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Need help choosing shorty headers

Discussion in 'High Performance Mods' started by davbell22602, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. davbell22602

    davbell22602 Stihl Chainsaw Man

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    I'm in market for a set of shorty headers that will fit with a magnaflow 23453 part number. Looking for something unless than $400. Does anybody know on the patriot? Is there a reason why shorty headers dont work on a ext cab truck? Jegs dont have any shorty headers for a ext cab truck.

    1997 chevy K1500 5.7L ext cab
     
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    IMHO Shorty headers have little to no gain over stock manifolds. They are a waste of money.
     
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    davbell22602 Stihl Chainsaw Man

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    I would consider long tube but i already the magnaflow 23453 installed on my truck now. So long tube will have to wait til my muffler takes a poop now.
     
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    canuckz71 Nothing runs like a Deere.

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    ^:werd:


    Get LT headers for a TBI engine and get the exhaust shop to modiy them.


    IIRC all they need is the stock 02 location welded up and have an 02 bung welded into the collector of each header so that they are getting readings from all 4 cylinders on each side and not just from one cylinder.


    You will also need need an EGR delete. Then use a scan tool to set the EGR values to "0" aswell as the rear 02's to '"0". These TBI headers can also be had for under $300 at Summit. Most exhaust shops should be able to make these modifications.


    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/HOK-2462HKR/
     
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    davbell22602 Stihl Chainsaw Man

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    I'm gonna do this at my auto school.
     
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    drperry Fox 1! Fox 2! Fox 3!

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    LT headers won't affect your muffler... The only thing is the cats will have to be moved... They'll change the sound a bit, though.
     
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    canuckz71 Nothing runs like a Deere.

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    The magnaflow 23453 is a direct fit cat system that bolts to the stock manifolds.
     
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    drperry Fox 1! Fox 2! Fox 3!

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    Nevermind then :lol:

    It's still easy enough to fab up some flanges on the headers
     
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    Shorties, as Carl stated, are a waste.
     
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