Kooks Custom headers opened their doors in Statesville, NC in July of 2009. The shop consists of 45,000 square feet and is situated on over 11 acres of property. Kooks Headers is a family owned and operated company which has prided itself on making the highest, most horsepower production header and exhaust systems for over 45 years.
The history of Kooks Headers and Exhaust dates back to its inception in 1962 when founder George Kook (Papa Kook) used a blowtorch to create his very first set of headers for his family’s race car. Mr. Kook’s talent and extensive involvement in racing did not go unnoticed by local racers
For the last five decades, Kooks has focused its efforts on building high-quality headers and exhaust systems for the racing world. Kooks is well known and respected for having helped set records and win races from drag to circle track, road racing, motorcycle, and even offshore boats. Some of the biggest and most prominent names in IHRA, NHRA, NMCA, NMRA, SCCA, NASA, and NASCAR continue to run Kooks headers
George Kook Jr. helped lead the company from its modest accomplishments to the creation of a full-fledge manufacturing facility. Today, Kooks Headers and Exhaust supplies top-grade exhaust systems and race headers for street, race, and off-road vehicles, including early- and late-model domestic cars.
What Makes Kooks Stand Out?
Kooks manufactures the best stainless-steel headers and exhausts on the market. The brand covers a wide range of vehicles and applications, so there is sure to be something for everyone! What’s more, Kooks is capable of mandrel-bent tubing services, notching, forming, welding, burning custom flanges, and producing specialty collectors. The company even boasts its own line of racing mufflers and tips to help you build your dream exhaust. Kooks is able to do private label work as well for all your exhaust or tube-bending needs.
It is safe to say that there is no other header company in the United States which can supply headers for gas engine trucks as well as handcraft custom race headers for 3,000-plus-horsepower applications. Over the past 50 years, Kooks Headers and Exhaust has remained a pioneer in the stainless-steel header revolution while garnering a reputation for being innovators in the industry as a whole.
Kooks takes great pride in delivering only the highest quality products and exceptional customer service to its clients. You can expect to receive only the best customer experience from before to all the way after you purchase Kooks products and make it successfully across the finish line.
Find Kooks Products at Vivid Racing
If you are in the market to upgrade your vehicle’s exhaust system, look no further than Kooks Headers and Exhaust. Vivid Racing carries a comprehensive lineup of Kooks products for numerous makes, models, and applications. Our Kooks inventory is comprised of 45-, 90-, and 180-degree bend steel pipes, catless and catted downpipes, test pipes, axle-back and catback exhaust systems, exhaust gaskets, mufflers, headers, mid-pipes, Y-pipes, and so much more!
To learn more about Kooks and its products, please give our sales team a call at (480) 966-3040. We look forward to equipping your car with Kooks parts or a complete system to help take your ride to the next level.
Kooks Headers and Exhaust products are covered under our limited lifetime warranty. This warranty is limited to the repair or replacement of the product if the problem is due to faulty materials or workmanship. The warranty does not cover any coatings, polishing, painting, etc. and will NOT cover any re-coatings, re-polishing, or re-paintings to the headers.
Kooks will not warranty any exhaust product that has been improperly installed, crashed, welded, or modified (coatings, header wraps, etc) in any way. Kooks will not cover damage to any related components. Neither the seller, nor Kooks, will be responsible or liable for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the direct or indirect use of this product or inability by the purchaser to determine proper use or application of this product. Kooks Headers and Exhaust products are built for off-highway use only and disclaim all liability for products used in racing activities and/or applications other than those specifically recommended in the current catalog.
Claimed defective products must be returned with a Returned Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number to Kooks at the buyer’s expense. Products returned without an RMA number are subject to refusal. The returned product will need to include your name, address, daytime phone number, RMA number, and a copy of your sales receipt if available. Warranty will not be considered without a copy of your sales receipt. Upon receipt, Kooks Headers and Exhaust will, at its option, repair or replace the defective item.
KOOKS MUFFLERS: Kooks Headers and Exhaust Mufflers come with a 2 year limited replacement warranty. The muffler in question will need to have an Returned Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number and follow the same warranty return policy as stated above. Once the product is received by Kooks, it will be evaluated to determine the reason for failure. If cause of failure is determined to be impact damage, the claim will be denied. If it is a defective part that caused the failure, then the said muffler will be replaced and shipped back to the consumer at no charge. If it is determined to be an issue other than part failure, then we can offer a replacement muffler at a discounted rate.
CATALYTIC CONVERTERS Vehicles equipped with a factory supercharger or turbocharger will only receive a warranty on Kooks Catalysts if they have the GREENCATS. There will be no warranty on our standard high flow catalyst if the vehicle comes equipped with a factory forced induction system. Furthermore, we recommend upgrading to the GREENCATS if your application will be producing more than 600 horsepower. GREENCATS can be installed on any of the Kooks exhaust systems.
Example: A Ford Mustang GT500, which comes equipped with a supercharger from Ford, will only receive a Kooks-backed warranty if they are running the GREENCATS.
Kooks Headers and Exhaust EPA-Certified GREENCATS come with a 2-year limited replacement warranty. The standard High Flow Race Catalyst come with a 1-year limited replacement warranty. The catalyst in question will need to have a Returned Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number and follow the same warranty return policy as stated above. Once the product is received by Kooks, it will be evaluated to determine the reason for failure. If it is a defective part that caused the failure, then the said catalyst will be replaced and shipped back to the consumer at no charge. If it is determined to be an issue other than part failure, then we can offer a cat replacement program at a discounted rate.
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