70 Ls swap, headers

Discussion in 'High Tech Retrofits' started by Scottyd, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. Scottyd

    Scottyd New 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.
     
  2. Scottyd

    Scottyd New Member

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    These are the ones I'm considering guinea pigging myself with.
    $110, $150 respectively.
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  3. SRGN

    SRGN Veteran Member

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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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  4. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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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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  5. Scottyd

    Scottyd New Member

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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.
     
  6. Scottyd

    Scottyd New Member

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    I think I will pass on the $2k headers lol them's there is Mopar prices.
     
  7. SRGN

    SRGN Veteran Member

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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
     
  8. AlbertaZ28

    AlbertaZ28 Veteran Member

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    Check out speed engineering long tubes. They give great ground clearance and are a good price.
     
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