JBA Headers

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CrashTestDummy
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Re: JBA Headers

Post by CrashTestDummy » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:24 pm

Hmm, they look kind of dark, like they're painted. So they're not stainless?
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Re: JBA Headers

Post by s/c'd cav » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:16 pm

CrashTestDummy wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:24 pm
Hmm, they look kind of dark, like they're painted. So they're not stainless?
those are ceramic coated versions

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Re: JBA Headers

Post by CrashTestDummy » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:38 pm

Got it. The JBAs we installed on my wife's Dakota R/T were Hot Jet coated, and looked to be stainless because of the finish. They still look almost new, but then again, the truck has less than 4000 miles on it. :lol:
Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas
2012 Caprice 9C1
1992 B4C 1LE Camaro
2010 Tahoe PPV (her car)
1995 DGGM Impala SS
1996 BBB Impala SS (11-second DD)
1985 Firebird - 310 LS1 C Prepared autocross car.
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Re: JBA Headers

Post by Capeasy » Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:36 am

I just have to ask, did they clear the oil cooler and plumbing? And I didn't notice any 02 sensors?
Thanks
Walt
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Re: JBA Headers

Post by CrashTestDummy » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:11 pm

Capeasy wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:36 am
I just have to ask, did they clear the oil cooler and plumbing? And I didn't notice any 02 sensors?
Thanks
Walt
Looks like according to Groundczero, they "fit without any issues". You can see the O2 sensor wires in the picture on page 2. You can see the connector on the driver's side handing down between the transmission and the collector.
Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas
2012 Caprice 9C1
1992 B4C 1LE Camaro
2010 Tahoe PPV (her car)
1995 DGGM Impala SS
1996 BBB Impala SS (11-second DD)
1985 Firebird - 310 LS1 C Prepared autocross car.
And some others
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Re: JBA Headers

Post by Capeasy » Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:25 am

Oh , I see the connector by the collectors maybe the bungs are welded in on top out of view or the pictures are only of the mocked up system prior to final welding.
Walt (AKA:Capeasy) So. Cal.
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Re: JBA Headers

Post by Groundczero » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:24 am

Sorry have been busy with the Hurricane prep and then unshuttering houses. The headers were the coated ones. The picture I took was mid build so O2 were not hooked up yet, but I needed to get different o2 sensors with a little longer wires on them. When I mean no issues with fitment I mean that no issues with linkage or trans coolers or anything, the bolted right up. It is easier doing this with a lift since these go in from underneath the car.

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Re: JBA Headers

Post by Capeasy » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:12 am

I'm currently at the SEMA show here in Vegas and ran into Doug Thorley Headers, which have always built quality Headers at a fair price He now has a part number of THY-333Y to fit are cars. Their made here not imported and Mike the sales manager said if you catch them prior to final production they can put V-band connectors on instead of the 3 bolt flange or even move the O2 bung location. They retail for around $700 but tell them you seen them at SEMA and he'll further discount them a bit.
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2013 Caprice 9C1, 98K, Huron white, Spectra CAI, 3.45 Diff. BlackWidow Venom exhaust, Pedders coilovers, Blackbear tune.

CrashTestDummy
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Re: JBA Headers

Post by CrashTestDummy » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:04 pm

The catalog listing on their website indicates they fit the G8 AND SS. It would be interesting to know if they clear the oil cooler.

They don't look bad, and look like they can be bolted right up to the factory exhaust. You lose a cat, though. Without tuning, I think the O2 sensor might get angry.

http://www.dougthorleyheaders.com/thy-3 ... ders_15742
Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas
2012 Caprice 9C1
1992 B4C 1LE Camaro
2010 Tahoe PPV (her car)
1995 DGGM Impala SS
1996 BBB Impala SS (11-second DD)
1985 Firebird - 310 LS1 C Prepared autocross car.
And some others
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Re: JBA Headers

Post by s/c'd cav » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:00 am

pacesetter is now offering stainless SS headers

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