And from what I understand it is the same parts that fail leading to a lack of used part swaps.lysander said:SSAC headers on eBay are very good deals and work well. Don't expect anything from customer service (they got no parts and lots of disrespect). Basically, these headers are throw-aways. If something breaks or you need a part, you'll either have to fabricate or get a whole new header kit. You send them money for a header kit, they'll send the header kit. No other service.
I paid $24 cdn (tax inc.), I think Justin @ everythingG20.com quoted me $13-16US, so not an expensive part at all. Here's the catch, I bought it a Nissan dealer and ordered it for a Sentra (see part # in pic). When I priced out the same part but from the Infiniti dealer, they wanted $36.50cdn + taxes! And for some strange reason, I think they had a different part # for it as well! Why? Don't ask me, but the part in the pic fit my P11 without an issue.vfast said:what does that bracket cost?where to find it? please don't say dealer as here they will put it to ya........I like to car but parts are so damn hard to locate...I bought it new and has had 1 problem I have to but a starter in it last year..what a bitch to install*L*
Yes, You need this bracket. It supports the lower cat and the (lack of a better location reference) the middle or so point of your exhaust system. IF you don't use it then you're putting alot of load on the header to hold up the weight of the exhaust. Do you really want to risk loading up the studs that go into the engine block? Do you want to reduce the life of the flex-pipe in your newly installed header? Remember, your engine moves (rocks back and forth) alot this will put a strain on the exhaust, especially your header since it's attached to it. Not to mention, the risk of damaging it if it just hanging there. AND the noise associated with it slapping up & down. So, yes, you need the bracket. OR save the $15 to put towards $100's of dollars to repairing/replacing the your exhaust because you didn't want to use he bracket.....lollysander said:Have you figured out if you actually NEED the bracket? Like have you actually done any work on this car yet? Still trying to get in the mood and putting it off?? I can relate to that...
The bracket, if yours is rusted out, is like $15 from your local Nissan dealer. No biggie.