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jared1088 10-27-2009 02:05 PM

Headers???
 
so im lookin at headers for my truck...i was looking at the bbk shorties but i know that i wont get too much performance out of a untuned shorty...i really want that throaty growl and power is good but its more for sound. i still have a stock exhaust system to the muffler where i put a super 40 and dumped it under the bed...any ideas/personal experience?

erm 10-27-2009 02:14 PM

Check with BMC Performance here on what they might offer.

I've used JBA headers on several vehicles (shorty type) and really liked them!

BLACK07 10-27-2009 03:18 PM

even with shorty headers you should see a decent sized difference in both sound and performance over a stock exhaust manifold. I looked up some stuff online and on this website they tested the difference between stock/shorties/long tubes on a 5.3 liter Tahoe.

http://www.fourwheeler.com/techartic...ers/index.html

In some rpm ranges the difference between shorties and the long tubes wasnt much at all but it usually (untill you get into the higher rpms) had a good sized gab between stock and the shorties when it comes to horsepower and torque.

Fast Willy 10-27-2009 08:45 PM

BBK products = crap If you want a set of headers get kooks or american racing.

Toms Blue Ram 1500 10-27-2009 09:02 PM

Even check Pacesetter . Inexpensive . I would still run the exhaust out from under the truck . That constant roar will get to ya after awhile .

Incognito 10-27-2009 11:29 PM

Whatever route you take, I'd recommend going with something that's 100% 304 stainless steel. Anything less than that is garbage, including 409. I've heard good things about JBA, but I don't have any actual experience. Yet. Let us know what you find and how things turn out, I'd like to throw some headers on my truck as well.


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