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 Will hugger headers work for me?!?

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Ironfistdog

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PostSubject: Will hugger headers work for me?!?   Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:13 pm

I'm putting the wagon up on jackstands to fix an air leak and to start ripping the front clip off, since im in there I figure now is a good time to do some engine work as well.

I want to swap to dual exhaust and wanna lose the manifolds
I have long tube hooker headers, but I'm afraid they will snap off when the car is laid out. (flanges may or may not lay lower than engine cradle)
I was gonna go with rams horn manifolds but just found a set of Huggers for like 70 beans. They are for sbc

Any down side or problems with running a hugger?
Issues with fitment on a tbi car?
Anyone have any experience with them?

Thanks in advance.
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PostSubject: Re: Will hugger headers work for me?!?   Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:17 pm

I think they dump straight into the crossmember?

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PostSubject: Re: Will hugger headers work for me?!?   Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:24 pm

See that's exactly what I'm talking about!

Now is there no clearance to weld a 90* (or whatever) to the flange and pipe it out to the trans x-member?
Or should I be looking for something else
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