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best fitting headers, ceramic coating please!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Cornfield creations, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. Cornfield creations

    Cornfield creations 1/2 ton status

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    anyone know the best fitting header brands out there? I don't want any issues with the fit as I have seen so many with fitting issues. Like oil filter clearance, frame clearance ext.

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    What year and model, and what engine? Will make a big difference in the info you get.
     
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    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    my ceramic coated Dynomax's don't fit right and the coating didn't last. the flange is right where the lower shackle bolt is. They sure were cheap though. go figure.:doah:
     
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    yeah i got a really cheap set of dynomax headers, they just barely clear the oil filter, rub my front shaft a little and the shackle bolt was a pain to get to when i did my lift... so don't get those... lol
     
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    Do a search on "headers" and you will get a ton of info. I went with ceramic Doug's Headers (Doug Thorley). You will find it is rare to get a set that doesn't touch anything unless your rig is bone stock. My headers hit the rear shackle because I had swapped in a set of thick ORD hangers. I had to bend them over away from the bolt and cut the bolt off at the nut. Here are a couple of threads for you:

    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=155978
    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=164736
    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=186724
     
  7. Russell

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    Maybe consider a set of 3/4 length Chevelle / Nova / F-body headers. They are much better for clearance than the long tubes are, but are still fairly long, not like the block hugging shorties.

    When I eventually run my duals, I'll be using a set of them for sure.
     

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