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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2002, 11:51 PM
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I have a 1982 Jeep Scrambler, with a 258 from a 1974 AMC Hornet. The exhaust manifold has a crack in it and I was thinking of replacing it with headers.

Any suggestions on types or brands?? Any potential problems since the enging is a 1974?

I have looked at cliffords and also at hedman which 4wd hardware sells.

I am wondering do I look for a header from a 1974 AMC hornet or for a 1982 CJ... I know the engine is basically the same but..... ????

Thanks for any and all info.


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-06-2002, 06:52 AM
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Re: Header question

I've got one from clifford on mine, works great and wasn't any more pricy that what else you can find. Friend of min put a Borla on his, but with the header and complete cat back he was at close to $900.00 before it was over. It took him two days to do it, but then again he has no clue which end of a socket goes where. I've been told to stay away from the hedman brand, must be QA problems or they are to thin. ???

post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-06-2002, 07:41 AM
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Re: Header question

Personally I had alot of problems when I bought my Clifford header. The flanges were out of square (which I didn't find out till after it was bolted on) and their customer service really sucks.

I wish I would have bought a Borla


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Re: Header question

Yo, Kipp ...
That '74 block has 1/2" head bolts.
Do the 4.0 head swap and a Cherokee exhaust manifold on it and GO ... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Header question

Don't get a pace setter hedder whatever you do.

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Re: Header question

I stand behind two statements on this board.

1: Get a borla.
2: Dont get a pacesetter.

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Re: Header question

Do headers really even help out the 258? I'm sure you'd get some higher up grunt. But that's not what the engine is really ever used for.

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Re: Header question

I have a borla, the install wasn't bad, it makes the 258 have a slightly higher pitch to it. We didn't do the cat back, just the header & regular exhaust. I can't say on performance because at the same time, we swapped about a zillion other things. It has help up well so far about 4,000 miles.

I would seriously consider what Jaffer suggested though.


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