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Best exhaust from heads to cat?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by RyansRod, Dec 31, 2001.

  1. RyansRod

    RyansRod 1/2 ton status

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    Thinking about the following:
    Thorley Tri Y headers
    Headman Headers and Y
    Hooker
    Dynomax
    What do you guys reccomend, has to be emmissions legal for my set up, I live in Califonia

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  2. ChevyCaGal

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    What's your budget...? Thorleys are way nice but way pricey. Also another option for you have is for Edelbrock TES headers, then get them coated....

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  3. RyansRod

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    I want to do my ehaust right the first time, I already have a 3 inch cat back but am looking for something that will fit with little tampering. Price really isn't that big of a deal. I'm already spending so much money on my engine and drivetrain upgrade exhaust is small potatos

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  4. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    If price is no object, then check out these guys: <a target="_blank" href=http://www.theotherguysproducts.com/products.html>www.theotherguysproducts.com/products.html</a>

    They have some nice looking stuff, but I think they were smokin' the crack pipe just a tad too long the day they created their price list! [​IMG]

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  5. Thunder

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    I like my<a target="_blank" href=http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive/tes.html> Edelbrock TES</a>. Very easy to install. bolted right up with no mods. They are 50 state smog legal. They build good low end power.
    But whaat I like best about them is they dont leak. I have had mine on 2 years now. I use my K5 pretty hard and never had to replace a gasket.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Thunders-Blaze> Blazer pics</a>
     
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    I've running hooker super comp's on Insane Ewok, and a pair of Flowtech Afterburners on Jedi Mind Trick...

    I think the finish on the flowtech afterburners. both headers fit well except for one thing; if you are running a oil cooler with the flowtechs you'll have to run a shorter filter, or disconnect the oil cooler (engine oil not tranny cooler).

    all in all if I wasn't running a factory oil cooler then I'd run the flow techs. about $135 bucks cheapers, and you get a much better finish with them! (they are ceramic coated)

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    Doesn't seem to have anything for his year though... unless it's listed somewhere else? Those are sweet... if I ever burn my TES headers I will be calling them if they have anything to fit.....

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  8. HarryH3

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    I didn't look too closely at their applications list. Just noticed that they are the only company I've found that makes shorty headers for 454 '90 Suburbans. [​IMG]

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  9. ChevyCaGal

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    Yeah BB headers are a rare thing I have come to find....!

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  10. HarryH3

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    But at $765.95 for a set, I think I'll be sticking with the cast manifolds for a while... [​IMG]

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