Poor welds from the factory?
Haha I bet at some point it may happen. My faith in the factory quality is tainted already. Good thing is there is no more emission testing here so if it happens some stainless steel headers will be the replacement and not factory parts.From talking to others, it sounds like this is a common failure spot from these headers. So I'm guessing that is the case. That means yours are next....
Nice. This was the cheapest option. I didn't feel like jumping into the other side...Thats exactly what happened to my pass side about 18 months ago. Replaced with DT headers and B pipe deletes. Still haven’t put the fender liners back on. One of my winter projects.
I've always liked the idea of those but I also felt like I would just lose them, and I can't imagine paying $40 to outfit one skid plate with the correct washers. The regular bolts hold for up 98% of the timeCan also try these Amazon.com: UTV INC Heavy Duty 1.5" Zinc Plated Steel Flange Skid Plate Cup Washer: Automotive
Then there are these that are "tougher" but pricey Rock Hard 4x4™ ''Rock Dome'' Tapered Bolt Head Protector for Skid Plate Systems - Large [RH-6000-SW-496]
Ya, that's why I linked the amazon ones cause those are way overpriced. I've only sheared two bolts in 5 years, but I'm not doing trails where I just scrape the whole time, some people are into that.I've always liked the idea of those but I also felt like I would just lose them, and I can't imagine paying $40 to outfit one skid plate with the correct washers. The regular bolts hold for up 98% of the time
Quick question, how did you know the exhaust manifold broke? Was there an exhaust leak sound or something like a vibration sound or did it throw a code?