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Old 11-14-2018, 10:27 PM   #1
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UEL or EL headers?

Im super new to the 86 universe ( i just got a BRZ about 2 weeks ago lol) and ive seen lots of debate about whether i should get UEL headers or EL headers. My goal is to eliminate the infamous torque dip (or atleast make it a little better) and im also accounting for reliability. Anyone have any thoughts on which i should get?
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Lots of threads with good info in the Engine, Exhaust, Transmission section.
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UEL and Tune will eliminate torque dip. and it sounds better!
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They are equally as reliable.
They both with a tune eliminate the dip. And add power all around.
Some UEL have slightly better low end less top end.
Some EL have slightly better top end and less low end.
UEL enhance the boxer rumble
EL minimize the boxer rumble

And then you have the ace header. The performance benefits of the best UEL+EL combined.

Personal recommendation. Just go turbo. Or you’ll never be satisfied.
2nd recommendation ace header + tune. And work to supercharging later.

If available flex fuel +E85 regardless of what you choose.
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