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Old 03-11-2010, 12:10 PM
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I am interested in putting side exhaust on my 72 small block. I have looked through some of the older posts to try to find out which kind would work the best. There is a "new" company that sells stainless for about half of Hooker. I like the shine of chrome but do not like the discoloration. Ceramic sounds good but according to other threads, does not last. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated. I do not have much to spend so am looking for the best value here.

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I bought the ceramic coated (Jet Hot) ones three years ago. They look great but they are a lot of work. Rock chips tend to rust.

What is the name of the company with the stainless less than Hooker?
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They are a company called xs-power. I tried to look at their web site but non of the links seem to work. Could be my computer though.

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Stainless, no more worries.
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Stainless.
My headers showed up today, side tubes on back order.
They look sweet.
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I would go with stainless Hooker headers. That's what I'm planning on going with when I'm ready for side mounted exhaust.
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Has anyone heard of xs-power before? They said the side exhaust without mounting hardware is $900 for forum members. I am just being cautious as this is about half of what Hookers cost. I am a firm believer in "if something sounds too good to be true it usually is". If this is a good deal please let me know. There is a video posted on the forum about these pipes and they look and sound great!

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