The West Coast Fiero “Shorty” Steel Exhaust Headers are designed to enhance the performance of your Fiero engine by providing an unobstructed flow. This is achieved by reducing the back pressure in the exhaust system, allowing the engine to breathe more freely and operate as it was originally designed to.
The result of this improved exhaust flow is an increase in horsepower, with gains of up to 5%. This means that the driver can experience a noticeable improvement in power output, making for a more responsive and enjoyable driving experience.
The headers themselves are a product of meticulous design and craftsmanship. They come equipped with Marmen clamps and a “Y” pipe, components renowned for their quality and durability. The headers are shipped as raw metal, available in either 1018 steel or 304 stainless steel, depending on your preference.
For those who wish to customize the appearance of their headers, they can be painted with high-temperature paint or ceramic coated by the installer. Alternatively, West Coast Fiero offers a service to apply a ceramic coating to the system prior to shipping.
To ensure a complete installation, a set of header bolts is included. These are designed to secure the headers in place, providing a tight seal and preventing any exhaust leaks.
The headers have a primary diameter of 1-1/2″, while the diameter of the Y-Pipe can be selected from the drop-down menu, with options ranging from 2″ to 2-1/2″. This allows for further customization to suit your specific needs and preferences.
However, it’s important to note that the installation of the exhaust system should be done with care to avoid placing excessive weight on the header system. Excessive engine movement, which can be caused by bad mounts or high output engines with stock Fiero mounts, can lead to strain on the header system and potentially cause the headers to crack. Therefore, it’s crucial to ensure the exhaust system is properly suspended, with minimal stress being placed on the headers. This will help to prolong the lifespan of the headers and maintain optimal performance.