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Best Fitting Header

Old 08-22-2007, 11:46 AM
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Hello All, First Post Here, Got My Hands On A 1970 Challenger 440 A/t Dana 60 For A Great Price, Its Been Sitting For A While But Was Used Once In A While So Everthing Still Works. The Headers On The Car Are Rusted Bad, What Is The Best Fitting Fair Priced Header On The Market Today. Last Time I Had A Car Like This Blackjack Was The In Thing. The Ones That Are On There Look Like Hooker, I See A Little Badge On One Of The Tubes That Looks Like It Says Hooker, Anyway On The Left Side The Second Wire In Is Right Up Against The Tube, And The Plug Boot Is Melting, That Is Why I Am Looking For A Better Fit Header, Any Help Would Be Appreciated. Mike
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Old 08-22-2007, 01:17 PM
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Get your hands on a JEGGS or SUMMIT catalog. They have a good choice on headers and lots of other goodies. I would suggest ceramic or jet hot coating on the headers. That way they will last for a long long time and lower temps underhood. Good luck and take it easy. They also have the X-pipe and mandrel bent 2 1/2 to 3 " exhaust system that would be a great plus.
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Old 08-22-2007, 03:19 PM
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I have hooker headers on mine as well. I have the same problem with the wire boots on the passenger side header. Plus it's a pain to remove and install, you have to raise the motor a little to get it out.
I've heard that the TTI headers are the best fitting out there, but they come with a heafty price tag though. When I decide to buy new headers this is what I will be getting.

Agreed definatly getting yours headers coated.
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Old 08-23-2007, 08:10 AM
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Thanks For The Info, Will Get The Catalogs And See What I'm Gonna Do. Thanks Again Mike
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Old 08-23-2007, 07:45 PM
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From what I have seen in the shop I work at, the TTI's are the best fitting but as said before, fairly expensive, but you get what you pay for.
I have ceramic coated hooker super comp's on my 440 and they are very tight with the steering box and center link.
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:23 AM
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I haven't put headers in my Challenger (yet), but I've tried both Hooker & Hedman in my Duster and they both fit like crap. They hang down too low and rattle against the torsion bars. You also have to completely unbolt the driver's side and rotate it to change out the starter (and I'm using a late model mini starter). I won't even go into the various "dimples" I had to add to the tubing just to get them to fit all. I spent some big $ on these ceramic coated headers and I'm not happy with them at all. [sm=shootshoot.gif]

I'm definitely going to replace my current headers with the TTI ones, and I won't even mess around with anything else when it comes time to put a set in my Challenger.
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Old 10-14-2007, 09:17 AM
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I just put a set of Hooker headers on my Torino just last weekend. They fit really nice even with the 4 speed, the Z bar and the clutch rod fits nice.
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Old 10-27-2007, 07:35 AM
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TTI's should fit best, hence the price.

Next in line will be Hooker and they are expensive too.

You only install them once, so the Summit brand for $99 is my choice.

They will go on, you'll have to lift the engine to put any of them in and if they hang too low, get out the floor jack and "fix" them. Use the 90 degree angle boots on the plugs.

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