Over the past few years, Ultimate Headers has earned a reputation as a company that isn’t satisfied by simply following the status quo. Established in 2012 in Berea, Ohio, the exhaust manufacturer is the brainchild of Corsa Performance founder Jim Browning, who sought to bring the same level of quality and innovation found in Corsa’s muffler designs to the then-stagnant header market. “We have a saying around here that it’s the first header redesign in 80 years,” quips Jim Browning Jr. “Put 10 different headers side by side and they all look basically the same. We wanted to take a fresh approach to a product segment that, quite frankly, hasn’t changed much in decades. So when you put ours next to that lineup, you’ll see dramatic differences.” Ultimate Headers took a holistic approach to the issue, considering ways to leverage emerging technologies in its products as well as new methods of manufacturing that would yield substantial benefits for all parties involved. Here we’ll take a closer look at how Ultimate Headers has used that strategy to bring innovation to header development, design, and production, and what those advancements mean for builders who demand components built...