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Headers, how does your pipe snake around the transfer case

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MEGALADON, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. MEGALADON

    MEGALADON 1/2 ton status

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    I am fixing to drop a big block woth headers,
    I first shop that put my pipes on the stock small block
    put the pipe between the front drive shaft and the motor.
    when I hit a hard bump it would hit the shaft:( . I knew it
    was wrong. I dont want this to happen again.

    Show me some pic's of how pipes should run correctly.
    thanks all.:D
     
  2. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    I ran mine up over the drop of the transfer case. With a rotation it wouldn't work but at stock angle it works fine. I tried a hundred different bend combos to go AROUND the case, until I realize going over it was EASY, and kept the heat away from my brake and fuel lines too :doah: With my 2.5" I'd say there is an acceptable clearance between the floorboard and pipe too. THe pipe looks nasty cause I used the same one over and over. No pictures but it is simple. As for hitting the pipe, I don't know how they routed it but I've never come close on any of my setups. One of my primary tubes is crunched in half thanks to my driveshaft. Stock height in my old K5 it traveled up and hit the damn thing. Guess that messed up swaybar let her travel a little bit :D
     
  3. MEGALADON

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    thanks i'll keep that in mind :grin:

    tomorrow, i'll post a pic of how this muffler guy did mine :(
     
  4. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I have a 45* exhaust tip facing "up" from the header collector, then another 45* welded to that, so that ou get an "S" shape, which clears the *flat* crossmember. No problems with hitting anything, just took some time to measure and get right the first time.

    If you can weld or get someone that can, you can buy those tips at Napa.
     

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