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Old 07-10-2010, 03:03 PM
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No frame problems? I'm not worried about it clearing accessories because I won't have any. Only thing ill be turning is an alternator and ps pump. And hydroboost but trays way up above the exhaust

only thing i'm worried about is whether the monte carlo ones will clear my crossmember for my transfer case. i believe the ones made for it hang below the cross member and if the monte carlo ones will be above it. or if it will have issues of running into the cross member

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Hooker Comp or Hedman, They are both good decent headers for the price. But i have always had better luck when it comes to fitting with the Hookers. JMO
But you will find when it comes to this type of part everyone has a different opinion . And i always got a better fit with the Super Comps but they cost alittle more too.


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ive always been a fan of hooker. even since i was a kid and didn't know what headers were or their function. then recently i saw hedmen. ill probably end up goin with hooker.
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I had a 85 chevy 3/4 ton 4x4 I took out the 350 and put in a 454. I bought hedmans for it then a guy at work convinced me that hookers were the best so I ordered hookers at a later time. I was going to send back the hedman's after I had changed motors. The hooker headers had all kinds of wild bends in them on the passenger side the rear exhaust port came toward the front the truck at about a 45 degree angle then turned and went back to the collector. Where the tube turned to go back to the collector hit the cross member in a bad way no way it was going to miss. I checked part number I had the correct headers. After fighting with them for day I got hedman out of box no wild bends, tubes came out header flange and down to collector nice and smooth I had them bolted in 30 mins. I would buy headmans or sandersons
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did they sit above or under the cross member for the t-case?
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just another reason i recommend shorties on a truck
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just another reason i recommend shorties on a truck
Long tubes give a truck more torque then shorty. Trucks need lowend torque.
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thats what i had read and part of the reason i'm being a bit stubborn. i want all of my available torque
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I've got the long tube flowtechs on my 75 C20. I just checked out a neighbors 73 K20 with a near identical engine build and hooker long tubes. His headers looked, performed and sounded better than mine, but made slight contact at the starter, while mine left about a 1/2" gap. Both of us had troubles with the limited access to the bolts for the #5 cylinder. My flowtechs had a dent built into the tube for #4, while his did not- making it a bit arduous to get at the plug on his.
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any chance you could nab several pics of each side for me on the K20? mainly how far they drop down by the t-case and frame rails?
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I would be willing, but unfortunately I was only able to check out the truck because I was helping him haul stuff to the dump before he moved in exchange for some tools and a carb.
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Hookers get my vote, ran the super comps on my BB nova and 4 biddens on my Harley. the headmans I had on my BB powered shortbed always leaked. The cheapie jegs brand I put on my truck now suck 2, the collector points down at the ground slightly on the passanger side. Old headers were fine, don't remember the brand though.
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i'm used to the trial and error thing , then put 79 monti carlo ones on , they tuck up higher on a truck and clear more stuff .
I have a 72 C10 and I am going to look into these for my ride as well once my headmans burn out. The headmans I have now are the ones that are listed for my C10 and are the 1-5/8 long tubes with 3" collectors. They fit real well and have plenty of clearance all around but yes they hang down almost 2 inches more than they need to IMO. This is no big deal but looking at the truck from the side you can clearly see them hanging there, also because of this I had to bend my pipes up right off the collector which is also a bit un- sightly. The headmans I have use a ball and socket collector seal, I had to replace both socket ends as they tend to corrode and then leak, some prefer the older style collector with the gasket...something to consider when choosing your headers.
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