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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 19, 7:22 PM Thread Starter
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American Racing Headers

Curious if anyone on here has these? Spoke with them today and while they are not cheap, I think the quality is top notch. Trying to decide if I like the look of the milled stainless steel that they produce. At one glance I think it looks badass, and then the next glance...not so much


My car is getting the TKO600 installed and the shop doing it said they have had really good luck with the American Racing Headers.


I know the headman 68198 get really good reviews but have serious concerns about the finish on them. I have done everything right on the car up to this point so may take one more final plunge on a REALLY good set of headers.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old May 11th, 19, 9:32 AM
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Re: American Racing Headers

They don’t list them on their site anymore that I can find so I thought they gave up on our big block cars.
I called when they did.
Asked about fitment with AFR heads they said no.
I asked if they knew what the fitment issue was.
Silence.
I asked about custom headers. Their response 3500.
Thank you.
Maybe someone was having a bad day.
I know they like late model stuff.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old May 12th, 19, 4:20 PM Thread Starter
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I ended up buying a set from them and they fit like a glove..Very impressed with them. I have a big block with Brodix heads.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 19, 8:07 PM
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Re: American Racing Headers

Are your exhaust ports raised?
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 19, 1:49 AM
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Almost all aftermarket heads have raised exhaust ports... usually close to 1/2”. I spoke with the owner over phone and by email and he states that the bbc 2 inch primary sets fit perfectly. Even Lemons headers would require me to get a new/different starter and trim my scattershield. As soon as I can afford it, I’m picking up a set.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 19, 12:03 PM
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Re: American Racing Headers

I have the ceramic coated Hookers - 2455-1. My Chevelle is lowered and these headers hang way too low. The bottoms of my headers are pretty scraped up. I am looking for a new set, but, I am afraid of getting too low hanging long tubes again. I was considering these American Racing or the Hedman Elite... Does anyone know which one will have better ground clearance ?

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 27th, 19, 8:56 AM
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The Elites fit without modification and have as much clearance AZ any other. Plus they are heavier gauge steel. After several years of use the coating wears and will have to be recoated. Can't beat them for the cost.
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Although I have ARH on my V and they are perfect, I got the silent treatment when I asked about the Chevelle. I threw a set of Hedman mid length on and they fit perfect, but too small, then went to Dan Lemons for a custom set for the big engine and although they cost a fortune, they ended up fitting well after a few back and forth's.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 19, 7:16 PM Thread Starter
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Mine fit perfectly on my 70 with Brodix Race Rite Heads..picked up a lot of ground clearance over the hookers that were on there. Very impressed with everything about them, other than the cost 🙂
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 19, 7:26 PM
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I've heard they're very good and fit great. Expensive tho.


I visited them, nice place. Pipes & benders & welding everywhere.
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