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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-29-2016 Thread Starter
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Are these headers damaged?

Got my BBK LTH's today from Amazon (I know mistake #1), looks like it was dropped shipped straight from BBK in Fl. I'm no header expert but I don't think one of them is supposed to look like this?!
I'm livid!

Before I make a big stink, salvageable/usuable or return it?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-29-2016
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those headers are usable might need to rebend it tho shouldn't be hard

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Easy fix. I'd just take it to a local muffler shop and have them push it round with a tapered cone. Shouldn't cost more than a couple beers.

Or phone and get another set, your call...

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Ok I probably overreacted. I'll proceed with the install and have the mechanic fix the dent. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by dondino View Post
Ok I probably overreacted. I'll proceed with the install and have the mechanic fix the dent. Thanks.
if I were you, I'll contact the seller to get a good discount. or the seller should send a replacement.
I understand that they are usable but you bought a new headers they should be damage free.
I prefer to get a discount than getting replacement since it's easy fix.

I did the same mistake and bought my wheels from Amazon by USD 1000, there were minor scratches and the seller offer me a refund for USD 400. but i chose to get a replacement since wheel should look nice and defect free.
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Same thing happened to me when I got headers for my 2011 V6 mustang. Seems like BBK definitely has some quality control issues with their headers or they were damaged during shipping. Anyways I opted for a replacement. Its your call though if you are confident you can fix it go for a refund. I did the install myself and didn't have the tools to fix it so that is why I returned them for a new set.

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As suggested I would take it to a reputable shop and have them correct it. If done right they can still be usable and you should be able to install them without any issues. If you can do it yourself it would be even better, but you definitely want to get the diameter just right so it helps fit and clamp properly.

From what I have seen lately BBK is slipping a bit on there quality. Their BBK shorties are a nightmare to install from my understanding. Not quite sure if that is a more quality concern, or there specs are off in comparison to the actual car specs. Either way, Amazon is great just not always the best from car parts, unless it's directly from the actual supplier.
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