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Old 11-11-2012, 09:57 AM   #1
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What's your guys opinions on headers? Thinking about getting these bbk shorty headers from a guy of craigslist for cheap. What will it do? And is it worth it?
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The hp gains and tone difference will be minimal with shorties
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:11 PM   #3
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Depends on what kinda work you're willing to do. If minimal work is your policy then shorties...if you dont mind a little extra effort with the exhaust work then youd be much happier with LTs imo
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:12 PM   #4
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I heard long tubes are illegal? I live in MO.
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:15 PM   #5
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No they are legal anywhere...most people go catless when they install them though and thats illegal. However you can still put small cats in there no problem when the mid pipe is made by a shop.
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Ok thx
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No they are legal anywhere...most people go catless when they install them though and thats illegal. However you can still put small cats in there no problem when the mid pipe is made by a shop.
Not legal n cali- will fail the visual immediately- not sure bout MO
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:11 PM   #8
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Are cars come with short tube headers from the factory. Kinda neat since all the other v6's(like dodge and chevy) have exhaust manifolds.
There not worth it unless you have a cracked header. Ford made those headers, and they did a good job. From what i've heard aftermarket shorties might even make you loose power.
If your going to buy headers just save up for a whole system with longtubes if not, just re-do the exhaust from the headers back.
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94 to 98 have shorty headers. Others have manifolds. Difference in the two is the lack of collectors
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so the 1999-2004 have manifolds. I didn't know that. That kinda sucks.
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Yup. 94-98 had to have something good to make up for the single port and 2.73 gears lol
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Yup. 94-98 had to have something good to make up for the single port and 2.73 gears lol
Well then why did they switch back? That's stupid
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**** those headers don't help them enough to make up for that haha
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i've been wondering if sn95 headers will fit new edges lol. i'm thinking my passenger side might have a pin prick from the A/C drip. Normally i'd just spend some money on LTs and go from there, but with christmas coming up i may need a cheaper fix. hmmmm some junkyard sn95 headers would be cheap as hell.
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The hp gains and tone difference will be minimal with shorties
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And the long tubes are well worth doing.

Either way, get OEM header gaskets (metal). I learned the hard way not to use the paper or carbon based ones that usually come with new headers.
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i think the headers added 5hp to the 94-98's compared to the older ones.
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