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Old 07-10-2010, 11:43 AM
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hooker or hedman headers?

which is better? price isn't much different between the 2. talking full length hooker comp headers and full length direct fit hedman. and pro's con's with the 2?

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well i looked on jegs website and the hookers and hedmans look almost identical except for that the hedmans seem to require more modifications for certain applications. They are both around $160 at jegs.com so it's a matter of preference i guess. You should also consider jegs or summit headers, they're the same size and length but only cost around $100 for the pair. But if it were me, i would use the ones that require the least amount of modifications to work in you car.
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theyre going into a 75 K20 pickup. both manufacturers make direct application specific header for my truck. wasnt sure if one company is better than the other, and ill be running electric exhaust cutouts on them
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Well then it's a matter of preference. Do you look at the flowtech's? I know those are pretty high quality headers too.
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just another thought: if you're using the truck off road you would be better off with shorties
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hadnt looked to at them yet, my buddy just put a pair on his trans am though, havent been out to look at them yea though.
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whats the reason for shorties?
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ground clearance with long tubes it a common problem especially off road or over speed bumps if your truck is lowered
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i had thought about that. the truck sits pretty high. and most "off-roading" will be mud pit drag races. i think full length wont be a problem
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if you think it will work with long tubes than give them a try, but my neighbor had long tubes on his k20 and had to get shorties because the full length were getting beat up on rocks and other crap. just a thought.
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i'm used to the trial and error thing. if they don't work i know some people who would buy them.
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My thought is to just do it right the first time so you won't have to worry about it any longer. The shorties are usually cheaper too.
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I understand the do it right the first time thing, i had read that long tube give better performance over the shorties. if the long tubes works thats good if not i can deal with waiting for a set of shorties to arrive in the mail. Not trying to put down your suggestion but iv'e been known to be stubborn.
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Hooker or Hedman

I have found hooker headers best for room for sparkplug and plugwires.Just check fit for #one plug.
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i'm used to the trial and error thing. if they don't work i know some people who would buy them.
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 .
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