Skunk2 Alpha Series Header
Skunk2 is proud to announce its all-new Alpha Header for the '02-'06 Acura RSX. Patterned after our already popular and dyno-proven MegaPower Headers, which have been used by leading, competitive race teams for years, Skunk2's Alpha Header employs many of the same design characteristics and technology. Our decision to produce the Alpha Header was driven by our desire to make our race-proven design more affordable and accessible to everyday enthusiasts. New manufacturing techniques allow us to do so at a lower overall cost, making race-winning header technology available to everyone. Skunk2's Alpha Header for the eighth-generation Civic Si offers Skunk2 performance, industry-leading customer service, and a full warranty policy, all at a price comparable to lesser budget-minded headers. Unlike the budget-minded headers, though, only Skunk2 Alpha Headers ensure precise fitment and the peace of mind of knowing that a Skunk2 representative is just a phone call or email away.
All Skunk2 headers are designed and engineered to maximize exhaust flow and increase both horsepower and torque throughout the powerband. The unique design is the result of more than a decade of racing experience coupled with computerized modeling and extensive dyno testing. Each Skunk2 Alpha Header features equal-length, sequentially paired, stepped primaries and a 4-2-1 tri-Y design that terminates into a collector with a 2.5-inch outlet. These features, paired with Skunk2's unique design specs, provide an extremely broad powerband that's applicable to a wide range of engine sizes and configurations. Alpha Headers also feature the smallest possible primary tubes required to achieve optimum overall and peak power. By minimizing the primary tubes' diameter, Skunk2 is able to maintain the highest possible exhaust gas speed throughout the header, which improves mid-range power and throttle response significantly. Skunk2's Alpha Header provides the perfect combination of top-end power without sacrificing mid-range performance or throttle response.
- Equal-Length, Tri-Y Design
- T-304 Stainless Steel Construction
- Unique Cylinder Pairing
- Specially Designed Steps
- Thin-Wall, Cast Collector
NOTE: Header WILL fit the EP3 Chassis but requires modification of the exhaust or the adapter to bolt-up properly with the rest of the exhaust system.
- Part Number: 412-05-1910
- Manufacturer: Skunk2
- Acura RSX
- 2002 Acura RSX Type-S
- 2003 Acura RSX Type-S
- 2004 Acura RSX Type-S
- 2005 Acura RSX Type-S
- 2006 Acura RSX Type-S
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19 reviews for Skunk2 Alpha Series Header
4.7 out of 5.0
1/6/2017 by Galileo Orellana
4 stars because did not bring any hardware, no bolts or nuts, and no gaskets. But really good sound and performance increase. I would recommend.
5/18/2016 by jason kobelenz
Very happy with this product. Would never buy another brand although it is rubbing against sway bar so have to upgrade to em2
12/17/2015 by Joe L
Sounds good, more power, good fitment. I wrapped it with header wrap to help with temps. No issues so far. For the price, you can't beat this quality and fitment. Paired with hks exhaust and sounds great
10/7/2015 by Victor
Easy to install, perfect fit definitely worth getting
9/17/2015 by Raymond Nicolas
Skunk2 alpha header 06 RSX type-s
well , just installed the header. you have to unbokt the Sway bar and remove oil filter to give yourself some room to slide the header in. With a lift, it took me and my buddy about 2 hours all together. Supposedly, there were Sway bar adjustable brackets that was suppose to come in the box, but didn't find them. I have the eibach sways and they sit really close to the header. performance wise, I felt a significant increase in power on the lower end and through out the powerband. As everyone stated in the crsx forum, it sounds like needles in a can when you get on it, but it isn't loud. Exhaust sounds a lot louder and deeper now.
3/28/2015 by stevenr
alpha header awesome
This race header you can feel the car breathing better. The horsepower and torque created can really be felt definitely worth the money.
9/28/2014 by Francisco Ortiz
easy install and sounds great with skunk 2 megapower catback very satisfied with both products a must have for your project
9/22/2014 by Fred Manigat
If you needed any reason why you should get this header it would be for the sound besides the power gain. Unfortunately my spark plugs (yes they were cheap) were giving out. But still managed a 10 HP gain on the dyno with bad a/f ratio so i'm still excited for more HP potential. I got these headers expecting things not to fit and to go thru a hard time installing. That was not the case. This was a a header that was bolted in my garage and only thing I would say is as if it weren't obvious was to have a buddy to help with bolt removal and installation but enough reading go on and get this header!
8/22/2014 by Johnny Chanthalima
Very good product for price, got this a few months ago with reflash, made a big diff in sound and power. Get it!
6/30/2014 by Pablo Leon
Nice race header
I bought this header a few months ago so far i love it. it was a pain in the ass to install in my driveway (my jack didn't go high enough) the only complaint i have with this header would be that the hold that bolts up to the block on the passenger side was a little off, i had to make it bigger to fit. other than that i would recommend this header
6/23/2014 by Miguel
It's Worth it
I bought this header last month and drove couple miles and felt the difference compare restrictive oem manifold/cat. Be advised though get em2 sway bar. I had progress sway did not work neither original.
4/6/2014 by Trevor Neth
Pain to install, but satisfied
I love the look of the header itself. My Megan Racing manifold broke at the flex section so I replaced it with this. It was a pain to install. I had to loosen the rear subframe bolts as well as take off a bracing bar that goes along the tie-rods. After doing this I was able to muscle it up there. Everything bolted up fine and I didn't have any problem with leaks. Also as a FYI, it does not hit against a Hotchkis sway bar.
3/1/2014 by Gisselle
Bark and bite
I love how this is basically the less expensive variant of the MegaPower header, and it packs about as much punch, at a much nicer price. I immediately noticed gains, and i love how it does not make my car sound too loud, but nice, deep and sexy. And that is without a tune just yet. I love the selection offered by K Series Parts!
2/24/2014 by Eric
Best bang for dollar.
Very skeptical at first. Read reviews online. After talking to kseriesparts representative, I was assured figment was perfect and he was right. Header is amazing and install wasn't too bad on jackstands. Buy these ASAP. Amazing header.
10/3/2013 by Octavio
A pain to install but Great headers gave my car good mid range pull. V-tec sounds awesome
6/12/2013 by Josh Goodwin
I installed this and hasport motor mounts at the same the time and I have zero problems with clearance. I read that people had rubbing problems on the sway bar but I have not had one issue. Buy this now.
5/6/2013 by Matthew DeMarse
Great power, great sound, however it was a pain to install, and at stock ride height the roll bar rattles against it at low RPM's!
3/30/2013 by Dylan
Worth the money
Had this put on my 05 Type S and connected it to the stock catback. Gave noticable gains epecially in the midrange you can feel the difference from 3K all the way to redline! At Idle and highway cruising it sounds stock and doesn't provide any drone but once you step on it you can hear her breathing! It did not clear the stock sway bar so either buy an EM2 or have a torch handy. Overall happy customer, dont hessistate to buy!
2/14/2013 by brandon pollard
This header is amazing. I had it installed at a local shop (VIP Performance) and they said they have never seen a header produce as much power as this one. We did before and after dyno pulls and I increased from 184.6HP to 201.6HP and torque was 132.6 to 148.3!! That's bolt on 17WHP and 16 torque! It makes my 65mm HKS cat back even deeper and more throaty then before! It even came with a CEL Eliminator from Skunk2. I honestly could not be happier. The guys who installed it did told me it was a ***** to install but there is lots of clearance. Highly recommend this RH. Now it's time for Kpro! :D