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Which header? Full or Short?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Shagnaz, Jan 28, 2003.

  1. Shagnaz

    Shagnaz 1/2 ton status

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    I have been weeding through the all of the header posts, but have not been able to gather what I am needing to know. What will give you better performance Full length or shorty?

    Thanks
    Mike B
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  2. Thunder

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    Full length will give better performance than shortys.
    Shortys are a happy medium between stock manifolds and full length. They also are good because most of them use the stock donut gaskets and dont have the leak problems full length headers have. Which is nice if you offroad a lot.
    If performance is what you want go full length
    Small diamater primary tubes build torque
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  3. ZonkRat

    ZonkRat 1/2 ton status

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    Thunder said it pretty well .If you plan to run them open any go with long.Most shorties can use factory pipes. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. Z3PR

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    Get the coated Doug Thorley TRI-Y headers !!!!!!!
     
  5. schmuck

    schmuck 1/2 ton status

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    deffinetly try to geet tri-y ona small blockchevy
     
  6. Sandman

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    I've been running the long with good results but I plan on switching to the short ones for clearance reasons. This is on a big block.
     

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