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Headers in California

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by franco802, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. franco802

    franco802 1/2 ton status

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    California dudes, what headers are you running on your K5s/trucks that are legal? I was thinking of buying some long tube Hookers, but I think they are illegal. I know LT's are illegal on newer vehicles, but what about on my old '86 K5 with a 350? Same thing?
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Why not some Thorley Tri-Y's.... 50 state legal from what I remember..

    I would think as long as you had the A.I.R and O2 provision you'd be ok.. Which could be done with long tubes, tho I suppose you could fail a visual...
     
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    camok5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    You should be able to run any set of headers as long as they come with A.I.R. ports.
     
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    Edelbrock TES headers are 50 state legal, thats what I have and love em
     
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    I have some edelbrock ones from summit and they are ok. I hate how dificult it made it to change the spark plugs. Other than that they sound great and work well with the single chamber flowmaster.
     
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    How much were those??
     
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    When I had my 81 and 86 K5 I ran hooker headers. Were long tubes with AIR injector ports and included the 2 into 1 Y pipe to connect to cat.
     
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    Who has these?? How much$$$$ we talkin?? I wanted to buy some through Summit.
     
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    I got mine through Summit. Got them in 2000. Not cheap. They were expensive but also included pipe to cat. They arent listed online or in catalog. You'll have to call.
     
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    Thanks!!
     
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    Col_Sanders 3/4 ton status

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    I also run the Edelbrock. Definitely make it difficult to change spark plugs and also make my new fancy centerbolt valve cover wire looms un useable. I like them though. They look good and fit well. Also came with everything for the install. I would buy some better gaskets though, as the stock ones suck.
     
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    When I had my 350 I ran DT Tri-Y's and they looked and performed well. Truck was smog legal until I put my BB in it.
     
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    I think about $300 maybe $250-$350 though it was multiple years ago. Just call summit and find out.
     
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    the following link is all you need. if it aint there, you cant have it in your CA automobile.

    http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/aftermkt/devices/amquery.php

    ARQ.

     

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