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Headers

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 76JIMMYWPG, May 9, 2002.

  1. 76JIMMYWPG

    76JIMMYWPG Registered Member

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    I am planning on buying a set of headers for my 76 Jimmy, it has a 400sb, just wondering if anyone has opinions of which brand is better!
     
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    if u have $$$ and want long lasting, buy hooker or heddman ceramic coated headers. if ya want cheap with some performance, buy flowtech. flowtech are like less than $100 at Advance Auto Parts

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    I like thorleys if you can afford them.
    Just my .02 cents
     
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    I just got some hookers that were ceramic coated do you have any idea how much an install should cost.
    I bought them off summit racing and wanted a guesstamation for install charges.
    Anthony
     
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    do it yourself...its so easy!!! with my cheap dynomax's it took be literally 30 minutes to install them!!
     
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    How are the Hedmann Headers minus ceramic coating ... the ones costing 99 a pari from summit? Thanks
     
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    i have some flowtechs that i bought from pep boys 5-6 yrs. ago for like 89.00 bucks and they work fine for me. i think if your running a high performance engine then you'll notice a diff. if all you have is an intake, carb., MSD and stuff like that "bolt on power" you wont notice a diff. in the brand of headers
     
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    I have a set of the (non-ceramic) hedman headers and I wish I would have spent a little more $$ and got a better set. They don't seal well and the paint coating is /forums/images/icons/frown.gif
    Also, the gauge thickness is thinner then the more expensive headers....
     
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    I've heard alot of good stuf from Thorley's. There expensive but quality. If not try getting some flowtech's./forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    Me and my cousin, got done putting a set of Dynomax ceramic coated headers on his '78 Bronco, I know it is a bronco but they are really nice headers, well made and fit nicely. The metal used seems good and thick also.
    just my opinion... they were ? $216 ? from Jegs
    Sergio
     
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    I really like Hooker headers !!!!! I plan on getting thier competition series, thermal barrier coated headers. Jeg's has a pretty fair price on them.
     
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    I've heard you should take the time to wrap your electrical wiring around the starter, while you have the exhaust manifolds off. The heat buildup is really going to go up if you don't go with the coated headers.
     
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    A heat shield for the starter is a good idea.
     
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    I dont have the equipment to do it because you need to hook up the emissions stuff and i have already done a new cat, and flowmater with 3 inch pipe so i could use a collector and Y connection to finish it all off.
     

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