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Question: Full Length vs short headers

eoseitz

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I've found a lot of information on the forum about brands of headers that people recommend, however, I can't seem to find if full length headers will fit under the car. Is there enough clearance for full length or should I look for shortie headers?

I've determined I definitely want a pair with 1 1/2 to 1 5/8 primaries. I've heard full length headers give better low rpm torque and horsepower. This is what I'm really looking for. I'm guessing everyone will agree even shortie headers will provide superior exhaust flow over stock manifolds.

I've found these headers on ebay. They seem cost efficient and being stainless I'm assuming they'll hold up pretty well. Will they work?

SBC Chevy Stainless Headers 265 283 305 307 327 350 400 | eBay
 

Hib Halverson

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Hard to believe anyone can sell headers for 179 bucks.

Be careful...very careful.
 

SVO

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What Hib said,

If that is a picture of the actual headers, I don't think they would fit a Corvette.
 

Peer81

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And let's be honest. For that price, some crappy chinees "stainless" steel tubes. Flanges that will never seal etc etc.

Greetings Peter.
 

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