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Offline Bosox

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Ebay headers
« on: February 11, 2018, 09:56:29 AM »
Anybody have any experience running cheap EBay headers?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Block-Hugger-Header-For-Chevy-LS1-350-Eng-EXHAUST-Headers-2312-Super-Comp-/182241648974
Definitely Chinese, but theyíre stainless and look decent. Iíve read that the build quality and welds are surprisingly good.
A set of ceramic Hookers are just over $300 for comparison...
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Re: Ebay headers
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 10:23:45 AM »
$300 still isnt bad for Hookers, my ceramic super comps where near $700. how much are chinese? maybe give 'em a try?
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Re: Ebay headers
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 10:56:43 AM »
$300 still isnt bad for Hookers, my ceramic super comps where near $700. how much are chinese? maybe give 'em a try?
$100
Or
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hooker-Headers-2312HKR-Hooker-Super-Comp-LS-1-Block-Hugger-Header-/362165104722
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Re: Ebay headers
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 07:28:29 AM »
It all depends, what do you have now? Those are shorty block hugger headers which are probably the worse flowing header you can buy for an LS or most any motor at that.  Pretty sure most off the shelf factory ls manifolds will flow better than those.  I forget who, but I think it was in HotRod mag a couple years back, but flow testing on a flow bench of headers versus stock manifolds and block hugging short headers netted the worse cfm results. 

That said.. For $100, why not try them, probably pay that for junk yard manifolds off a camaro or vette.
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Re: Ebay headers
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 12:22:16 PM »
It all depends, what do you have now? Those are shorty block hugger headers which are probably the worse flowing header you can buy for an LS or most any motor at that.  Pretty sure most off the shelf factory ls manifolds will flow better than those.  I forget who, but I think it was in HotRod mag a couple years back, but flow testing on a flow bench of headers versus stock manifolds and block hugging short headers netted the worse cfm results. 

That said.. For $100, why not try them, probably pay that for junk yard manifolds off a camaro or vette.
Currently have block huggers...yes, Iíve read that they are not optimal and that stock manifolds flow better, but itís pretty tight in there. Long tubes def wonít fit.
Still waiting on the guy with the Hookers to get back to me, if that falls they Iíll order the Chinese ones.
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Re: Ebay headers
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 06:45:36 PM »
What's wrong with your present headers?
05 Tj d44's, 4.88s, ARB's, 37's and some bling
99 TJuggy d60,5.13s, ARB/Spool, 40's, backhalfed
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Re: Ebay headers
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 08:23:41 PM »
What's wrong with your present headers?
Rusted POS. Donít seem to leak, but they look like ass...
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Re: Ebay headers
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 09:06:42 PM »
I see. 
05 Tj d44's, 4.88s, ARB's, 37's and some bling
99 TJuggy d60,5.13s, ARB/Spool, 40's, backhalfed
06.5 GMC 2500
05 WK 2" w/32's

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Re: Ebay headers
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2018, 07:25:58 AM »
What's wrong with your present headers?
Rusted POS. Donít seem to leak, but they look like ass...
Another thing to consider is hit them with a 3M green scuff pad then wrap in some DEI header wrap.  Cheaper and probably reduce under hood temps.


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My other concern with those china-jobs is that the materials are poor quality stainless and will either rust anyways. also those are 3/8 flanges which is good, but again, depending on what stainless materials are used, they might warp like a SOB after a bunch of heat cycles.
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Re: Ebay headers
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2018, 08:23:26 PM »
What's wrong with your present headers?
Rusted POS. Donít seem to leak, but they look like ass...
Another thing to consider is hit them with a 3M green scuff pad then wrap in some DEI header wrap.  Cheaper and probably reduce under hood temps.


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My other concern with those china-jobs is that the materials are poor quality stainless and will either rust anyways. also those are 3/8 flanges which is good, but again, depending on what stainless materials are used, they might warp like a SOB after a bunch of heat cycles.
I hear ya, Iím going back and forth. Gonna be about $350 for ceramic Hookers or $150 for ceramic Chinese made (USA company though)
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Re: Ebay headers
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2018, 08:57:55 PM »
Went with the Hookers. Better to cry once, as they say...
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Re: Ebay headers
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2018, 10:20:10 AM »
awesome quality
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