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Old 12-21-2014, 10:48 AM   #101
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Any recent updates for non lifted 98+ 4x4 ranger header options? I believe torque monster no longer makes headers. I dont plan to run a gt40p head due to spark plug issues. Im also willing to perform some minor notching to the passenger side frame. Just looking for a reasonable option other then making custom headers.
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Old 01-22-2015, 11:10 AM   #102
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There is a user, "Naterenfo1" that is using Patriot Tri Y's and trying to fit them (gt40p heads in a 98 frame) naturally with issues on the driver side. I know there are ways to mod the steering shaft location, and I am curious what the other issues are. He hasn't posted in a couple months and I found his duplicate thread over on pirate 4x4 with more pics of the headers. Gives me hope.

TM's are just too much money with a waiting line that starts in hell. **edit- As I've just learned, the Torque Monster headers are not being produced because the man he made them has passed away. Sad news for him and his family**

Any updates on fitment with the JBA's??
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:12 PM   #103
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So what headers are y'all using for a ranger 2wd 351w. Also will just regular manifolds work or do I have to use headers? Trying to get some answers so I can purchase everything at once for my swap! Thanks in advance
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Old 06-03-2015, 11:34 PM   #104
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Hi guys, first post. I have been racing a 1997 ford ranger with a 1993 fox body efi motor. I use right now heddman v8 ranger conversion headers with good results. You will want to cut the three bolt flanges off as they leak terribly and are basically garbage. I had my local exaust shop make me 2 ball and socket style two bolt flanges. These are the ideal flanges to use, no gasket required, don't need a wrench holding the bolt on the backside. Makes removal easy and leak proof. After I welded the new flanges on I took it back to the exaust shop and he bent me up a custom y-pipe, cost $150. But I'm looking to upgrade. I might try Jba truck truck headers with 01-05 mustang down pipes going to twin magna flow straight thru mufflers dumped behind the cab. The other option is $1800 custom exaust from header flanges to tail pipe from Richards performance muffler in Oceanside.
I did not have to cut the frame at all with the heddmans just the collector upgrade is reccomended and custom y pipe from any exaust shop.

Also 351 is 1" wider block than 302/5.0. I know my friend made his 351 work with the stock manifolds and cutting the frame out a little. Look into the JbA as they are quality and ceramic coated
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Old 10-30-2015, 11:04 AM   #105
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I have hooker conversion headers slip on collectors leaked very bad! but they did fit with steering shaft alteration used E bay ujoints still close. ended up welding collectors on was not easy had to cut open collector to fully weld each tube inside, now engine & headers must be installed at same time but not bolted together, the only upside is they must make more power then any of the others, 1 5/8" tube full equal length but are a complete pain in the ass

I still use the full hooker conversion kit/engine mounts on my '87 2wd std cab when I built it in 1997. (1976 mustang cobra 2 engine and C4). Everything including the stock driveline bolts right up with no steering, heater, or tunnel alterations. Use anti-seize on the slip joints, you will not have any leaks and you can take the exhaust apart later.

edit: A 6 inch K&N air filter, weiand stealth, 625 carter carb under the stock hood. I Chained down the engine as listed in the first few pages of the thread so that it does not dent the hood although that has never happened yet even after the chain broke. stock 7.5" rear end of the ranger has held to the 200hp'ish, 21mpg DD

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So I'm about to buy a set of tri-y's for my 94 with aode . Anyone got pics of them with a big bellhousing. I'll get them in regardless. What kinda hp gains am I looking at swapping out the stock expo exhaust manifolds . What were the average gains with the tm's and will the longs give a lil more ?
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Old 03-29-2016, 02:41 PM   #107
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Anyone use the Hedman 89500?
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Old 03-29-2016, 04:48 PM   #108
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Anyone use the Hedman 89500?
I have heard the one that points straight down hits the axle beam... I don't remember if it is on the 4wd or 2wd for sure... I think 4wd. Search around and it should come up.

Whichever one doesn't get hit is supposed to work pretty good I guess.

I Used the 88400's (which is why I think it was the 4wds that has the problem) and for my 4wd they work pretty good. Kinda snug around the dipstick tube (they were intended for Falcons/Comets with the dipstick in the timing cover but with a plain OEM style steel dipstick tube it works good. The fancy Lokar one would wipe itself off.
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searched for a while and haven't seen it yet. im lookin to use them on a 93 2wd version. the one that points down has me a bit worried.
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i had long tubes on mine before and they was a pain to bolt up. I had to bolt up each tube to the head.



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