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Old 03-15-2003, 06:10 PM
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The 1 5/8" headers are a bit small for a 500 horsepower engine.They can work,but figure that if the engine would have made 500 hp with the correctly sized 1 3/4" headers you might be down about 20 or so hp with a set of 1 5/8" headers.I would go with the sanderson shorties.I know of a few guys who have gone in the 10's with the hooker 1 5/8" Hooker swap headers,but they knew they were throwing power out the window.Good luck.
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