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Just curious if anybody has any info on headers being available. I contacted Gibson, they stated it would depend upon the amount of inquiries they receive, and JBA (twice with no responses). I'd like to install a catback but I'm willing to wait until I can install headers at the same time.
 
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It all depends on the interest. I have connections inside of both companies but I would need to see enough interest myself to "encourage" either company to produce headers. If there were 25 to 50 people right off the bat who were willing to get onboard with a production run, then it can happen. The cost of tooling and jigs runs several thousand dollars and the manufacturers need to feel confident that they will more than recoup these costs. With the Gibson and Magnaflow cats just now starting to ship, sales of these exhausts are going to be the true indication on how much interest there is in the performance aftermarket for these vehicles.

Would a bolt-on high-flow catalytic converter setup be of more interest? It would probably give just as much performance gains and only take minutes to install instead of hours.
 
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I'll work some magic on my end and see what I can get in the works to get a vehicle in to JBA for some review. Anyone know of any Nitro's in the San Diego area?

Thanks!
Joshua, HHP
 

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If you use Liberty headers you won't have a fitting to connect the EGR system. Nitros have an EGR valve (at least mine does). If you were to cut the header and weld a fitting on you'd probably be voiding any header warranty.
I inquired yesterday as to what parts the exhaust system might include. They stated that the only restrictive parts on the OEM system were the muffler and the tailpipe. They said it had an excellent "y" pipe.
In actuality who knows what they'll manufacture? I don't work for JBA, I just loaned them my Nitro for 3 days for the R&D. I inquired about exhaust systems from them back in January when I bought it. They called me last week in response to the e-mail, stating that they needed a vehicle to prototype with, and if I was still willing to loan mine.
 

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If you use Liberty headers you won't have a fitting to connect the EGR system. Nitros have an EGR valve (at least mine does). If you were to cut the header and weld a fitting on you'd probably be voiding any header warranty.
I inquired yesterday as to what parts the exhaust system might include. They stated that the only restrictive parts on the OEM system were the muffler and the tailpipe. They said it had an excellent "y" pipe.
In actuality who knows what they'll manufacture? I don't work for JBA, I just loaned them my Nitro for 3 days for the R&D. I inquired about exhaust systems from them back in January when I bought it. They called me last week in response to the e-mail, stating that they needed a vehicle to prototype with, and if I was still willing to loan mine.
So does that mean that JBA studied the stock exhaust manifold and concluded that Headers would not add that much of a boost?
 

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If you use Liberty headers you won't have a fitting to connect the EGR system. Nitros have an EGR valve (at least mine does). If you were to cut the header and weld a fitting on you'd probably be voiding any header warranty.
I inquired yesterday as to what parts the exhaust system might include. They stated that the only restrictive parts on the OEM system were the muffler and the tailpipe. They said it had an excellent "y" pipe.
In actuality who knows what they'll manufacture? I don't work for JBA, I just loaned them my Nitro for 3 days for the R&D. I inquired about exhaust systems from them back in January when I bought it. They called me last week in response to the e-mail, stating that they needed a vehicle to prototype with, and if I was still willing to loan mine.
Gregg,

When you talked to JBA, did the say anything about the flow of the stock Nitro catalytc converter? Do we only have one on the Nitro?

All my V8 cars have 2. I wonder if going to 2 cats with real duals makes any sense on a small V6 like this?
 

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There are two on the Nitro. I believe them to be somewhat restrictive. The reason I believe this is because while at the muffler shop we started the engine without any muffler. It should have been a lot louder than it was.
 

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Gregg,

When you talked to JBA, did the say anything about the flow of the stock Nitro catalytc converter? Do we only have one on the Nitro?

All my V8 cars have 2. I wonder if going to 2 cats with real duals makes any sense on a small V6 like this?
They didn't say anything about the cat converter/s. They didn't share with me what the dyno results were either. I imagine that they post them on their website when they start production. They have other dyno results there.
 

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Just curious if anybody has any info on headers being available. I contacted Gibson, they stated it would depend upon the amount of inquiries they receive, and JBA (twice with no responses). I'd like to install a catback but I'm willing to wait until I can install headers at the same time.
I'm sure you've already seen this, but the JBA's are available now.
 

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I'm sure you've already seen this, but the JBA's are available now.
Yea, I called them this past Thursday to inquire about them. They've manufactured the headers, they just need to box them. When JBA borrowed my Nitro for the R&D they stated that I'd be getting a pair gratus for loaning them the vehicle. No word on that yet but with selling my house and moving into a new one, I don't have a lot of time to install them right now anyway. After the move I'll probably park the Nitro during the weekdays due to the cost of gas for commuting to work. I'm looking into getting a Harley for commuting.
 
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