Kooks Headers’ Speedy Growth Leads to ‘Race City’

Feb 10, 2017

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Kooks Headers and Exhaust started the way many performance manufacturing companies do: by solving a problem. Founder Papa Kook used a gas torch to fabricate his first set of custom headers and exhaust for the family race car.

From those humble beginnings, Kooks now occupies three buildings including a new facility in Mooresville, North Carolina, famously known as Race City USA.

The new facility, which opened last fall, features a state-of-the-art research and development shop that showcases Kooks’ continued dedication to crafting the best custom headers and exhaust available, according to the company.

With the addition of Kooks’ third facility and a substantial investment in new machining equipment and an expert staff, the company’s expanded custom shop is ready to accept new projects. Those wanting a Kooks system that’s not a typical off-the-shelf product, the company is now presenting the opportunity. Those who live far from the facility can consider a Kooks build kit to help build a header and exhaust system, including flanges, bends, collectors, and components, according to the company.

Kooks greatly expanded its variety of production parts in the past year., including a larger selection of axle-backs, cat-backs, and new applications for Jeep Wranglers, 4×4 trucks, imports and domestics.

The company also crafts custom systems not currently in its catalog-particularly 2003 and earlier street performance, classic car, and truck models.

Attention to detail and expertise makes Kooks the go-to manufacturer for custom applications, according to the company. Some of the biggest and most dominant names in NHRA, IHRA, NMCA, NMRA, NASCAR, SCCA, and NASA run Kooks products and win championships, and many top builders with award-winning SEMA vehicles choose Kooks because of the quality and reliability.

“We can make headers and exhaust as custom as your build,” said Chris Clark, vice president of sales and marketing. “We know every street and race car is different, and that’s what we all love about modifying our vehicles. It’s individual. If you need a custom header or exhaust for your project, we can build it, and we can build it better than anyone else.”

For more information, call 866-586-5665 or visit www.kooksheaders.com.