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Old December 1st, 2012, 07:55 AM   #1
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Hello all,

I am working on building a motor for my 97 dakota.. when i am done, i would like to put a pair of long tube headers on it. I was wondering if i could use full size dodge truck headers on it, and what i would/ or might need to modify to make them fit.. my truck currently has a 3 inch suspension lift, and will have a 3 inch body lift before the motor goes in the truck.

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short answer is not not without a ton and I mean a ton of modifications. The transfer case and transmission will not allow the headers enough room. Spend the extra dime and go buy some shorty headers through a reputable place they will cost you BUT you will gain more out of them in the lifetime of them on your vehicle as they have been tested and proven to maximize the flow of the engine. And do not think $200 for new headers is a good deal. Remember you get what you pay for and this is especially true with headers.
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i don't plan on buying cheap headers ever.. again that is.. i bought some flowtechs when i built my s10.. and it took me a couple days just getting the stupid things to bolt up right.. and the still leaked like hell.. and why won't the transmission and transfer case allow the headers enough room?
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i don't plan on buying cheap headers ever.. again that is.. i bought some flowtechs when i built my s10.. and it took me a couple days just getting the stupid things to bolt up right.. and the still leaked like hell.. and why won't the transmission and transfer case allow the headers enough room?
If they are long tube headers you would have to make to big of a bend on the drivers side as that is where your transfer case goes to the front for the four wheel drive. Long tube headers go way to far back in order to achieve optimal performance you will want short tube headers so you are not fighting getting around the stuff under there.
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alright.. that makes sense
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We put some edelbrocks on my BIL's 99 and those fuckers never set right. It shit out gaskets at least once a year and we always had to prop the motor up to mess with them. Not worth it if you ask me.
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