Doug's Headers

The Original Doug's Headers:

Doug's Headers, the most respected name in the header industry since the 60’s, began in 1958 as a small muffler shop in East Los Angeles, California.

The company expanded rapidly into a shop that designed and built innovative headers for muscle cars and many of the sport's top drag racers. Cars with the famous "Headers by Doug" decal were consistently among the top performers in their various classes. Show more...

Doug's Headers was acquired by PerTronix in January of 2005. Doug's Headers are ideal for muscle cars, street rods, and race cars, as well as trucks, SUVs, and motorhomes. With more than 50 years of experience, Doug's Headers is a name you can trust for superior quality and fit. Doug has been elected to five different drag racing halls of fame and is truly a pioneer in the manufacturing of high performance exhaust systems!

Dick Bourgeous' Javelin

The Anatomy of a Doug's Header

Anatomy of a Header

Header development and design is complex and requires substantial amount of time and resources to do the job right! Doug's will not compromise performance, quality or fit to compete with inferior designs at cheap prices. Click the "Anatomy of a Header" image above to learn more about what makes Doug's Headers unique!

C.A.R.B. EO:

Below you will find some very important information regarding emissions. Doug's Headers use a voluntary product identification program to identify emissions sensitive products and list a corresponding code. This is important if, for example, you live in a state that uses California Emissions Standards for emission control. Know your local emission laws and follow the chart to ensure emission compliance for your individual applications.

Know your EO

Doug's Headers uses a voluntary product identification program whereby all emission sensitive products can be identified by placing numbered labels in product packaging and listing corresponding numeric codes next to each part number. The corresponding numbers and explanations are as follows:

EO Placard 1

This Product has been granted a California Air Resources Board (C.A.R.B.) Executive Order ("EO") Exemption, or is considered a Direct Replacement or Consolidated Replacement part. It is 50 State Legal when installed on the appropriate vehicle per the Manufacturer Application guide and Installation Instructions.

EO Placard 2

This product is Legal for use on 1974 and older non catalyst equipped vehicles and is considered a Replacement Part per California Air Resources Board regulations, as long as ALL emissions sensitive components are retained, including A.I.R., EGR, Heat Risers etc. Failure to retain any of these components, or use on any 1975 or newer catalytic converter equipped car would render this product Illegal for Street or Off Highway use in California, or in states that have adopted California Emissions regulations and may only be used for Closed Course Competition.

EO Placard 3

This product is Not legal for Street or Off Highway use in California or in states that have adopted California Emissions Regulations and is only intended for Closed Course Competition use, except 1965 and older US manufactured California Certified vehicles, 1967 or older US manufactured Federally Certified vehicles, or 1967 and older Foreign manufactured vehicles which may have any aftermarket add-on or modified part installed as long as the vehicle can still meet the tailpipe emissions standards for the year of the vehicle and retain any original or retrofit crankcase control (PCV) devices and NOx device required for the year of the vehicle.