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That's a good question... They use to be on scionlife, and they were suppose to come out w/their own S-Pipe/Other Products, but have disappeared into the blue. I still have my alphawerks header sitting in my room (opened up) but never installed.
Hopefully I can decide soon, I may have an AW Header(+OEM Gasket) & ZPI S-Pipe (+Antifouler) combo (Open Box) to sell if I go the turbonetics way. Well see, I'll keep you in mind if that so happens.
Anyways back to the question... can anyone answer this?
-- SSM 05' Scion tC --
Mods: TRD Springs, TRD Sway Bar, OBX Shift Knob, Injen RD2110 Cold Air Intake System, Injen SES Exhaust (Axle-Back), Racing Hart C4 on Kumho Ecsta 712 (+38mm Offset) 225/40/18, Denso Iridium Spark Plugs, 20% Tint (Front/Back), Spec Stage 2 Clutch, Fidanza Lighweight Flywheel, TWM Stage 2 Shortshifter
Agreed...I have nothing but good things to say about my AW header. Fitment (except lower mounts), looks and performance are all great. I think it produces the most rasp because it just flows better than the other 4-1 designs. Install a larger resonator and youre good to go with just about any exhaust system.
SOLD THE tC
Black 2006 WRX STi as of 7-9-06
why did you tink megan made a 2nd type of header? because they bashed the 1st set saying it was weak, didnt produce al ot of hp etc etc
forums + new car + 1st product type = A LOT of bashing. very discouraging. so they kinda called it quits.
i have the AW header. i love it. who cares about the rasp or buzz. most 4-1 header will make that noise.
i think hes talking about Megan not alphawerks
anyways i have alphawerks and i love it! good luck in your search for one at a cheap price
no im talkin about both hahah
i've had the 1st set of AW header and been on this forum for a long time. a lot of people BASHed theh AW for fitment and rasp being too loud and taht everyone should get DC because its a bigger company blah blah.
if anything AW is by far one of the more superior Headers on the market for the tC. I heard that the MMW header has more gains but is alot more expensive. If you want great gains for cheap go with the AW. I bought mines for under $300. As for the Rasp, your hearing the sound of PERFORMANCE and its beautiful. The gains are great through out the powerband and increase your overall performance and response in acceleration.
The megan header had some problems in the beginning. I've read posts of their cat would come off. I guess the welds were done ____ty and so people were complaining that their CAT would fall of due to faulty welds. I dunno if they have fixed that problem. But anything with the "Megan" logo is a NONO for me. I know several HONDA owners that purchased MEGAN products and heard that they are all crap.
So beware before you buy. Make sure you do all the research. I originally didn't want ALPHAWORKS because I've never heard of em. But in actuallity they are the best bang for you buck. Installation is fairly simple, just remove the stock exhaust manifold and replace the gasket and bolt on the new one. Fitment wasn't perfect to the stock brackets near the S-pipe. I jus said "____ it" and didn't bolt the AW header to the brackets. I think they're useless anyway.
Well, I have the AW header and I read a lot of good reviews, but they make a rattle noise at 3000 rpm and up. I do like the way it was built and believe it is a well made product but it really needs to be updated with more R&D. Unfortunately it is made in Taiwan.
Nobody proved it was rattling pipes and nobody has posted that welding the pipes together or wrapping with heat wrap made any difference. I tried the heat wrap an it made no difference whatsoever.
Very true. But seriously what happened to them. They had a Throttle body, turbo manifold, and header...now I see nothing from them..
like i said, AW had products but many people dissed them because nobody liked the rasp compared to the megan header which didnt rasp. so people bashed AW like they bashed TCTUNERZ (please do not comment about them). AW still sells parts for the TC. they just dont advertise or read this forum anymore.
teh AW TB is 1-2mm bigger so its pointless and wil give no gains for NA people (i talked to AW about it and tahts there response).
hey, I did two things to try to mellow out my header noise I am or should I say 'we' are experience. First I had a Magna Flow high flow cat/resonator installed in place of the second cat. That made the exhaust sound more tolerable; the rattle noise or rasp noise is still there. It is true that the primary tubes are touching. I had my friend separate them to see if that would solve the problem, but no go.. This thing was just not audibly tuned for sound but for performance. I believe the new gen Megan would not make that noise because the primary tubes look like they are equal length when they reach the collector.