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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-18-2002, 08:50 PM
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Flow tech afterburners

Has anybody heard anything about the afterburners? There suppost to produce a straight power curve across your engines rpm range. Im looking at them in my summit catalog. There only $134.95a pair.
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Re: Flow tech afterburners

I talked to a guy at a muffler shop a couple of weeks ago and he told me they were crap. BUT, of course they weren't on his list of things he sells. He recommended Thorley's and a couple of others that I don't recall now but they basically were all in the $250 and up range.

I'm in the same place it sounds like you're at, they sound great and the price is right but they're still an unknown.

I'm still inclined to give them a shot with some good locking header bolts and see how they work. In case you hadn't noticed you can also order them ceramic coated. Of course this more than doubles the cost from what I remember.
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dito here too. They look good on paper but there was a thread a bit ago about them. That may have been on ck5 too. Not sure
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Re: Flow tech afterburners

For ten bucks more you can have a set of Hooker ones.
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For $10.00 more I wouldnt mind getting hooker. The headers that is.
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haha, it's amazing what you get in your email these days.

that'd be a pretty expensive one even around here. then again, you aren't talking the finest specimens either around here.

I like my Hooker headers. I think I paid $144 to Summit for them. They get two thumbs up. A little close to a sensor or two, rubs on the shift linkage, and I had to remove the bump stop for the pig.
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Re: Flow tech afterburners

DON"T DO IT!!! I just spent the better part of a day installing one side of my headers. The clearence on the Flowtech is so small it is not even funny. I usually run a heat shield around my starter, ther is MAYBE 1/4" between the starter and the header. The pain burnt of immediately as well. They do give you very good tone and good responce, but the headache installing them is not worth it in my eye's. I hope my gasket never blows because all my bolts are so round now IF I got them off, they certainly won't go back on. Save your money and buy some Thorleys!!!!
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Re: Flow tech afterburners

I have a set of afterburners on my car and they fit like a glove, my brother has a set on his 87 truck but they were put on before the motor was installed, and I'm putting them on my 89 truck. They will also be installed when the vorteck goes in. I like them a lot on my car, and my brother likes his. I would buy them again. Just my opinion.
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Re: Flow tech afterburners

Maybe they work better on newer rigs? I have a 76 Blazer that was a ROYAL pain to install. I had to use straight and 90 degree boot plugwires, alter my linkage for my tranny (automatic), forgo my heat shield on my starter and re-route the wires to the starter between the headers due to the lack of clearance. So, I am not too happy with them but am glad you are!!
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To each his own. They are the first headers I personally bought and installed on my car and they slid right into place in a tight engine compartment. Could be good luck I guess.
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