I am about to purchase a new set of Bassett headers and am not sure which direction to go so I'm looking for everyones input of pro's and cons on which way to go. I currently have a set of twisties that the collector was shortened on. I had them stripped and was about to have them ceramic coated when I decided to go a different route mainly due to collector height issue at my transom(only have about an inch of clearance). Talked to the guys at Bassett and found that i'll gain 3" of space from bottom of pipe to top of transom going with the long or short collector headers. I'm torn because I like the twisties but want to put on what makes the most sense since i've never run any of the other styles and have only briefly had these twisties on. I also am curious to know how the upswept style would pan out as well.
My motor sits about a foot off the back of the transom so I think the short collector style will still come out of the back of boat about flush with the back of the transom so I can still cover the boat and pipes which is what I'd like to have happen. Obviously if I go long then I have to make do with not being able to cover the back very well. Next is finish options. I think i'd like to order them bare and have them still ceramic coated vs. going with chrome for the obvious reasons you have to deal with chrome. I wanna spend less time cleaning and caring for chrome and spend more time on the water being less anal over appearance. I take very good care of my stuff and am a very attention to detail kind of guy so taking care of things isn't the issue, it's more of whats going to be more practical here. I do like the bling though!
Any advice is greatly appreciated and please feel free to post pics