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Ok which is first the headers or the locker....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Paxx, May 3, 2004.

  1. Paxx

    Paxx 1/2 ton status

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    Ok I have just over a grand and I was planning on getting my headers and exhaust done finally. But I went out wheeling the other day and there were a few ledges I couldn't make it up. I know how to fix that (detroit /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif) But if I do the detroit I can't afford my headers. I have a set of old used shorty heddmans I could use then get the high end dynomax exhaust hooked up to them, but they might be kind of rough. I could use manifolds, exhaust and the detroit. or I could jsut wait about a month and get the detroit then and finish my exhaust now.

    What do I do /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    Thnx guys /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Get the detroit /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    locker. More power won't help you do crap if you can't get traction /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    Locker man... hands down.

    -Dan
     
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    or I could jsut wait about a month and get the detroit then and finish my exhaust now.


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    I'd go this route. You've gone this long without a Detroit, you can another month....
     
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    if you dont have 14 bolt get that with a locker in it /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gifand if you do locker
     
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    or I could jsut wait about a month and get the detroit then and finish my exhaust now.


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    I'd go this route. You've gone this long without a Detroit, you can another month....

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    same
     
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    I think the locker. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    Locker, headers and exhaust are going to help you climb hills.
     
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    headers suck, they are a temporary item
    locker is permanent
     
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    Driving my truck with both axles locked this weekend was nearly a religious experience. It made stuff I might not have even tried before easy to the point of being almost boring. Dump the header idea. Run stock manifolds with a quality exhaust and a hi flow cat. Unless you have a fairly high performance engine to begin with, headers aren't going to net you much more than noise, heat, and exhaust leaks. Just my opinion.
     
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    LOCK IT! /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    ha ha ok it's getting locked /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    But do I use the stock manifolds or should I use these headers that I have laying around..

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    These are the headers i was given for free by a guy who went big block. I showed the dings that they have. what do you guys think. Manifolds or banged up headers? /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif

    Thnx guys /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
    ~Max
     
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    my headers are banged up, they are better than the manifolds I had before. Its up to you, if you don't care abotu some ugly headers hanging on there go for it.
     
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    With them being shorties are they going to hurt my low end?
    If they are I would prefer not to use them.
     
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    Those aint shorties. Shorties are them little edelbrock (tes i think, for all i know that is a manifold) headers, those are shorties, basically a tube manifold.
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif Ok well whatever the hell they are, will they hurt my low end? /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    If they don't leak, headers can only help.
     

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