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Wanted 2.9L Cologne Headers WANTED


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Hi there, been searching for a set of headers to replace the awful logs on my Extended Cab 88' Ranger 2.9L 4x4 '5 Speed and I still haven't had any luck.

Does anyone have a set they would sell? JBA/Pacesetter or any brand would work for me.
 


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@TexasDuck66 ,
If you can't locate good headers for 2.9ls, then look at the HEADERS available for The "98+ spec Ford OHV 4.0l" heads; they have the same bolt spacing and the same size exhaust ports
 

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@TexasDuck66 ,
If you can't locate good headers for 2.9ls, then look at the HEADERS available for The "98+ spec Ford OHV 4.0l" heads; they have the same bolt spacing and the same size exhaust ports
Think I remember you telling me about it on a old post I made that went dead. Hence why I made a new one. I did test a 97' earlier 4.0 header gasket and they lined up pretty much the same. Why specifically a 98+ 4.0?
 

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I was going to mention using a 4.0 OHV header. I read somewhere on this site about them being the same bolt pattern and hole size. Maybe @PlumCrazy
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What's the budget? What are you looking to spend on a set of JBA headers? Borla?
 

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What's the budget? What are you looking to spend on a set of JBA headers? Borla?
Not really sure honestly, depends on the condition and how much the person is asking.
 

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The Borla headers are in great shape. The crossover pipe can be shortened to fit the 2.9. I have 2 sets of JBA headers for the 2.9 in storage, not near me currently. I think I still have the set of Hedmann headers I had on my 4.0 Aerostar van.
 

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The Borla headers are in great shape. The crossover pipe can be shortened to fit the 2.9. I have 2 sets of JBA headers for the 2.9 in storage, not near me currently. I think I still have the set of Hedmann headers I had on my 4.0 Aerostar van.
Oh wow! I probably won't need the crossover pipe. I had the intention of doing true duals with an X Pipe. How much would you want for the Borla or the JBA?
 

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Oh wow! I probably won't need the crossover pipe. I had the intention of doing true duals with an X Pipe. How much would you want for the Borla or the JBA?
You'd want the JBA headers for a true dual exhaust. The ones I had on my 2.9, the ball sockets at the collector kept loosening up and leaking so I had someone weld them to cure the problem. The silver coating looks decent. The other JBA set has surface rust from being outside for 15 years. $350 for the JBA but I can't ship immediately or $500 for the Borla that can go out tomorrow.
 

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@TexasDuck66 ,

For the 2.9l, use headers made for the 1998+ spec OHV 4.0l heads; the heads and exhaust manifolds/headers built for 1991-1997 OHV 4.0l use oversized exhaust ports which will affect your performance negatively. The exhaust ports in the 98+ spec Heads are nearly the same size as stock 2.9l exhaust ports and yes they still have the same bolt/port spacing.
 

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@TexasDuck66 ,

For the 2.9l, use headers made for the 1998+ spec OHV 4.0l heads; the heads and exhaust manifolds/headers built for 1991-1997 OHV 4.0l use oversized exhaust ports which will affect your performance negatively. The exhaust ports in the 98+ spec Heads are nearly the same size as stock 2.9l exhaust ports and yes they still have the same bolt/port spacing.
Hey you seem knowledgeable on headers. Why can't I find any headers for my 93 4.0? I see lots of headers on eBay for the later model OHV engine. They're going for a really good price. And I only ever seen one set of used headers, they were borlas and they were selling for close to $600
 

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Hey you seem knowledgeable on headers. Why can't I find any headers for my 93 4.0? I see lots of headers on eBay for the later model OHV engine. They're going for a really good price. And I only ever seen one set of used headers, they were borlas and they were selling for close to $600
 

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