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where to buy headers (tubular exhaust manifolds)...

Well ain't that just peachy? Turns out I've got cracked headers any thoughts on the best place to find new ones which don't costs a king's ransom?

Even with a warranty this is gonna hurt.


As an aside am I right in thinking that LHD headers won't fit a UK model? Also what other AMG models manifolds might fit (CLK55/CLS55/SL55)?
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Well ain't that just peachy? Turns out I've got cracked headers any thoughts on the best place to find new ones which don't costs a king's ransom?

Even with a warranty this is gonna hurt.


As an aside am I right in thinking that LHD headers won't fit a UK model? Also what other AMG models manifolds might fit (CLK55/CLS55/SL55)?
Eurocharged do some short headers ie you keep your primary cats. Eurocharged UK were asking about £500. Not bad for some increased performance. I considered getting them, but did not get round to doing it.

Although I am not sure Eurocharged UK in London is still operating. US price works out about the same but there is import duty.

I think there may be an issue with LHD headers fouling. This came up when I was considering kleeman headers. Although they were advertised as just needing some alteration to fit.

Good luck in your search.
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kleemann do headers for the R171 55 , had them fitted at the end of last year with the long downpipe , So I only have rear two cats . You have to have the ECU upgrade with headers fitted , this should give you about an extra 50 bhp .they is. A Kleemann garage down the south coast.

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now here's the thing...

IF (and I appreciate it could be a big 'if') headers from a LHD car will fit then we could be well in business. Mine currently look very similar to these:

Mercedes W220 S500 S55 R230 SL500 SL55 R171 SLK55 AMG Edelstahl Fächerkrümmer | eBay


meaning that there is no big advantage over standard (collection pipe is really too small and so becomes a restriction) whereas the Eurocharged ones look like this:

Eurocharged Mercedes Benz C55/SLK55 exhaust headers


interestingly enough it does appear we can use the same headers from a C55 which could mean a little more choice.

As I understand it, though it is just hearsay at this point (though they were correct about other bits 'n' bobs on the car) mine have been given an ECU-upgrade already so that could be one less obstacle.
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Mine look just like these


KLEEMANN Headers + Downpipes C55 AMG, SLK55 AMG, CLK55 AMG | eBay




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Mine look just like these


KLEEMANN Headers + Downpipes C55 AMG, SLK55 AMG, CLK55 AMG | eBay




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just out of curiosity how do you find them compared to having a (presumably) standard system before that? I notice too that the listing above is for a LHD - did you have any issues with fitting?
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@waylander I had them fitted at MSL in Birmingham , They did all the work , The only problem they had was they were sent two left hand downpipes so they had alittle bit of work the sort that out .
Living them is different , the engine picks up quicker I think & you do get some pops etc but only alittle which for me is great , I hate the new fashion of all that banging & popping like the F-type . You can not be a wall flower when driving as it is loud over 3000rpm but in a good way (your Nan will not like it ) . Cold start is some thing else . so if you work shifts take the bus or walk . The wife did make a row of very young school children cry as she pulled away from a roundabout (snowflakes), but on the other hand she did get a small group of single mothers call her a B***H so yes it has its up & downs . No one has told me yet that they hate the new sounds .


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give CKS in watford a look. i had kleemann headers, 100 cell cats, stainless x-pipe and v8 backboxes put on my 350, sounds amazing, picks up very quickly(like a bike) and your mrs will hear you coming far enough away to have a cup of tea ready as you step through the door... but you can drive it very conservativley and not make so much noise, but then, nah..... be a hooligan..
the kleemann units aint cheap though..but CKS will know what fits and what wont. and chet's c63 amg is a real monster....
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