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Post by Ak68w » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:34 am

Hey guys, I’ve browsed the forum and others on this and there seems to be no concise definitive answer on what the best headers for the 5.7 is. Mine is a 12’ and I’m looking for a relativeliey cheap option 500$ ish or less that will bolt up to the existing exhaust. I’m not opposed to a long tube setup where the cat is removed as I have a shop that can tune. Also, I noticed some headers like the Jan will give you an option for square or round ports, is there one that must be used, or is it a preference? If it’s a preference, any opinions on which is better?
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Post by OffroadTreks » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:51 pm

I don't think under $500 and "BEST" are going to work out together.

The JBA Stainless is $549.00 at best and those are shorties. I wouldn't bother with shorties. American Racing Long Tubes is all I'd look at.
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Post by thedriver21 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:06 pm

I went with the JBA shorty ceramic headers due to having to smog the truck in CA. With a tune you can tell a difference. Im sure long tubes would be even better but I find my headers were worth the money with a tune.
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Post by DamageWagon » Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:06 am

thedriver21 wrote:I went with the JBA shorty ceramic headers due to having to smog the truck in CA. With a tune you can tell a difference. Im sure long tubes would be even better but I find my headers were worth the money with a tune.
Did you have to modify the headers to fit? Any hammer work?

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Post by jakestopp244 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:04 am

i got a set of jba long tubes for cheap for my 12 and thought id just have someone make a ypipe and they didnt come close to fitting and if i remeber right their website claimed they worked on 2500s and i blew up there email and got told i could get a discount on shorties, long story short there a junk company save the hassle and do american racing headers if ur gunna do any. there worth the money.
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Post by thedriver21 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:16 pm

DamageWagon wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:06 am
thedriver21 wrote:I went with the JBA shorty ceramic headers due to having to smog the truck in CA. With a tune you can tell a difference. Im sure long tubes would be even better but I find my headers were worth the money with a tune.
Did you have to modify the headers to fit? Any hammer work?
Had to tap a tiny dent in the passenger side but nothing crazy. I also used the stage 8 bolts so I don’t have to worry about torquing them every few months. Other than that they bolted right in
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Post by DamageWagon » Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:36 pm

Nice, I’ve considered them but JBA said they don’t fit. The only ones I found that for sure were good to go are the ARH set but for $2k with cats plus required tune that’s a big chunk of coin.

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Post by Gypsysmith » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:39 pm

Anybody tried TTI? They are the poo on vintage mopars. Their website is under construction, but I remember them showing products for hemi rams.

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Post by RustyPW » Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:33 pm

Gypsysmith wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:39 pm
Anybody tried TTI? They are the poo on vintage mopars. Their website is under construction, but I remember them showing products for hemi rams.
I been looking at them for years. At one time, you could clink on the link and go see the headers and y pipes. About a year ago. They changed their website. And you couldn't clink on the link anymore. It would be best if you gave them a call to find out for sure.
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Post by RustyPW » Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:35 pm

jakestopp244 wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:04 am
i got a set of jba long tubes for cheap for my 12 and thought id just have someone make a ypipe and they didnt come close to fitting and if i remeber right their website claimed they worked on 2500s and i blew up there email and got told i could get a discount on shorties, long story short there a junk company save the hassle and do american racing headers if ur gunna do any. there worth the money.
Had JBA's on my 99 Ram. They didn't fit right then. Had to bent the y pipe to fit.
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Post by Gypsysmith » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:24 am

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I been looking at them for years. At one time, you could clink on the link and go see the headers and y pipes. About a year ago. They changed their website. And you couldn't clink on the link anymore. It would be best if you gave them a call to find out for sure.
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Post by 06wagon » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:14 am

I ran TTI long tubes on my 2006. I called them about fitment, since I swapped to a 6.1 SRT motor and running the a G56. The headers fit nicely, no mods or fitment issues. They also put the correct header flange on since it was a 6.1 motor. Their work is extremely nice!!!! Well worth the money
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Post by Schlad56 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:57 pm

I have jba shorty headers on my 2006 jba headers fit no problem. I thought they didn’t fit when I tried to install them a common occurrence is that it’s not that the headers don’t fit it’s that your engine mount/s are shot this is common cuz at the time no one on earth had them and mopar couldn’t get them fast enough payed 225 for them from a dick in Seattle think there normal under 50 truck was torn apart already and I was desperate to have my vehicle back running so they got slightly more expensive

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Re: Headers

Post by Ak68w » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:21 am

Yeah don’t think I need a 2000$ system plus install. I’m replacing the stock manifolds simply to eliminate the leaks so my gas mileage comes back and my plugs don’t get loaded with fuel, and so I can use the remote start feature.

Got on summit and added the -2 finish shorties, two new OEM gaskets, and the stage 8 fasteners. Subtotal 745.39$ before shipping which I think will be free over 99$. I’ll sit on it for a day or two maybe. Summit was substantially cheaper than Jegs. Not sure if anyone knows anywhere else to get them at a better price online. The-2 series headers themselves are 639.05$

Thanks for everyone’s input on this!

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Post by Allgonoshow » Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:43 am

06wagon wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:14 am
I ran TTI long tubes on my 2006. I called them about fitment, since I swapped to a 6.1 SRT motor and running the a G56. The headers fit nicely, no mods or fitment issues. They also put the correct header flange on since it was a 6.1 motor. Their work is extremely nice!!!! Well worth the money


You swapped a SRT 6.1 mated to a G56 into an 06 power wagon??
I'm trying to figure out the best bang for buck to get more power into my 2013 pw since the 5.7 valvetrain ate itself as they do... I really don't want to fix or throw a crate 5.7 back in if it's only going to last 100k again. If I had the money right now I'd throw a helephant with a manual trans in it. That's gonna happen some day though.

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Post by SeppW » Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:25 pm

OffroadTreks wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:51 pm
I don't think under $500 and "BEST" are going to work out together.

The JBA Stainless is $549.00 at best and those are shorties. I wouldn't bother with shorties. American Racing Long Tubes is all I'd look at.
ARH seconded.

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Post by 06wagon » Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:01 am

Allgonoshow wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:43 am
06wagon wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:14 am
I ran TTI long tubes on my 2006. I called them about fitment, since I swapped to a 6.1 SRT motor and running the a G56. The headers fit nicely, no mods or fitment issues. They also put the correct header flange on since it was a 6.1 motor. Their work is extremely nice!!!! Well worth the money


You swapped a SRT 6.1 mated to a G56 into an 06 power wagon??
I'm trying to figure out the best bang for buck to get more power into my 2013 pw since the 5.7 valvetrain ate itself as they do... I really don't want to fix or throw a crate 5.7 back in if it's only going to last 100k again. If I had the money right now I'd throw a helephant with a manual trans in it. That's gonna happen some day though.

Yea. I used it for truck/sled pulls. So motor made around that 650 hp on pump gas. It was an expensive build to due to stay in the "rules". If I had to do it again.... I would've went turbos
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