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Yeah, on a daily I guess it would be a bit different.

Also, are block hugger headers the same thing as shorties, or are they different?
Two different animals.
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Alright, cool. I see the difference. Thanks.
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Shorty or blockhuggers will work just fine unless you're drag racing at the track and need that additional .05 difference in time.
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Shorty or blockhuggers will work just fine unless you're drag racing at the track and need that additional .05 difference in time.
You can always do like the Honda guys and get some nawzz!!!
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shorty headers

I used the shorty headers that came in a kit to put a SBC in a 87 S-10. We have a ton of power (crate 383 with Holley 830) and have been running in th 10's....also have electric cutouts but I can't tell any difference in the times.
Only time I've scraped bottom was after a little wheel stand.
Cracked the TH350 bell houseing so I've changed to a Powerglide with a tranny break....think I'll see the 9's ?
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I used the shorty headers that came in a kit to put a SBC in a 87 S-10. We have a ton of power (crate 383 with Holley 830) and have been running in th 10's....also have electric cutouts but I can't tell any difference in the times.
Only time I've scraped bottom was after a little wheel stand.
Cracked the TH350 bell houseing so I've changed to a Powerglide with a tranny break....think I'll see the 9's ?
Hmm. Well the trans brake will give faster launches, but that long first gear might be slower than the 350. So you'll just have to test it out.
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Before I lowered a vehicle I'd take it to an empty parking lot at night and pull up to a speed bump to do some measuring. Just drive over a speed bump and park with the front tires just touching the speed bump. Then measure what you have for clearance from the lowest point to the speed bump.
Once you've got measurements to know your clearance you can decide how much drop you want to do, and whether you want to add bump guards to the frame to keep from banging things up under the truck.
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