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i honestly dont want to stick the short tube stockers on a motor that i'll modify some before i throw in the truck.. a nice lumpy cam likes to have a nice flowing exhaust. thought about take aftermarket flanges for the P heads i'll be puttin on it, and just getting 1 5/8" tubing.. yea thats huge.. but boost is in the 5.0L's future.. so it could benefit from it. i dont want to buy torque monsters.. we can weld.. and i have a plasma cutter.. whats your thoughts on making your own longtubes? i thought about doing it for the 3.0L and 4.0L guys.. it would take some time and a good bit of welding, but LT's benefit the motors ALOT more than shorties
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i think you would see clearance issues... but i say go for it
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what i figured.. the damn stock ones are crammed in there as it is.. be cool to do a BL and then run it around the frame.. it could work.. hmm
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I got shorties, make some long tubes and show us what you come up with.
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I got shorties, make some long tubes and show us what you come up with.
i'll try it once i get my whole truck put together with the 5.0 and the massive chaos of a garage back in order.. motors everywhere. probably use highrollinII's truck to do it if he wants to be a prototype just to test fit em.. aint no tellin.. be a while till i get the V6 versions. The 5.0 swap longtubes will be first on my list to do
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your to the point well will be to the point where you can do anythin you want..do it while you have it out and can do it..
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yea.. considering it'll be spring break.. just wether i can manage to do it.. i'll have the time to do it all... just i'd rather not take the risk of loosing 2 days of just headers where i could have had the motor in and troubleshoot everything.. you wanna help do the swap bow?
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Long tube V8 headers would be much easier to implement in a 97-back Ranger. From 98-on, header clearance with a V8 is grim which is why the Torque Monsters have such an unusual shape.
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yea.. considering it'll be spring break.. just wether i can manage to do it.. i'll have the time to do it all... just i'd rather not take the risk of loosing 2 days of just headers where i could have had the motor in and troubleshoot everything.. you wanna help do the swap bow?

ill be there..
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