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What Headers to get

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Tundra13jr, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. Oct 17, 2020 at 6:14 PM
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    Tundra13jr

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    Thinking about getting headers. What brand is the best and should I get long tube headers or short ones and why?
     
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  2. Oct 17, 2020 at 7:32 PM
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    Big_Ed

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    I would get long tubes, because they perform better. Shorties will only leave you wishing you installed long tubes.
    I would like to know if a tune is necessary when installing headers.
     
  3. Oct 17, 2020 at 7:36 PM
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    Danimal86

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    Long tubes only! Really depends on your budget

    JBA $650+
    Doug Thorley $900+
    American Racing Headers $1800+

    Reach out to Keith at @dirtydeeds i think he recommends the jba's
     
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    Anyone here use American Racing Headers (TUN-10134300DCWC) - 3/4 cause I wont need 7/8? Curious on the fit?

    I think JBA's are now made in Mexico (not sure).
     
  5. Oct 13, 2021 at 8:58 PM
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    Get long tubes, or keep stock manifolds. Shorties lose low end torque and have zero gains in Hp.

    best value, JBA. They’re stainless steel. Ceramic coated. Great value. And finally back in stock!!! (For a limited time).

    with a dual 3” exhaust system they gain 49hp 89tq and reduce e/t in the 1/8 mile by .9 seconds!!

    gimme a call with any questions. My truck was the prototype so I have the very first set and have built hundreds of prototype exhaust systems.

    Keith 760-877-4234
     
  6. Oct 14, 2021 at 7:11 AM
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    Many threads on this topic with each landing at the same result. Get the brand that works for your budget and goal. The power difference in Long Tube brands for our truck is minimal and primary importance more depends on material/quality for use and your area. I personally run ARH and no complaints a year later since install.

    Brands: Stainless Works, Kooks, ARH, JBA, AFE, and Doug Thorley



    Next topic - What CAI is best for Tundra :D
     
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