What is a turbo manifold?
A turbo manifold is a series of runners, or pipes, that collect exiting exhaust gases which can then be channelled into a merge collector. A flange is needed to bolt the turbo to the manifold, and this is welded/cast to the merge collector.
How hot do turbo headers get?
The good news is that durable, light-weight turbo-exhaust manifolds can be made using proper materials, design principles and fabrication techniques. Exhaust gas temperatures (EGT) for many race applications can exceed 1400° F which is beyond the working temperature of mild steel and 304 stainless steel.
Does a turbo manifold replace headers?
The turbocharger manifold will replace the stock exhaust header and connect to the car’s exhaust system. Once the turbo charger is attached to the header connect the turbo header to the engine’s exhaust system.
Do I need a tune after installing headers?
And for aftermarket headers, the answer is yes, you should tune your car when installing a new exhaust header. Major performance mods like a header can significantly alter important variables like air/fuel ratio. Tune is required to ensure you get the most out of the header without future problems.
What’s the difference between exhaust manifold and headers?
Like exhaust manifolds, headers are designed to route exhaust gases from the engine to the exhaust system. The primary difference is that headers create less exhaust backpressure than exhaust manifolds, thereby allowing the engine to breathe more easily. Headers are usually made from thin-walled stainless steel tubing.
Can you Powdercoat headers?
Since powder coating is not made to stand up to the high heat of exhaust, we also have ceramic exhaust coatings suitable for headers, tailpipes and mufflers. Since powder coating is not made to stand up to the high heat of exhaust, we also have ceramic exhaust coatings suitable for headers, tailpipes and mufflers.