Fortunately, none of the folks who have actually purchased a CMI system seem to share your views.Originally Posted by blaniac
There's a huge difference between casting an aluminum manifold and riser and building a true stainless steel tubular header. If money is an issue you've made a fine compromise.
One fact says it all: Over the last six years, Custom Marine headers, tailpipes and exhaust systems have been on more National and World Championship boats than all other brands combined. The reason is simple: When it comes to quality, performance and striking good looks, no one can touch CMI. No one even comes close!