back on at all. I had a crack in my stock manifold and had to change it out anyway. Benefits of having it though? None to speak of except for the sound. I can't say that it's helped with added power or MPG or anything like that. It just kind of adds a little throaty sound to it. Bolts up perfectly though.
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Old 05 May 2011, 11:13 am
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How difficult was it to put on, how long did it take.

I could see a header adding a few HP but maybe the stock exhaust is pretty good and you dont notice much gains or the cat back is bad and the rest of the exhaust negates and power gain?
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Old 05 May 2011, 11:36 am
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N/A Neon guys use headers quite frequently without issues. Just because some users on here opted not to do it, doesn't mean it's a bad idea. The stock exhaust manifold is restrictive to say the least.
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Old 05 May 2011, 04:04 pm
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N/A Neon guys use headers quite frequently without issues. Just because some users on here opted not to do it, doesn't mean it's a bad idea. The stock exhaust manifold is restrictive to say the least.
Sorry, but the na header flows very well. A neon is a much lighter car. The pt is a tank. Of course the neon has a better weight to hp ratio and will respond much better to mods than the heavyweight PT. Comparing a lightweight neon and the heavyweight PT is just plain dumb. Just because a part fits on both doesn't mean the result will be the same. I've been asked why I am so down on performance modding the na PT. It's because I spent a lot of money on performance modding my '01 PT and I was very disappointed with the results. Pretty bad when at the time we also owned an automatic stock '98 Toyota Corolla and my wife would kick my modded PT's a$$ everytime and not by a little bit. Use your money to make your na PT the best looking one out there and not try to hang with the fast guys.
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Old 05 May 2011, 07:05 pm
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Save the money for something else! The PT cruiser was not in the movie "Fast 5" so it must not be fast.
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