Has anyone used these K-swap exhaust manifolds?


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Never used them before but I heard hybrid and k tuned are both very top brands! Seem popular and well established
 


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Have tuned car's with both, power-wise there won't be any great difference between either and there should not be any fitment issues.
 


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Have tuned car's with both, power-wise there won't be any great difference between either and there should not be any fitment issues.
What do you think about the quality of the K-tuned one? I have readed about those low end K-tuned headers that have poor welds and overall quality, is it worth the money in your opinion?
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Looking to buy an exhaust manifold for the k-swap on my EK. Found these decently priced ones from Hybrid Racing and K-Tuned. Has anyone used these and can provide me with a review (fitment, power/torque, build quality etc)

http://k-tuned.3dcartstores.com/4-2-1-K-Swap-Header-br-409-Series-Stainless-Steel_p_329.html

https://www.hybrid-racing.com/collections/exhaust/products/plm-4-2-1-k-series-swap-18g-race-header

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I have used the K-tuned manifold and it works well. There is a bit more power to me made from the Ktuned big tube manifold which I'm using now but not a massive amount... bigger gains will depend on what other breathing or internal modifications are used. The big tube version is also a good bit higher quality and build
 


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I have used the K-tuned manifold and it works well. There is a bit more power to me made from the Ktuned big tube manifold which I'm using now but not a massive amount... bigger gains will depend on what other breathing or internal modifications are used. The big tube version is also a good bit higher quality and build
I have my eye on the big tube, but I'm not sure if it's worth to spend that much for header on pretty much stock k24 block and k20 head with few boltons. That's why I was wondering if the quality of the low end K-tuned 4-2-1 header is decent. The good thing about the big tube is that I will have a good header, that won't hold the setup when/if future mods are made to the head and block.
 


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I have my eye on the big tube, but I'm not sure if it's worth to spend that much for header on pretty much stock k24 block and k20 head with few boltons. That's why I was wondering if the quality of the low end K-tuned 4-2-1 header is decent. The good thing about the big tube is that I will have a good header, that won't hold the setup when/if future mods are made to the head and block.

What you are saying is right, if you can afford the big tube it will be the slightly better flowing design of the 2 esp with the larger k24 capacity and the quality is better than the cheaper version as expected

You will not have any problems with the cheaper design and its still welded well but its not finished as nicely as the big tube version... basically you get what you pay for but if your looking to save a bit on the build then the smaller manifold is still a good choice
 


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What you are saying is right, if you can afford the big tube it will be the slightly better flowing design of the 2 esp with the larger k24 capacity and the quality is better than the cheaper version as expected

You will not have any problems with the cheaper design and its still welded well but its not finished as nicely as the big tube version... basically you get what you pay for but if your looking to save a bit on the build then the smaller manifold is still a good choice
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I guess that at the end it all depends how much I can stretch my budget... because man how fast those k swap parts a add up to the overall cost of the engine conversion, haha.
 


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Thanks for the helpful replies. Quality was my main concern, but I haven't read anything bad about them anywhere yet.
Found out that a friend uses one of the k-tuned budget headers on his k20 ek9 and he hasn't had any complaints. It has been running fine for over a year now.
 


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