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    Well, I measured my old headers and didn't like what I found in the primary tubes. The shortest was 27" and the longest was 29 1/4", so I figured it was time to build a new set out of stainless steel. I spent a lot of hours polishing and a lot of money in material but the end result makes it well worth it. Click image for larger version. 

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    RJ, that is bad ass! Stokked that you can make a header as comperable as any other header out on the market! Good for you man!
    Expensive? Cuz im interested!

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    Very Very nice, curious how much in materials? With stainless you can run them dry and not worry about them turing to shit right?

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    WOW! Very nice!

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    Nice job!! Congrats
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    Guys, thanks for the compliments. As for material costs, $1500. The U-bends were from Burns Stainless and the collectors were from Borla. A friend of mine, that helped me build the headers, had the flanges cut on a CNC plasma cutter. The headers are a two step, 2 1/4" to 2 3/8", 31" long primary to the Borla merge collector. This is actually our second stainless header build, the first was for a drag car that I will be running next year. Those were a three step, 2 1/8" to 2 1/4" to 2 3/8". I will try to post a pic of those also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
    Very Very nice, curious how much in materials? With stainless you can run them dry and not worry about them turing to shit right?


    Yes, as long as you keep them polished they will stay good. The good thing about stainless, they will always buff back out.

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    Good looking!!! Nice work!!!
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    holy chit....very nice
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    I thought that the polish turned yellowish gold, like on Morgans boat (Red dragon) unless the headers are used with water?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
    ... With stainless you can run them dry and not worry about them turing to shit right?
    If you run mufflers on them they will turn color, but the color buffs out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddnjuzz View Post
    I thought that the polish turned yellowish gold, like on Morgans boat (Red dragon) unless the headers are used with water?

    I think with the right cleaner I can keep them looking good.
    I have seen S.S headers on drag cars that look great! I will
    try to find out what they use

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