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Old 04-30-2012, 08:11 AM   #1
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header collectors???

ok so i believe it is called the collector..
i have full tube headers..
that go down to a 3 bolt adapter.. believe it is called a collector?
well mine rotted off..
so trying to find them locally is not happening..
napa, autozone, even a muffler shop... meineke... but a race shop can order them.. $45...

so my question is this...
what is the difference as some are cheaper..

example...
what i need looks like this
3" collector, 2 1/2" exhaust - $35
http://www.jegs.com/i/Hooker+Headers/520/11040/10002/-1

but i still need to replace a section of the exhaust then..
and the piece i need.. has 2 45 degree bends.. and looks like this..
$24
http://www.jegs.com/i/Hedman/500/18804/10002/-1

why is the one more than the other and has less to it?
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Did they rust off of the headers of off the exhaust pipe?
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Skip the 3 hole flanges, they will leak. I just recently switched over to "ball-n-socket" setup. 100% better and seals great. no gasket required.



check summit, jegs, etc
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Agreed, I just went to a new set of hedman's that are ball and socket due to collector rot/hole. They are so much nicer than the flange style... No matter what collector gasket I used it just never held up (aluminum gasket lasted the longest at one year)
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Skip the 3 hole flanges, they will leak. I just recently switched over to "ball-n-socket" setup. 100% better and seals great. no gasket required.



check summit, jegs, etc
only problem i see with that. is how does it connect to the header? i need to replace the headers? if so i aint got the cash right now.. trying to get other things in order first...
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I've used band clamps. Need to be sure the exhaust doesn't move back and forth, but much nicer and work 10x better than the 3 bolt POSs......
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Anybody have a link to those ball and socket type pictured. Don't know why, but I'm really striking out on the search.

I need to hack up my new headers, shorten up the collector and install a ball and socket flange, then angle up the exhaust 5" in 13" of run so I can pass by the top of the doubler.

Thanks...


Edit: found them

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/FLO-15925/?rtype=10

http://www.jegs.com/i/Flowmaster/389...oductId=752165
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Muff shop cut mine off while on the truck and just welded up the ball-socket setup. Wasnt that difficult, cost me 100bux for the labor, well worth it.
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only problem i see with that. is how does it connect to the header? i need to replace the headers? if so i aint got the cash right now.. trying to get other things in order first...
You just weld them to the end of the header. Most exhaust shops will have the three bolt flange on hand. It shouldn't be a problem for them to weld a new one onto the header, and repair it for you.

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If you are really that broke, just get some pipe and weld it up
You can always sawzall it to remove.
When you "collect" (haha) $100 or so, do it right with the ball and socket.
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