The time has finally arrived. I have extensively searched and researched and have found someone to make us a real header. In my lair I have already dimensioned the flange and am currently drafting the flange digitally. This is no longer a dream to this forum, this is happening.
The header will fit my 08 Aveo 5, with no AC. Unfortunately, I am unable to be sure of the fitment with AC,but if you choose to buy, you may have to reroute AC lines, components, or remove the entire system. I can't make guarentees other than flange and support fitment. There are no other aftermarket obstructions in my engine bay and I hope to make this a bolt on part for you all.
The only option for this header is stainless steel. This is non negotiable. If you can't pay, you can't play, sorry. Which brings me to the bottom line, money. This is not cheap. I'm not even paying my time in this, I am just passing that on through you all. At this stage I do not have a definite number, but I got a quote of 500-600$ US. This is the absolute best quote by a long shot. My hope is to bring the price down by negotiating a bulk buy.
The design is a long tube, tri-Y. This design will give more low and midrange torque, the place where we can utilize it the most. IT WILL DELETE THE CAT!!! I am going to make the best efforts to allow a test pipe insert so you have options, but that is not 100% definite. I will also be making serious efforts to keep CEL issues away from us.
I will be making some sort of a Pay Pal account payment option when I am closer to pulling the trigger. Like many of you, 600$ is not chump change so I cannot produce an overhead stock for you to purchase.
Any thoughts, comments, or design ideas? Please tell me. I want this as bad as all of you.