so from what i have read stay away from bbk headers? or just there mid pipes? im looking to but lt headers on in the winter and idk what brand to go with either, someone said flowtech but i never heard of them.
There are people that have ran BBK headers and mid pipes for thousands of miles without any issues, but some have bad luck with either. I know my BBK offroad X won't seal for shit.
I thought maybe my Flowmaster catback might've been partly at fault, since they are after all, old chambered mufflers, the baffles can rust out which makes a leak-like rattle. Put out $554 on Borla Stingers, and some of the leak is still there.
I had a friend put it up on the lift at his shop, they spent a while adjusting it, checking for leaks, adjusting.. It's kind of fine for now, but what we think the problem is, is the flares on the end of the BBK X pipe are out of round, not making a complete seal. I just wanna be done with the thing.
But to be fair to BBK, once their X pipes are adjusted correctly, they have pretty decent ground clearance, and for just being aluminized, mine is pretty clean. Driven it in snow twice, rain all the time. Once I get some long tubes on the car, I'll let someone have my BBK X real cheap if they want it, otherwise I'm throwing it out.
Probably would just have to find a good custom exhaust shop with a flaring machine, and they can have a decent X pipe for a few bucks.