Very dissapointed with summit racing.
Well, I am no longer a summit racing customer which is a shame since ive spent a good amount of money with them over the last 2 years. I bought a set of summit brand headers and im lucky if they were on the car for more than 2k miles since I bought them last April. Well I just took them off today to make sure I did not have an exhaust leak before I tore the lower intake off to check for a bad lifter. Let me tell you I sure am glad I took them back off. The flanges on both of them are more than just warped......they are twisted!!!!!! So I called them and asked if they had any warranty to back them and they said sure we have a 90 day...well obviously its been over 3 months so they arnt covered. I asked if there was anthing that could be done becuse there is no way they sould be warped like that after being on the car for a total of ~6 months. Needless to say they said there is nothing they can do about it. If you ask me thats some pretty ****** craftsmen ship...and If you cant stand behind a product that bears your name. The only way they could have warped that bad is either the metal was impure, or they were already slightly warped when I purchased them and over time the heat from the car just magnified the imperfection. Ive never seen this happen, in this way before and I have dont a lot of exhaust headers for me and friends of mine. So I just put my stock manifolds back on.....Can someone telly me why these almost 20 year old manifold flanges can be straight as an arrow but the "performance" headers I got cant even make it a full year before they fall to crap??????????? OH and this is the straw the broke the camels back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the tech told me to use 2 sets of gaskets per header...thats what others have to do!!!!!! Are you freakin serious....how bout you take 2 gaskets and stick em up your azz. That tells me they know they have a suspect product and that they have no plans of revising or checking into it.
Any way, just wanted to vent.
96 explorer motor, tubular UCA and LCA, bbk shorties, 2 1/2 h-pipe, 3.73 gears.
13.73 @ 104.00, 2.24 60'