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short tubes

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mccomas, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. mccomas

    mccomas 1/2 ton status

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    Can someone post up some close shorty pics like the ones that I have below of my long tubes. I have not been happy with the long tubes due to how low they hang and being too close to my rear spring hanger. I think a shorty will give me better clearance. I just need to see something before I change. I just picked these up about 7 months back. I love everything about them but for any hard wheeling, they are just too close.

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  2. phil21705

    phil21705 Registered Member

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    so do you wanna see the ones u got there i am lookin for a setup just now wanna pay alot lol

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  3. mccomas

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    someone has got to have some pics of short tubes installed....
     
  4. uglyangelracing

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    Not sure where you bought those but Ive worked on alot of chevy trucks and those are for a 2 wheel drive. The 4x4 long tubes have more of a bend higher on the tube to allow the bottom to give clearance for the springs. I found this out when my friend gave me a free pair of headers for my truck off of his 2 wheel pickup and I tried useing them on a k5 blazer 4x4.
     
  5. Muddytazz

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    my 4X4 hooker headers to the same thing on my burb, i ended up cutting the flange off the end of the header and just welding the pipe to the header.
     
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    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    That is one clean under carriage you got. I do not have any pictures for you, but I prefer shortie headers to long tube myself because of the many clearance issues with things like starters, shock mounts, shackles, and a whole lot of other things. Since most 4X4s are not race cars, it does not matter if they get every ounce of performance out of the exhaust system.
     
  7. uglyangelracing

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    with the pair he gave me I heated the tubes and applied gentle pressure to bend them slightly inwards.
     

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