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Old January 28th, 2013, 08:35 PM   #1
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iv been looking on google to see if it makes a difference but i figured id ask here
also what thickness would be better 0.032 or 1'
thanks ahead of time for any imput negtive or possitive
my motor is a 350 tbi
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Old January 28th, 2013, 08:42 PM   #2
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I know on 4.0 spacers are useless unless you upgrade header/exhust system. Spacers allow more air flow but to take full advantage and to see difference need to let the air coming in escape just as fast.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 08:47 PM   #3
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I installed one on a chevy 4.3L v6 and noticed a little more sound on the intake, If it gave me a power gain, it wasnt enough to notice, i was also running CAI and full 3" exhaust header back with a dual flowmasters and no cat.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 08:49 PM   #4
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i should have said that as well i have a 3 inch exhaust with a flowmaster series 10 no headers yet.
also have a cold air intake on its way and upgraded spark system all msd just looking to get the best mpgs i can maybe add some power while im at it

i wish i could get a programmer but from what i read on google i cant i can only get a chip for the computer
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I had one on my chevy 5.3L and i took it off thinking it wasn't doing anything and I ended up noticing a little difference, more then I was expecting.
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i found one on summit for 30 bucks but the thickness was 0.032
the other ones are 45 bucks and the thickness is 1 inch

im not worried about the money just wondering which would be better 1inch or 0.032?

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/en...00?prefilter=1

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/tr...1500/year/1993

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/tr...1500/year/1993
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i never noticed a diffrence when i did a 1 thick one throttle responce seamed to get worse
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Old January 28th, 2013, 09:35 PM   #8
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On a TBI is helps out on MPG when you do other up grades.
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Good set of headers will give give you back your best bang for the buck results. With noticable throttle response and +hp gains and as well improve mpg's.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 01:24 AM   #10
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i really want to put headers on my truck but if i snap a bolt in the head i dont think i have the tools toget it out and i dont know how to get the bolt out
also whats the difference between these headers
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/bi...et/model/k1500

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http://www.summitracing.com/parts/he...et/model/k1500

the first link are summits cheapest headers the second link is their most expensive set

also what type of header would be the best to get i would like all the parts i get to be better out of the hole i dont care about top end speed
log tube or shortys?

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If you get headers look into ARB's locking header studs (not sure on actual name). They are studs the have a bolt go inside them to hold the flange down and keep it from warping.
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Spacers will net you nothing but a lighter wallet. They are snake oil for people that dont know any beter. Wouldnt the General have added one from the factory, or extended the plenum on the intake if they actually are worth a shit? hmmm..
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