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Best headers for LS6 454 450 HP

 
gtking gtking
New User | Posts: 2 | Joined: 10/12
Posted: 10/28/12
12:15 PM

I Just purchased a 70 Chevelle SS LS6 with a new 454 450 HP motor that has no headers. I don't want to take away from what it has (HP and torque) but want to install the best option for headers to add to what it already has (tested low-end, mid, & high-end, size (diameter) and length of headers), plus the preferred brand and type (material - ceramic, stainless, etc.)?
I would appreciate advice and experience to help in my decision.  This is for street.
Glenn  

pepsi1 pepsi1
Enthusiast | Posts: 301 | Joined: 10/11
Posted: 10/28/12
09:29 PM

gtking:

  You don't want to choke the engine off either. Hooker Super Competition headers. 1.7/8" to 1.3/4" will be a good street header. (A 2" pipe would be too big for the street). Install a H pipe or X pipe to help bottom end torque. I don't know what your budget is so a ceramic coating will extend the life of the street header. Just make sure to whatever headers you order they will fit your application. i.e. angle plug heads, A/C those type questions.

Bob  

pepsi1 pepsi1
Enthusiast | Posts: 301 | Joined: 10/11
Posted: 10/28/12
09:38 PM

gtking:

I got these numbers from Jegs. Hooker Super Comp. Headers.... Grin  Cool

1-7/8" P/N 2250 Black painted $522.99
1-7/8" P/N 2250-1 Ceramic coated $759.99

Bob  

gtking gtking
New User | Posts: 2 | Joined: 10/12
Posted: 10/29/12
05:22 PM

Thanks!
Upon checking - it looks lie the x pipe is the better way to go according to: http://www.carcraft.com/techarticles/exhaust_system_installation

Glenn  

pepsi1 pepsi1
Enthusiast | Posts: 301 | Joined: 10/11
Posted: 11/02/12
03:30 PM

Glenn
Your Welcome.

Bob