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Which hearders would you get?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by FMJ, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. FMJ

    FMJ Registered Member

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    Which headers would you get?

    I'm trying to decided if i want to get chrome thorleys or cermaic coated hooker headers, both are in the same price range. http://store.summitracing.com/default.asp?target=partdetail.asp&part=DTE%2D124Y&FROM=MG
    http://store.summitracing.com/default.asp?target=partdetail.asp&part=HOK%2D5905%2D1HKR&FROM=MG

    I'm kind of leaning toward the thorleys since they have them in stock and they are better, but i duno. What do you guys think?
     
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  2. Silver84k5

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    Ill be putting thorleys on my 383 sometime in the near future... i just went with the tork step hedmans for the time being due to money being sucked dry by this motor...


    But i really think the thorleys look sweet, and from ive heard they perform nicely as well.
     
  3. mrk5

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    I would get the Thorleys. Heck I did get the Thorleys.

    I have nothing against Hookers. I chose Thorleys because that is what a lot of people recommended.
     
  4. dyeager535

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    Tri-Y's performed worse than conventional long tubes in testing.

    That said, the flange thickness on the thorley's is better, so the difference in power would probably be offset by the additional leakage security of the thicker flange.

    Anything wrong with Hedman? Not sure how they compare for price, but so far I'm pretty happy with mine. Tiny bit of clearance issues, but plug access is very good, better than I expected, to be sure.
     
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    I have the cheap Headmans on my truck and have NEVER had a problem...no leaks, clearance issues, anything...

    But w/ headers you get what you pay for, and Thorleys and Uncle Stan headers are hard to beat...
     
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    did you just get the 2nd gen small block headman's for the 4x4?
     
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    Don't know, they were on it when I got it and the guy said they were headmans. They were on the truck when he got it in 1993 and they still don't leak, and they aren't even close to my shackles like some people have trouble with.
     
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    I am looking for headers myself. Anybody try Stans headers?
     
  10. FMJ

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    I went with the thorleys...Also got me a MSD 6a and a few other things.
     
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    Thorley Tri-Y's. The Thorley's just look better built to me. I like Hooker for the cars, but for a 4wd Chevy truck, I'd have too go with the Thorley's.
     
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    I think you should get the Thorleys, definetly worth it!
     
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    i like the hookers, clean design and are not chrome...
     
  15. goldwing2000

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    In addition to the thicker flange, the Thorleys also have a thicker wall than the Hookers. 14 gauge vs. 16 gauge.
     
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    On my sbc I went with nickel chrome thorleys........Never got the burned on mud off of em. Now on my bbc, I have ceramic thorleys, and the mud comes right off. With the thorleys I dont/didnt have any probs getting to any of the plugs, I havent seen a set of hookers on a truck so cant comment on plug clearance for them.
     

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