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nlpirr

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Headers too low...
« on: June 19, 2006, 09:56:35 PM »
If anyone has the same issue and can offer some advice please let me know:

Basically, my headers seem to hang really low. Specifically the driver side. I want to upgrade my brakes and possibly lower the look about 1-2" but It seems impossible due to the low hanging headers. I have bottomed out on a bumpy road a few times and that scrap sound is tough to handle if you know what I mean!!

My initial thought is to get some advice on headers that sit higher at the collector gasket point and put a good pair of disc brakes and a lower spindle?

Any help on the header problem would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Nick

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Re: Headers too low...
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2006, 03:25:32 AM »
I can tell you that Hedman Husler Hedders hug the floorpan well--they tuck up even with the bottom of the subframe. Hookers do, too, but both are expensive. My '68 sits low all around with a forward rake, and I've scraped my headers on more speed bumps than I care to recall lol. It's just the curse (or great power advantage) of headers. You live with it and take speed bumps crossways (chuckle.) My car has never bottomed out at speed, though. You may have some weak springs. Good luck!
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Re: Headers too low...
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2006, 10:34:43 PM »
Thanks for the advice. Yea, my shocks are pathetic and will be upgraded soon but I wanted to roll out some new front brakes, wheels, tires and did not want to make a huge mistake in clearance when itís all done with those low riding headers.

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Re: Headers too low...
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2006, 04:54:33 PM »
I have Flowtech headers on my 67 Camaro. They hung the frame really nice. The biggest problem I have will be if I have problems or ever have to change the starter. I will have to drop drivers side header to replace it. I agree that you may have look at replacing your springs and shocks to get the cirrect stance back.

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