Exhaust 97 escort lx header

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  1. Alexdkk

    Alexdkk New Member

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    Hey,
    I was wondering if this header would fit on my 97 escort
    https://www.amazon.com/OBX-Performa...1491369686&sr=8-2&keywords=ford escort header
    It's an OBX, which I am not a fan of, but I believe if I read on the forums correctly the 1.9l header should fit on my 2.0l, but will have to be modded some to fit. I was just wondering if that was correct or if I should just look for something else entirely?
    Thank you in advance.
  2. Tnashua

    Tnashua Gearhead / hot rodder with a soft spot for Scorts

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    Should, but the gains will not be as great as with a properly paired 4-2-1 header...
    Gotta run- Or I'd provide more detail- save your $ for now...
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    Alright thank you! You have any idea where I might be able to find the right one? I figure it is probably like finding a needle in a haystack with these cars ahaha
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    Tnashua Gearhead / hot rodder with a soft spot for Scorts

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    The headers below are all Stainless Chinese knock offs of the OBX ZX2 header. The cheapest of which is the top link. I have no experience with them. Perhaps someone else on here has?!. The tube spacing (at the head) should be the same as the SPI, but the bolt pattern is different- so if you wanted to use any of them- you'd have to get someone to replace or modify the flange. There are non-stainless ones on there too, but they really aren't much cheaper. These headers would require less modification than a 1st gen GT header & would probably flow about the same (maybe better flow- not sure on the scavenging) ... You could build your own, but you're going to spend as much money on bends & O2 sensor bungs as you would on the steel headers & then you have a ton of cutting & welding to do. Either way- you'll need to modify your secondary O2 sensor to avoid constant codes.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAINLESS-S...ash=item5d66610dec:g:MmQAAOSw4A5Yt5st&vxp=mtr

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stainless-S...ash=item4b0de7a8fe:g:2ZIAAOSwa~BYTGlz&vxp=mtr

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/FOR-98-02-F...ash=item236d4f1863:g:H7AAAOSwzaJX9s6Q&vxp=mtr

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAINLESS-R...ash=item2ef1185bfd:g:AcgAAOSwCGVX99N7&vxp=mtr

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/FOR-98-02-F...ash=item43fb063368:g:AiUAAOSw5cNYVI2m&vxp=mtr
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    Ima look into all of these and consider it before I make a decision. Thank you for the insight and overall information

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