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Headers and bolts?

Just wanted to hear some feedback about any aftermarket headers, and whether or not you have problems with the bolts backing out?
Dont have em yet, but everyhting else I ever put headers on the bolts were bad about loosening up and backing out.

Also, looking for feedback on any other pros-cons to adding headers vs. stock manifolds. Fitment issues, heat under hood, spoolup, leaky gaskets, corrosion.
Thinking about getting a set while the motors out.
Thanks, Scott

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Re: Headers and bolts?

i think stage 8 has them, i've got my sema book i'll look through it.

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Nobody has any input here? I'm not looking for a new brand name, or anything, just input on whats already being run, bad or good.

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Nobody has any input here? I'm not looking for a new brand name, or anything, just input on whats already being run, bad or good.
Call Dave at Swamps. They use s.s bolts with lock washers on the exhaust manifold and Charles has reported the complete absence of problems since he switched to these bolts. Before, I think they were breaking or backing out. Swamps sources them from Fastenal IIRC.

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Just wanted to hear some feedback about any aftermarket headers, and whether or not you have problems with the bolts backing out?
Dont have em yet, but everyhting else I ever put headers on the bolts were bad about loosening up and backing out.

Also, looking for feedback on any other pros-cons to adding headers vs. stock manifolds. Fitment issues, heat under hood, spoolup, leaky gaskets, corrosion.
Thinking about getting a set while the motors out.
Thanks, Scott
Don't take this the wrong, but if your asking about pros to buying them, you probably don't need them.
There are no cons to our version period, if the person installing them can install the stock manifolds correctly.
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Got any pictures of those headers all coated and looking pretty David?
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Got any pictures of those headers all coated and looking pretty David?
Maybe these are it?



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Re: Headers and bolts?

the di headers seemed to be decent from what danny said.
iirc the difference you will notice might be a slightly lower egt.

seems there are two types of headers one has unequal leghths the others are equal...dave could tell you more about them ,

They are not cheap , and not major power makers...
to me they fall in to the anything that helps catagory.

meaning i would buy them after
injectors, turbos, big oil , IC, and a fluiddamper.
but if I was looking for over 450 rwhp and had
any show quality truck, they would be on my want list
...kinda like new billet intakes, maybe better.

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Those are sexy. Plus the sound of it, that's damn near worth half the price of the cost of them. I'd trim a little of my fender liner away just so i could show everyone!

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No offense , but I fully understand the concept, and what they do. I was more looking for info on actual benefits people have seen on their trucks. I dont want the sales pitch, or the my buddies truck thing, I want actual numbers, problems, and how great they are. You know, how bad is the corrosion over time, how do they fit , how bad are they to get a good seal to the head. And I know my info doesnt have it all there, but I already have a fully built engine sitting on the stand (with crowers, and a girdle, and head studs, and 340cc hybrids, and new billet intakes, and...), I already have made in excess of 550 hp on the old one, I already have a modded H2E, and I got a blue bottle to fill the gaps. Understand, this is a Daily driver I want around 600 hp at the wheels on fuel, and I want it to not have crap falling off and getting loose on me. The DI were the ones I was looking at, and they are very nice. Dave you got a good product, I just want to see what people who are running them have to say.

Sorry again, long day at work, time to go to the shop and get BACK to work.
Thanks for the replies.
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