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exhaust clearance problems

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by flyndragons, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. flyndragons

    flyndragons Registered Member

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    I need to put a nw exhaust on my 84 Blazer. I want to put headers back on and keep my true duel set up but upgrade to 3" pipe. HOWEVER, I have ORD's HD greasable shackles on it and they are posing a HUGE clearance problem for headers. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

    Any suggestions on headers or places that I can order pre bent pipe through?
     
  2. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    I have had problems with the stock hangers, I simply had to shorten the excess of the upper bolt on my HD ord brackets....

    seems like all headers pose problems here and there
     
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    I'm playing with the idea of Shorty headers and weaseling the pipe around the brackets but it is pretty hard to just snake 3" pipe anywhere lol.
     
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    Shorties are alright but if you read some of the most recent post you'll see full lengths are a bit better...3" pipe may be a bit overkill if you keep it 3" all the way back...I ran 3" off both headers into one single 3" and ended up 2 (2 1/4") pipes when it was all said and done that way i keep some backpressure

    besides stock manifolds not being 3" at the collector they may be a better choice
     

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