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Old 07-26-2012, 12:26 AM   #1
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Chrome or ceramic shorty headers?

What is the difference besides the price and material?
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The ceramic headers are supposed to reduce the heat in the engine compartment. I'm not sure how they do for looks over time. The chrome ones will often discolor over time from the heat.
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So u think it's worth the extra for ceramic headers?
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So u think it's worth the extra for ceramic headers?
Many around here say the shorty headers are not worth the money or effort to install for the gains you get from them. They might be right, but If I was going to install headers, I would do the shorties. The long tube headers must be taken off if you ever need transmission work. Also, if I was getting shorties, I would go for the ceramic coated because of the heat reduction in the engine compartment. Above all of that, I would get name brand headers for fitment reasons - you get what you pay for. Long version! LOL

I think I'm going to stick with the stock manifolds on mine because I have an aluminum block and I'm afraid of stripping the bolts.
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Yeah, the ceramics wont discolor with age like chrome will so if you do it, def worth the extra $ IMO.
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Thanks for the help I couldn't decide on which ones.
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+1 Thanks for the knowledge I had no idea what the difference was.
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