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Full length headers - opinions?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Topdown, Jun 26, 2003.

  1. Topdown

    Topdown 1/2 ton status

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    Ok... who runs/has run full length headers and should I bother considering them?

    I cant find any shorty headers that will fit (angle plug heads) and I want more power from my currently plugged up engine...

    Is there an alternative?

    Thanks
    -Ryan
     
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    i have full length ones...but i couldnt tell you how they perform cause thats all ive driven with
     
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    When I got my truck, it had full length headers. the collector ended up right next to the front spring shackle. When the suspension would get tweaked(like turning the wheel full lock while sitting still) the shackle would bang against the collector loudly(like a starter against a flywheel sound).
    I bought some Hedman headers for a 73-87 Chevy 4x4 Pick-up. The collectors are tucked up about 6" higher and clear everything 4x4 related.
     
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    If you look at any dyno charts comparing shorty headers to long-tube you will see that for a truck, you will definitely rather have long tubes. They develop more torque at a lower rpm than a shorty or a stock manifold. The difference between a shorty header and a stock manifold won't show up until pretty high in the rpm band. I run Hedman long-tubes on my truck and I love them. They are high quality, seal well and are also cheap. You should be able to get a set for around $100.
     
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