70 Ls swap, headers

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  1. Scottyd

    Scottyd Veteran Member

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    I'm curious on what headers folks are using for LS swaps on the 2nd Gen. I know you can use specific "swap" headers but they're pretty expensive. I'm considering buying cheaper Ebay Stainless header for 2010-2015 Camaro Applications and seeing how well they fit. They've got full length and shorty, from the pictures of their intended application it looks like they hug the block and bell housing nice and could work... Has anyone tried it? Even if I dont use the cheap headers it might open up the possibilities to find cheaper alternatives to "swap" headers.
     
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    These are the ones I'm considering guinea pigging myself with.
    $110, $150 respectively.
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    I wouldn't bother with shorties. Might as well run manifolds. Your mount selection dictates what headers fit on any ls swap. If you're anywhere near me I have a bunch of stock manifolds you can borrow to give you an idea of what applications you can start with.
     
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    So....I guess you're not interested in buying Detroit Speed Headers lol... They are only like $2K
     
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    I'm in Texas. Thanks for the offer. I've got a few sets of truck manifolds, things are cast steel and weld easily... Finding fbody or similar usedmanifolds cost almost as much as those headers from what little research I've done looking for some.
     
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    I think I will pass on the $2k headers lol them's there is Mopar prices.
     
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    I have c5, c6, fbody and gto manifolds. Guess this stuff is easier to come by around here. I went with turbo headers on my 73, they fit great :) 20171012_201826.jpg
     
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    Check out speed engineering long tubes. They give great ground clearance and are a good price.
     
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    Just installed Speed Engineering 1 7/8" long tube headers. At Less than $300 for a set of stainless headers they fit great. I'm using the Holley Hooker mounts system on a LS3/525 crate engine. The tubes before the collector sit about level with the oil pan. The exhaust pipes after the collector are a inch or so from the floor. I did have to put a small dent in the floor where the pass side 02 senor was mounted.
    I would love to have a set of Detroit speed or stainless works headers but just could not afford them.
     
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    Do you have pictures? I had to dent my floor for the Dynatech headers. The O2 is at the noon position. The DSE headers are overpriced IMHO, but they are NASCAR quality equal length tube headers with V-band. The are almost required with the DSE frame because of the steering box.
     

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