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i want to know what you guys would suggest for some hedders for my 351w, the engine will be out soon and i want some hedders.
 

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You may want to search I think that this has been covered about 3 times this week. Now that that has been said.

1 what is your price range.
2 Long or short
3 here are some choices
a JBA
b bassani
c BBK
d MAC
e summit
f flow tech

and many more.
 

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price is not an option, i want it done right, and sorry for being a pain in the ass with the subject.
 

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My choice

These are what I have-

Ford Racing stainless $300 and change
 

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chevysuck said:
price is not an option, i want it done right, and sorry for being a pain in the ass with the subject.
price is not a concern huh ??

I can have fun with this

I would go JBA or Bassani those are the two best IMO. then get a bassani X pipe. I dumped 500 in my JBAs for my mustang and I loved them
 

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haha- you know that headers can get expencive right? ive seen headers running 800-1500 a set...
go search though- i swear this topic gets govered once a week...
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What is the front threaded insert thingy for on the right side header, I just got them for my truck and was wondering, also what kind of paint did you use or are them coated?
 

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looks like a port for an o2 censor...
and it also looks like he used insulating tape and wrapped the hell out of them...
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I knew about the wrap stuff I was looking at the nice grey satin color on the parts the are not wraped. I was thinking O2 senso too but since ours are on the Y pipe i'll prob just plug that off too, unlessit is something to do with the air pump.
 

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I'm running these MAC's, only because I got them cheap off ebay as never used clearance items. They are middle ground I'd say quality wise. I think they are only about $240 new.


Oh, and spark plug access is a little fun on 3,4, and 7. Bolt access a little difficult in those same areas.



If I needed shorties again I'd save my pennies for a while and go Bassani. The quality of them looks really good from the pics I've seen.



Long tubes are a whole other issue as well. I'll be tackling them soon as I try for more power.
 

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my engine will be out in a few days, and i decided to go with the ford racing, i picked them up at a shop in hackensack NJ, and the guy was no help at all, does anyone know how much work will it be to hook these up to my stock y-pipe until i can get something better? any....ANY help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Well, if they are designed for your engine in your application they shouldn't be bad to install at all.

It is naturally a lot easier to install headers on an engine sitting on the stand.

I put mine on my engine while before I tossed it in the truck. I had to lower my engine sideways quite a ways then twist it into position as I lowered the rest of the way.

I did have to redo the gasket later on my passenger side header, which is the much much tighter side and it was definitly some work to do. Wheel off, inner wheel well out, you get the idea. No way I was doing it like a car from the topside, but then my headers snake around a bunch being equal length which makes it much tighter to work around.


Yours I'd think would be easy as pie. Just put em on the engine before you toss it back in. You may have to do some prying when you try to get the Y pipe to meet the new headers from under the truck, but it shouldn't be bad at all I'd think. I did it with mine and I have high port heads which really through things off a touch with the effect of higher location and effectively making my engine seem wider. I still did it with some persuasion via prying.

Again, yours should be easy.
 

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408, those headers look badass :rockon

I also run Ford Racing Stainless Shorty Headers which you don't hear about too many other members using(I don't know why). I love them, you don't even need a donut or gasket at the flange, and they will never rust.
 

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Bonzai said:
i see you live in the bay, but in Cali we cant run long tubes, right?

not technically, I bought my truck with hedman long tubes on it. they sound great, fit great. when come time for smog, I'm sure I won't have an issue finding someone who doesn't care about the visual. If not, I've got some stockers to swap on, no biggie.



 

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i am selling my long tubes since you need a new y-pipe and its not emissions legal in cali. Thats why im asking if anyone has an opinion on the JBA's, as those are my choice right now for shortys that i wanna get.
 

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NEW POST: I am bringing this thread back from the dead rather than starting a new one. I've searched, obviously.

I am buying headers for my '95 5.0L. I'm looking at the Ford Racing Shorties from Summit. I haven't found them for cheaper anywhere else, but if anyone knows better that's half my reason for this post. Second reason, these are 409 stainless, but Summit claims the surface will rust. I'd like these to look good (not rusted) for a long time. What can I coat these in to keep them looking good? FYI, I am not made of money. Thank you and I'm hoping this will see enough attention even though it's not a new thread.
 

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NEW POST: I am bringing this thread back from the dead rather than starting a new one. I've searched, obviously.

I am buying headers for my '95 5.0L. I'm looking at the Ford Racing Shorties from Summit. I haven't found them for cheaper anywhere else, but if anyone knows better that's half my reason for this post. Second reason, these are 409 stainless, but Summit claims the surface will rust. I'd like these to look good (not rusted) for a long time. What can I coat these in to keep them looking good? FYI, I am not made of money. Thank you and I'm hoping this will see enough attention even though it's not a new thread.

If it were me I would go long tube on the Bronco.

But if I were going to go shorty, I would pay the extra and go equal length and cermaic coated.
I know Bassani and JBA sell them but I'm sure others do as well I just can't attest to their fit. Bassani's were an excellent fit.
 
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