View Full Version : tC header does NOT fit


NoLimitzBuilt
09-02-2007, 03:13 AM
SO I got a Strup header sent to me to test this weekend. I took the factory one off this morning. Put the strup one on. I must say, I LOVE the look of his header. I had the same one on my tC. But back to the post. The bottom S pipe section is different on the xB2 then on the tC. I will post some pics of it later tonight or tomorrow. The bolts dont line up and never does the angle that the two peices match up.

ScionFred
09-02-2007, 06:25 AM
So it physically fits in the engine bay but requires a custom S-pipe?

NoLimitzBuilt
09-02-2007, 09:29 PM
Here is the pics of it.. Yes it fits in the engine bay with no issues. Just the pipe does not line up. I am going to mess with it here in the next day or two and see if I can make the S pipe.
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o127/NoLimitzInc/xb2strupheader.jpg
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o127/NoLimitzInc/xb2strupflange4.jpg
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o127/NoLimitzInc/xb2strupflange3.jpg
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o127/NoLimitzInc/xb2strupflange2.jpg
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o127/NoLimitzInc/xb2strupflange.jpg

tCtCtC
09-02-2007, 09:32 PM
its not that far off... im sure if u play with it a lil itll fit

risca369
09-02-2007, 09:36 PM
Now I can't tell from the angle of you pics, but it looks like there might be enough space to make a simple aluminum adapter plate.

987KEITH
09-02-2007, 09:41 PM
I think some simple fabrication and a little brute force and you'd have it fitting. But it is hard to tell from the pix.

Keith

NoLimitzBuilt
09-02-2007, 09:48 PM
no it is not that close. The angoe of the bolts is way off, then so is the angle the two meet up. If you look at the 4 and 5 the left side is touching and the right is like a inch off. No brute force is not the key here. A new S pipe or a new header is the only way. The angles are way off in to many directions to just smash and call it good.

06tcdude
09-02-2007, 09:51 PM
u could cut and reweld the flange on the s pipe if need be

NoLimitzBuilt
09-02-2007, 09:55 PM
Yeah that is what is coming. You just need to cut and reangle the flange for the S pipe.

ScionFred
09-03-2007, 01:13 AM
The header is sweet looking. Too bad the S-pipe doesn't match up but it's nothing a little cutting and welding can't fix. Good luck with it.

xIxAMxHOLLYWOODx
09-03-2007, 01:16 AM
not to be a jerk, but duh...

Macavely
09-03-2007, 01:35 AM
it the rest of the exhaust stock?

NoLimitzBuilt
09-03-2007, 03:12 AM
Yes the rest is stock.

Macavely
09-03-2007, 03:12 PM
yea thats your problem right there. must after market headers don't line up with stock exhusts pipping. you should try going with a full header back exhaust.

NoLimitzBuilt
09-04-2007, 04:14 AM
LMAO.. have you ever dealt with exhaust before?

I have built many many cars and that might be why they sent me the header to test fit. Since other people might not know what they are doing.

You can connect a header to a stock S pipe. The tC and xB are that way. If you look around you might notice that most the time you use a header, stock mid pipe, and then out to a aftermarket exhaust. I ran a Strup header, then stock S pipe, then custom mid pipe and then to a strup exhaust.
I lost power when I went to a custom mid pipe, so I went back to a stock mid pipe.

So please make sure that you have a clue what you are talking about when you say I have a problem.

tCtCtC
09-04-2007, 04:29 AM
happy birthday :D

ScionFred
09-04-2007, 06:29 AM
not to be a jerk, but duh...

To whom were you replying?

Griever
09-04-2007, 06:57 AM
Shouldn't cost that much to have that spipe cut, extended and re-welded. Btw that Strup header looks gorgeous! I wish I had gone the Strup route rather than DC :o

NoLimitzBuilt
09-05-2007, 12:19 AM
Yeah I talked to the guy at strup today and I am going to make a custom S pipe and then send it to him to look at and see what we need to do. I cant wait to get the strup header and exhaust on this one again. He makes awesome products.

fairladyz541
11-05-2007, 09:11 PM
Any updates

toaster_2
11-07-2007, 12:52 AM
You give up way to easy. All you need to do is modify the s pipe a tiny little bit. The S pipe is not an expensive piece, so if you dont like it you can just get another one. You should talk to bigxbdad, I watched him put a TC header on his B and then mod his S pipe and it worked just fine. The only problem is that you need to get the weapon R o2 adapter to fix the check engine light.

RMS
11-07-2007, 08:55 PM
Any updates

NoLimitzBuilt
11-09-2007, 03:05 AM
wow this post is old.. there has been a new one started weeks ago, saying I did it. Redid the S Pipe and made it fit. Not a big deal.
Is NOT a direct bolt on though. YET.. will be soon I hear

NoLimitzBuilt
11-09-2007, 03:08 AM
You give up way to easy. All you need to do is modify the s pipe a tiny little bit. The S pipe is not an expensive piece, so if you dont like it you can just get another one. You should talk to bigxbdad, I watched him put a TC header on his B and then mod his S pipe and it worked just fine. The only problem is that you need to get the weapon R o2 adapter to fix the check engine light.

Yes he asked me about the Weapon R CEL Elimenator.

Here is the link where I did it.

http://www.scionlife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=196010

Silverstreak-tC
11-09-2007, 07:04 AM
Yo these dc headers are cheap just thoguht id throw thisin here
https://www.rippstore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=00TCDCSHORT

fairladyz541
11-09-2007, 08:36 AM
Do you have pics of the midpipe that you did?

NoLimitzBuilt
11-09-2007, 03:48 PM
Im sorry but I do not have any pics of it right now. I will try and get some for you though.