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Re: In-frame headers, problem with fit!
[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] First, I'm not really sure WHY a person would opt for exhaust headers on a Jeep.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] We used to "put up" with all the problems that headers are when we had fast cars which would actually BENEFIT from the scavenging effect that well-designed headers give above five thousand RPM. Other than that sort of application, they are trouble, trouble, trouble. That having been said, we'll address the problem that you are having.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] First of all,.....if you haven't wrapped specific areas of the exhaust runners with thermal wrap, DO IT NOW. Those areas should include anything that is close to electrical, fuel, brake fluid, clutch fluid, electric starter motors, and coolant. SECOND......DO MOVE that brake porportioning valve to another location. They even "FLOAT" them on some vehicles, letting the tubing support the block in mid air. THIRD.....double wrap the clutch hose and wrap any exhaust runners nearby. The clutch tubing can go just about anywhere a long as it is a steady slope to the slave cylinder. FOURTH.....put some 3" caps on the collectors and pipe them just past the body behind each front wheel. When you are wheeling, just open the caps and that way the sound of the exhaust will drown out the protests of the eco-nazis as they try to tell the liberal press what a bad person you are for going off the pavement with your Jeep.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
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