KSR 1-5/8" Sidewinder Header, Made in USA, Raw Steel

This Sidewinder style tuckway header is unique in many ways.  It tucks up underneath your rear apron, yet offers all the benefits of a true equal-length header system, providing proper exhaust scavenging to maximize both horsepower and torque, yet it's virtually invisible in the vehicle once installed.  This same header will fit all years of Bug, Bus, Thing, and Ghia.  There are two different mufflers available: One for the Buses with upright engines, and one that fits everything else. Systems are available in two sizes: 1-1/2" and 1-5/8". We generally recommend the 1-1/2" for performance engines with dual carbs up to about 2110cc's, and the larger 1-5/8" systems for 2110cc's and larger.  These come in thick guage raw steel with extra thick flanges that will not warp at the head. They will last for years and years if properly prepped.  We recommend painting them with a high quality header paint, such as VHT to prevent rust and to have the ability to touch them up as needed year after year (one painted in the silver color is pictured).  Also recommended is using a high temp heat activated sealant between the slip flanges to prevent them from moving as the heat expands and contracts.  Our 8mm/10mm 6-point hardened nuts make it breeze to torque them proerly to the heads.    They have excellent ground clearance and are recommended for cars that are stock height, and for cars that are lowered quite a bit in the rear.  In fact, they are excellent for lifted off-road cars too, for additional clearance on Manx style buggies, Things, Class 11 Bugs, etc.  They fit like a glove.  Use only matching KSR mufflers designed for this system.  Equipped with a V-band that connects to the muffler and makes it super easy to swivel out of the way for access to the valve cover for maintenance.  These headers can even be used with stock heater boxes if flanges are welded to the boxes, performance flanged heater boxes, or flanged J-tubes, all of which are sold seperately.


KSR 1-5/8" Sidewinder Header, Made in USA, Raw Steel
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  • Item #: KSR-HA158
Price $299.95
Availability Out-of-Stock

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