Look up lce vs doug thorley header. Lots of stuff out there where people felt like they wasted their money on thorley, bought lce and were much happier.
Well, thank you for your post and poking me to do some research. I spoke to LCE this afternoon. I also did some web searches. I still want to talk to a couple other 22 "experts" and get some more opinions. But.. at this point I'm leaning heavily towards buying an LCE header!!... I'll go 2.25" on the exhaust pipe with free flow cat and muffler.