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zacotaco 02-12-2009 12:11 AM

My 04' 5.7L had a problem with the exhaust manifold a few months back. it had this little "twirpy" sound when accelerating, turned out it had a broken bolt. our guy said it was pretty common, tapped it out and put a new one in. sense then the problem has come back. he said that if we didnt get to it fast enough, the manifold could warp, and im wondering if thats what has happened. now i have limited knowledge of how the exhaust system works so my question is this, could i take off the exhaust manifold and place a nice set of Headers on in place of it? is that how it works? i worked on a friends little import tuner and thats what we did... i think, so im unclear. if so, how easy would this go back on to the old system? would it line up or need to redo everything? could we just link it up with the Cat-back and be good? thanx!

4doordodge4life 02-12-2009 12:42 AM

if the headers warped i think a new header will fix it. its the heads warped your ****ed

erm 02-12-2009 11:23 AM

Yeah, a good set of headers, gaskets and Stage 8 fasteners will eliminate this problem. I'd check the head across the face of the exhaust ports to make sure that is reasonably flat and even.

zacotaco 02-13-2009 01:39 AM

ok cool. Any Suggestions, I checked out one of our supporting vendors here, but there "performace" system was like $1400, is there anything for someone on a budget? and will this attach to my old system? or will it need to be reworked completely?

4doordodge4life 02-13-2009 02:24 AM

if it is a header thats made for the exact model you have then it will bolt right up. i got a header and it bolted up to my OEM down pipe and cat and GReddy cat back on my old EVO

cerres 02-14-2009 04:59 PM

It's an aluminum head... the manifold, iron... The iron is nearly impervious to exhaust damage whereas the aluminum, exhaust will erode at an incredible pace... 1500 degrees for aluminum vs. 3200 for iron... pretty easy to do the math.
If you've a leak, chances are the head took the beating... can be fixed...

chefred112 02-21-2009 02:52 PM

...pacesetters are pretty cheap for hemi's, just make sure you get them coated. you must have looked at dynatechs (top dollar), if your in Cali look for shortys or mids that are carb can do lt's but you would have to relocate the cats and that's a big no-no in Cali...

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