I also bought a cheap full exhaust system for the Civic which is not quite China spec (SK-Import brand) but it isn't high-end stuff like Spoon or something either. Was about €500 for the full 2" system, header, cat replacement, mid section and muffler with flamed tip.No shocks included I just went to checkout and used a random swedish zip code I found on google. Wasn't aware you were in holland either lol. Must've gotten my european countries mixed up. (My great great grand parents came to the us from sweden lol)
I unboxed & looked over the headers today for the first time. The workmanship is better than I've come to know from made in china exhaust parts. It uses these absurdly thick exhaust flanges and massively thick wall pipe that surprised me as well. I'm used to working with schedule 40 and occasionally schedule 80 pipe at my old work, and this wall is similar to the super strong schedule 80 stuff. So that's great but it's going to weigh 5x what the original equipment did lol.
I also have a mig welder and nice helmet now so I can do some work on the remainder of the exhaust that the headers don't replace. Still deciding what muffler I want to go with. It needs to be quiet is all I know at this point.
Curious to see how good the workmanship is on that header when it arrives here. It does seem to have the same thick flange style you mentioned.
Also ordered a set of Riaction street coilovers and some interior bits.
Already spend more in parts then the car cost lol.. and I still gotta do the brakes and rims + tires..