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long headers that access plugs easy

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by solowookie, Aug 2, 2001.

  1. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    hey guys,

    I am looking for a set of long headers that have easy access to spark plugs. I've seen lots of recommendations on headers, and right now I'm looking for both cost and ease of use.

    [​IMG] <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue> [​IMG]
     
  2. rodzzilla

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    I had Flowtech Afterburner's on my '79. Bolts and plugs were good to get to. There was one plug that was a little tight. I just put a set of Thorley Tri-Y's on my Burban. All of the bolts and plugs were easy to get to. They were a little more expensive than the Flowtech's though.
     
  3. Pugsley

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    I've got Hedmans and the plugs are all cake to get to - easier than it was with manifolds.

    Generic Signature
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    Jeff, I too have Hedmans and the access is very easy.

    <font color=blue>'79 ONE TON TPI K5 - See it at---&gt;<a target="_blank" href=http://www.blazzinor.alloffroad.com>www.blazzinor.alloffroad.com</a>
     
  5. Jason73K5

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    My Dynomax headers give good plug access and are pretty cheap.

    73K-5: TBI350/TH-400/NP-203/14FF/D44
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    I put the Flowtech Afterburners on mine and the plug access isn't bad. I got them for $185 with a LIFETIME WARRANTY at A'zone.
     
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    Dynomax--only plug that's hard is good ole' number 6!!

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    Thorleys are the best in my experience... Hookers second....
    Dynomax are the best cheapies IMO... But they have a few draw backs

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  9. solowookie

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    actually I just ordered some flowtech's today with ceramic coating.

    man I hope the work out all right.

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
     
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    I need to replace my exhaust (a lot sooner than I would prefer) and it looks like the Thorley's or Headmans are what I will be going with. I need to know what I will be looking at as far as A/C bracket fab and any other probs I might run into.
    I have a 2wd w/ a new GM crate 350 (the $1200 GM crate).
    I will be keeping my true duals w/o any cats, and think I may run Flowmaster 60's, like it to sound good, but not too loud.

    Good lord. The rod up that man's butt must have a rod up it's butt.
     
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    On mine the A/C bracket didn't need any modification at all - I just used a relatively long stud and 3 nuts to secure the bracket where it was originally bolted to the manifold.

    Of the 5 toughest dogs in the neighborhood, my cat's ranked #3
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  12. solowookie

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    I don't think you'll have a problem either... I've got 2 different serpentines on my k5's, and both of them fit long headers without any questions.

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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