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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Rigid. I'm glad you've noticed the little details about this application that we made the effort to address (flat TIG welded flanges and the upgraded hardware);it was intentional and indicative of changes you can expect to see in future new products coming from Hooker. If you also purchased our mounting components, you will notice we put forth the same effort there to bring fully engineered, quality pieces to the end user at an affordable price.

The answer to your gasket question is really a quite simple two-part answer as follows:

1.) The mild steel versions of these headers will seal with the gaskets included in the package or with the stock OE gaskets if you choose to use them. We didn't include the stock OE gaskets in these kits as we couldn't afford to do so at the price point we wanted to offer these headers to the market. If sales numbers can be looked at as an indication, we hit the nail on the head in that regard.

2.) The flanges on the stainless versions are investment cast 304ss, which has a much lower co-efficient of thermal conductivity and higher co-efficient of thermal expansion than carbon steel. These mechanical characteristics are why we want users to install them with the OE laminate shim gaskets for promoting heat migration out of the flanges and into the water jacket of the cylider heads to reduce the chance of warpage to the flanges over their lifetime.

I hope this explanation helps you to understand the differences a little more thoroughly


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the explanation on the weekend Todd!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got my headers in last week, great pieces! So I've heard word floating around that you guys may actually be offering a full exhaust system for our cars too, is this true?



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^^^ I would like to know too.
If I only I had a welder and knew how to weld...dam.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey there guys,

We actually have an S14 exhaust on the shelf right now, but we haven't promoted it as it's been on the list and we're hacking away at is as we can.

I think suggested retail on this exhaust is 899.95 and features the following specs:

1.) 100% stainless steel construction
2.) System comprised of 2.5 to 3 Y-pipe and a 3 intermediate pipe and muffler assembly
3.) Features tight-tucked bend geometry, especially in the center of the car, to minimize exhaust contact during trailer off-loading or traveling over obstacles/objects encountered on an event course.
4.) Heavy duty OE grade band clamp connections facilitate easy assembly/disassembly
5.) Direct bolt-in installation with Hooker LS swap headers for this same application
6.) Can easily be modified/adapted by a competent fabricator to connect to any brand of headers for any or V8 swap engine needing increased exhaust flow potential.
7.) Polished dual outlet 304ss tip
8.) For closed course competition use only; not legal for sale or use on pollution controlled motor vehicles

This is the exhaust I currently have on my car and I have been on Power tour with it and am pleased. I wouldn't say otherwise if it wasn't the case. It didn't drone at speed on the interstate and definitely isn't too loud for conversation in the car.

Pictures of exhaust installed on car (MUST be used in conjunction with Holley mounts and swap headers for true bolt-on installation):





Here's some shots of the rear of the car from behind after a photoshoot (I need to update my build thread for sure!):





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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

exhaust looks great. have those in stock?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YES WE DO!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have to install the driver side header on the engine before you install the engine in the car? I can seem to get it in from the top or bottom.... Lol

I could get the car higher up in the air i guess to angle it in... Any tips would be appericated



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is tough. I couldn't quite get mine high enough to just slip it in from the bottom. I put mine on jack stands as high as it would go. I picked the engine up as high as I could with it in the engine bay and pushed it as far over to the passenger side as possible. I unhooked the sway bar and then unbolted the crossmember. I jammed a 2x4 in between the crossmember and the frame to keep it down then slid the header in with no problem. I didn't even need to unhook the power steering lines. Then just hook everything back up.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jesus! I ended up unbolting the motor/trans mounts then used the cherry picker to put the engine at a 45 degree angle pointing upwards..... Then the header bolted on and slid the engine into place. Hinsons headers werent this bad 6 years ago

What a pita man


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI, you guys doing it the hard way.

READ the instructions. even though they are not complete Smile


step 1. unbolt steering link.
step 2. unbolt steering column and pull the steering w shaft into the cabin.
step 3. get your fat ass on the floor and unhook
a) tie rod ends
b) remove steel hardlines from steering rack
c) remove steering rack bolts
step 4. now rotate the rack down, to where the rack juncture box is pointed down.
step 5. get the headers and effortlessly put them through the bottom.

now reverse
total time taking it easy drinking beer - 2.5 hours.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my shit didn't come with instructions.... but I made my own motor mounts and got c5 corvette motor mounts to work with the hooker headers...

those are sweet instructions though.. I'll try that next time.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

any word on a S13 exhaust for the future? I love how the s14 looks and want one for my s13 haha.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will this fit fueled performance kit?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you all removed the steering shaft to install it?


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