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Hey everyone. My car had hooker headers on it when purchased and I cant afford to take them off and replace them so I am going to try and get the best out of them I can. the ceramic coating is wearing off of them and I have lots of lag. How do I get a little bit better spoolup? Mabye header wrap? a different chip? I have a minimag chip and I just ordered a thrasher. What else could I do. anything will help.
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I don't know your combination, but I would suggest putting stock headers on it. I know of two cars that gained a bunch by doing that.

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Verify there are no exhaust leaks at any of the connection points. Remember you may not be able to hear these, so check it by listening through a piece of rubber hose. I would not put any wrap on these as they will deteriorate faster especially when driving in the elements. HTH.....Ken
 

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Speaking from personal experience, get rid of the Hookers. They(Hookers) might work well on a good breathing high HP setup, but for the mild street setup - avoid them! I think you will be far ahead of the game by investing in a set of stock headers first, before spending money on different chips and thermal wrap.
 

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thanks guys. I will look for stockers at the nats. but for now, where would the leaks be located? I know of 1 that I had at the head after I replaced the head gasket but its fixed now, Where else should I check?

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Anyone have any pics of a hooker header setup,just curious what i have on my car. I was told it was k.belle stuff but not sure because of design. If no pics any descriptions?

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Dennis, it's been a few years but if memory serves me right, the two headers off the heads meet below the motor near the trans inspection shield to form a "Y" junction. An up-pipe off this "Y" junction then snakes it's way under the passenger side header and up to the turbo. In my non-engineer opinion, I think part of the lag problem with the Hookers is lost velocity due to the length and i.d. of tubing involved.

[This message has been edited by KENNE-BILL (edited April 10, 2001).]
 

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I have my Hooker headers on for 5 years now. No cracks, rust or leaks. When my motor and trans was stock I did suffer some lag. But did not hurt performance as much as my cracked stock headers. They had to be welded twice a year and I got sick of it. Now with a decent motor buildup and ported heads and a 9.5 3200 converter I have 0 lag and instant spool


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