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Old 03-21-2012, 10:46 PM   #1
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Longtube vs Shorty headers

I finally have the money to get some headers! I already have a Pypes offroad x-pipe for shortys. I was wondering what is the difference that long tube headers make? Would it be worth paying $100 for the headers and buying the x-pipe too?

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*I meant $100 extra. (longtubes $319. shortys $239)
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Long tube will give you a little more power and torque I do believe.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:58 PM   #3
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I would go with the shorty's. Partially because you already have the X-pipe to mate up with them. Partially because the long tubes make changing starters a pain in the ***. The excessive heat right next to starter has been known to shorten the life of starters. For the few extra ponies, it isn't worth it in my opinion.
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I age I have long tubes now and one they we a pain to install and a far as my state I have not had any problems yet but if I do im going to play hell getting it out

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I age I have long tubes now and one they we a pain to install and a far as my state I have not had any problems yet but if I do im going to play hell getting it out
Meant I agree^
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Thanks guys!
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I age I have long tubes now and one they we a pain to install and a far as my state I have not had any problems yet but if I do im going to play hell getting it out

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Meant I agree^
I had Hooker long tubes on my 79 about 13 years ago, went through 6 starters. Everytime I had to change it I had to disconnect the exhaust, loosen up header bolts, loosen up motor mounts, jack up engine about 4 inches, pull header out, change starter, then put it all back together. By the end I could do it in about 25 min, but was still a huge PITA!
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I had Hooker long tubes on my 79 about 13 years ago, went through 6 starters. Everytime I had to change it I had to disconnect the exhaust, loosen up header bolts, loosen up motor mounts, jack up engine about 4 inches, pull header out, change starter, then put it all back together. By the end I could do it in about 25 min, but was still a huge PITA!
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:20 AM   #8
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Perfect! Late Model Resto has the Pypes shortys that match up to my x-pipe. (in stainless steel!) The cash I'm gonna save will be used on a new radiator and the parts to fix the dreaded but inevitable door sag on both doors. Thanks for the help guys!!
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Re: Longtube vs Shorty headers

all you guys whining about starter clearance
should put 93 Cobra / Mark VIII starters in , they're smaller and lighter and higher torque !!!! and if i remember correctly I had no probs getting them in and out with long tubes / its been awhile
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Not worth the extra money to me. I looked into a high torque mini starter when i had mine. And nobody was whining just trying to help a man out.
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all you guys whining about starter clearance
should put 93 Cobra / Mark VIII starters in , they're smaller and lighter and higher torque !!!! and if i remember correctly I had no probs getting them in and out with long tubes / its been awhile
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Not worth the extra money to me. I looked into a high torque mini starter when i had mine. And nobody was whining just trying to help a man out.
LOL , Just a bad use of words , I didn't think any one was really whining , at least i hope not ....

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oh ya they're not to expensive either , you can grab a reman at a local parts store fairly cheap
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:34 AM   #13
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Thinkin I'm staying with shortys. I already have the x-pipe and I need the radiator because I'm tired of filling up with water everytime I want to drive it!lol And nobody likes saggy doors....
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