In today’s video, Summit Racing and PowerNation TV teamed up to offer some 101 tech tips for choosing aftermarket headers.
In it, you’ll learn when it’s best to choose shorty or long-tube headers and why. You’ll also learn what other things you need to know about your vehicle to choose the best header option for your application.
To learn the difference between aftermarket headers and exhaust manifolds, you can watch this video breaking it down. Watch this video for a more in-depth look at choosing long tube vs. shorty headers.
It’s also not uncommon to have header fitment issues, but this story will teach you 7 common installation pitfalls and how to avoid them.
In the meantime, check out our short tech-tip video here:
Need to replace wheel studs with longer ARP studs on a 2003 Corvette. 100-7713 Can this be done on car , or will it have to be done on a press with spindles removed ?
Sorry, guys gotta throw the BS flag on headers. The gains in power with headers are negligible for the guys on the street. Even if you’re scrounging around for a couple HP for racing think long and hard about investing in headers. You’ll probably gain more power by installing an inexpensive “H” pipe and a simple match-port on both sides of the head. I suggest you spend some time studying fluid dynamics first. Real headers work best at WOT AND all the tubes must be within 1/2″ of each other in length to see significant HP gains. Stick with what the factory provided for exhaust and focus on a synergistic balance of all the components and energies that twist the back wheels.
Wow that really was a basics 101 on headers, could use a lot more info than what you showed.