Originally Posted by Anonymous
i agree not to waste your cash on shorty headers....yes your stock manifolds are restrictive...but unless you can find shorties used on CL or ebay they're pointless...put he money into something that will do something...like a windstar swap..generally this wouldn't work in cali due to having to delete the EGR...but you can keep it as long as you use a hood that will allow it to clear (i.e. 2.5" cowl)
Valid point on the shorties, I got mine new in the box for $50 from a kid at work, otherwise I would have bought long tubes...
As for the Windstar, you do not need to delete your EGR, you just need the EGR bracket from a Windstar engine to allow it to clear and continue to function properly. Additionally, you can use your original hood, PROVIDED you either make your own, or purchase the wedge shaped spacer from VAPAuto.com. It changes the angle a few degrees and aims the throttle body down towards the radiator creating clearance for the stock hood.
Spend $50 on a spacer and save $500 by not buying a new hood (spacer currently out of stock HAHAHAHA oops)
Contact Steven at VAPAuto.com and ask when they will be back in stock... or take a gasket to a machine shop and ask them to mill one for you...
Just my 2 cents...