owned my RSX for about 3 years with stock power mods and i recently broke my cat due to low life problems lol so i figured its time time for a racing header but i have being considering a obx since haven't read anything negative about themThey *seem* to make more power, but it's marginal. For most intents and purposes, you'll be just as well off with the OBX, and possibly even more so, since many PLM headers leak and they always hang real low.
Honestly if I could do it over again, I would've gone with a solid one like Invidia (double the price though). Depends what you're looking to get out of it
edit: oh, shoot! OBX is solid? Dang, just do it then, lol
Which gasket from them? Can you give me a link to it?My PLM header tuned gained me +24hp +20tq
Numbers before header - 190hp, 158tq
After header- 214hp , 178tq
Mods- k24a2, custom 3" intake, PLM header, custom 3" exhaust piping to Megan drift spec exhaust. Stock 25* VTC, RBB manifold
I really like this header the welds and fabrication are perfect and for the price you can't beat it. To fix the "leaking" issue, a vibrant gasket should be used. I have no leaks up until now and I had the header for almost 6 months with the test pipe.
thats what i meant in my post. as far as price i was referring to the PLM only costing $350 now instead of 500 earlier in the year. the PLM is a huge step over stock system.i made 202 with exhaust and RH only on a basemap. after tuned and an RBC i was making 216.1. Having smaller diameter piping is usually a bad thing. Less air flow means less power. Why spend the money to gain nothing?
2. Being "known to crack" is a bad thing. Points to poor build quality. Why spend the money on something that's likely to fail on you before long, when what you've got is perfectly solid?
Simply replace your broken cat with standard exhaust pipe. Costs about $90 at an exhaust shop, and since the cat is actually worth something to a recycler, you'll be able to get some of that money back. If you want to gain power, don't get something that isn't an improvement over stock.
Glad ya like it! If ya fuck up, you haven't lost much. There's a great thread on here as to what Em's and catbacks people are running. You can't lose much? let me know if it works because I'm gonna try that soon! Better you than Me. Is that a mugshot you're using as yer pic? LOLThat is a good idea thank you bigwheel