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Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by shaun, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. shaun

    shaun 1/2 ton status

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    What are you running? Why? And if you could change what would you recommend. Any opinions will be appreciated. I am looking at some block huggers to replace my hooker comps.
     
  2. Burt4x4

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    I like Hedmen for my K5.
    I like the way they tuck up nice and high to the frame.
    I was gonna get Thorleys but they hang way too low for my type of wheelin. So I got the Hedmen Elite series fer like 260 from Summit. They have super think flanges and the tubing used is thicker as well. They come with a coating that is aluminum in color and have yet to change color or burn. I like um alot.
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  3. shaun

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    I was thinking of stainless block huggers for that same reason. It would be easy to tuck the exhaust high up to prevent any rock rash.
     
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    I've got the Thorleys and as Mr. Burt stated, they are low which makes them pretty darn close to the passenger side shackle. I didn't have too much choice in headers because I am running aluminum angle plug heads which need extra header clearance for the plug boots. Thorley is the only company I found who advertised they will work with angle heads. The Thorleys also provide great torque due to the Tri-Y design , and look very nice indeedy /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif.
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    i'm also runnin the headman elite ceramic coated full legnth headers from summit,, they have really thick flanges, the only problem i found with them is the passenger side collector is about 1/4 inch from the shackle bolt and the driver side rubs a little, if they ever start leaking when i replace the gaskets i'm going to sand down the bolt a tiny bit to solve the problem.. other than that i thing the headders are excellent and i defenetly would reccoment them /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Stock Corvette 2.5" exhaust manifolds.
    Pace Parts sells them.About $129.00 a piece though.
    Click HERE to see them.
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    Prob. get a set on E-Bay cheaper.
    I like them just because there are no typical header problems.Just put them on and torque them down.
     
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    If you gonna run block huggers you will have to grind your cross member....Im going to build a custom cross-member to make way for my block hugger.....If I had to do it all over again 2.5" ram-horn all the way..... cross member with block huggers...
     
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    Now Im using 2.5 ram horn but I have a set of SLP Stainless heders that I had got for a 68 firebird but ended up going to a 427 and couldnt use them so now Im thinking abought using them on the K5.
    Earl
     
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    Looks like these would solve the problem of finding headers for the angle plug heads on my 383. Thanks.
     
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    I have a set of the tube ones from a 89 vet if you think you can use them Ill try to dig them up. Ill send a pic and just make me an ofer its one of those things I have just in case some one needs them.
    Earl
     
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    I run Thorleys and love all the bottom end I get from them, then I put on a set of good mufflers and it’s quite…think about having that load exhaust all day long and if you want it rumbling in your ear…if you do get headers, I put these on mine and it’s been almost a year and no leaks…

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  12. champsjimmy

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    Does anyone happen to have a part # for the Hedmans? Summit lists headers for the K-5 application, but they are not the coated ones.
     
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    Does anyone happen to have a part # for the Hedmans? Summit lists headers for the K-5 application, but they are not the coated ones.

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    Here you go.....P/N 69830 according to Hedman's site /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    hedman also makes a set that will fit aluminum angle plug heads that are like $109.00 a set at the local parts place. If your looking for a good header for low buck, those are the ones. I run them now and ran them on my angle plug trick-flow heads in my first gen and never had any problems.
     
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    Earl 87 if you have pics please send me some pics. Will those work on my first gen?
     

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