Reviewed By Jared M (Ojai, CA) Reviewed for a 1993 Jeep Cherokee —5/14/2012 9:59 PM
First off, auto anything has amazing customer service and the shipping time was much faster than other sites. This header came in the mail in about 3 days from the day I ordered it, which was awesome!!! I had the jeep torn apart and just as I took a close look at the header I realized that the damn thing had light rusting on the manifold mating surface.. This was very disappointing after dropping so much $$$ into a "stainless" steel header. I went ahead and installed it and ran into another problem! The first bolt in the torque sequence was absolutely impossible to get a socket around. This particular part of the pipe was bent so that you can barley fit a wrench around the bolt.. And finially, the mandrel bent tubing that comes with it was not the greatest fit and It hangs a bit lower under the jeep than i was happy with; As most other jeep enthusiast strive to gain ground clearance, rather than loose it. These issues were less than expected for such a "quality" product. But this review is not a complete downer. Once back on the road I can honestly say that I felt a pretty substantial power increase as well as a cleaner sounding idle. Fuel consumption is not so drastically changed, however there is a slight change for the better. With borla's better customer service (in comparison with banks) and the mandrel bent pipe that replaces the stock crushed down-pipe, altought I had a somwhat unpleasant experience with the surface rust, I would have to recommend this header; as the effects it has on the overall performance of my xj was phenomenal.